Registered nurse to give talk on spirituality and healing July 10

July 2, 2014

Lois Powell, MSN, RN, will explore "Spirituality & Healing: A Nursing Perspective" at St. Peter's Summer Spirituality Series from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 10. The presentation will be held in the parish hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 211 Mulberry St. in Lewes.

Healing is a spiritual process that attends to the wholeness of a person. Holistic nurses recognize that spirituality is an important dimension of any health concerns. This workshop will examine and discuss the work of healing which requires recognition of the spiritual dimension of each person, including the healer. Participants will also explore the role of spirituality in reducing stress and promoting positive health outcomes. Care of the spirit may include ritual, prayer, meditation, art, music, rest or any activity that enhances awareness of oneself and one’s place in the world.

Powell received her AAS degree in nursing from Pace University, her bachelor of science degree from SUNY Empire State College, and her master of science degree from Columbia University School of Nursing. She has had a long and productive career in nursing at St. Vincent’s Hospital, as well as serving as director of The Connections Program, believed to be the first school-based psychiatric rehabilitation program of its kind. She is a coauthor of a chapter in the textbook "Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners in Nursing."

Powell developed an interest in holistic nursing early in her career and has used it as the basis of her practice through integration of body-mind-spirit-emotion-environment principles and modalities in her daily life and in her work with patients. She has participated in lectures and workshops for school districts, corporations, churches and community programs. She currently is a member of the St. Peter’s Choir and Delaware Choral Society.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday night through Aug. 28, expert presenters will engage participants in the parish hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Fellowship and locally owned King's ice cream will follow each presentation. All are invited  to attend these free sessions.

In addition to providing spiritual resources for those seeking greater understanding of their own religion, or learning about others, Seekers uses the net proceeds from its store to help those in need, including the Cape Henlopen Food Basket, Doctors Without Borders, work in Haiti and Centro Infantil in San Miguel de Allende.

For hours, information, or a full listing of guest speakers, go to, or call 645-9916. To learn more about St. Peter's Episcopal Church and find worship service times, workshops, concerts and other ministries, go to or call the office at 302-645-8479.

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