Lament is an ancient practice used throughout Christian history to sustain believers through the darkest of times. However, lament is not often used today, even though people continue to walk through dark times. This workshop will define, compare, and contrast lament with grief. Ministry leaders will explore a brief history of how the practice of lament has been used throughout Christian history and discuss the benefits of this ancient biblical practice for those journeying through suffering. Finally, the presenter will examine the steps of lament, which can be utilized when working with others and applied for personal self-care.
703 | The Gift of Lament: Utilizing the Ancient Biblical Practice in Therapy
Ashley Brooks, Ph.D.
Approved For CE
Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches
Approved For CME/CEU
1. Define lament and identify its benefits
2. Analyze the history of how the practice of lament has been used throughout Christian history
3. Examine the steps of lament, which can be utilized in therapy as well as in personal lives
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