Upcoming in 2018
After a very busy beginning of 2018, Debonee is taking a hiatus from teaching and speaking in order to recharge, and focus on the Resonance program.
"Exploring" group spiritual direction as part of the Resonance training program for spiritual directors begins in September.
Debonee leads an Interfaith Contemplative Meeting every second Sunday of the month, from 6:30 - 8 pm at The Shambhala Center of Atlanta, 1447 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030. Details here
First Fridays: Spirituality in Film
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, Atlanta
February - June, 2018
This six event series, held on the first Friday of each month explored spiritual themes in films; "Love & Relationship", "Dark Night & Separation", "Trust & Letting Go", "Redemption & Recovery", and "Sweetness of Connection". Open to the public, but geared toward psychotherapists and spiritual directors.
Different Drum: Healing the Wounds of Exclusion through Pop Media
Spiritual Directors International "Seeking Connection" conference presentation, St Luis, April
A Poetic Approach to Depression & Anxiety
The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta, March 2018
Awakening Through Dreaming
Dharma talk at Soto Zen Center, Atlanta, February 2018
The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, Atlanta, October 2017
Spiritual Wounding in the LGBTQ Community: The Ethics of Competent Care
Society for the Integration of Spirituality & Psychotherapy in Atlanta, September, 2017
"Integrating Spirituality & Psychotherapy"
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia.
Debonee hosted the six event series, and presented Healing Creatively Through the Arts and Healing Spiritual Wounds in the LGBTQ Community. Spring 2017
"Which Way Do the Gates Swing: Revisiting LGBTQ Inclusivity in Faith Communities" Spiritual Directors International "Emerging Wisdom" conference presentation, San Diego, 2016
"Peace Begins with You" Rotary Int'l Young Entrepreneurs, Fullerton, CA 2016
"12 Steps to a Better Relationship: A Recovery Paradigm for Couples" Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Atlanta, GA 2015
"A Place at the Table: What Faith Leaders Need to Know About the LGBTQ Experience" Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta presentation, 2014