In this series of reflection on the spirituality of healing, James Finley will guide us in exploring a seven step contemplative approach to healing trauma and all forms of suffering. The morning's program will begin with a review of the first four steps that Dr. Finley introduced at LMU in June of this year, will be followed by an exploration of the remaining three steps, and will end with practical guidelines for drawing on our spirituality as a resource in healing.
Both those who were present at the retreat experience in June as well as those who will be coming to hear this material for the first time are welcome and encouraged to attend. The retreat is intended for clinicians, for those in ministry, for those presently going through a healing process and for all who feel drawn to explore the spiritual dimensions of healing.
James Finley, Ph.D. lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director. Dr. Finley leads retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada, attracting men and women from all religious traditions who seek to live a contemplative way of life in the midst of today's busy world. He is also a clinical psychologist in private practice with his wife in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Finley is the author of Merton's Palace of Nowhere, The Contemplative Heart and Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God.
Please register soon as space may be limited. In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show. Make sure arrive a few minutes early the morning of the workshop to join us for tea and coffee.