Today’s healthcare scene is changing rapidly. There is a growing interest in seeking alternative methods of healing that may complement traditional medicine. Recognizing this growing interest and changing scenery, this professional yet practical study program has been designed specifically with chaplains and Clinical Pastoral Education students in mind.
In Module I, a chaplain / CPE student will learn the basics of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM), its relationship to Pastoral Ministry (PaM). It will and will also explore the experience of people who visit a complementary healer. This 8 hour module will introduce one to theoretical and practical CAM modalities, explain their differences, and evaluate their performance levels.
This module covers numerous topics, with emphasis on the history, meaning, and features of the CAMPaM modalities. It also incorporates several hours of hands-on experience.
Objective: To create awareness and enhance knowledge of Complementary Alternative Methods of Healing, and to provide introductory training in body-mind-spirit modalities that complement Pastoral Ministry and enhance professional ministry.
Outcome: Awareness and knowledge of the principles of Complementary Alternative Methods of Healing in the Mystery of Pastoral Ministry. Development of the skills needed to implement a few basic centering, empowering, and healing techniques for the well being of our clients/patients.
Module 1: Lesson 1
Module 1: Lesson 2
Module 1: Lesson 3
Module 1: Lesson 4
Module 1: Lesson 5
Module 1: Lesson 6
Module 1: Lesson 7
Module 1: Lesson 8
8 lessons to help you understand that you can change the way you practice your ministry. Your changed and effective methods can help your interdisciplinary teams to understand who you are and what you do. You are irreplaceable and your work is tangible to those who need it and intangible for those who can go beyond it. Value is brought by how your work can be measured, repeated and the result will be same in different context. Thus a chaplain’s work is more scientific.