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Looking for ideas for your Circles of Care? Below are great resources to share with you.  We'll be updating this page frequently so please check back.  

Jesus and Visio Divina- Divine Seeing (Praying with Images) 

The Open Door Meditation adapted from Open the Door by Joyce Rupp.  Experience a contemplative experience with this meditation. There's an introductory reflection followed by a Scripture reading, meditation, journaling and reflection as a group. Try it out with your group and we hope you find it to be a rich experience.

The Power of Vulnerability by Dr. Brene Brown.  Watch her 20 minuteTED talk on vulnerability (one of the top 10 most watched TED talks in history) and spend time as a group reflecting on how this relates to your work as a lay chaplain. 

Visio Divina- Divine Seeing (Praying with Images) 

Explore another way to pray with the Eyes of the Heart.  

Humility - The Lost Virtue

A reflective and powerful exercise on humility for your Circle of Care.

Litany for Healing

This Litany is a great way to open a Circle of Care meeting.  Taken from the Episcopal BCP.  

In the Service of Life Exercise

Article by Rachel Naomi Remen. MD

"How can I serve" not "How can I Help" - Read article as a group and discuss questions. 

 

Listening Skills - Feelings Wheel Exercise

Attached is the Feelings Wheel exercise which can help us better develop our listening skills and help us to identify the underlying emotions to a care receiver’s feeling.

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Listening Skills Presentation

by Laura Masterson

COHI Annual Conference, June, 2016

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