Donna Gaines
Live Online (Webinar)

Creating Sacred Space


Credit Available - See Credits - CEUs tab below.

Bundles:
Summer Symposium 2020
Category:
Health & Wellness |  Mindfulness |  Mindfulness, Self-care |  Stress Reduction
Trainer:
Donna Gaines
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
3 Hours



Description

What is sacred space? How do we create it for ourselves? How do we find healing, wellness and joy in a rapidly changing world? Drawing from a broad knowledge base in sociology, addiction and recovery, trauma theory, metaphysics, holistic healing, and the creative arts this workshop aims to facilitate a deeper sense of self-awareness. Our goal is to tap into intuitive guidance and practice self-care using techniques of centering, mindfulness and shielding. By fusing therapeutic techniques with alternative and traditional spiritual practices, we can begin to carve out space to breathe, grow and thrive. 

Burnout, stress, fear, shame, and compassion fatigue are part of human living. in the helping  professions human service providers are on the frontlines of urgent care. Parenting, and caregiving duties may further compound the impact of diminishing resources. Oppressive gender-culture norms can encourage self-neglect, other-directedness and codependency. Ideologies of professionalism and bureaucratic rituals too, may condemn self-care as irrelevant, even self-indulgent. Who takes care of you?

Using tools of reflection, journaling, meditation, prayer, and energy healing, we can carve out a program of self-care. The art of loving, self-healing and self-actualization is a lifelong creative process. Today we will explore the possibilities.

Learning objectives:

  1. Analyze the difference between spirituality and religion.
  2. Construct a personalized concept of the sacred drawing from various traditions and belief systems
  3. Design an ongoing, individualized program for health and wellness
  4. Begin to formulate one's own definition of creativity
  5. Identify techniques for setting personal and professional boundaries in everyday life.
  6. Consider how we might integrate workshop tools and insights with social work practice.

Research:

  • Addiction and Grace by Gerald May 
  • Varieties of Religious Experience by William James 
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
  • Jung's Thoughts on God by Donald Dyer 
  • A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery by Kevin Griffin 
  • Dark Night of the Soul by Gerald May 
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner 
  • The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm 
  • Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl 
  • Here if You Need Me by Kate Braestrup 
  • Why God Won't Go Away by Andrew Newberg, Eugene D'Aquill and Vince Rause.
  • The True Path: Western Science and the Quest for Yoga by Roy J. Matthew 
  • The Eternal Now by Paul Tillich 
  • The Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham 
  • The Thirst for Wholeness: Attachment, Addiction, and the Spiritual Path 
    Music
  • The Spiritual Significance of Music by Justin St. Vincent (http://www.musicandspirituality.com/book2.pdf) 

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals

Completion Requirements This workshop requires individuals to participate in polls throughout the presentation. Participants must participate in at least 75% of the polls correctly to pass. 
Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Credits - CEUs

Completion Requirements This workshop requires individuals to participate in polls throughout the presentation. Participants must participate in at least 75% of the polls correctly to pass. 


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours for Approval Pending



Trainer

Donna Gaines's Profile

Donna Gaines Related seminars and products: 2

LMSW, Ph.D.


Donna Gaines, LMSW, Ph.D., has written for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon. Her work has been published in underground fanzines, numerous trade and scholarly collections, professional journals and textbooks. Subjects have included music, tattoos, youth, guns, pornography, TV talk shows, suburbia, spirituality, gender culture, technology and intergenerational love. Gaines has a Ph.D. in Sociology, and a Masters degree in Social Work. An international expert on youth violence and culture, Dr. Gaines has been interviewed extensively in newspapers, for documentaries, on radio and television. She has provided consulting services to attorneys defending young people in death penalty trials, to community leaders, school administrators, clergy, to producers and reporters in the print and broadcast media in the United States, Canada and Europe. A dynamic and popular public speaker, lecturer and workshop facilitator, Gaines has taught sociology at Barnard College of Columbia University and the Graduate Faculty of New School University. Since 2013 Gaines has mentored students in social science, youth, and music studies at SUNY Empire State College.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

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