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TMPS 7145 Flourishing: The Healing Power of Joy (Summer: 1 )


Course Description

Pastoral Care has been dominated by a focus on suffering without attention to how joy contributes to a whole and flourishing life. Research in the field of positive psychology will be used to explore the healing power of joy that comes through such practices as gratitude, meditation, self-compassion and compassion for others and how these can be cultivated in ourselves and others. We will also draw upon the resources of Pope Francis’ apostolic Exhortation, Envangelii Gaudium for a pastoral care attentive to joy. This course will integrate learning through many different pedagogical tools.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Brita Gill-Austern

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This is a STM summer weekend one-credit course. It meets on Saturday, July 18, 2015, 2-5p.m. and 6-9 p.m; and Sunday, July 19, 2015, 9-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.


Last Updated: 17-Feb-15