A Spiritual & Psychological Retreat with
Dr. Michael Conforti
Internationally Known Author & Jungian Analyst
Presented in Partnership with
Grace and Resilience in Response to Trauma
Friday November 10 7-9 pm
We know the ravages of trauma and how life is constrained and compromised when we are unable to find a place for these experiences and emotions. Yet we know so little about the emergence of grace and resilience. We will explore how the Self teaches us to live with trauma, the serpentine path towards healing and how images of resilience and healing appear in our dreams, fantasies and relationships. In the second half of life, with the promise of living authentically, we sense an urgency to find our way to Self and healing in order to embrace our authentic callings, moving beyond the confines of our trauma. Our discussion will include film clips from The Railway Man, illustrating how trauma can orient into the life we are meant to live and what might be termed the transformative aspects of trauma.
Time of the Forgotten, Time of Remembrance: Reflections on Aging
Saturday November 11 9:30 am-2:30 pm
In The Forgotten, Elie Wiesel captures the haunting reality faced by an elderly
man as he sees the threadbare remnants of his memories fading into a gossamer mist. Dreading the day he will no longer even recognize the face of his beloved child, he asks his son to be the
holder of his memories. In aging we face eternal and spiritual questions about life: Are we living the life and destiny that was meant for us? Have we found a way to live with our transgressions?
We will explore forgetting, remembering and how to remain attuned in the aging process to the ways of Psyche, Soul and Self. We will look at the archetype of aging and the aging process in
Hemingways' The Old Man and the Sea as well as Christian and Jewish perspectives on memory.
Friday $20/Saturday $65
Early Bird Combo $75 / After November 1 combo $80
CEUs Friday (2.0) Saturday (4.0) LPCs & MSWs $10
CEU Information -
This program has been approved for a total of 6 hours of continuing education credit by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners. Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion to give to their respective Licensing Boards. Call Patricia Hare Pizer at 225-247-7737 for more information.
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