Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss And Unforgiven Guilt
So many people suffer without understanding the root of their pain. For many the answer they are looking for may be held in understanding about Soul Injuries. Professionals and community members are invited to learn about this condition at two events being held locally.
Soul Injury is a spectrum of penetrating wounds that range from traumatic to insidious that separates one from their own sense of self, causing a person to feel defective or worthless. The origin for addressing Soul Injury originated with six VA hospice nurses who cared for 10,000 dying Veterans. They witnessed Soul Injuries firsthand as the wounds surfaced unbidden on the deathbeds of combat Veterans. “Dying veterans have taught us how to cultivate honesty, courage, and humility to disarm the fearful heart through love, forgiveness, and self-compassion so that wholeness can be restored. These lessons can be extrapolated to all of us because everyone has acquired Soul Injuries in one form or another,” says Vietnam veteran Marie Bainbridge, President of Opus Peace.
These free 2-hour educational programs provide a new paradigm for assessing acute and chronic trauma. Hosted by Jardine Funeral Home on Monday, June 5th and Yurch Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 6th. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and continuing education credits (2) are available for nurses, social workers, counselors, clergy and others at no charge.
A panel discussion will follow with panel participants Lily Rose Lee, formally known as Michelle Knight, who was kidnapped by Ariel Castro in 2002 and held captive until 2013, and CPL Mike Strahle (Ret.) who travels around the United States with "Eyes of Freedom-The Lima Company Memorial."
“We are beyond excited to bring this program to our community. We are very passionate about Soul Injury and its mission. I believe our community can gain knowledge from this program and its message. We believe many people can potentially benefit from understanding how to recognize a Soul Injury in themselves and those they serve,” said Crystal Jardine.
For more information or to RSVP to either of these events, call Jardine Funeral Home at 440-238-7701 or Yurch Funeral Home at 216-398-1010. Jardine Funeral Home is located at 15822 Pearl Road in Strongsville and Yurch Funeral Home is located at 5618 Broadview Road in Parma.
Nancy Weil serves as Director of Grief Support at Veterans Funeral Care and is a Board Member of Opus Peace. She is a trained Soul Injury Ambassador and helps spread the message about hope after heartache throughout the country.