Liberating unmourned loss/hurt and unforgiven guilt/shame

Caring for the Veteran Caregiver-a FREE Virtual Zoom Conference

September 25, 2020

Online, Webinar, 9 am-2 pm EST

Opus Peace Founder, Deborah Grassman presents - Soul Restoration: A Program for Personal and Professional Caregivers

Ongoing, unrelenting, care giving can wear a person down. It slowly and gradually exerts PTSD-like effects on the brain and nervous system. Whether providing care to a family member or working as a professional healthcare provider, caregivers face loss, change, and transition on a daily basis. Because the losses are chronic, they may not even be recognized, subtly robbing the care provider of their own sense of self (a Soul Injury). This can produce notable physical and emotional symptoms, interfering with personal and professional well-being. The literature now recognizes this as “Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder” (STSD). The Opus Peace Soul Restoration program for caregivers has two parts. The information section provides education on STSD, reviews related research, and discusses ways to transform the brain by installing new “software.” The second portion of the program, the Soul Restoration ceremony, acknowledges the hardships that care providers have incurred, teaches them how to grieve and release the losses they face, and helps them learn how to become a “gracious receiver.”