CS105Spiritual Disciplines for Emotional Self-Care
CS105 : Spiritual Disciplines for Emotional Self-Care (1.5 Credit)
Academic Year : 2020-2021
About this course
Am I able to hold my bundle of emotions (thoughts, feelings, visceral experiences and urges) so that I do not simply react to situations but respond in a way that reflect that I am a follower of Christ? Perhaps we struggle with this in stressful situations, with anger, sadness, anxiety and other emotional experiences in our day-to-day living. There is hope. We learnt from neuroscience that it is possible to regulate our emotions through new experiences.
As part of our self-care, we can tap on Christian spiritual disciplines to create new emotional experiences that make space for God in our life. In this space we open ourselves to be more aware of God’s presence, to notice and hold our inner experiences with more openness, to discern with greater clarity what God is saying to us through his Word in our situation, and to allow the Holy Spirit to enable us to act in a way that brings greater love, praise and service to God.
This course is experiential; it is for anyone who desires to experiment with embracing the Christian spiritual disciplines in their ordinary living towards greater emotional well-being. May we receive and experience God’s grace in our emotional self-care.
Lecturer : Seah Chiew KwanMs Seah Chiew Kwan is a graduate from BGST (Grad Dip CS, MCS) and TCA College (MA Counselling). Currently, she is an adjunct lecturer with BGST and Tung Ling Bible School. Since 2010 Chiew Kwan has been facilitating silence & solitude retreats and workshops for church and small groups. She offers professional counselling to individuals as a private practitioner as well as spiritual mentoring for Christian individuals. Her interest is integrating counselling and Christian spirituality in her work and ministry. She was a lecturer with Singapore Polytechnic for 20 years. Prior to that she was with the Defense Science Organisation for 4½ years. She is married with two adult children. She is also a cancer survivor.
Venue: Biblical Graduate School of Theology , AMA Building (previously Golden Wheel Industrial Building) 50 Kallang Pudding Road #07-01 Singapore 349326