Calendar

For more information on any of the offerings below, contact the identified name or email Pat at Pat@OpusPeace.org.


May 2015

May 28, 2-3pm EDT. Webinar sponsored by Easterseals. Revitalizing the Weary Hearts of Veterans’ Caregivers. Link information for registration: http://www.easterseals.com/carewebinar


June 2015

June 2: Chattanooga, TN. The Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – 8:15 AM-4PM At Celebration! Conference Center, 6425 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421
CEUs: Full Seminar-6 Credits, Half Day-3 Credits- No Charge for Associates and Volunteers
To Register for full Seminar or by Session, Please email by May 27th: marissa_warden @hospiceofchattanooga.org
Soul Injury Seminar Sessions
8:30-10:00 AM – Wounded Warriors Their Last Battle – Many military experiences impact peaceful dying for veterans – even though their death might not occur until decades later. The stoic military culture, combat training, and war itself can change a veteran in fundamental ways; their families may also be affected.
10:15 -11:30 AM – Forgiveness: Changing the Relationship to our Past – If peace on earth begins with me, then how do I make peace with everyone and everything causing me unrest? Help understand how combat Veterans can change their relationship to their past.
Lunch Break – Box Lunch and Drink Available
12:45 -2 PM – Soul Injury: An Overlooked, Unassessed Consequence of War- The physical, mental, and emotional injuries of war are readily identified. An equally prevalent but seldom talked-about wound is “soul injury” which can subtly and not-so-subtly rob Veterans of their vitality.
2:15 – 4 PM – The Hero Within –Join Deborah as she describes how to help cultivate pervasive personal peace through re-owning and re-homing scattered pieces of self so that wholeness can be restored.

June 3 & 4: Washington, D. C.: Easterseals annual training.

June 12, 4-6pm: Book Talk and Signing, The Ark Bookstore, 133 Romero Street, Santa Fe, NM. For more information, contact Naomi Diamond at naomidiamond2@gmail.com.

June 13, 4-6pm: Meet and Greet Deborah Grassman at a private residence. For more information, contact Naomi Diamond at naomidiamond2@gmail.com.

June 20: Saint Petersburg, FL. Westcare Foundation presents Soul Restoration Ceremonial Workshop at the Mustard Seed, Central Avenue. For more information, contact Pat@OpusPeace.org.

June 30, 7-8:30: Dunedin, Florida. Moral Injury discussion led by Lynn and Steve Newsom, Co-Directors, Quaker House Military Counseling Center. Opus Peace Organization will be present to add to the discussion. Place: Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Avenue, Dunedin, Florida. For information, please call: 727-210-5742.


September 2015

September 10: King,Wisconsin: Fallen Comrade Ceremony at the King State Veterans’ Home. Contact Tracy Rosinski at trosinski@hcr-manorcare.com or 920-257-7044 for more information.

September 11, 4-8pm: Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Distillery, 835 Mike McCarthy Way, Ashwaubenon, WI 54304 Soul Restoration Ceremonial Workshop. This 4-8 hour experiential workshop is a 3-dimensional program that provides education for the mind, safety for the heart, and courage to develop a new relationship with pain or weariness in the soul. You will learn how:
• Soul injuries are stored in the body, mind, and spirit, as well as how this affects whole family systems.
• Unmourned grief from losses, as well as unforgiven guilt and shame over things you think you should or should not have done can subtly and not-so-subtly sabotage your life.
• To love, forgive, and trust yourself to navigate in the world again by disarming your heart while cultivating personal intimacy with fractured aspects of your own self.
• To experience some level of healing even if you only witness the ceremony without participating in it. Contact Tracy Rosinski at trosinski@hcr-manorcare.com or 920-257-7044 for more information.

September 18: Jacksonville, Fl. Caregiver Support Seminar. Contact Toola Wootan at ToolaWootan@communityhospice.com for more information.

September 23: Sioux Falls, SD. For more information, contact sarah.sachen@aseracare.com.
Aseracare presents Deborah Grassman on:
Soul Restoration:
Wounded Warriors: Deborah Grassman has personally taken care of more than 10,000 dying veterans. This changed her. In this presentation, she shares with you what they taught her. This is the presentation that changed how America appreciates and cares for veterans at the end of life.
Peace at last: Learn about “Warrior wisdom” attained by facing the aftermath of war, forgiveness issues that sometimes surface as veterans prepare themselves to “Meet their Maker” and prepare yourselves for an eye-opening experience that awakens you to the aftermath of war and the potential for healing.
Dying Healed: This presentation will provide information and tools to Healthcare Providers about the value of providing prognoses to patients so end-of-life strategies can be developed. She will also explore evidence-based palliative care practices that relate to: dementia, agitation, dyspnea, artificial nutrition, diabetic control, and implanted defibrillators.
Good Grief: Join Deborah Grassman for a perspective that is sure to expand your knowledge and skill in dealing with the unique bereavement needs of veterans and their families. You will also expand your knowledge about normal grief vs. complicated grief, the relationship of grief to PTSD, and using your own pain to abide with others’ pain.
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October 2015

October 26: Kansas City, MO. Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care presents Deborah Grassman, open to the public.

October 27: Kansas City, MO. Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care staff education featuring Deborah Grassman.


 

Book Circles: Consider Starting One

What do churches, civic groups, book clubs, community associations, and prisons have in common? They have used Deborah’s book, The Hero Within, Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born To Fulfill, as a guide for creating and achieving pervasive, personal peace. Deborah provides clear, practical, and meaningful perspectives based on the hospice care she provided to more than 10,000 dying people: “Everything I know about living, I learned from the dying.” These insights are shared in simple, powerful ways that not only provide insight, but tools for personal growth and healing:

-“I keep this book at my bedside now and reference it frequently.”

-“I wish I would have known about this book years ago. It would have saved me a lot of heartache.”

-“Sharing the concepts within a community was simply awesome.”

Sharing stories in a small community of trustworthy people, remind us that we belong to one another and that we can help each other. Stories connect us to each other and ourselves. Don’t miss this opportunity for new vistas that will awaken your interior hero. Contact us and we will help you start an 8-week Book Circle. Deborah will even join you via phone for one of them!

 


Education. Compelling workshops presented in unusual and engaging ways on intriguing topics: Soul Injury, Soul Restoration, Aging, Personal Healing, Veteran issues, Self-Care, Chronic Illness, End-of-Life care, Spiritual Growth, PTSD, Forgiveness, Good Grief.

Low-cost Retreats. 1, 2, or 3-day retreats in your city or ours (Tampa). Topics include: Soul Injury, Soul Restoration, Personal Growth and Healing, Forgiveness, Aging.

Soul Restoration Ceremonial Workshops. Caregiving, whether personal or professional, takes a toll! Understandably, we often disconnect from the pain. Disconnecting from the part of self carrying the pain contributes to loss of energy, emptiness, and compassion fatigue. This 4-8 hour ceremonial workshop will provide a restorative experience for your staff or your patients’ families.

Soul Injury Ceremonial Workshops. We will help your community organize, plan, and implement a ceremony for combat veterans which helps them lay down any burdens of unmourned grief or unforgiven guilt they may still be carrying. The gaping hole in our society from the aftermath of war can be healed!

Book Circles for Personal Growth.Utilizing the book, The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill, we will help you grow small communities of people who want to cultivate pervasive personal peace.

Book Circles for Veterans. Utilizing the book, Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families, you can become an agent of healing for our nation’s heroes by hosting a book circle for veterans and their families.

Free web-based Materials, Tools, Resources, and Blogs.

We offer these services with our Opus Peace prayer: Cultivate in me, oh God, the willingness to re-own and re-home scattered pieces of myself so that I might be restored to Your wholeness. Grow in me the honesty, humility, and courage to release my fears of who I am and who I am not. Fuel me with your Grace. Amen