In Your Hands: The Spirituality, Language and Ethics of Touch

This unique course offers a safe environment for seminarians to discover their personal language of touch and applications for understanding touch in the context of spiritual practice and expression, communication and caregiving. Blending elements of manual therapy, biology, theology and sociology, we will explore why we touch, how we touch and where touch fits in our consciousness as religious leaders. Reading will range from texts on ethics and anatomy to religious scripture and poetry. Exercises will incorporate healthy consensual touch drawing on established exercises from acting, dance and Somatics.
Syllabus for this course.