TMPS 7145 Flourishing: The Healing Power of Joy (Summer: 1 )
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.
Instructor(s): Brita Gill-Austern
Last Updated: 17-Feb-15