Spiritual Care Training

CHABC is embarking on a new program that offers high quality education for volunteers in pastoral and spiritual care through The Spiritual Care Series. This new program is designed for those offering spiritual care in long-term care homes, churches, within their families or other local community settings and can help many parishioners to deal with the isolation and frailty that can lead to loneliness and the loss of enjoyment of life. 

Interested in being a facilitator at your parish? We are currently offering 50% subsidies to parishes who are willing to provide this training. No knowledge or experience in pastoral or spiritual care necessary.

To learn more about this formative 8-part program and how to become a facilitator of The Spiritual Care Series, email Winetta Nguyen.


Spiritual Care Series Episode Topics


Episode 1: Understanding the Ageing Journey
Understand the realities of getting older and what it means to age meaningfully.





Episode 2: Spirituality in Ageing
See what we can do to help people grow spiritually even as their bodies grow older.





Episode 3: Good Communication
Focus on sharpening communication skills so those that we’re speaking to feel listened to and loved.





Episode 4: The Power of Storytelling
Learn the power of storytelling and reconnecting with the things that are most important to us.





Episode 5: Dementia
Learn more about the difficult topic of dementia along with specialty techniques benefiting those living with memory loss.





Episode 6: A New Home and a New Way of Life
Learn to tackle the challenges of helping older people make the transition to a new home and a new life.





Episode 7: Loss, Grief, Death and Dying
Learn how to help someone find peace with the losses that age brings.






Episode 8: Roles, Boundaries & Self-Care
Come to understand the roles of families that safeguard spiritual care.




The Spiritual Care Series features eight high quality video episodes featuring Professor John Swinton,
a world-renowned expert in dementia and meaningful ageing, and the founder of the
University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability.