I have enjoyed meeting and working with the Western Regional ADF chaplains at HMAS Stirling. Again the area of Moral Injury sparked lots of discussion. We looked at the conscious and sub-conscious processes at work in PTSD and Moral Injury and began some reflection on forgiveness, reconciliation and moral repair.
Today we shifted focus to leadership and systems theory and finished with some work on self care in ministry.
Links to all the notes follow.
Continue reading “ADF Chaplains Seminar–HMAS Stirling–Western Australia- 5-8 November 2012”
Round 6 of the seminars I have been asked to facilitate for chaplains in the ADF is underway in Brisbane. We have covered the dynamics of pastoral transactions and moral injury and repair. Today we concluded with work on leadership, systems theory and self care in ministry. Some extra notes referred to in the sessions have also been linked.
Continue reading “Southern Queensland Chaplains Seminar–Enoggera Barracks 9-10 October 2012”
I am enjoying a visit to the Northern Territory to spend two days with the Northern Chaplains at their annual seminar. This is the fifth of seven seminars I have been asked to facilitate this year for ADF chaplains.
Continue reading “ADF Chaplains Seminar–Tindal Air Force Base–Katherine 24-25 September”
It was quite sobering spending the 11th anniversary of 9/11 working with Army, Navy and Air Force chaplains on trauma and moral injury in war. We looked first at the nature of pastoral ministry in the context of chaplaincy and then explored the differences between Post Traumatic Stress and Moral Injury. Some good discussion on moral repair, forgiveness and justice followed. Tomorrow we look at leadership practices and processes for systemic health.
Continue reading “ADF Chaplains Seminar–Simpson Barracks 11-12 September 2012”
I enjoyed working with the North Queensland Regional Chaplains for the ADF this week at HMAS Cairns Naval Base. We spent two days working through pastoral transactions around moral injury and repair, leadership practices and processes for systemic health.
Continue reading “ADF Chaplains Seminar–HMAS Cairns 28-29 May 2012”