Brain science is helping us think theologically about the implications of relational growth on our spiritual well-being.
Through this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the hallmarks of growth-fostering relationships and their impact on our spiritual growth and well-being
- Articulate the role that connection, disconnection, and reconnection play in relational and spiritual growth
- Assess their current relationships for growth-fostering potential
- Apply a neurobiological understanding to practices that foster relational and spiritual growth
Explore how an understanding of the research on growth-fostering relationships can help guide personal, spiritual, and relational practices for health and wellness.
Gena Minnix, Ph.D.
May 28 (Th) 12noon-2pm
$40 (Pre-registration required.)
Dr. Gena Minnix is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist and has trained in systemic therapies, EMDR, play therapy, relational cultural theory, the Enneagram, and spirituality. After interning with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnix completed her licenses and then served as clinical director for community mental health agencies before receiving her PhD in counselor education and supervision. Gena has published and presented at national and international conferences on topics such as the reconciliation of LGBT affirmation with Christian beliefs, family therapy, attachment, and trauma. In 2013, Gena helped co-found The Human Empathy Project, a nonprofit in Austin that exists to foster empathic connection with members of faith and LGBT communities. She is also Director of the Loise Henderson Wessendorff Center for Christian Ministry and Vocation and Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Seminary of the Southwest.