Opus Peace Soul Injury® INTENSIVE: a VIRTUAL educational opportunity

Are you ready to learn a skill set that enables you or your organization to become a recognized expert on responding to both traumatic and insidious Soul Injuries?  In the comfort and safety of your own home/office environment, on your own computer, join Deborah Grassman and the Opus Peace leadership team to learn how to liberate unmourned loss/hurt and unforgiven guilt/shame that can sabotage lives. 

The VIRTUAL Soul Injury Intensive will give you the skills and tools to provide Soul Injury programs in your community or at your agency. At the Intensive, you will be able to experience the effects of a Soul Restoration program both from personal and professional perspectives. Dr. Robert Carroll MD participated in the training. His brutally traumatic childhood led him to pursue a personal interest and study in PTSD and the neurochemistry of the aftermath of trauma and its recovery: “The shift in the room over the four days was palpable. It started with anxiety and trepidation as soul issues were openly addressed, moved into unmourned loss, and then reached into the abyss of unforgiven guilt and shame. The exercises and tools used to re-own and re-home the pain and guilt/shame were simple yet powerful. It was unlike anything I have experienced or read about in my extensive study of trauma recovery. 

At the VIRTUAL Soul Injury Intensive, you will learn about:

  • The roles that unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt play in fueling the original Soul Injury 
  • The relationship between helplessness and unreasonable guilt
  • Vicarious trauma and chronic sorrow and how they impact personal and professional caregivers
  • Pseudo-forgiveness, as well as the relationship between enabling and forgiveness
  • Evidence-based anatomy and physiology of the pre-/post-trauma brain 
  • Evidence-based anatomy of the “Me” brain that seeks development from neglect or restoration after trauma
  • The definition, characteristics, and impact of Soul Injury 
  • Creating a personal experience of moving from the conscious to the unconscience mind
  • The value and role of stories, as well as the craft of story-telling in providing a meaningful therapeutic milieu
  • Crafting emotional safety into the design of a ceremonial workshop
  • The three stages of a well-designed ceremonial format that accesses the unconscious
  • Using archetypes to move from sole to soul
  • Therapeutic modalities that move healing experiences from the head, beyond the heart, into the gut (the soul) so that embodiment of the soul can become a lived experience
  • The value and role of a symbolic “soul buddy” to foster a protective relationship within your own self based on love rather than fear
  • Implementing handouts, films, powerpoint presentations, and other tools contextualized to meet the needs of your identified audience
  • Marketing strategies that position you to offer something no one else does: Soul Injury programs.
  • The ability to become an Opus Peace Ambassador furthering the message of Soul Injury and the training necessary to provide Soul Injury presentations.
  • Access to monthly Opus Peace webinars provided by Deborah Grassman and the Opus Peace team.
  • Eligibility for further training and coaching.

PLUS! Participate in a special 
for CAREGIVERS & INDIVIDUALS impacted by the pandemic

Event Details

  • Price includes materials, monthly webinars & one-year Individual Membership!To register, contact Leann at Leann@OpusPeace.org 
  • Group discounts and Veteran and First Responder discounts are available. Contact Leann at Leann@OpusPeace.org to register for discounted pricing


$975.00 = before February 1, 2021
$1,175.00 = Late registration: on or after February 1, 2021

  • 3 - 9 attendees: $900/each
  • 10 or more attendees: $800/each
  • Veterans, First Responders: $800/each
NO REFUND POLICY: A full credit will be applied that can be used at any future Opus Peace training


Intensive Leadership Team

At the VIRTUAL Soul Injury Intensive, you will meet four of the Founders of the Soul Injury movement and collaborate with:

Deborah Grassman ARNP, Founder of Opus Peace and author of the books, Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families and The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny You Were Born to Fulfill. Deborah is most well-known for her pioneering work that identified the unique needs of Veterans as they age.  She is a contributing author for four textbooks; has 25 published articles, and there are five documentary films featuring her work.  In 2002, she introduced "pinning ceremonies" to honor dying veterans -- a ceremony that has now become standard practice in hospices and long-term-care facilities throughout the nation.

Marie Bainbridge, one of the VA hospice nurses who started Opus Peace.  A Vietnam War veteran, Marie received a bronze-star for actions she took to save lives while under attack.

Angela Snyder RN, MSN, MHA is the Clinical Division Director at Bayada Healthcare System. She is the President of the Opus Peace Board of Directors. Her presentations on bullying continue to touch and inspire audiences.

Leann Thrapp MA, BSN, RN, CHPCA is Vice-President of Clinical Services at EveryStep Care and Support Services. She was the featured presenter at the Arizona Geriatrics Society annual conference. Her signiature presentation, "Creative Cocooning," has been presented with acclaim at numerous professional conferences. Leann is  INELDA trained End of Life Doula, She was a friend of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

Kathi Burkhart MSN, APN-C,FAANP is a retired Navy Nurse and Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in the VA. Kathi has taken the Soul Injury message to her VA facility, her Nurse Practitioner professional organizations, and religious organizations.

Interns: Ambassadors who have taken the training will be assisting and sharing their stories and expertise in a way that will support and inspire you.

About the Opus Peace Soul Injury INTENSIVE

The Soul Injury Leadership training is not a magic solution. Our role is to create an opening where healing can begin. We give people a personal experience of liberation from their pain and guilt/shame. This creates space for the grace of the soul to provide healing and foster self-compassion. Self-help tools are provided to continue the grieving and forgiving process. Woven throughout the training are modalities that engage the soul. 

Speak to prior participants about their experiences and recommendations. We will provide you with their email address so you can interact with them directly.

Upcoming Training Dates