Every person faces stress. The question is not how to get rid of stress, but how to handle and cope with stress. According to the Veriditas website, the labyrinth is a walking meditation. It is a spiritual tool that help you to quiet your mind, open your heart and find your way.
The first part of the workshop is the reflection of your own health and stress by walking an outdoor labyrinth when social distance and restrictions are observed. The second part of the workshop is the reflection of the use of labyrinth in school. Creative use of labyrinth walking is welcome to share.
For more information, please reach out to Dr. Chi-Shan Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Price: US$60 (For school chaplain/minister); US$90 (For school teacher)(Remark: Speaker fee is kindly donated by the speakers to support the translation of Veriditas Training manual into Chinese.)
(Gratitude to the retired course director of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology, Dr. Zoë Bennett, for her kind supervision and permission to use the photo.)
Dr. Chi-Shan Lam is a specialist Anesthesiologist serving in public hospital in Hong Kong. He first connected with the labyrinth walking when he studied the Clinical Pastoral Education in 2009. In the same year, he got the Master of Arts in Christian Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is a candidate of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology. His ongoing thesis “labyrinth walking, spirituality and healthcare” is based on his research “A quantitative and qualitative evaluation of labyrinth walking on chronic pain patient” which is kindly supported by the Hong Kong Pain Society research grant (2015).
Dr. Lam is a Veriditas facilitator trainer/faculty who has been offering qualifying workshop for the local communities since 2019, and facilitator training workshop since 2021.
Ms. Sue Thomas is a Spiritual Director, Retreat Facilitator, Veriditas Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator and Veriditas facilitator trainer/faculty who lives in South East Queensland, Australia. Sue has been facilitating workshops, reflective days, and walks for schools, parishes, and the wider community. She creates calico labyrinths with friends for community groups. She provides professional development for school staff, in introducing and using the labyrinth for reflective processes with staff and students. Sue has also worked with schools in their planning, design, and creation of permanent onsite labyrinths.