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Walking Between Worlds Seminar
October 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+11
Walking Between Worlds is a specifically designed seminar for those who work with LGBTI people. This includes counsellors, therapists,social and LGBTI community workers, telephone counsellors, church and youth workers, chaplains etc. and others interested in the area fo faith and sexuality.
This practical training program provides an in-depth look into the world of LGBTI people of faith by understanding their contexts, identifying their unique issues and giving you tools that will assist them on their journey.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people of faith experience two worlds, frequently opposed to each other. They experience the usual issues of resolving their sexuality, coming out, finding their place in the community and learning to live authentically in a straight world. Often however, they experience these with greater intensity and have additional issues to deal with. Research has shown that LGBTI people from faith backgrounds are one of the highest risk groups in our community in several key areas including, anxiety, depression and suicidality.
Learning outcomes include:
• The complexities, various layers and how to separate issues of faith and sexuality
• Separate strategies to resolve belief system, sexual identity and scripture
• How to create non-judgmental, safe spaces for LGBTI people of faith
• Identify specific issues faced by LGBTI people of faith
• The do’s and don’t’s working with LGBTI people of faith
• What additional support mechanisms are available
• ‘Closet hokey pokey’ – what is it and why it happens to LGBTI people of faith
BOOK NOW ON THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE
Early bird special available till Sunday 16th October 2016
• Regular: $195
• Not for Profit: $165
• Concession/student: $95
Anthony Venn-Brown was a popular preacher in the mega-churches of Australia. His bestselling autobiography ‘A Life of Unlearning’ details his 22 years attempting to change his homosexuality through counselling, prayer, exorcisms, ‘ex-gay’ programs and 16 years of marriage. Anthony is now a respected community leader and was twice voted one of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians and winner of the ACON Health and Wellbeing Award (2015). He is the co-founder of Freedom 2 b[e], Australia’s largest organisation for LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds. He is also the founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International. Anthony has presented at conferences in Australia, USA, Asia and the UK and provided training for national and international organisations. Since 2000, Anthony has also worked extensively, one on one, with individuals seeking resolution of faith and/or their sexuality.