The Grief and God Seminar
For those who are recovering from religious trauma
or struggling with toxic religious beliefs
related to death and loss
July 18 | Aug. 1 | Aug. 15
4:00 - 5:30 pm Pacific Time
This unique therapeutic grief support/book discussion group is facilitated by Dr. Terri Daniel, author of GRIEF AND GOD: WHEN RELIGION DOES MORE HARM THAN HEALING. In addition to reading and discussing the book as a group, Dr. Daniel will provide counseling and healing tools for recovering from toxic theology and its impact on grief and mourning.
The book discussion agenda will be as follows:
July 18 - Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2
August 1 - Chapters 3, 4 and 5
August 15 - Chapters 6 and 7
4.5 CE Credit Hours Available for Professionals!
It's not necessary to purchase the book. Download it free of charge!
To download Grief and God in the eBook format of your choice, please follow these steps:
2. Click they "BUY" button
3. Enter Coupon Code: QV36Q
. The eBook is free, but if you prefer a printed copy, it can be purchased on Amazon.
. If you are having trouble with the eBook download, you will find a PDF version HERE.
. Learn more about the book (and read excerpts) HERE
FACILITATED BY DR. TERRI DANIEL
Terri is an inter-spiritual hospice chaplain, certified clinical trauma professional and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling and in trauma counseling by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. The focus of her work is to assist dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond.
Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors, clergy and the bereaved for its pinpoint clarity on the process of dying and grieving. Her teaching incorporates elements of Buddhism, Shamanism, African grief rituals, Judeo-Christian mysticism, ancient Celtic practices and other spiritual traditions to break down limiting beliefs about forgiveness, divine judgment and negative experience.
Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and a DMin in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the author of four books on death, grief and the afterlife. She is also the founder of the Afterlife Education Foundation and producer of the annual Conference on Death and Afterlife Studies.
Click HERE for Terri's CV and academic credentials.
WITH CO-HOST BRIAN SMITH
Brian grew up in a Pentecostal religious tradition, and later became part of an evangelical community. After that he became a Christian Universalist, and later went on to study Buddhism and various mystical traditions. As a young man, he was deeply wounded by toxic religion, which, among other things, instilled in him an intense fear of death.
In June 2015, Brian's youngest daughter Shayna suddenly and unexpectedly died at age 15. With Shayna’s passing, Brian experienced the most profound loss anyone can suffer. Her death intensified Brian's spiritual quest, and he immersed himself in researching concepts of the afterlife from scientific, spiritual and philosophical perspectives. His journey is detailed in his new book, Grief 2 Growth; Planted. Not Buried.
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CE Learning Objectives:
. Discuss the effect of toxic religious teachings on complicated grief
. Analyze the elements of toxic theologies
. Assess the symptoms of complicated grief
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