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Healing Soul Pain

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HEALING SOUL PAINDifficult and traumatic life events leave us feeling broken and incomplete, searching and longing for the deep inner healing we know is required. While models for helping offer support and coping strategies, they generally fail in the provision of healing soul’s anguish, leaving many to believe that inner healing is unattainable. This DVD presents a model for healing. It clearly portrays that soul healing is possible, that rapid transformation follows, that the effects are sustained and that the methods demonstrated for HEALING SOUL PAIN can be easily learned and...

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When Mourning Dawns: Living Your Way Fully Through the Seasons of Grief

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When Mourning Dawns: Living Your Way Fully Through the Seasons of Your GriefComparing the pattern of grief to the rhythm of the seasons, this presentation weaves together wise quotations, clear descriptions of common responses,and practical suggestions for going through each of grief’s seasons. Photography is entirely from nature. The result is a confirming and inspiring look at this significant life experience. (Chapter selection on DVD for each of the seasons.) 2000 DVDLength 53 min.

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Exploring the Sacred in Death and Dying (DVD)

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This series of 6 programs is for those who have to deal with the death of a loved one, or for those who relate to someone whose loved one is dying. Led by Ron DelBene, people tell their stories of experiencing the death of loved ones, and reflect on what they have learned. Each of the first 5 programs deals with 2 topics, and at the end of each part there are questions for reflection and/or discussion. The 6th program is the DelBene family story. Part 1, ‘Saying Goodbye’ shows a number of ways people have said goodbye and explores some rituals that have been helpful in...

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Embracing Aging: Families Facing Change

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Embracing Aging: Families Facing Change DVD, 58 minChange and getting older is inevitable. So how can we make it the best it can be? In this documentary, viewers will meet six families and hear from experts and wise ones who share insights on aging, housing choices, facing illness and cooperating as siblings in the care of aging parents. Residents of a cohousing community for those older than 55 offer attractive alternatives for the aging years. As viewers see other people dealing with aging, they will find new perspectives and models of communicating and making decisions on aging and will...

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Belonging: the search for acceptance (L’Arche Canada)

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Belonging: The Search for Acceptance is a documentary film about the social vision of Jean Vanier. This film essay develops the theme of belonging from many angles, drawing upon the social vision of Jean Vanier and including comments from various other respected thinkers and the first-hand experiences of a wide variety of individuals. The theme of respect and appreciation for diversity is strong. The film probes the relationship between personal identity, role, and knowing oneself, and it examines experiences of belonging and alienation in school and work environments, in community, in...

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L’Arche: Caring, Educating, Inspiring

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What is L’Arche? This beautiful and inspiring short film introduces a new vision of care giving. With 190 homes and work settings in 26 communities across Canada, L’Arche is building a compassionate Canadian society through its programs.

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MAKING EVERY MOMENT COUNT

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After  multiple, unsuccessful chemotherapies, Mikaela knows that she has a choice: she can let her brain tumor grow “and just go away, up to heaven,” or she can put up with “needles and pokes and all that stuff and make it go away, and even perhaps it might not come back.”  Sometimes she feels ready to stop her treatments, but then she thinks about how much her mother will miss her.

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE: STOPPING TEEN SUICIDE

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE: STOPPING TEEN SUICIDE This video program is designed to raise young people’s awareness of suicide as a serious health problem; help them identify symptoms of depression and signs of suicidal intention; and encourage them to seek help for themselves or for others whose behavior and demeanor indicates a potentially serious problem.  A variety of activities help viewers explore and extend the ideas presented in the video.  The key message is that suicide can be prevented, and young people themselves are a key line of defense in lowering the incidence of teen...

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WHEN SOMEONE DIES: BEREAVEMENT & LOSS

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An excellent video and teachers resource book with activity sheets…. “When Someone Dies” presents youth with valuable information about the bereavement process, including the fact that grieving is a natural reaction to death, that everyone grieves in his or her own personal way, and that there is no time limit to grieving.  While coping with a loss is never easy, the materials in the Resource Book provide young people with important information that may help make the grieving process less painful and confusing.

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Facing Death

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Facing Death Birth and death.  One we anticipate and celebrate.  The other we ignore as long as possible.  Some of the people you will meet in “Facing Death” have come face to face with the reality of death through cancer and old age.  Some have chosen to work in areas where dealing with death is part of the job.  Listening to the stories of those who have faced death will open the way for viewers to talk about this inevitable experience.  (24 mins; Adults)

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