Webinar: Spiritual Life Coaching: Cultivating Empathy as Practice of Incarnation

Part of the Building a Culture of Care webinar series on Asian Campus Ministry

“Coaching” is recognized as a way to promote personal growth and is considered a positive psychological tool to bring about change. This webinar shows how the methodology of coaching can be applied to  chaplaincy work for the spiritual growth and formation of college and university students. Adopting the role of a “spiritual life coach,” the university chaplain can build a positive rapport with students, listening to them deeply and empathizing with their emotions and life experiences effectively. How can chaplains develop the ability to “step into the shoes” of their students with empathy? Theologically, empathy starts with God, who incarnated in Christ, sharing the most miserable experiences of the world. The meeting of coaching, pastoral counseling, and spiritual direction helps us root empathy, the fundamental skill in counseling, in our daily encounter with God’s incarnation.

Rev. Dr. Soo-Young Kwon is the Dean of the College of Theology and a Professor of Pastoral Theology, and Director of the Center for Counseling and Coaching Services at the United Graduate School of Theology of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kwon earned his doctorate in Religion and Psychology from the Graduate Theological Union in 2003. He is an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church, the author of more than twenty books, and a three-time recipient of the Yonsei University faculty award for teaching excellence.

The webinar takes place on May 20 at 10:00 AM (Hong Kong Time)/7:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)

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