Join us for Redefining Healing, a pair of seminars designed to explore the fractures in
our relationships with each other and with ourselves and how they can be healed.
The first seminar (May 15, 2019) will examine interpersonal relationships and caring
for others, particularly when mental health problems create differences. The second
seminar (June 10, 2019) will look at self-care and the barriers we face in offering care
and compassion to ourselves. If you envision the Church as a place of inclusion where
all are loved and cared for in community, or if you struggle to offer yourself the same
care you extend to others, then these seminars are for you.
Cost: $25 – $40
If the cost is prohibitive and you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Register at Tenth Church.
June 10 Guest Speaker: Hillary McBride
Healing Our Relationship with Self
Christianity has always called us to care for others and practice selflessness. Indeed, we are exhorted to sacrificially lay down our lives for
each other. However, many of us wonder: Is it okay to care for myself, or is doing so selfish and indulgent? These questions are further
complicated by a theological heritage that often promotes a deep distrust of the body through unhelpful spirit/flesh dichotomies. As a
result, many of us engage in intellectual and disembodied expressions of faith that lack fundamental self-care practices.
Therapist, researcher, and author, Hillary McBride, will help us understand the importance of caring for ourselves, particularly as it relates
to our faith. Then we will explore how to reconnect with, be present to, and care for our whole selves–especially our bodies. This seminar
will include experiential learning through mindfulness practices and will also feature individuals sharing their own journeys of reconnecting
with their ability to care for themselves.