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Chaplaincy Speaker Series: “Listening to Nuance in Bereavement: Loss, Emotion, and Awareness” with Tom Harshman

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Tom Harshman

While accompanying others, chaplains encounter loss in its many forms. Emotions arise and abate as healing unfolds. Moment by moment, we meet ourselves anew and over time begin to recognize ourselves.

Together we will explore a chaplain’s professional exercise: to develop skills for listening and responding, while deepening our own self-awareness and integrity.  We will use our human experience of loss as a gateway into that rich work.

Tom Harshman has served in a variety of spiritual care roles in hospital, hospice, higher education, specialized ambulatory (substance use, HIV, cancer), and congregational settings. Ordained as a Christian minister, board certified as a chaplain, and certified as an ACPE clinical educator, Tom’s most recent work was as the national spiritual care executive for CommonSpirit Health. Currently living in southern California, Tom provides administrative support for clinical chaplaincy training programs, while he also explores the mechanics of hope and our experience of awe.


January 27
9:00 am - 10:00 am PST
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