All of us can agree that 2020 has been full of difficulties and challenges. Crises can occur on a personal and a communal level; they can be physical and emotional. Many people have struggled—but have also grown—during this challenging year by tapping into their inner strength and unique approach to spirituality to find peace, hope and a renewed sense of direction in their lives. In this program, you will explore through interactive group discussion your inner life and how various spiritual practices have helped you cope with the many challenges of 2020.
By participating in this program presented by Spiritual Director Beth Knight and program facilitator Kathy Lieffort, you can expect to:
- reflect on and share what spirituality means to you and how you have experienced it in your life.
- share self-care strategies and spiritual practices you have used to survive and thrive in times of crisis.
- consider how a crisis provides opportunities for personal and spiritual growth that can strengthen us—even embolden us—to move forward beyond the immediate crisis to make the world a more unified, holistic place.
Special Instructions: Participants are encouraged to bring paper and a writing utensil for journaling.
This program is presented by Beth Knight and Kathy Lieffort and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
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By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.
About Your Program Presenters
Beth Knight is a commissioned ecumenical minister through the Federation of Christian Ministries and a seasoned spiritual director for more than 16 years. She also is a trained chaplain with both VITAS Hospice and Florida AdventHealth. Most recently, Beth became certified as a Conscious Aging® facilitator through the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), a research center and lab specializing in intersection of science and human experience.
Knight is contemplative and passionate about both one-to-one spiritual support processes and retreat-workshop ministry. She uses the affirming and transformational art of spiritual direction as well as eclectic pastoral counseling to encourage and support the positive health and identity of a person’s spirituality. Knight serves through the healing art of contemplative deep listening, evocative questions, discernment and reflective conversation. She has led ecumenical spiritual retreats for more than 14 years, both in Alaska and Florida.
Knight holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. Knight received her Spiritual Director’s certificate at Holy Spirit Center of Anchorage, AK in 2005 and a certificate in Supervision of Spiritual Directors through Audire School of Spiritual Direction in 2019 in Orlando, FL. She is currently affiliated with the following professional organizations: Spiritual Directors International (SDI), Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), Federation of Christian Ministries (FCM), Shade and Fresh Water Ministry UMC FL, Exploring the Grace of Now (Adjunct Program of Audire’ Orlando), and Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).
About Kathy Lieffort
Kathy Lieffort is a 2007 Audire School of Spiritual Direction graduate who has enjoyed providing spiritual direction to many over the years in both private and small group settings. She currently acts as an assistant in Year Two and a supervisor for Audire interns. Lieffort is also a certified executive coach through Myers-Briggs training and has been a practitioner of Centering Prayer for many years. She is a follower of Parker J. Palmer’s work and practitioner of his teachings from the Center for Courage and Renewal. Lieffort is also certified trainer for Time to Think, a leadership development and coaching company, and a facilitator for Shalem Institute’s Soul of Leadership program. Lieffort has served on the Audire Advisory Board and has a 35-year career as a healthcare executive, holding a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. She lives in Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, with her husband, Jim. She has two children, two stepchildren and four “perfect” grandchildren.