Tuesday, February 2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
This day-long workshop reflects Wendy's deep experience in the field of aging and invites us to potentially life-changing growth and self-discovery in later life. She uses as an example Carter Catlett Williams' quest as an elder to excavate a grief from childhood, using excerpts from recorded interviews and from portions of
Williams' book, Glorious Adventure.
In the first part of the workshop she leads participants in exploring our own lives, making real for us the many ways the soul enlarges when we move through explorations that may have seemed daunting previously. And through this we experience for ourselves how grief and vulnerability can become doorways to spiritual wellbeing. In the second part of the workshop we learn how to apply these personal learnings in our work with older adults. Doing our own enlarging soul work enables us to journey more deeply and meaningfully with the elders we serve. As we experience the healing and transformation that comes from participating in this journey, we are able to invite others to embark on the "Glorious Adventure" with open hearts and a readiness for discovery.
Wendy Lustbader, our distinguished presenter of this workshop, was one of the very first speakers that the CLH Center for Spirituality and Aging brought to Southern California. It is a joy to welcome her back for this 15th Anniversary Celebration. Wendy is a much sought plenary speaker and workshop presenter. She is the author of many papers and books, including Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency (1991), What's Worth Knowing (2001) and Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older (2011).