Staying Grounded in the Storm

February 18, 2021 - March 11, 2021
February 18, 25, March 4, 11 from 9:30 - 11:30 CST
Offered by Luther Seminary
$99USD for Four live webcasts (8 contact hours) On-demand replay of the entire course Experiments and assignments to try in context A safe space to connect, discuss, and share
St. PaulMN

If you came into this year with much of the same grief and fatigue you felt in 2020, you’re not alone. It’s easier than ever to feel less joy, more distraction, and a greater tendency to slip into mental and emotional autopilot

The loss of connection; the weight of grief; the sense that the old ways of doing life don’t work as well as they used to. It’s all real.

How will you stay grounded when it feels like everything under your feet is shifting?

What You’ll Learn

  • A deeper understanding of what resilience is and how it works
  • The attitudes and behaviors that provide a foundation during difficulty
  • Daily practices that focus on self-compassion, mindfulness, and connection
  • An increased ability to keep things in perspective
  • Long-term strategies for maintaining resilience
  • The role failure plays in the process of success


This workshop will help you cultivate community by improving your skills in deep listening, pastoral care, and the formation of life-giving relationships even in difficult circumstances.

How it Works

Join our host, Rev. Sarah Ciavarri, and an engaged learning cohort of fellow faith leaders live and online!

  • Participate in four two-hour webcast sessions

    Be there on Thursday mornings—the last two of February and the first two in March—as Rev. Ciavarri introduces concepts and practices that will help you build resilience no matter what you encounter.

  • Practice within a safe context

    During the course, you and your cohort will have chances to discuss and apply what you’re learning in order to prepare for real-life situations

  • Develop meaningful connections

    We’ve all felt the absence of community over the last year. The reality is having people to lean on and trust during hard times is one of life’s greatest gifts. This course is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded leaders that have shared the same experience.

Meet the Instructors

Sarah Ciavarri, M.Div. is Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. For eight years, Rev. Ciavarri has been a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on a variety of topics including resilience, vulnerability, and shame. She is a faculty member with Coaching4Today’s Leaders, as well as the author of Find Our Way to Truth: Seven Lies Leaders Believe and How to Let Them Go. Rev. Ciavarri has been the Director of Spiritual Care at Augustana Care in Apple Valley, MN for over 12 years.