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In March 2020, everything changed. As we reflect on the last 18 months, we find ourselves in a new and unfamiliar place. The world has changed. Our work has changed. We have changed. These have been months filled with trauma for people all over the world.

Now we begin the task of finding our way in this changed world, of healing from our individual and collective trauma. How do we do this? 

You’re invited to join The Upper Room as we create space to listen together as we find our way. Our virtual event will include storytelling, time for personal reflection and conversation, guided spiritual practice, and worship. This gathering offers time for centering and interaction, a fresh array of spiritual practices to help with healing from trauma, and an introduction to spiritual tools you can use in your own healing journey or the healing journey through which you lead others. 

Speakers and workshop leaders include Rev. Sidwell Mokgothu, Rev. Trevor Hudson, Rev. Dr. Amy Steele, Rev. Dr. Ron Bell, Rev. Kimberly Orr, Kara Lassen Oliver, Rev. Beth A. Richardson, and Dianne Harper. 

Join us virtually September 30–October 2, 2021 for RESILIENCE | Healing Practices for Mind, Body, & Spirit. All sessions will be recorded and available to registrants after the event. If you have questions, check out our FAQs below. 



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This event is made possible by generous donors to The Upper Room’s Crisis Impact Fund and Stephen Bryant Prayer and Spiritual Formation Fund. Learn more about how you can support the ministry of The Upper Room here

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this event online or in-person?

This event is fully online, hosted via the virtual event platform called Whova. After you register, we’ll send you details for how to access and use the event site, and we’ll have support staff available if you need any help managing the technology.

2. The event timing doesn’t work for my schedule. Will the session recordings be available for me to view at a more convenient time later?

All sessions will be recorded and made available to registered participants after the event. Don’t let timing conflicts prevent you from signing up! These recordings will only be accessible to those who register before the event.

3. Are Continuing Education Units available for this event?

Yes, this event offers CEU credit. Please reach out to Emily Snell if you are interested in receiving a CEU certificate for your participation.

4. I’d like to pay for someone else to attend. How can I “gift” this event to a friend?

This event is a perfect gift for pastors, health care workers, teachers, or anyone else you know who would benefit from healing practices to boost their resilience! Here are some creative ways you could make this event available to others:

a. If you’re attending the event and you want to purchase tickets for others along with your own, simply add the total number of tickets to your cart and input your name and your friends’ names in the designated boxes as you complete registration.

b. If you’re not attending the event and the person you’d like to attend is willing to let you register on their behalf, simply sign up by adding their name and preferred email address and follow the steps to submit your own payment method information.

c. If the person you’d like to attend wants to register themselves, you could simply pay their registration cost by sending them the amount via Venmo, cash, or a check.

5. I’m concerned about the price of registration. Are scholarships available?

We believe in the value of this event, and we don’t want price to be a barrier for anyone. If you’re unable to pay the listed registration rate, please reach out to Sharon Conley Cottingham to learn more about scholarship options.


I’m learning about plants, and plants are teaching me about RESILIENCE—the ability to recover from difficulties.”

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