Fall Education Event

22/10/2016  |  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Creating Space to Become a Healing Presence

A caregiver takes the gift of presence to his or her care receiver.  We must be able to create space before, during and after each visit.  Our ability to create space is only limited by our own imagination.

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. Learn about the concept of creating space in relationships to allow effective communication to occur;
  2. Learn how to create space for themselves – we need to create a quiet space to BE with ourselves, to get to know ourselves;
  3. Learn how to create space for God – our faith creates space between the reality of who we are and the reality of the One in whom we believe; and
  4. Learn how to create space for others – the western worldview emphasizes individuality and polarization, while the Christian worldview emphasizes “one another”. In a caregiving relationship, there is room for the Spirit of God to hold us together.

Participants will work through four distinct personal exercises related to creating space for oneself, God and others.  It is anticipated that these exercises will allow the participants to become a healing presence to everyone they come into contact with.


Nancy Cowtun is an ordained minister with the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada, and received a Master of Divinity from Prairie Graduate School in Calgary.  Her mission in life is “to work with ‘children’ who need inner healing”, hence Nancy became a Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care.  She has practised the art of spiritual care with people who experience issues related to end of life, mental health, cancer diagnosis and treatment, infant loss, and various other forms of grief.  She is currently the Chaplain at Banff Mineral Springs Hospital.

Saturday, October 22nd, 9:30 am – noon

Price: $25 for members, $35 for non-members

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St. Bernard Catholic Church

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