We are delighted to announce the details of our 2018 Biennial Conference, which we will hold in Salisbury from 2nd – 4th March 2018.
The Theme for 2018
One of the central and unique tenets of the Christian faith is its belief in the Incarnation – Jesus inhabiting our humanity in all its glory and messiness. Yet paradoxically, despite our faith being grounded in this belief, the Church is often highly ambivalent about bodies.
At this conference we invite you to reflect on the body:
- How do we encounter and work with the body in those clergy whom we meet in our consulting rooms?
- Where do we see pain and distress manifested somatically?
- What happens when somatic experience – as so often can happen –
becomes split off from the psyche?
- How do we experience and care for our own bodies in the work we do?
‘Restoring the Body’ will challenge us to give the body its rightful place in psychological and theological thinking and praxis.
Revd Dr Carla A.Grosch-Miller
Carla is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ in the USA and is a practical theologian, teaching and writing in the area of sexual-spiritual integration. An accomplished liturgist, she is also the author of Psalms redux: Poems and prayers (Canterbury Press, 2014).
Christopher is a Jungian analyst in private practice. Over a ten year period in his role within the NHS, he ran a slow-open pastoral support group for senior clergy and spouses. He is the author of Listen to the Voice Within: A Jungian Approach to Pastoral Care. Christopher has a long-lasting interest in the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality.
Dates and Venue
The 2018 Biennial Conference will be held at the Sarum Conference Centre, Salisbury, from 2nd – 4th March 2018. The exact timetable will be published nearer the event.
Find out more
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