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Spirituality Seminar

22 February - 23 February 2021

10:45 - 12:45

Spirituality Seminars at Rainbows

We're inviting leaders of faith organisations, hospice professionals and professionals working in community support and palliative care. to join us for our Spirituality Seminars, split over two days.

Please note, this event is for leaders of faith organisations, hospice professionals and professionals working in community support and palliative care.

We're inviting leaders of faith organisations, hospice professionals and professionals working in community support and palliative care to join us for our FREE Spirituality Professional Development Seminar.  

Split over two days, participants will have the perfect opportunity to engage with faith leaders and health professionals, while enhancing knowledge and understanding of palliative spiritual care.

Day 1: Seminar 1: Moral Injury and the Caring Professions
   
Have you heard conversations about “it’s horrible not to be able to hug” “why am I on furlough when others are at work”, “I’m caring for people when I am also grieving” or “the rules rationing visits don’t make sense”? 

These experiences can be felt as transgressions from our morals. This can leave us feeling guilt and shame. This is moral injury.

This Moral Injury discussion will:

  • Explore an affirmative, alternative way of acknowledging the hard choices we are sometimes involved with.  
  • Provide opportunities for peer support and professional networking. 

Day 2: Seminar 2: Mutuality; at the core of Pastoral and Spiritual care

Mutuality is a critical openness on the part of a professional to experiencing spiritual growth in the course providing care.  It is especially relevant to situations where boundaries seem to be blurred as well as those where being too risk adverse can feel uncaring.  

This seminar will:

  • Explore how practicing mutuality could improve the quality of engagement with children or young people impacted by life-limiting illness 
  • Build on established principles of holistic care, co-creatvity and reciprocity.  It will provide examples of good practice for professionals to tease out what might work in their context.
  • Promote intentionally deeper ways of working in pastoral and spiritual care and increase awareness of diversity and unconscious bias.  

   
If you're interested in attending, please contact our Spiritual Support Worker, Leon, by calling 01509 283 902 emailing leon.dundas@rainbows.co.uk or click the "Book Now" button.
 

FAQ's

FAQs
Speaker One: Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health

Professor Neil Greenberg is a consultant academic, occupational and forensic psychiatrist based at King’s College London. Neil served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years and has deployed, as a psychiatrist and researcher, to a number of hostile environments including Afghanistan and Iraq. At King’s Neil leads on a number of military mental health projects and is a principal investigator within a nationally funded Health Protection Research unit. He also chairs the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) Special Interest Group in Occupational Psychiatry. Neil has published more than 300 scientific papers and book chapters and has been the Secretary of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the President of the UK Psychological Trauma Society and Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. During the COVID19 pandemic, Neil has worked closely with NHSEI, PHE and has published widely on psychological support for healthcare, and other key workers.