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Monday, August 30, 2010

Register to attend Moore's class in New York City

The Learning Annex hosts Thomas Moore's Living a Soulful Life — Heart, Intimacy, Pleasure class on Monday 8 November 2010 in midtown Manhattan, starting at 6:45 p.m. According to the promotion,
"This evening with Thomas Moore will explore effective ways to deal with psychological issues that get in the way and with ways to live a more satisfying life of work, friendship, and intimacy. It will also consider ways each of us can help make the world a more soulful place, where children can grow up into mature, happy people and where work and play offer deep satisfactions.

This is an opportunity to remember and to learn how to care for your soul. This evening will inspire you to pay more attention to your emotional life, your close relationships, the meaning of your work, and opportunities to serve your community, which is one of the best ways to solve emotional problems."
During this evening you learn:
"- What the soul is
- How it relates to the spirit
- How to care for your soul in a time and place not conducive to soul care
- How to deepen your relationships
- How to find work that is meaningful
- How to find emotional tranquility and fulfillment
- How to foster a spiritual life that is deep-seated and intelligent
- How to deal with past traumas and emotional wounds."

Section A - Nov. 8, 2010
6:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Midtown Manhattan
Section A Price: US $44.95
Click the above link to register online.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Register now to hear Thomas Moore in Tampa

The early bird registration discount for Hay House's I Can Do It! conference in Tampa, Florida, 11-14 November 2010 ends September 1st. Thomas Moore speaks on Saturday 13 November in a concurrent afternoon session. Register now to save.

Saturday 13 November 2010
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshop
Thomas Moore  
Care of the Soul in Medicine
"Through stories from Thomas Moore’s patients, doctors, nurses, and other health-care workers, Thomas speaks to the importance of healing a whole person — body, soul, and spirit — a person with emotions, history, family, and work rather than simply treating a body. He gives advice to both healthcare providers and patients for maintaining dignity and humanity during illness and treatment. Providing spiritual guidance for dealing with feelings of mortality and depression, Thomas encourages patients to not only take an active part in the healing process, but also to view illness as a positive passage to new awareness and possibilities for life."

Other speakers on Saturday include Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Brian Weiss and Christiane Northrup.

Registration in the General Section  for Saturday:
By Sept 1 US $145.00
By Nov 13 US $190.00

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Moore speaks in East Sandwich, 23 August 2010

Laurie Higgins talks with Thomas Moore about his new book, Care of the Soul in Medicine under today's Wicked Local headline, "Health author, Thomas Moore, to speak in Sandwich". Moore speaks at the Quaker Friends Meetinghouse, Spring Hill Road in East Sandwich on Monday 23 August at 7 p.m. According to the interview:
"He says doctors and nurses need to understand and empathize with the fact that their patients are lying in a bed, away from their family and their work identity and frightened by their illness. In many cases, hospital personal go about their business without even telling the patient what they are doing.

"After a while you feel you’re just an object that’s being manipulated and people don’t understand that, because in the philosophy of the scientific way people are trained, the objects are what you study, so it’s not so unusual to have a patient as an object," he says. “And that’s what has to change but I tell you, it is not shifting very much at all."
Higgins includes:
"As an example he cites a visit to his cardiologist. While he sat alone in the room waiting for the doctor, he noticed a big plastic model of a diseased heart. While it might be instructional, he points out that it’s not the best way to prepare a patient for a healthy moment.

"We equate medicine with this technological, very hardware approach to life and we think that it’s so important to educate our patients to see what a heart looks like," he says. "You know I’m never going to operate on a heart. I don’t need to know that. I’d rather be in an environment where the whole place tells me, 'You come here and you’re going to become a healthier person.'"

"That’s why one of the biggest changes that he suggests is an overhaul of the actual hospital setting. He believes the body is the soul and the soul is affected by symbol, ritual and image. Entrances should be warm and welcoming so everyone who enters feels at ease. Medical settings should have beautiful art, healing music and relaxing features like water fountains. Food should be nutritious and flavorful.

Rather than being surrounded by artificial plastic, he says elemental materials like water, stone, iron, ceramic textiles and wood are better suited for true healing. And patients should be encouraged to bring comforting things from home like photographs, music and a favorite blanket or pillow."
Titcomb’s Bookshop, 432 Route 6A in East Sandwich, Massachusetts hosts this event that is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale during the evening. For further information or to reserve a signed copy of the book if you cannot attend, contact Titcomb’s Bookshop at 508 888-2331.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spiritual leadership benefits from deep renewal

Recent media stories suggest religion leaders may want to re-evaluate requirements for their own nourishment. Leaders will have opportunities to address common concerns by registering for the Soul-Spirit Dialogues continuing education program offered by Thomas Moore and Wayne Warder during the last quarter of 2010. Barque provides information about this in "Thomas Moore co-offers CE spirituality course".

"Taking a Break From the Lord’s Work"
By Paul Vitello
1 August 2010

"No Rest For the Holy: Clergy Burnout a Growing Concern"
By David Gibson
3 August 2010

"Congregations Gone Wild"
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
7 August 2010

"Soul Care and the Roots of Clergy Burnout"
By Anne Dilenschneider
12 August 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jungian journal interviews Moore as part of series

On his Facebook page and Twitter account, Thomas Moore promotes an interview conducted by Robert Henderson, published in Psychological Perspectives in April 2010: "I Rarely Use the Word God": An Interview with Thomas Moore. Moore writes on his personal Facebook page, "There's an interview with me in the current Psychological Perspectives magazine. It's a Jungian journal. The interview is called "I rarely use the word God" and is part of a series I'm doing with Robert Henderson. I feel good about this one." The interview is not free on the web. It may be purchased as a .pdf or .html file for $30.00 U.S. Order information is available at the linked page above.

"I Rarely Use the Word God": An Interview with Thomas Moore
Author: Robert S. Henderson
DOI: 10.1080/00332921003780703
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
Published in: journal Psychological Perspectives, Volume 53, Issue 2 April 2010 , pages 135 - 145
Subject: Jungian Psychotherapy;
Formats available: HTML (English) : PDF (English)
Article Requests: Order Reprints : Request Permissions
Single Article Purchase: US$30.00

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Monday, August 02, 2010

Teach values and wisdom rather than more stuff

"The reason we have so many tasteless things in our society is that we don't teach taste, and the reason we confuse moralism with ethics is that no one taught us the difference." ­— Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore blogs about education in his latest entry for The Huffington Post, "Redefining Education: Cultivating the Soul". He considers what is left out of education that needs our attention:
"There are many items we assume can't be taught that will simply fade away if we don't teach them: manners, civility, good language, mature love, good art, self-awareness and reflection, intelligent reading, responsible travel, care of one's home and belongings, a sense of the beautiful, intelligent spirituality and empathy for our fellow citizens on the planet. This is a small part of a much longer list.

Who should teach these things ­— parents or teachers? Obviously, both. And not only parents and teachers, but brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, neighbors and friends, managers and CEOs, mayors and senators, movie stars and janitors. As members of society, each of us has a role to play in teaching the values and wisdom we've somehow acquired."
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