BOUNDLESS COMPASSION CONFERENCE
Sponsored by the Institute of Compassion Presence
March 18-21, 2013 in Newton, IA, at the Christian Conference Center
June 10-13, 2013 in Omaha, NE, at the Servite Center of Compassion
The Institute of Compassionate Presence is a program of the Servite Center of Compassion in Omaha. Its purpose is to deepen the living of compassion in participants' personal and professional lives. Through the use of input, sharing of experiences, and integration activities different facets of compassion are explored in the sessions. Presenters are local and national professionals with expertise in their fields. Participants can receive CEUs for the program through the College of St. Mary in Omaha. This enrichment opportunity both enhances the participants' lives and brings a deepened sense of compassion to our world.
Goal of the Conference
To deepen the living of compassion in one's personal and professional life
Objectives of the Conference
* To transform our worldview
* To enable heart and mind to work in synchronicity
* To open to new levels of possibility
* To embrace both science and spirit
* To live our true human nature
* To enjoy more effective and satisfying relationships at work, at home, in the world
Joyce Rupp, OSM
Sr. Joyce describes herself as a "spiritual mid-wife," one who assists others in birthing an ever fuller and deeper faith life. She has a Masters in transpersonal psychology and is the author of numerous and award-winning books. Besides writing, her ministry includes speaking at national and international conferences, spiritual direction, and co-directing the Institute of Compassionate Presence. Joyce is a member of the Servants of Mary Community and a volunteer for Hospice.
Joseph Nassal, CPPS
Fr. Joe is the author of eight books including The Conspiracy of Compassion. A Missionary of the Precious Blood, he has been engaged in retreat, renewal, and reconciliation ministry since 1988, including three years as director of Shantivanam, the House of Prayer for the Archdiocese of Kansas City. In 2002, he was part of the team that established the Precious Blood Center for Reconciliation on the south side of Chicago. Ordained in 1982, Joe has also served in parish and justice and peace ministry and in formation, vocation, and leadership for his Congregation. He is presently the Provincial of the Kansas City Province.
Deborah Turner, M.D.
Dr. Turner received her medical degree from the University of Iowa where she served a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. She did a Fellowship at the Andersen Cancer Institute and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She currently practices obstetrics, gynecology, and gynecological oncology at the Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Turner leads the team at the Cancer Center with 41 years of combined experience in the field of gynecologic oncology, which provides comprehensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, symptom management, and supportive care.
Stephanie Koraleski, Ph.D.
Dr. Koraleski is a psychologist in private practice and the co-founder and CEO of A Time to Heal, a survivorship program for cancer patients that has been used nationally. She worked at the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha, NE, where she provided emotional support to patients and their families and served as a consultant to staff. Prior to serving at Medthodist, she worked as a therapist in both outpatient and inpatient mental health settings and in university counseling centers. Stephanie has taught in the graduate programs of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Nebraska Methodist College, also supervising internships and practicums.
Kay Ryan, Ph.D.
Dr. Ryan is a ten year breast cancer survivor and the co-founder of A Time to Heal, which is a wholistic wellness program for people who have finished treatment for cancer and their caregivers. She received her diploma in nursing from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, an M.A. in Health Education and a Ph.D. in Community and Human Resources from the University of Nebraska. Currently Kay is the Coordinator for Nursing Professional Development at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha.
Some Experiences of Previous Participants
“ I have felt a strong spiritual shift in my thinking and reacting, which has brought me a lot of peace and clarity.”
“The program has awakened within me a quest for new ways to show compassion, to be with those who are broken and in need, and to gently tend my own soul.”
“For me this program has opened more doors to learn, scrutinize and deepen my awareness of how badly we need compassion in our world.”
“This program makes one comfortable with the uncomfortable, opening one’s eyes, heart, and mind toward others.”
“I was reminded over and over of why I do what I do as a chaplain.”