If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30.a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed for mass & lunch *11:45 a.m- 1:30 p.m.) Check in time starts at 3:00 p.m. Check out time is at 10:00 a.m (exceptions may apply).
Intergenerational Healing for Spiritual Transformation: Exploring, Healing, and Finding Hidden Treasure in your Familial, Cultural, and Regional Roots
Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Who should attend this workshop: Those of any ancestry who seek to:
- Learn more about the relational aspects and patterns of our ancestral lines and how they have affected us
- Discover more about the impact of our cultures and histories on our ancestors and current family members
- Grieve unresolved traumas and losses, celebrate unrecognized strengths and courage of those in our family trees
- Acknowledge the suffering of victims and damage inflicted by perpetrators in our ancestral lines
- Free ourselves and our ancestors from resulting spiritual bondage, transform the past, through the process of forgiving ourselves and others
- Reclaim, enrich our cultural and spiritual heritage, harness it for healing ourselves, families, and communities
- Transform sentimentalized attachment into healthy bonds and appropriate concern for unfinished business
- Support the development of a nurturing environment
Historical Roots: According to recent findings in a field called epigenetics, gene expression, which affects attributes, attitudes and behaviors, can be altered by experience, whether traumatic or affirming, and those 'modified' genes become part of our inheritance. What were your ancestors' experiences, including their emigration experience? What were your family's culture(s) or region(s) of origin and their attributes? What watershed events impacted your ancestors or living relatives, when did they happen, and how were your ancestors affected?
What to bring:
- Your Family Tree. Please take time to fill in the blanks, talking and sharing with family members ahead of time.
- Photos and mementos of deceased of living family members.
- Recommended: Device (journal, recorder) to record thoughts and observations for workshop exercises.
- Recommended: Drinks or snacks to share.
Pamela E. Clark, Ph.D., Oblate in formation at Valyermo, ACTHeals Associate, acting regional coordinator of the Los Angeles Region, Bon Secours Associate, genealogist, local and oral historian, aerospace engineer, has been involved in healing ministry for three decades, having led several intercessory prayer groups and intergenerational healing workshops. This workshop has evolved from one she originally gave with Doug and Frances Schoeninger (From Famine to Feast, From Pain to Passion: Healing and Nurturing your Irish Roots) to include broader cultural perspectives for our more challenging times.
Nancy Morgan, LMFT is a Marriage, Family Therapist in Private Practice and a retired teacher/advisor of at risk students. She has served as a prayer minister at ACT events and conferences (local and international) as well as at the Branches of the Cross Christian Healing Center in Vista, CA. She is a member of OSL (Order of St. Luke) and the current international president of ACTheals (formally known as the Association of Christian Therapists).
Albert G. Nyland, Ph.D. is past coordinator and current treasurer of the Los Angeles Region, and ACTheals board member (Co-Chair of Regional Coordinators, International Conference Chair, and Resource Coordinator for the Western U.S.). Educated in counseling psychology, health education, special education, biology, and spiritual direction, he works for the Pasadena Unified School District and Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, CA.