Trauma Informed Ritual for Self and Community I is an intensive course that will introduce students to practical skills for identifying and leading compassionate, caring, and transformative rites for self, families and congregations/communities. Each day will include art-based creative practices in a studio setting. There will also be discussion/lectures and student presentations that explore concepts in trauma informed spiritual care. Special attention will be given to understanding the role of vigils, anniversary commemorations and the liturgical year as healing containers for community recovery. Daily reflection papers and an integrative final project will be required.
Intended Audience: MDiv and MASC
Required for Trauma Informed Ritual II offered in Spring 2019.
Relates to SKSM thresholds #1: Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement, #5: Spiritual Practice and Care of the Soul, #7: Educating for Wholeness and Liberation, #8: Embodied Wisdom and Beauty. Relates to MFC competencies #1 Worship and Rites of Passage and #3: Spiritual Development for Self and Others.