Focusing upon examples from Christ’s healing ministry, Susan explores the needs of both the patient and the healer. Michael follows up each of Susan’s examples by discussing Christ’s healing ministry from both theological and cultural viewpoints, illustrating his approach with visual images.
Susan Woodhead was originally a librarian. In 1984 she graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Leamington Spa. She has worked as an acupuncturist since then, and has also trained in counselling, Bowen Therapy, nutrition and supervision. In 1995 she established her own multi-disciplinary natural health clinic. She has also undertaken training to be a spiritual director.
Michael Wheeler’s books include St John and the Victorians (Cambridge UP, 2011), with close studies of paintings and illustrations of the period relating to the fourth gospel. Known for the clarity of his writing and the accessibility of his talks, he has lectured in eighteen countries outside the UK. For further information see his website at michaelwheeler.org.uk.
ONLY SAY THE WORD: healing and balance in the context of faith Susan Woodhead and Michael Wheeler offer a day course which looks at the relationship between faith and wholeness. Focusing upon examples from Christ’s healing ministry, Susan explores the needs of both the patient and the healer. She draws upon many years of experience as a practitioner in complementary medicine and in counselling, and as a practising Christian who finds the Benedictine tradition particularly appropriate for her own professional and personal formation. Michael, an author and lecturer, follows up each of Susan’s examples by discussing Christ’s healing ministry from both theological and cultural viewpoints, illustrating his approach with visual images, mainly of old master paintings, and with biblical and literary commentary.
This course will take place in the Wessex Learning Centre.
Timings of the day are as follows:
10-11, 11.30-12.30, 14.00-15.00.
There will be water and biscuits provided from 11-11.30, please note that lunch is not provided, we recommend the Cathedral Cafe.