The Care of Souls: A Workshop for Professional Caretakers on Bringing the Depth of Soul to their Work

Thomas Moore, PhD

thomas-mooreOctober 26, 2018

9:00am – 4:00pm

Saint Paul University, Ottawa
Light refreshments served


This seminar, led by renowned therapist and New York Times Best Selling author Thomas Moore, Ph.D., presents skills and ideas necessary to become a soulful healer.

Soul means depth, connection, heart, imagination, empathy, and an appreciation for flawed humanity. Soul is the foundation and essence of a person, and so a helper needs depth of vision to help at a level that counts. Such an approach is not only effective for those who are helped but offers deeper satisfaction to the professional. It offers practitioners a deeper perspective on their clients and brings them greater satisfaction with their work. In essence, it enables them to care for their own souls as well as those of the people they serve.

People are mysterious, their emotions complex and their histories unique.  Faced with the responsibility of helping others manage their own issues, caring professionals sometimes detach to avoid being overwhelmed. As a result, they often lose their connection to their clients and even to themselves; they become disconnected from the soul.

Dr. Moore comes from philosophy and theology (no particular tradition) and relies on dreams, narrative, image study and a strong appreciation for ritual to touch the mystery of human existence. Rather than try to fix problems, he tries to see what they are saying about a person’s life and character, following them toward a sensitive resolution of the presenting problem.

This approach is effective for clients and caring professionals alike. It offers practitioners a deeper perspective on their clients and brings them greater satisfaction with their work. In essence, it enables them to care for their own souls as well as those of the people they serve.

For thirty years and with many formats Thomas Moore has taught psychiatrists, psychotherapists, doctors and nurses, chiropractors, teachers, paramedics, police and other professional helpers add the dimension of soul to their work.


Thomas Moore, PhD, is the New York Times Best Selling author of Care of the Soul: A Guide to Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life. He has also written 25 other books, including Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and JoyA Religion of One’s Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World, Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love Relationship and Gospel, a new translation of, and commentary on, the four gospels of the New Testament as well as other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He is currently writing a book on psychotherapy as care of the soul.

He also writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor, Hari Kirin. He visits family and friends in Ireland frequently loves to explore ancient monasteries there. He writes regular columns for

He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. He has a PhD in religion from Syracuse University and has won several awards, including an honorary doctorate from Lesley University and the Humanitarian Award from Einstein Medical School. He is a frequent speaker at Jungian societies, medical conferences and churches. He is also one of the leading teachers of archetypal psychology, developed by his colleague James Hillman, and supervises therapists from a wide range of orientations, helping them add the dimension of soul to their work.

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  • To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be registered at the same time, and paid with one cheque or credit card number.
  • For student rate, a valid full-time student ID must be presented.
  • Above includes payment by credit card and cheque. Other payment methods.
  • Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.

Participants can expect

  • An engaged presentation with an opportunity to be transformed
  • To find that a soul-oriented approach brings a degree of richness and vision
  • To learn what soul is, how it differs from spirit, and how to get to know your own soul and the soul of others
  • To apply this ancient and exciting idea to their work


CCPA – 6.5 hours CEUs were given for this event.


  • October 26, 2018 | 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Saint-Paul University, 223 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4
  • Parking at the University for $10.00/day or public parking nearby.
  • Light refreshments will be served at the breaks