Sacred Art of Living & Dying: Healing Spiritual Pain 2020

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Due to restrictions associated with Corona Virus concerns the Sacred Art of Living & Dying workshop (Unit 3) scheduled for 8-9 May 2020 will be postponed until 20-21 November.    The Sacred Art of Living & Dying (Unit 4) workshop, currently scheduled for the same dates in November, will be rescheduled with dates and details TBD.


Healing Spiritual Pain is one of the four units of The Sacred Art of Living and Dying. This interactive and inspirational learning experience promotes personal and professional growth and consists of a 2-day workshop followed by 5 monthly meetings in a Circle of Trust (each 2 hours).

Date:                    Friday 21 and Saturday 22 November 2020

Program:              2-day workshop followed by 5 monthly meetings (2 hours)

Venue:                  Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Dublin

Fee:                       €495 (€450 early bird)

Participants experience and are mentored in a wide range of creative and effective psychospiritual tools for end of life care. The spectrum of practices includes art and music therapies, guided imagery, coma work and prescriptive ritual tailored to the spiritual belief of each patient. Holistic therapies are drawn from the world’s great spiritual traditions and applied with contemporary scientific skills.

What you can expect from this program:

  • Experience with three different styles of guided imagery which have a proven clinical track record for alleviating spiritual pain
  • Practiced with the principles of Coma Therapy for use with patients in states of altered consciousness.
  • Experimentation with one of several art therapy projects which can be applied for bed bound patients.
  • Study of the acclaimed science-based research of Drs. Larry Dossey and Joan Borysenko on the effectiveness of ‘non-local’ prayer on healing.
  • Development of a practical ritual to be used in end-of-life care based on traditional and contemporary models.
  • Reflection on a Bereavement Model for ‘reconciling grief’ based on the work of Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Center for Loss and Transition in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Walking the labyrinth and reflection on its unique history as a symbol of spiritual pilgrimage.

Please click on this link to read Inside Out Magazine’s (Issue No .88 Summer 2019) interview with Professor Richard Groves on the Sacred Art of Living and Dying.

Please click on this link to view Professor Richard Groves speaking about the Sacred Art of Living and Dying in Ireland.

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