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Creating Sacred Space


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   18
Category:
Health & Wellness |  Mindfulness |  Mindfulness, Self-care |  Stress Reduction
Trainer:
Donna Gaines, LMSW, Ph.D.
Course Levels:
Beginning
Duration:
2 Hours 37 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Recording Date:
Aug 19, 2020



Description

Course Format

Recorded webinar.


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


ASWB ACE approved continuing education

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 continuing education credits.


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

No partial credit is given for partial attendance. 

Self-Study Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal

- Watch the video(s) in it's entirety. 

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

- After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings

The cancellation and refund policy below applies to individual courses. If you purchased multiple courses at one time they may be subject to individual processing fees. Participants can make payment or refund inquiries by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone 716-829-5844 or by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu. Standard business hours for the Office of Continuing Education are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Any requests made outside of these days and times will default to the next business day.

Up to 3 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $15 processing fee OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

3.25 - 5.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $25 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

6-11.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

12 or more CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 60 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 59 to 6 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 5 days or less prior to the training      No gift cards or refunds will be issued
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Online Self-Study Training

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Gift Cards

Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards never expire.

Loyalty Reward Points

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  • Participants who request a refund on a purchase paid for with Loyalty Reward Points will have those rewards credited back to their account within 5 business days of the refund being processed.

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.

Check Refund

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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 trainings and workshops may still be taking place.
  • Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5841 if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held.

Additional questions and support?

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841.

Self-Study Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds

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.

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Upon successful registration of the course, including receipt of payment, you will be able to access the course materials. 

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Agenda

I  Greeting:

The Woman in the Water

 As light warriors---essential workers, helping professionals who have always worked on the frontlines on behalf of others, we know how to take care of others, but who takes care of us?

The New Normal?

Burnout and Compassion Fatigue are part of the job. Now, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, climate change, economic decline, racial violence, chaos, breakdown of societal institutions, mounting hatred and violence towards the most vulnerable.  How, when and where can we create sacred space in a fracturing world?

The Mom Space

Restoration & Resilience
Refugees, Trauma Survivors, Combat Veterans, people in recovery from addiction and  other diseases, from histories of genocide, oppression and exploitation, from generations of collective poverty

Alienation and Anomie

 

II Creativity is Healing

Meaning Makers Make it
The Art of Social Memoir

Healing is a Creative Action

DIY Ethics of Punk

Healing Through Music

Carl Jung

 

lll: DIY Spirituality

THE ALOHA CHURCH OF THE BLUE SKY
 “The Greatest Social Movement of the 20th Century” (Aldous Huxley)

A Sacred DYI Tool Kit for Light Warriors
(“Whatever gets you through the night”)

 

IV: Creating A Sacred Space:
Shielding Techniques

Energy Healing & The Chakras

Reiki for Self-Care

Meditation and Prayer

Father Thomas Keating and The Dalai Lama

“Wear it like a loose garment: “My Sacred DIY Tool Kit

Affirmations for Light Warriors

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