Speaker: Sara Hughes-Zabawa

Harnessing the Power of Vulnerability as a Spiritual Practice

Vulnerability has been an underappreciated and underutilized virtue in LDS culture. Through her research, Brené Brown has opened up a global conversation about the power of vulnerability in our personal and institutional lives. In this session, we will talk about how vulnerability could help the Church and its members live up to their Christian potential …

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Mindfully Navigating Grief & Loss Within Faith Awakenings

A faith awakening/transition can usher in unique experiences with grief and loss. At times a loss of identity, certainty, and connection to a community can occur. In this session, we’ll utilize the latest grief and loss research to explore how faith transitions can help us more mindfully manage the cyclical nature and non-finite aspect of …

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Reframing the Grief in a Mixed-faith Marriage

As more Mormons experience faith transitions and faith awakenings, many couples find themselves grieving their mixed-faith marriages. In this session, we will explore both personal and professional insights into honoring both the challenging and beautiful aspects of differing beliefs in a marriage. We will highlight the gifts associated with individualization and fostering mutual respect for …

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It’s Not Hopeless! Navigating Mixed Faith Marriage

As more Mormons experience faith transitions and faith awakenings many couples find themselves unexpectedly in mixed-faith marriages. This session presents both personal and professional insights into honoring both the challenges and benefits of differing beliefs in a marriage. We will highlight the gifts associated with individualization and fostering mutual respect for each person’s spiritual journey. …

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Nurturing Growth and Development Post-Orthodoxy

As more Mormons experience faith transitions and faith awakenings, many find themselves looking for continued growth and expansion without knowing how to pursue that in emotionally safe and intellectually stimulating ways. This session aims to explore approaches to individual and/or spiritual growth outside of an orthodox framework. We invite others to be empowered in their …

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The Mormon Mind-game: Common Mormon Thinking Errors

Every culture, organization, religion, and person experiences thinking errors, which are commonly called cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortion can cause individuals to perceive reality inaccurately, producing, and reinforcing negative thoughts and emotions. This session will build off of the popular session “Mormon Thinking Errors” which addressed typical ways myth and overgeneralizations present themselves in our LDS …

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Roundtable Discussion: Supporting Victims of Sexual Abuse

With all the #metoo situations being brought to light both within the Mormon faith community and the community at large, mental health providers from Symmetry Solutions will present some bullet-point strategies and then open the session for discussion in order to support victims/survivors of sexual trauma as well as family and friends who want to …

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The Mormon Mind Game: Common Mormon Thinking Errors

Every culture, organization, religion, and person experiences thinking errors—commonly called cognitive distortions. This session will build off of Jennifer and Natasha’s popular session “Mormon Thinking Errors,” taking the conversation further and offering concrete strategies to combat cognitive distortions. Jennifer White, Natasha Helfer Parker, Sara Hughes-Zabawa

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