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Creating Hope

Creating Hope

SINCE 2014 CREATING HOPE HAS ASPIRED TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT SPIRITUALITY CAN HAVE ON MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALING.

KEY WORKSHOP LEARNINGS:

Zoom Webinar

There will be no in-person meeting in 2023.

Costs:

Seminar: $50 (includes book)

CEU Credits:

.15 CEU credits are available from UW-Oshkosh for only $30

The half-day seminar is led by Dr. Lisa Miller, clinical psychologist, scientist, and author of The Spiritual Child: The NEW SCIENCE on Parenting and Health for Lifelong Thriving. In The Spiritual Child, Dr. Miller presents an evolving idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. Based on her research, she explains scientific links between spirituality and health and how children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality:

• are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances
• are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers
• are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex
• have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success.

Combining academic research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality can be to a child’s mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children’s—as well as their own—well-being. In her provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering way to think about parenting our modern youth.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

  1. The science of innate spirituality and its developmental windows.
  2. The protective benefits of spirituality against depression, addiction, and suicide.
  3. Developmental Depression; depression as a “knock at the door” for spiritual awakening and growth.
  4. The possibility when struggling with PTSD for PTSG (post traumatic spiritual growth).
  5. The association between spirituality and character strengths and virtues.
  6. Using the blueprint of spiritual development for interventions and institutional growth.

WHY INVEST IN CREATING HOPE?

Samaritan’s annual Creating Hope workshop is a highly respected nexus of science, healing, and spirituality. It is a hope-filled, data-driven workshop. The intent is to challenge one of our culture’s most pervasive and damaging assumptions—that science and spirituality are at odds—and prove through scientific study, clinical experience, and thoughtful discussion that spirituality heals. Creating Hope is an excellent opportunity for teachers, parents, scientists, leaders, healers, truth-seekers, and any person who has ever wondered “What makes life worth living?” and sought evidence-based answers.

Proceeds from Creating Hope fund our Mental Health Ministry outreach to churches and underwrite access to mental health for all.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Lisa Miller

Watch Dr. Miller’s video on the neuroscience of spirituality:

Dr. Lisa Miller

WHO IS DR. MILLER?

Dr. Lisa Miller, Clinical Psychologist and New York Times bestselling author

Professor and Founder Spirituality Mind Body Institute Author of The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life.

Dr. Lisa Miller is professor and founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. A graduate of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, she is a leading national expert on spirituality, health, and thriving in development.

lisa miller awakened brain smDr. Miller has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on spirituality and mental health in youth and family and is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and the highly acclaimed The Awakened Brain.

She is a grant-funded clinical scientist, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and former president of the APA Society of Psychology & Spirituality. She is the editor of The Oxford University Press Handbook of Psychology & Spirituality and editor-in-chief of Spirituality in Clinical Practice (APA Journals). Dr. Miller consults, conducts workshops and trainings, and speaks extensively in the United States and abroad.

KEY WORKSHOP LEARNINGS

  • The choices we have in confronting our own challenges and limitations
  • What happens to our brains when we are connected to something greater than ourselves
  • How and why the awakened mind is essential and attainable for everyone.

2023 Sponsors

NEW! PLATINUM PARTNERS

PRESENTING PARTNERS

HOSPITALITY PARTNERS

Oshkosh

COLLABORATING PARTNERS

INVESTING PARTNERS

TABLE PARTNERS

Fox Valley Technical College
Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.
St. Norbert College

IN-KIND PARTNERS

NEED MORE INFO Or INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER IN THIS EVENT?
Contact:

Heather Steinberger

Heather Steinberger

Development & Events Coordinator

[email protected]

920.886.9319 ext. 155
Jane Frantz

Jane Frantz

Development & Communications Director

[email protected]

920.886.9319 ext. 110