Workshops 2018

Using Our Spiritual Gifts to Transform Sadness

Using Our Spiritual Gifts to Transform Sadness

Presented by Thomas Welch, MD, MA

Sadness is a common human experience. Regardless of the source of the sadness, depression, grief, response to daily stresses or circumstances, our spiritual gifts can be harnessed to transform the sadness into an opportunity for grace and hope. The workshop will take you through a process of reflection, discussion, and creative expression to begin to discover your own spiritual gifts and how to use them to not only transform sadness but an opportunity to get closer to God. Tom Welch is both a spiritual director and a psychiatrist who will blend insights gained from both fields to assist you in your search for a grace-filled way through sadness.

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018; 10am-Noon      

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $25

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About Tom Welch, MD, MA: Tom is a physician certified in psychiatry. For over twenty years he has worked primarily in community mental health settings and also maintained a private practice for many years. In June 2016 he became a spiritual director and is currently working at The Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie and holds office hours at his satellite office at NCC for spiritual direction.

A Labor of Love: Facing the Challenges of Caregiving for a Spouse or Intimate Partner

A Labor of Love: Facing the Challenges of Caregiving for a Spouse or Intimate Partner. 

Presented by Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT

It’s one thing to promise faithfulness in sickness and in health, but the reality of caring for a spouse with chronic or terminal illness can feel like too much to bear. It’s not just that the physical demands take such a toll. Fear, anxiety, confusion, disappointment, uncertainty, sadness, and anger can sap emotional strength and undermine spiritual foundations. Layer in grief, guilt, shame, underlying relational issues, or outside stressors, and even the most committed caregiver can be overwhelmed. This workshop offers hope and help. Presenter Nancie Potter will address these issues, your questions, and more with warmth, expertise, and understanding.

WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018; 10am-Noon  

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $25

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About Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT: Nancie Potter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist affiliated with The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center. She practiced law before becoming a counselor. She has developed and presented a variety of trainings in the area on bereavement along with other relevant topics throughout the life span. Her training style is warm, interactive, and encouraging.

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Workshops subject to cancellation if a minimum of participants not met.