Living in the Fire: Coping with Chronic illness and Other Life Tragedies

September 20th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Jerry M. Ruhl, PhD,Psychologist, teacher, authorAbout The Presentation We all encounter hassles (the car breaks, the plumbing leaks, we catch a cold) on a regular basis and generally manage to cope; however, catastrophes are beyond our coping skills. Experiences we cannot readily fix or control … Continue reading

The Ecodharma Path: Spiritual Responses to the Ecological Crisis

October 18th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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David Loy, Ph.D.professor, writer, and Zen teacherAbout The Presentation Ecodharma is a new development in contemporary Buddhism, in response to the ecological crisis that now threatens civilization as we know it, and perhaps even the survival of our species. I’ll talk about the three aspects of … Continue reading

Today Is My Last Day On Earth

November 15th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Milton SlaterCoach, administrator, lecturerAbout The Presentation Milt currently coaches men between the age of 60-75, on how to reach the age 90, by being physically fit, athletic, energetic, involved in meaningful interests and activities, and enjoying a happy and excellent quality of life. … Continue reading

The Existential Consolations of Contemplative Naturalism

December 20th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Jay E. Valusek, MS, MEd, CPPC, Writer, Educator, Coach & PsychotherapistAbout The Presentation In contemporary America, “spirituality” tends to fall into two very broad buckets: religious/theistic (i.e. traditional), and not-religious/metaphysical (i.e. a grab bag of, well, almost anything else). There is, however, a third, barely known type of spirituality called … Continue reading

The Medication Conundrum: Does It Serve or Inhibit Well Being?

January 17th, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Michael Jon Altman, LPC, CACIIAbout The Presentation The presenter, Michael Altman, will explore the ethical, psychological, and spiritual significance of using drugs. We will delve into the good, the bad, and the ugly ramifications of involvement with prescription drugs and drugs not prescribed as … Continue reading

Sacred Trust: The Search for Legitimacy in My Own Eyes

February 21st, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Linda Weber, M.A., psychotherapist, spiritual counselor, rites of passage guide – Earth & Sky CounselingAbout The Presentation We’ll acknowledge the presence of doubt, anxiety, and judgment along the path of Devotion. We’ll explore how it is to have an internally guided intuitive path that embraces deep aspects of many traditions. Inevitably this includes the … Continue reading

The Power of Ritual Practices for Caregivers

March 20th, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Kitty Edwards Executive Director, The Living & Dying Consciously Project and No Regrets ProjectDavid will talk with us about the very controversial "Death With Dignity" movement, and its lack of progress in the Colorado Legislature. What underlies the widespread public support for the movement, and what accounts for governmental apathy? David will illustrate the question by addressing the ethical principles and theories which come to bear on this and other salient issues in the public square. Continue reading

Childhood Bereavement: Supporting Children and Family Members After a Death 

April 17th, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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 Brian Keating, MA LPC Community Pathfinders Provider (Judi’s House/JAG Institute, Member, National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)About The Presentation This presentation aims to provide information to the community on how to support the needs of grieving children. Topics covered include how grief presents throughout the different developmental stages of children; what to expect as typical developmental … Continue reading

Thrival: The Ultimate in Self-Care

May 15th, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Paul O. Radde, Ph.D. Founder, CEO, The Thrival InstituteAbout The Presentation The ultimate self-harm – suicide -has increased among health care professionals, military with PTSD, and even farmers facing foreclosure. Less obvious and extreme is the latent self-harm present in professional burnout. This session will explore the underpinnings … Continue reading

Dying with Choice: Leaving Your Body Behind

June 19th, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Kim Mooney, ThanatologistPresident of Practically Dying, LLCAbout The Presentation Dying today is often complex, tugged us between bodies that can die for a long time, our fabulous, relentless medical system, and the desire to have a death that reflects the wholeness of our life.  What does … Continue reading

The Four Paths of Soulful Living and Grieving

July 17th, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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Robyn Hubbard, D.Min. Doctor of Ministry, Creation Spirituality Registered Psychotherapist, state of Colorado Spiritual CompanionAbout The Presentation This experiential presentation will introduce the four paths of Resource, Release, Renewal and Return.  These form a spiraling map of discovery through the body, heart, mind and soul that guide us through an evolutionary experience of becoming. … Continue reading

Zero Balancing: Embodied Connection to Self and Others

August 21st, 2020

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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James Dammanlicensed acupuncturist, certified Zero BalancerAbout The Presentation Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands on Bodywork modality that can help people have an experience of wholeness that bypasses the conscious mind. In this talk you will learn theory from Zero Balancing that is applicable to … Continue reading