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Friday September 30th and Saturday, October 1st, 2022

September 30 and October 1, 2022

Is Your Well Empty?

"Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  -- John 4:14b

"Self Care." 

It's a phrase that generally conjures up images of lazy afternoons, walks at the beach, spa visits, and other luxuries. While nice in theory, for many self-care is only an occasional practice. Yet as early as Genesis, God calls us to practice rest. And this rest is intended to be not an occasional luxury, but a regular part of our pursuit of emotional and mental well-being as a Christian, as much as prayer, acts of service, and reading scriptures.

We fill our lives up with activity, and while much of it may be well-intended, it cannot take the place of the rest that God designed for us.

Join us on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st as we explore numerous ways to incorporate self-care into your mental health and Christian walk. We'll begin to "refill the well" and also drink deeply in the process!

This year's conference will take place online and is open to:

  • Training and licensed professional mental health clinicians

  • Those in full-time or part-time ministry

  • Church members

  • Adult lay leaders

  • Recovery group facilitators

At this online event, you will also have opportunities to connect with others on topics that interest you and have deeper discussions during our open breakout times. 


All times listed are Pacific Time.
Please adjust for your own time zone accordingly.

Friday, September 30th

  • 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM  David Bruce: The Self Care & Brain Care of Practicing Awe and Curiosity

  • 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Dr. Sean St. Jean: When Helping Harms: Identifying and Addressing Vicarious Trauma and Clinician Burnout

  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Discussion Tables

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break

  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Dr. Tracy Jones: Spiritual Formation for Self Care

  • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Discussion Tables

  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner Break

  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM *EVENING KEYNOTE* Sajjan Sharma: Self Awareness and Its Influence on Taking Care of Oneself

Saturday, October 1st

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  *MORNING KEYNOTE* Dr. Kareema Gray: Self Care: Building A Life You Do Not Have To Escape From

  • 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM BREAKOUT SESSION #1 - View class options on the track pages.

  • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM BREAKOUT SESSION #2 - View class options on the track pages.

  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Discussion Tables

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break

  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSION #3 - View class options on the track pages.

  • 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM *AFTERNOON KEYNOTE* - Dr. Ryan Erbe: Inspiring the Next Generation: Meditation for Counselors and Youth


All Keynote Sessions are eligible for CEU credits, in addition to the Professional Breakout Sessions.
Spanish Interpretation services will be offered for all three Keynotes.

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