We hope you will join us for Can We Talk? next Thursday, 5/30, starting with dinner at 6 p.m. It is a chance to support each other in community as we share our stories of loss, trauma, hope, and healing. Along with our artists-in-residence who offer their creative expressions, we also have trauma-informed child care available. There is no cost – just show up! We hope to see you next Thursday!
Healers of the Line: Recognizing & Healing Inherited Trauma
THURSDAY 5/9 at 6:00 PM starting with dinner; FREE and CHILD CARE PROVIDED
Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing
We now know that profound suffering can cause changes to genetic expression, potentially leading to someone in a future generation experiencing the symptoms of a trauma (wound) they didn’t actually experience. Effectively, we are connected across generations through our wounds. Moreover, the consequences of the suffering we experience can cause ripple effects to those we live with and around, including our communities. There is much to learn and understand about these inherited traumas (wounds), including how we can address them now and become ‘Healers of the Line’ so that they don’t continue forward into future generations.
THIS NIGHT WILL FOCUS ON A WAY TO CONSIDER YOUR OWN ANCESTRAL HISTORY AND HOW TO WORK WITH A MODEL ADDRESSING INHERITED TRAUMA
Presented by Colleen Sharka, LMHC, Director, Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing.
Join us for our third annual healing prayer conference at Ruach Israel, a messianic Jewish congregation. This is a great way to learn about healing prayer from the messianic Jewish tradition. We are pleased to have our very own Rabbi Nathan Joiner & Mark and Julie Le Doux teaching this year.
Pre-event registration is required and must be complete by Wednesday, March 27th. Registration will not be available at the door at any point throughout the conference.
Meals tickets must be purchased separately for Friday and Saturday nights. The deadline to register for both is Monday, March 25th. All other meals are on your own.
Friday, March 29th
- 10:00AM-12:00PM: Teaching session
- 12:00PM-2:00PM: Lunch break
- 2:00PM-4:00PM: Teaching session
- 4:00PM-5:00PM: Break
- 5:00PM-6:30PM: Catered Shabbat dinner (must purchase separately) (kosher/vegetarian/pareve/dairy)
- 6:30PM-9:30PM: Worship time followed by a teaching session. The evening will close with a Healing Prayer Service.
Saturday, March, 30th
- 10:30-12:30PM: Shabbat morning services
- 12:30PM-2:00PM: Pot-luck Oneg (luncheon)
- 2:00PM-4:00M: Teaching session
- 4:00PM-5:30PM: Break
- 5:30PM-6:30PM: Dinner (must purchase separately)
- 6:30PM-9:30PM: Worship time followed by a teaching session. The conference will close with a Healing Prayer Service.
About Rabbi Nathan Joiner:
Rabbi Nathan and his wife Raina made Ruach Israel their home as newlyweds. After interning with the congregation, completing rabbinical school and receiving Smicha, Rabbi Nathan now serves Ruach Israel as Associate Rabbi.
Rabbi Nathan holds a BA in classical trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. He completed his rabbinical studies at the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (MJRC) (2007 — 2012) and was ordained by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC) and the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council (MJRC) in 2012.
Rabbi Nathan is co-founder and director of Camp Or L’Dor, a Messianic Jewish summer youth camp. He also serves as a member of the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council (MJRC) and as rabbinical advisor for the UMJC 20s, the “20s Rabbi.” He speaks widely about Messianic Judaism in congregations, at conferences and other venues around the United States. Rabbi Nathan and his wife Raina have five lively, young children.
Rabbi Nathan speaks about his spiritual journey:
“I went into music conservatory hoping to pursue a career in classical music. But God seemed to have different plans. While on a life-transforming journey along the Appalachian Trail, I came to know and embrace Yeshua, the Messiah. This shaping encounter brought me full circle, eventually inspiring me to become a Messianic Jewish rabbi. Raina and I look back on our growing family over the years with nothing but a deep sense of gratitude for the tremendous blessings we share together.
Asked about what inspires him about being a rabbi at Ruach Israel, Rabbi Nathan says:
“Ruach Israel is more than just a job, it is family. From teaching, to leading services, to praying for and walking with our members through life’s joys and challenges – I love it all. I also count it a privilege to work every day with such a terrific leadership team of professionals and nonprofessionals at Ruach Israel. Yet even beyond the walls of our special congregation, I am inspired to do my part to build a vibrant Messianic Jewish movement — a Judaism with Yeshua at its very heart. We are part of something much larger than ourselves, and I believe that we are doing our small part to change the world.”
About Mark Le Doux:
Mark is an accomplished international business executive with a 45 year history in successful business. He is also a spokesperson for his industry and is frequently called to Washington DC to interface with Congress and regulatory agencies dealing with complex issues that are both domestic and international. He has operations in Switzerland, California and Japan and is an elected leader in his community of Hollis, New Hampshire as Chairman of the Selectman Board.
His passion is for helping others from all walks of life to come to grips with their destiny, while encouraging and enabling them to overcome self-doubt and fears of inadequacy. He has spoken to thousands on four continents about his passion for health and life choices while reminding people that all we have comes from G-d’s providence.
Hearing from the Ruach HaKodesh through years of practical ministry in the marketplace all around the world, Mark has enjoyed seeing the sick be healed, broken-hearts mended, and people be delivered from self-doubt with a particular emphasis on bringing liberty to men and calling them into their G-d ordained roles in life.
About Julie Lavender Le Doux:
As an overcomer of disabling performance anxiety who is now a working performer and broadcaster, artist, composer and vocalist, Julie Lavender, has a passion to help others beat paralyzing fear to take center stage in their own stories.
Performance and social anxieties, in all of their many manifestations, squelch the voices of people in ways that go far beyond what is traditionally referred to as “stage fright.” Julie’s work also goes far beyond traditional behavioral modification techniques, therapies, meditations, brain training methods and drugs that are employed to deal with social anxieties and phobias. She offers a multi-dimensional approach to help people overcome the power of fear’s icy tentacles and release their silenced voices, undermined talents, minimized expressions, and buried capacities for connection and success.
The Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing presents:
Trauma Education Night on THURSDAY 3/21!!
Dinner at 6 pm; Program at 7 pm
TOPIC: Healers of the Line: Recognizing & Healing Inherited Trauma
We now know that profound suffering can cause changes to our DNA/genes, potentially leading to someone in a future generation experiencing the symptoms of a trauma (wound) they didn’t actually experience. Effectively, we are connected across generations through our wounds. Moreover, the consequences of the suffering we experience can cause ripple effects to those we live with and around, including our communities. There is much to learn and understand about these inherited traumas (wounds), including how we can address them now and become ‘Healers of the Line’ so that they don’t continue forward into future generations. Presented by Colleen Sharka, LMHC, Director, Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing. Pass this information along!
Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center
328 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
NO COST – JUST SHOW UP – Child care provided, too !!!
You are invited to come to The Cory Johnson Trauma Program next Thursday, 2/14, when, for our Trauma Education Night, we will welcome Elizabeth Warner, Psy.D. who will share her expertise about children and trauma. Whether you are a parent/caregiver/adult who wants to learn more about how to help a child in your life OR an adult who has suffered trauma as a child, this will a very helpful evening. Remember that we offer child care during the evening, so spread the word to anyone you know who might benefit and encourage them to bring their children. What better way to spend Valentines Day than to spend it focusing on how to help the child you love or the one within you!