Hosted at City of Refuge UCC in Oakland, CA
Transform your worship and mental health life.
Network with others commited to innovation in the intersection of faith and mental health.
Worship that heals. Praise that sets people free.
Music & Healing
Movement & Coping
Personal & Community Worship
Healing Traumatized Communities
Why should you attend?
What inspired this conference?
This unique collaboration of churches, mental health professionals, academic researchers and community health leaders was entitled Project Trust. The aim of this research, conducted through focus groups and creative dialogue between mental professionals and pastors, was to find ways to integrate their respective ways of healing and hope in their practice.
Through this, the practice of worship was identified as major element in the coping and healing process. Historically, African American churches have been and are instrumental in innovating and invigorating worship practices. In addition, the mental health profession has been growing in their understanding of meditation, empathy and intention as important to healthy lifestyle and recovery from trauma.
There is a growing amount of research suggesting that worship and music have positive effects in healing from physical trauma. This conference builds on and is an innovation from that.
Registration for entire conference: $65
Student Registration and Group Registration available. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule (subject to change)
How does a person or a commuity help a fellow worshipper know that they have the freedom to address their trauma through worship? What are the different modalities of healing?
Litany for Spirituality and Mental Health
Intercessory prayer for leaders who serve communities with mental illness
Day 2: Amazing Grace
How does one integrate meditation, prayer, song, movement, etc. into a professional’s self-care or into a community’s care of itself?
How does one resurrect/revive each other through worship? Walking the path from Trauma to Deliverance to Praise.
Guest Artists Share
8400 Enterprise Way
Oakland, CA 94621