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Providing a prognosis is important because once you are given one, you live your life differently. Dying people are fertile ground for healing. If you were told you only had a few to several months to live, you’d live your life very differently than you are right now. Things that didn’t seem important become urgently important today; things that seemed so important yesterday, quickly fade as a more complete perspective is gained. This video provides a learning format to discuss the value of providing a prognosis. When done sensitively and flexibly, prognostication fosters growth and healing.
(2013. Playing time: 58 min)
Her father did two tours of duty in the Viet Nam war. Now, Quynn Elizabeth, offers her story to anyone who needs it. Written and narrated by Quynn, she depicts her father’s experiences in combat, his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress, his aching heart sadness and alcoholism all his adult life even though he didn’t get diagnosed with PTSD until 1992. Written after his death, Quynss’s story is both poignant and inspiring.
(2017. Playing time: 39 min)
Deborah Grassman talks with Tina Ketchie Stearns about what a Soul Injury® is, why we should be concerned with Soul Injury®, and how you can help people with Soul Injury®. Tina is Speaker, Educator and Author who has worked in the hospice and elder care industry for many years educating medical professionals and caregivers about hospice and end of life care, advance care planning, care giving, long term care communities and grief.
Few people have been with 10,000 dying veterans; five VA hospice nurses have. What these nurses witnessed is providing lessons for the rest of the world. The lessons are about how to attain personal peace, and ironically, these lessons have come from people who were trained for war and from people who were dying. The nurses discovered a phenomenon that has become identified as “Soul Injury®.” Watch this video to learn more about the grassroots movement that is bringing SOUL INJURY® to everyone’s attention.
Watch this COMPELLING PODCAST as the ‘Lawyer’s Daughter’ interviews Opus Peace Founders, Deborah Grassman & Marie Bainbridge. In this webinar, you will -Witness the excitement that an interviewer has to hear about how to respond to Soul Injury® -Gain ideas for how YOU can use strategies to help you effectively utilize media-friendly tactics to bring together a wider audience through virtual platforms -Articulate language about Soul Injury® in ways that pull people in and promote a desire to learn more -Discover tips and strategies for getting a podcast seen by as many people as possible
Liberating Unmourned Loss/Hurt & Unforgiven Guilt/Shame The mental and emotional injuries that accompany trauma are readily identified. Less recognized are the insidious wounds that occur with trauma and, indeed, with all of us when we become separated from our real self. Whether traumatic or insidious, Soul Injuries® cut us off from the energy of our deepest self, robbing us of 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 from fear and revitalized through love, forgiveness, and self-compassion – a process that “restoreths the soul.”
Ongoing, unrelenting, caregiving can wear a person down. 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). Join Deborah Grassman, author of Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families, for an enlightening presentation that facilitates understanding the Soul Injury® that veterans and their families sometimes sustain.