EPIC – Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

Tim and I were with the EPIC (Equipping Priests in Charge) training program for the Diocese of Melbourne at St. Hillary’s Kew on Tuesday.

This was a day focused on Healthy Ministry.  We explored the unique dynamics of Christian ministry and its occupational hazards and then spent time reflecting on areas of vulnerability and their implications for self-care.

The brainstorms we conducted today and the presentations we worked through are all listed below.

The files themselves are available to participants through the EPIC program Dropbox. 

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Resilience and Self Care for Chaplains–Anglicare

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It is great to be enjoying the Autumn colours in the Southern Highlands at Bowral.  We are working through Resilience and Self Care practices for Chaplains who often need to deal with Secondary Traumatic Stress.  Notes and resources follow:

Brainstorm on the costs of care

Brainstorm costs of care xmind version (Download a copy and save it to your computer with another name)

Presentation on Trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress

Brainstorm on Resilience

Brainstorm on Resilience xmind version

Presentation on Resilience


ProQOL (Excel)

Trauma Recovery Scale

Mirroring and Un-mirroring

Whole Person Self Care

Draining or Filling Exercise

Self Care Brainstorm

Self Care Brainstorm xmind version

Anglican Diocese of Southern Queensland–Southern Region Clergy Conference–Noosa

Back in Noosa again today for the Southern Region Clergy conference for the Diocese of Southern Queensland.  A little cooler this week but still sunny and warm for a Tasmanian.  We are looking at Healthy Clergy and Healthy Parishes.  Links to the notes and presentations follows:

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