Sunday, April 16, 2023

Virtual Workshop
2-4 pm PT

What are your stories and experiences of religious wounding? Are you frequently triggered by people, places, stories, and images associated with church/organized religion? Perhaps you carry secondary trauma from how close friends and family were treated by the church?

Many of us lack communal spaces to process religious wounds, and integrate our shadowed parts after distancing ourselves from church.

If this resonates with you, join Michael in this 2-hour workshop.

This experiential workshop is for those who carry religious wounds, and who desire a safe inclusive space to be seen and heard and gain greater clarity and wholeness. The workshop alternates between individual journal/reflection (internal processing) time, and optional group sharing (external processing). Journaling/Reflection space is guided by prompts and questions meant to illuminate connection with shadowed messages and emotions related to religious wounds. Clear boundaries and expectations will provide a safe and challenging container open to all people of various faith and non-faith traditions and intersecting identities.

Our Guide

Instructor Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons is a spiritual director and retreat facilitator, and serves on the leadership team with the Companioning Center and on the board of Deep Water, a local community that provides tools, processes, and space for women and men to heal. Michael is also an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church and a doctoral student at Portland Seminary where he is also the full-time admissions counselor. Michael is gifted at helping people enter liminal space in order to explore and integrate their inner-landscape. Blending Christian spirituality and Jungian psychology, Michael loves equipping others with tools and language to heal and help others do the same.

Course curriculum

    1. Anonymous Pre-Workshop Survey

    2. Further Resources

    1. To Connect with Michael...

    2. Other Opportunities with the Companioning Center!

    3. Please take a moment to fill out this Course Evaluation - We would love to hear your thoughts.

About this course

  • $79.00
  • 9 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content