Sponsorship Group Preparation: well-being for refugees and sponsors

The Sponsorship Group Preparation event is an opportunity to gather individuals and groups who are in the process of sponsoring a refugee(s). The hope for the day is that through interactive presentations, participants will gain knowledge regarding Syrian history and culture, trauma and settlement services. There will be opportunities to meet others who are sponsoring refugees and to engage the agencies and groups who provide community support.

Workshop

Refugee Trauma 101 Workshop

Where & When

Saturday, 5 December 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary – Corner of Bricker Ave. and Albert St.. Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Campus. Waterloo, ON CA

Experiential Workshop: University of Limerick

Experiential Workshop

EXPLORING THE SOURCE OF VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND BURNOUT AND EMPTYING THE CONTAINERS

Instructor: Dr. Heidi Ahonen

Are you a helping professional, therapist, nurse, social worker, or volunteer? Do you work with traumatized people? Do you witness or share heartbreaking experiences day after day? This experiential workshop is for those who listen to the traumatic experiences of others and find those experiences to be traumas that burdens them as well. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue affect helping professionals’ physical, psychological and spiritual health as they observe and interact in daily traumatic accounts or react to the traumatic situations of others. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue not only steal away a helping professional’s passion, but also deteriorates their health. Many of us have unknowingly experienced it. It manifests as a sense of helplessness and ultimately leads to burnout and depression if disregarded. During this experiential workshop a variety of experiential techniques will be used to help participants identify and explore their vicarious traumatization, burnout, stress and resources.

Place: University of Limerick

Time:  May 18, 2013 at 12 – 4:30 pm (Includes a coffee break) 

Heidi’s Bio

Dr. Heidi Ahonen, PhD, Psychotherapist, Group Analyst,  Accredited Music Therapist, and Compassion Fatigue Specialist, is a professor of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier and director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research. Her teaching career includes posts at North Karelia Polytechnic, the Sibelius Academy for Further Education and the Finnish Mental Health Association’s Psychotherapy Training Institute. She has extensive clinical and supervisory experience and has published widely on various therapeutic methodologies and qualitative research. Heidi is the author of Group Analytic Music Therapy (2007) by Barcelona publishers. Heidi has trained music therapists and psychotherapists and conducted workshops for healthcare professionals since 1991. As a clinician, Heidi practices music psychotherapy and in the music therapy field she has developed  group analytic music therapy methods, group analytic music therapy supervision model, integrated art and music therapy methods and music listening, imagination and improvisation methods. She specializes in adult clients with childhood traumas, PTSD, burn-out, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and depression.

Experiential Workshop: Finnish Group Analytic Society, Kaupunkilahetys, Helsinki, Finland

Experiential Workshop

EXPLORING THE SOURCE OF VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND BURNOUT AND EMPTYING THE CONTAINERS

Instructor:Dr. Heidi Ahonen

Are you a helping professional, therapist, nurse, social worker, missionary worker, pastor, rescue worker, or volunteer? Do you work with traumatized people? Do you witness or share heartbreaking experiences day after day? This experiential workshop is ideal for those who listen to the traumatic experiences of others and find those experiences to be traumas that burdens them as well. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue affect helping professionals’ physical, psychological and spiritual health as they observe and interact in daily traumatic accounts or react to the traumatic situations of others. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue not only steal away a helping professional’s passion, but also deteriorates their health. Many of us have unknowingly experienced it. It manifests as a sense of helplessness and ultimately leads to burnout and depression if disregarded. During this experiential workshop a variety of experiential techniques will be used to help participants identify and explore their vicarious traumatization, burnout, stress and resources.

Place: Finnish Group Analytic Society, Kaupunkilahetys, Helsinki, Finland

Time: Sept 8, 2012 at 9 am – 2 pm

WORKSHOP CONTENT

9- 10:00 Introduction of Vicarious Traumatization? What it is? What are the sings? What contributes it?

Break

10:15-11:45 Experiential workshop

Lunch Break

12:30 -14:00 Experiential workshop

 

Heidi’s Bio

Dr. Heidi Ahonen, PhD, Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Accredited Music Therapist, and Compassion Fatigue Specialist, is a professor of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier and director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research. Her teaching career includes posts at North Karelia Polytechnic, the Sibelius Academy for Further Education and the Finnish Mental Health Association’s Psychotherapy Training Institute. She has extensive clinical and supervisory experience and has published widely on various therapeutic methodologies and qualitative research. Heidi is the author of Group Analytic Music Therapy (2007) by Barcelona publishers. Heidi has trained music therapists and psychotherapists and conducted workshops for healthcare professionals since 1991. As a clinician, Heidi practices music psychotherapy and in the music therapy field she has developed group analytic music therapy methods, group analytic music therapy supervision model, integrated art and music therapy methods and music listening, imagination and improvisation methods. She specializes in adult clients with childhood traumas, PTSD, burn-out, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and depression.

Heroines’ Journey—Refugee Women and Music Therapy

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN: BRANTFORD – FÉDÉRATION CANADIENNE DES FEMMES DIPLOMÉES DES UNIVERSITÉS
MARCH 27, 2013

“Music can be a powerful, healing force” Dr. Heidi Ahonen.

Music and Women—come to what promises to be a fascinating and informative evening. Dr. Heiedi Ahonen is a Professor of Music Therapy and director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Ahonen provides a safe and nurturing environment for community members who participate in her sessions to explore emotions that are sometimes too difficult to express with words.

In her presentation “Heroines’ Journey—Refugee Women and Music Therapy”, Dr. Ahonen will be presenting her most recent work with refugee women and their exploration through music of feelings of loneliness, fear, guilt and loss.

Join Us for Lenten Lunch Conversations

Mondays in Lent teacher fielding questions posed by students
Noon—1 pm

In the Midst of Life: Pastoral Care, Worship and Music

This year the Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song will host conversations that explore the relationship between pastoral care and music, and pastoral care and worship. Each Monday of Lent, the presenter will provide a 20 – 30 minute talk and the remainder of the hour will be conversation around the topic of the day. You are welcome to bring your lunch; coffee will be provided.

February 27 ~ Pastoral Care and Worship
Dr. Kristine Lund, Director of Spiritual Care & Counselling, WLS

March 5 ~ Worship planning from the pastoral care perspective
Rev. Nancy Kelly & Lilla Hall, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

March 12 ~ Music and Spirituality in Palliative Care
Dr Colin Lee, Professor of Music Therapy, WLU

March 19 ~ Heroine’s Journey: Narrative therapy and group analytic
music therapy with refugee women in Canada
Dr. Heidi Ahonen, Professor of Music Therapy, WLU

March 26 ~ Worship and Pastoral Care
Rev. James Brown, Christ Lutheran Church, Waterloo &
Debbie Lou Ludolph, Dean of the Chapel, WLS

a picture of a brown bag lunch and a apple Free and open to the public
Keffer Chapel, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

For more information: contact Dorinda Kruger Allen
dkrugerallen@wlu.ca or 519-884-0710 ext. 3241
Sponsored by the Kanata Centre for Worship and
Global Song, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

5TH Annual Woman Abuse Awareness Event

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 “The Healing Power of Music”

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
At Whistle Bear Golf Club
1316 Dickie Settlement Road, Cambridge
Doors Open at 5:15 p.m.
Dinner Served at 5:30 p.m

lynn miles profile picture Featuring One of Canada’s Most Accomplished Singer/Songwriters: Lynn Miles
“Lynn Miles is a musician in the rarest sense of the word,an unmistakable talent, an eye for both the subtle and sweet that can only be unearthed with experience..”

Also: Guest Speaker, Dr. Heidi Ahonen, Director of the Manfred & Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research

And: The Woman to Woman Choir

-FREE EVENT – Supper Included – Cash Bar – Door Prizes – Tables of 8 available – RSVP by November 9th sherry.macintyre@wcswr.org or to (519) 741-9184,ext 2000

Event Sponsors:

Giesbrccht,Griffin,Funk & Irvine 

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CHYM FM 

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