A Six-Session Study via Zoom
Tuesdays, February 16 through March 23
7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
“I do not understand my own actions.
For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. . .
Who will rescue me from this body of death?” Romans 7:15, 24b
Like Paul, each of us struggles with desires, habits, attitudes, and even relationships that are dead ends – taking us where we really don’t want to go. Why do we do this? What can we do? Is there any help? Yes. This six-session series provides some answers.
Drawing from the work of the celebrated spiritual guide and psychiatrist, Gerald May, this series is a study of how the transformative power of love, working through community and spiritual disciplines is able to effectively address and respond to the universal human experience of being tempted and entrapped emotionally, spiritually, and/or chemically by disordered attachments that erode our will and inhibit our freedom to live life fully.
The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah TSSF, an Episcopal priest is a professed member of the Third Order, Society of St. Francis; spiritual director; long-time friend and collaborator with New Skete; and Founder and Director of Roots & Branches: Programs for Spiritual Growth, providing a wide-range of conferences, workshops, and spiritual pilgrimages to support individuals and communities of faith fulfill their mission.
Brother Thomas, a novice-monk at New Skete Monastery, is an Orthodox Priest with over 10 years experience in Trauma Chaplaincy as well as Trauma-Informed Resiliency, working directly with children and adolescents in the foster-care system diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He is also an experienced practitioner in the recovery community, participating in the 12-step community, and assisting in Substance Use group therapy for both adolescents and adults. His motivation in co-leading this six week seminar is the desire to draw from his own background in theology, trauma-informed healing, and experience in the disordered loves of attachment work.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Peter B. Stube TSSF, an Episcopal priest, is a professed member of the Third Order, Society of St. Francis; former Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina; now retired from parish ministry after 40 years. Fr. Stube currently serves as a consultant to troubled parishes, mentor to young priests, and is a spiritual director. He is also a member of the Roots & Branches Advisory Board.
Although this series is not specifically about addiction, we highly recommend participants to read Addiction & Grace, by Gerald May, M.D. It will be foundational for in-depth discussion and thought on disordered loves. We ask participants to have read the Preface and Chapter 1 & 2 prior to the first session.
Conference includes six sessions, 1 1/2 hours each. Each session includes presentations, "break out" time for small group reflection and discussion, and debriefing time.
Pre-Registration required by February 15, 2021
Webinar Fee $150 per person
Registration for this conference has been closed.