Exploring Spirituality: Enhancing School Community
An NJAIS Event
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Willow School
1150 Pottersville Rd, Gladstone, NJ 07934
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NJAIS Member Schools: $150
NJAIS Non-Member Schools: $175
Continental breakfast and lunch included
Dr. Andrew Newberg
Dr. Andrew Newberg is a neuroscientist who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states. He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.” His research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, in an attempt to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and attitudes.
Featured Speaker: Amy Wright Glenn
Amy Wright Glenn is a teacher of comparative religion and philosophy, CD(DONA) birth doula, Kripalu Yoga teacher, hospital chaplain, and author. She is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice writing on topics relating to birth, ethics, spirituality, end-of-life care, and parenting. Amy taught in the Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School for over a decade, earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence.
Amy is the author of “Birth, Breath, and Death -- Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula” published in 2013 and the forthcoming “Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go,” published by Parallax Press.
Description: “Nourishing our Spiritual Lives: Reflections on Teacher Self Care”
Amy will address the central task of keeping one’s own proverbial well full while engaged in the multifaceted and time consuming work of teaching. How to avoid teacher burnout? How to balance the many demands on one’s time? Whether one identifies with a particular spiritual tradition or not, all are welcome to reflect upon what it means to nourish and sustain a healthy emotional and spiritual life while honoring our call to nourish the wellbeing of the children and teens in our care.
Participants are encouraged to bring a charged laptop or tablet in order to access Google Drive documents
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MEMBER INFORMATION:If your school is a member of NJAIS, upon receipt of your registration, we will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice.
NON-MEMBER INFORMATION: If you are an employee of an organization or school that is NOT a member of NJAIS and you are registering for this workshop, please provide the company/school address. We will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice. Thank you.
For Round Tables: Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation one week prior to the program.
For Workshops, Conferences and Retreats: Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program.