Liberating unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/shame

Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss and Unforgiven Guilt

The mental and emotional injuries that accompany trauma are readily identified. Less recognized are the insidious wounds that occur when we deny the truth of our own experience, becoming separated from our “real” self.
 
Whether traumatic or insidious, these “soul injuries” cause an emotional pain that cuts us off from the essence of our being. Connecting with the part of self generating the pain, paradoxically, restores wholeness. Thus, soul restoration includes learning how to re-own, re-home, and revitalize scattered pieces of self by cultivating personal intimacy with the part of self carrying our emotional pain. The basis for addressing “soul injury” originated with a group of VA hospice nurses who cared for 10,000 dying Veterans. The nurses witnessed “soul injuries” firsthand as they surfaced unbidden on combat Veterans’ deathbeds. Let “warrior wisdom” show you how the heart can be disarmed through love, forgiveness, and self-compassion, starting a process that “restoreths the soul.”

OBJECTIVES:
  • Identify and define an overlooked, unassessed wound: Soul Injury
  • Describe the importance of acknowledging and addressing soul injury, especially in at-risk populations
  • Compare and contrast traumatic soul injury, insidious soul injury, PTSD, and moral injury
  • Identify the impact that soul injuries have on family, personal caregivers, and professional caregivers
  • Describe how stoicism, fear of emotional pain, unmourned loss, and unforgiven guilt/shame contribute to the creation and perpetuation of soul injuries
  • Learn how to support others in the cultivation of honesty, courage, and humility to disarm the fearful heart through love, forgiveness, and self-compassion so that personal intimacy can be achieved
  • Discuss re-owning, re-homing, and re-vitalization processes that facilitate Soul Restoration
 

CE information

One-hour Soul Injury live presentation by an authorized Opus Peace Speaker

CE Hours: 1 CE available for a variety of boards.
CE Fees: CEs are $15 per certificate. Group Rates are also available.
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On Demand and DVD available until December 31, 2018

Length: 90 minutes, plus 30 minute post-program discussion at individual viewing locations
CE Hours: 2 CEs available for a variety of boards.
CE Fees: CEs are $12 per certificate. Group Rates are also available.
Board Approvals List
Program Info Sheet