Spirituality, Science and Healing:
Empowering Discoveries & Emerging Paradigms
February 8, 2013 - 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. - Hyland Hall Room 1306
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This workshop will explore evidence for “nonlocal” healing in medicine (and by extension, social work, counseling and psychotherapy). It will examine the importance of spirituality in this endeavor, the relationship between spirituality and religion, and how both can be engaged in “Era III” healing. It will examine potential relationships among brain, mind, and spirit, and discuss how mind and spirit can enhance healing. Other evidence for “nonlocal mind” (in addition to nonlocal healing) such as precognition, premonition and remote viewing will also be discussed.
Also, this workshop will examine scientific research regarding Era III modes of healing with 1) cells, 2) plants, 3) animals, and 4) humans. It will discuss both positive and negative evidence. It will explore how Era III healing may work, including qualities of resonance, characteristics of the hologram, findings from quantum physics, and research on the “Zero-Point Field.”
And, if healing intention (and/or prayer) can affect organisms beyond the body of the person directing such intention (and much evidence suggests that it can) what does this mean for social workers and other helping professionals? Can they better serve their clients if they have a deeper understanding of spirituality and how it may relate to the “nonlocal paradigm” emerging in medicine? Can they more effectively help their vulnerable clients to heal, both physically and emotionally, if aware of the possible existence of “nonlocal mind?” Can Era III discoveries in research help social workers and others to understand why the compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship is so crucial in professional practice? What implications might there be for self-care?
Carolyn Cressy Wells
Carolyn Cressy Wells, PhD, LCSW is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Prior to UWO, she taught social work at Marquette University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She has served on a number of accreditation site teams for the Council on Social Work Education. She is the author of three social work texts: Social Work Day to Day: the Experience of Generalist Social Work Practice; Social Work Ethics Day to Day: Guidelines for Professional Practice; and Stepping to the Dance: the Training of a Family Therapist. She is co-author (with Mary Ann Suppes of Mt. Mary College) of The Social Work Experience, an Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (6th edition just published). She maintained a small private practice for many years. She is a certified music practitioner (CMP), and plays Celtic harp as a volunteer at a local nursing home. She received a BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and an MSSW and PhD in Child Development and Family Relationships from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Fees and Information
Attendance cost is $20 for students and $80 for professionals. Participants will also receive a certificate verifying 6 Continuing Education hours.
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