‘Shattered Soul’ seminars on healing after abuse taking place in Gozo & Malta

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'Shattered Soul' seminars on healing after abuse taking place in Gozo & MaltaA series of ‘Shattered Soul’ seminars on healing the spirit after abuse are being organised in Gozo and Malta.

The Church Schools Spiritual Development Unit within the Secretariat for Catholic Education, in conjunction with the Secretariat for the Clergy and the Spiritual Counsellors Coordinator of the Church in Malta are inviting teachers, youth workers, social workers, counsellors, psychologists, therapists and the general public for a series of two-hour seminars on the need to heal deep wounds inflicted by abuse.

The organisers said that abuse of all kinds not only injure the survivor psychologically, but also assaults the soul and spirit.

The seminars will be conducted by Patrick Fleming and Sue Lauber Fleming, both psychotherapists from the United States, “with long experience in helping victims of abuse as well as perpetrators, in particular clerical abusers.”

The seminars offer an experiential presentation that will help participants learn how to identify the spiritual wounds of their clients, and provide a road-map for healing and transforming this soul trauma through a spiritual healing process.

Abuse victims are welcome to request private meetings with the speakers.

Programme of Seminars in Gozo:

Friday 19th September (The Seminary, Victoria, Gozo)

19:00 For therapists, counsellors, teachers, pastoral and youth workers, and the general public

Saturday 20th September (The Seminary, Victoria, Gozo)

09:00 For the clergy, religious and consecrated persons

Programme of Seminars in Malta:

Tuesday 16th September (St Monica School, B’Kara)

09:30 For State Schools’ therapists, counsellors, teachers and staff

19:00 For Church and Independent Schools’ therapists, counsellors, teachers and staff

Wednesday 17th September (St Monica School, B’Kara)

10:30 For the clergy, religious and consecrated persons

Thursday 18th September (St Monica School, B’Kara)

19:00 For therapists, counsellors and the general public

For a smoother organisation and eventual follow-up, online registration is greatly appreciated through this link.

Registration is free but any donation to meet expenses will be appreciated.

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