Anthony Ercolano is available to address your audience on a variety of topics. These include:
Finding Meaning in Illness
“How do past experiences, myths, and stories affect my ability to handle illness?”
Does my life still have meaning? Will my life have meaning once I am gone?
Meaning (which may or may not be faith-based) is a strong indicator of higher tolerance
for pain and fatigue and lower incidence of depression
Victor Frankl - Logotherapy
The evocation of meaning through myth
The transformative power of story
Dialogue or resistance
Invitation to others
Transformative movies and stories
You can be whoever you want to be through the course of your illness. You have the
capacity to interpret your life and your illness any way you want.
Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One
“How to begin the process of healing after the loss of a loved one.”
For the minister - Ministering to the survivors
Symptoms of grief
Common myths about the 5 stages
The work of Grief
To accept the reality of the loss
Experience the pain
Adjust to the new environment
Reinvest in the new reality
Highly personal process
The failure to address
The Path to Self Love – A Spiritual Journey
“There will never be another you.”
Discovering who we are
When have you felt most loved?
Living in the presence of the Other.
I am irreplaceable.
Positive input of various religious traditions
Spiritual Issues in End-of-Life Care (for the healthcare provider)
A consideration of universal spiritual concerns
If a patient is dying, they do not need a technician; they need a caring presence.
"One who has a 'why' to live for can bear with almost any 'how.'"
Unique spiritual concerns that pertain to specific religious traditions
“How can I learn to hear what my parent (child) is really saying?”
Communicating with your child; Communicating with your parent; The art of active listening
Practical suggestions for healthy aging
Mental, physical and emotional guidance as one faces retirement or aging.