Spiritual Formation Module 2: Integration of Mental & Spiritual Health

Event Date(s): Sat, 2023/10/28 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location: Online
Event Type: Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre
Tyndale Spiritual Formation Certificate offers 7 modules, beginning September 30, 2023 running through April 27, 2024.


Christians engaged in all forms of ministry regularly encounter issues related to mental health—both in their own lives and in the lives of those they serve. Opportunities to explore how mental health and spiritual health intersect and interact are greatly needed. You are invited to bring your experiences, questions, and concerns to this interactive, dynamic, and relevant module on the integration of mental health and spiritual health. Join us as we look at integrated topics such as the brain-body connection in wellness, intentional awareness, building resilience, the blessing of limitations, and a multi-faceted approach to the healing power of connection. Through a blend of didactic and experiential teaching and learning, participants will gain both understanding and practical tools for how to foster connections between their mental well-being and spiritual life.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about the design and relevance of the brain-body connection as we explore ways to respond intentionally and adaptively to our system’s need for safety and connection
  • Participants will explore the meaning of and opportunities inherent in the interconnected lived experiences of limitations, vulnerability, and boundaries
  • Participants will explore and apply a four-part integrative “connection” model designed to nurture mental and spiritual health and wellness

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Lisa Oppitz

Lisa Oppitz

M.Div., RP

Lisa completed her MDiv (Counselling) at Tyndale University in 2019. Currently working as a Registered Psychotherapist with Tyndale Family Life Centre, Lisa brings her teaching, mentoring, and parenting experiences to her therapeutic work with children, adolescents, and families. Lisa has particular interest and additional training in spiritually integrated psychotherapy, systemic and trauma-informed approaches to treatment, and working with grief and loss.

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