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Creating Sacred Space


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   16
Category:
Health & Wellness |  Mindfulness |  Mindfulness, Self-care |  Stress Reduction
Trainer:
Donna Gaines, LMSW, Ph.D.
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
3 hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Aug 19, 2020



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

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 sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 3


NYSED LMHC CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 3


NYSED LMFT CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 3


NYSED LCAT CEs/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 Self-Study contact hours: 3


NYSED PSY CEs/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 Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 3


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours for CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



Handouts

Trainer

Donna Gaines, LMSW, Ph.D.'s Profile

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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.


Completion Requirements

This course requires you to view the entire course and pass a quiz at 80%. You may take the quiz up to 3 times. There is no partial credit for partial attendance.

Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet) and audio.

Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Self-Study Cancellation Policy

Self-Study Courses: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by email and request a refund.

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