The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Resilience, Compassion, Personal Well-Being , and Prayer

Date(s) - 09/29/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mount St. Joseph Chapel


The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Resilience, Compassion, Personal Well-Being , and Prayer

One of the greatest gifts we can share with others is a sense of our own peace. However, we can’t share what we don’t have. By discussing psychological and classic spiritual approaches to maintaining perspective and inner strength in challenging times, Dr. Wicks, an expert on the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others) and the author of several books, offers insights into how we can live in peace and, in turn, extend our warmth to others without losing our own inner fire in the process. Topics will include: maintaining a healthy sense of perspective; avoiding dangers that lead to unnecessary stress; developing your own self-care program; knowing the four “voices” we need in our circle of friends to have balance and courage in life; improving self-awareness; facing inner darkness; and developing a richer rule of prayer. Practical, illustrative, and lively, these rich presentations will provide essential information on resilience, compassion, personal well-being, and prayer.

Facilitator: Dr. Robert Wicks

Date: Saturday, September 29

Time: Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Program: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mount St. Joseph Chapel

Cost: $25.00

Reservations are required by September 17


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St. Joseph Retreat Center
137 Mount St. Joseph Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

St. Joseph Retreat Center reserves the right to cancel a program if necessary. Programs may be cancelled if fewer then the required number of participants are enrolled, or in case of unavailability of the presenter. Refunds will be made if the program is cancelled, or payment may be applied toward another program