Number of weeks: 3
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Even for friends and loved ones, some of the most difficult conversations are the most necessary. How do you approach a difficult topic without overstepping boundaries of privacy? How can your conversations lead to hope and healing?
This three-week course is rooted in the personal experiences of the instructor, as she reflects on her experience as a cancer survivor. During her diagnosis and treatment she came to appreciate that personal conversations are full of vulnerability, both for the one initiating the conversation and for the survivor. You will reflect on times of your own life when you have been vulnerable and will develop strategies for helping others through times of crisis with sensitivity.
Learners will be required to obtain a copy of:
Sentiments of a Survivor by Melody J. Cole
This course is worth 2.0 CEUs.
About the Instructor
Melody Cole is a first-time book author whose goal is to use her creativity wisely through writing, public speaking, and art. As a speaker on disability (specifically her own) and touch, she is open and honest about her life and is not afraid to have conversation about life’s sensitive topics. She is a deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson, Kansas, and spends her spare time reading, writing, coloring, and keeping up with her “fur teen,” Earl of Whiskers.