Online Learning Courses
Depression and Anxiety:
An Online Health and Spirituality Retreat
Take this course at your convenience
An epidemic of depression and anxiety overwhelms our 21st century way of life. Increasingly, people live in a shadow of hopelessness or they experience an immense fear of the future, or both.
An astounding and ever increasing amount of money and resources is spent every day to help us feel better. Depression and anxiety are quickly becoming the norm.
“23% of women in their 40s and 50s take antidepressants, a higher percentage than any other group, and women are 2 1/2 times more likely to be taking an antidepressant than men.”
- Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans by
Peter Wehrwein, October 20, 2011, Harvard Health Publications
Many who have depression and anxiety consider themselves to be Christian. Yet few think about how their faith may play a part in relieving suffering; or how their faith may be adding to or even creating their depression and anxiety.
About This Course:
In this five week online retreat, you will have the opportunity to reflect on and work with the connection between your faith and your depression and anxiety. You will be given specific tools and practices to take with you in working with your body, mind, and emotions in relation to faith and suffering.
This e-learning course includes:
- 15 lessons delivered by email covering toxic theology, healing theology, and the connection of depression and anxiety and our body, mind, and emotions.
- 15 spiritual practices delivered by email that will be tools to work with depression and anxiety
- Special web access to course audio / videos
- Facebook group page for continued dialog with retreat teachers and other enrolled participants
After registering, you will be emailed instructions on how to begin the course.
Disclaimer: This online retreat is NOT meant as treatment for anxiety or depression.
We encourage all who struggle with these conditions and symptoms to seek appropriate treatment
and especially to seek the treatment that works best for you.
About the Instructors:
Dan Wolpert and Trey Everett, the retreat leaders, work with MICAH, the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing. MICAH creates, supports, and develops programs and environments for the practice and study of spiritual formation and leadership, healing and the arts.
Daniel Wolpert, a student of the spiritual life, has taught, worked, and practiced in the fields of psychology and spiritual formation in numerous settings over the past 30 years. Co-founder and Executive Director of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing, he is also the author of “Leading a Life with God, the practice of spiritual leadership, “Creating a Life with God: the call of ancient prayer practices,” co-author of “Meeting God in Virtual Reality,” and most recently “The Collapse of the Three Story Universe: Christianity in an age of Science” (MICAH 2013).
Trey Everett has been involved in the study and practice of spirituality for 30 years. His present work and interests focus around wisdom traditions, contemplative Christian teachings and practices, creativity, nature, and healing. As a spiritual director, contemplative artist, and retreat teacher Trey seeks to work alongside others who desire a deeper understanding, connection and experience with themselves and the world around them. Some of his contemplative art includes graphic recording, Healing through Art, and Holy Doodles; Cartoons to Contemplate.
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