Sexuality and Spirituality: Body as Blessing

With Anne Simmonds

Friday April 24 & Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00-4:00

Emmanuel College Chapel

 

How do we integrate spirituality in our body, or is it already there, longing to emerge?  Why do so many of us feel shame in relation to body image and/or our sexuality?  This workshop will explore the messages that many have internalized regarding sexuality and body through religious traditions, (specifically the western Christian tradition), and other cultural influences.  Our physical bodies matter.  They are as sacred and as miraculous as any other part of creation. We will address how attention to the physical body can offer personal healing, integration, and transformation, at a Spiritual level. 

 

Anne Simmonds is an experienced workshop leader who draws on her 30-year experience as nurse, hospital chaplain, congregational clergy, as a spiritual counselor, workshop & retreat facilitator.   Anne is adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College, Toronto, where she teaches in the areas of dying, grieving and spiritual practice. 

 

INFORMATION: Workshop fee is $175.00 + HST and includes lunch. 15% off for two or more from one congregation and students are half price. Deadline for registration April 16, 2015.  For further information contact Betsy Anderson 416-813-4096 betsy.anderson@utoronto.ca.

Continuing Education