Breaking Whole: Exploring Spirituality Through Conditions of the Body
The state of one’s body is inherently intertwined with a person’s spiritual identity, and physical conditions can challenge, strengthen, and transform that identity. This biannual seminar convenes patients, caregivers, and clergy to discuss the spiritual dimensions of various health conditions.
“The Stares” – Craniofacial Conditions
The face is intimately linked with identiy. Undergoing the physical and social changes of facial reconstructive surgery can cause one to wonder, “Who am I?” A young man with Crouzon’s disease, and a psychologist who suffered a car accident, were joined by a plastic surgeon and a priest to discuss the challenges and triumphs of living with craniofacial differences.
“My Body Against Me” – Autoimmune Disease
Autoimmune disorders are difficult to diagnose and can be even harder to treat. The physical symptoms accompany the mental and emotional challenge of knowing one’s own body is fighting itself. In dialogue with her physician and her spiritual mentor, a young woman shared her story of healing following the diagnosis of an undifferentiated connective tissue disease.
Paralysis and the Journey of the Human Spirit
A star football player entering his freshman year of college was diving for the ball, and when he regained consciousness he was paralyzed from the neck down. Decades later, Ronnie Rubit reflects on his journey of suffering and spiritual formation.
Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Institute for Spirituality & Health
8100 Greenbriar Dr. Ste 300
Houston, Texas 77054
*Dinner will be provided
Call (713) 797-0600
Details forthcoming. Stay tuned!