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AAPC Northeastern and Eastern Joint Regional Conference

Friday, November 3, 12PM   –   Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12PM
Wisdom House
Litchfield, CT.

Breathing Space: The Spiritual Art of Balance

“How Do You Know What You Need? ”         The Rev. Wayne E. Gustafson, D.Min.

“Boundaries: Firm, Fluid or Fuzzy?”               Rev. Pamela Pater-Ennis, LCSW, PhD

“Resilience and Connections”                             The Rev. Douglas Ronsheim, D.Min.

“Expressing our Spirituality in a Variety of Ways:
Using the Arts in Spiritual Practice”                         Joann Heaney-Hunter, M.S., Ph.D., LMHC, NCC

Jazz Chaplain – The Rev. Timothy Wildman, D.Min.

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Breathing is a wonderfully apt metaphor for a balanced life. The words breath and spirit are practically synonyms in many languages. We breathe in what we must have and breathe out what is no longer needed. Without space to breathe, we run the risk of becoming spiritually undernourished while increasing our load of anxiety. Counselors, pastors, and others who offer care, as well as those who receive these ministrations need breathing space and balance.

This conference, drawing from the rich talents and perspectives of members of the Northeastern and Eastern Regions of AAPC, will help us create the space to breathe so we can maintain our balance.

Wayne Gustafson will help us determine what we need as unique individuals for our breathing space. Pamela Pater-Ennis will explore the dangers to and possibilities for spiritual balance through boundary awareness. Doug Ronsheim will help us think about integrating personal resilience and healthy connections for our improved spacious balance. Finally, Joann Heaney-Hunter will help us explore the wide variety of practices that can enhance our spiritual and professional health including the Arts and movement.

Following each plenary session, small groups will be led by even more of our members, providing opportunities for grounded learning. Groups will address topics like: Deeper conversations with the plenary speakers, theological reflection on case studies, pastoral care group consultation, the function of music in spiritual nurture, spiritual nurture using arts and movement, and others.  Several of the groups will be offered more than once during the conference making participant choices more flexible.

Music, meditation, a variety of social and worship experiences, and of course regional business meetings will fill out what promises to be a meaningful and useful conference.

Psychology & Spirituality Institute

“Mindful Listening: Culling and Shifting Client Narratives” – Registration Now Open for Fall 2017 PSI Conference

Come learn how to think like a dramaturge; inquire like a questionologist; and enlist the “write” brain toward drawing out and transforming client material.

Keynote Speaker
Gail Noppe-Brandon, LCSW, MPA, MA

will be presenting:

Mindful Listening:
Culling and Shifting Client Narratives

Saturday, November 11th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
7 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

4.0 CECs available for LCSW/LMSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs

Admission $40 – $80


Eastern Region Leadership

Eastern Region Administrator: Arlene Muzyka, aapceast@gmail.com
Chair: Wayne Gustafson,  dr.w.gustafson@gmail.com
Vice Chair: Pamela Pater-Ennis,  hudsonrivercc@gmail.com
Treasurer:  Chris Smith, president@seekingshalom.org
Secretary: Jean Fitzpatrick,  jgfitzpatrick@gmail.com
Membership Chair:  Douglas Ronsheim, dmronsheim@gmail.com
Education and Training Chair: Charles Mayer,  cmayer723@aol.com
Leadership Development Chair: Thea Crites,  hithea2012@gmail.com

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