Chaplaincy Services

2013 ARH CHAPLAINS RETREAT
WHITESBURG ARH HOSPITAL
MAY 20-22, 2013

“NARRATIVES OF THE MIND AND HEART:
NEUROSCIENCE AND FAITH IN APPALACHIA”

Current research about the power of the mind to wound or to heal hold much promise for chaplains and pastors. During the 2013 Annual ARH Chaplains’ Retreat, we will learn how the way we think determines our identities as both individuals and chaplains as well as influences our ability to serve those entrusted to our care.

We will also explore how research in neuroscience suggests that we can use the patient’s stories to enable them to find healing and health. Also, we will learn how the way we think influence our chaplaincy skills that we need to serve patients living in a culture characterized in part by poor nutrition, aging, drug addiction, and a high rate of death among an aging population.

Our featured instructor will be The Reverend Dr. John Halbrook, ThM, Ed.D. LSCW, a pastoral psychotherapist who uses neurofeedback treatment for a wide range of concerns. You can read more about Dr. Halbrook and his work as a pastoral psychotherapist at his website www.johnhalbrookpsychotherapy.com.  As always, we will enjoy good preaching, inspirational worship, robust singing, and enjoyable periods of recreation and rest.

Plan now to be a part of this educational and inspirational experience May 20-22, 2013 in Whitesburg, Kentucky. For more information Click Here.