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April 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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April 28, 2021
4pm to 5pm CT


Angela D. Sipe, M.J., CHPCA

Angela Sipe is a healthcare executive with over 25 years of experience.  As a hospice executive director, she was witnessing how pain medications don’t  help emotional pain and yearned for an answer.  She wanted to help people at end of life so they could die healed from emotional pain and suffering.  Her search for an answer lead her to Soul Injury a concept identified by Opus Peace.  Hearing how people who gained this insight at end of life and wished they didn’t have to die to learn these lessons, she became passionate about sharing the awareness of soul injury with different populations of people.  After one presentation, she was sent a letter sharing how the presentation “made her heart ache and soul resonated as she yearned for more.”  She then became the Executive Director for Opus Peace ultimately creating an opportunity for hospices to learn how to integrate Soul Injury into their own practice.  Soul injury awareness teaches people how to re-own, re-home, and re-vitalize broken pieces of themselves so they can live complete and whole, and die healed.

The mental and emotional injuries that accompany trauma are readily identified. Less recognized are the insidious wounds that occur with trauma and, indeed, with all of us whenever we lose a sense of our own goodness/inner beauty or we think we are inadequate or defective. Whether traumatic or insidious, these “soul injuries” cut us off from the energy of our deepest self, robbing us of the essence of our being. Connecting with the part of self generating the emotional pain, paradoxically, restores wholeness. Thus, soul restoration includes learning how to re-own and re-home scattered pieces of self by cultivating personal intimacy with the part of self carrying our emotional pain. The basis for addressing “soul injury” originated with a group of VA hospice nurses who cared for 10,000 dying Veterans. The nurses witnessed “soul injuries” firsthand as they surfaced unbidden on combat Veterans’ deathbeds. Let “warrior wisdom” show you how the heart can be disarmed through love, forgiveness, and self-compassion, starting a process that “restoreths the soul.”

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and define an overlooked, unassessed wound: Soul Injury.
  • Describe the importance of acknowledging and addressing soul injury, especially in at-risk populations
  • Compare and contrast traumatic soul injury and insidious soul injury
  • Describe how stoicism, fear of emotional pain, unmourned loss, and unforgiven guilt/shame contribute to the creation and perpetuation of soul injuries
  • Describe the value of grief, forgiveness, self-compassion, and the Anchoring Heart Technique to restore wholeness

More Information:

This webinar is FREE!
Please use your Medicare ID number for your membership number.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link and call in information the week of the training.
This is an intermediate level course.
No Nurse CE’s are provided for this training.
Social Worker CE’s are available at no charge.
No CME Credits are provided for this training.

This webinar will be recorded. The recording will not offer CE credits. If you are not able to attend on the day of the webinar, please register like you are attending and MHPCA will send you the recording. Please email crystal@missourihospice.org if you would like the recording. 

Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2020–2/28/2023.   Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hours.