PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES: PRESENTATIONS/KEY NOTES

(Simington, J. October 28, 2015) Ways to Manage and Heal the Major Symptoms of Trauma. Victims of Homicide Support Group, Central Lion’s Senior Centre, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (September 16, 2015) Treating Post Trauma Stress: A Wholistic Approach. Mental Health Hospital and Community Professionals. Covenant Health Care, Camrose, AB.

Simington, J. (March 13, 2015). Healing the Effects of Grief on Body, Mind, Emotion and Spirit. Grief and Loss. Graduate Class Presentation. St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2015, March). Establishing a Team Protocol for Children in Crisis: Preventing Suicide. La Finca Del Ninos (orphanage), Trujillo, Honduras, CA.

Simington, J. (2015, February). Preventing Suicide in Young Children. La Finca Del Ninos (orphanage), Trujillo, Honduras, CA.

Simington, J. and Hall, A. (2014, November 26). Teachers Helping Traumatized Students. “Knowing our Spirits Conference,” Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2014, October 20) Keynote: A Mother’s Voice: Indestructible Family Relationships to Survive a Child’s Death. Breakout session: Grief in the Workplace: Respond to Mourning and Help with Transforming. Peter Ballantyne Child and Family Services, Inc., TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK.

Simington, J. (2014, October 2) Keynote: Embracing Life: Sustaining passion in the Work You Do. Breakout session: Securing Hope: Helping a Grieving Child. Alberta Association of Family School Liaison Workers ( AAFSLW), Executive Royal Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2014, June 19) Living Life to the Fullest. Minerva Seniors Studies Institute of MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2014, April 28) A Wholistic Approach to Grief and Trauma Therapy. Markou Mpotsari 47, Healing Trauma Group Athens, Athens, Greece.

Simington, J. (2013, July). Healing the Effects of Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma. Police Based Victim Services, High Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2013, March). The Good We Do: Empowering Self and Others in the Workplace. Social Development, Saddle Lake First Nations, Chateau Louis, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. ( 2013, June). Living with Passion and On Purpose: A workshop for Professionals. City of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. ( 2013, April). Strategies to Help, Heal and Empower Following Trauma. Planet Therapy Conference in Athens.

Simington, J. (2012, Nov 12). A Wholistic Approach to Helping and Healing the Effects of Grief. Diodos Unistudies College, Athens, Greece

Simington, J. (2012, Nov 7). A Wholistic Approach to Helping and Healing the Effects of Trauma. Acropolis Hill Hotel, Diodos Unistudies, Athens, Greece

Simington, J. (2012, October). Art Heals the Soul Pain of Trauma. Canadian Art Therapy Association Conference. Lister Centre, University of Alberta

Simington, J. (2012, June). Healing the Spiritual Distress of Trauma. Planet Festival, Athens, Greece

Simington, J. (2012, May) . Helping a Traumatized Child. Holiday Inn Hotel, Diodos Unistudies, Athens, Greece

 Simington, J. (2012, May). Soul Pain and Trauma. Acropolis Hill Hotel, Diodos Unistudies, Athens, Greece

Simington, J. (2011, November). Grief and Trauma: You and Your Youth. Community Presentation, Alberta Child and Family Services Authority, Slave Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, November). Grief and Trauma Community Healing. Slave Lake Counselors. North Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority, Slave Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2011, November). Short-term Grief Counseling. Northern Lakes College Counselors. Northern Lakes College, Grouard, AB.

Simington, J. 2011 (July). Healing Soul Pain. Fourth Annual Directions in Aboriginal Ministry Program. Star of the North Retreat Centre, St Albert, AB

Simington, J. 2011(May). Impact of Childhood Trauma: Strategies for Helping a Child. Maskwacis Awasisak Conference. SawRidge Hotel. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. 2011(May). Palliative Care-giving: Journey to Hope and Healing. High Prairie and District Palliative Care Association. High Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. 2011(May). Trauma in Youth: Effects of Students and Teachers. Out Reach Education Program Professional Development Day. Sacred Heart School, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. 2011(March). Soulful Empowerment. Women’s Retreat, Girouxville, AB.

Simington, J. (2010). The Relationship between Opiate use and Trauma History. Native Mental Health Conference. Sudbury, Ontario.

Simington, J. (2010, October). Soulful Caregiving. Registered Nurses Alumni Association Moncton, NB.

Simington, J. (2010, May). Finding Joy in Every Moment. Passion Forward. Springbrook Officers Club. Penhold, AB.

Simington, J. (2010, March). Empowerment Through the AIDS/HIV Journey. First Nations AIDS/HIV Association of British Columbia. Penticton, BC.

Simington, J. (2009). Impact of Childhood Trauma. Resolution Health Support Workers, Health Canada National Training Event, Westin Hotel, Montreal, PQ.

Simington, J. (2009). Living to Potential. Art of Aging Senior’s Conference. Tri Community Adult Learning Association. Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Stony Plain, AB.

Simington, J. (2009). A Traumatic Event: The Victim Experience. Mediation and Restorative Justice. William Griesbach Bldg. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2009). Working with Traumatic Grief. Family and Community Social Services. Valley View, AB.

Simington, J. (2009). Working with Trauma: Advanced Skills. Refresher Course Previous Students Trauma Certification Program. St. Albert United Church, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2009). Working with Trauma. The Physical, Cognitive, Emotional and Spiritual Aspects. Lac La Biche Victim Services, Lac La Biche, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). Trauma: Effects on Body, Mind, Emotion and Spirit. Creating Hope Society. Enoch Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). Working With Trauma. The Physical, Cognitive, Emotional and Spiritual Aspects. Alberta Teacher’s Association Guidance Counselors, Banff, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). Reducing the Impact of Vicarious Trauma. Alberta Teacher’s Association Guidance Counselors. Banff, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). Reducing the Impact of Vicarious Trauma. Police Based Victim Services Association. Banff, Centre for the Arts. Banff, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). The Interface between Brain Functioning, Trauma and Art as Therapy. Art as Witness. Art Therapy and Trauma Resolution International Conference. Montreal, PQ.

Simington, J. (2008). Spirit at Work: Fulfilling Our Purpose. Employment and Immigration Northern Staff Conference. Saw Ridge Conference Centre. Slave Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). Healing Soul Pain. Touched by Murder. Victims of Homicide Western Canadian Conference. Fantasy land Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). Empowering Self Through the HIV and Aids Journey. Healing Our Spirits BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society. Coast Inn, Prince George, BC.

Simington, J. (2008). Through the Rainbow: Beyond Death and Sorrow. Park Memorial Conference for Grief Support Providers. Westin Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2008). Vicarious Trauma. Fort Smith Home Support Services, Fort Smith, NT.

Simington, J. (2007). Healing the Soul Pain of Trauma, Native Women’s Association. Native Women’s Association of the NWT. Yellowknife NT.

Simington, J. (2007, November). Being Fully Present to Transcendence, Touched by Spirit.(two day) FCSS & City of Grande Prairie. Holiday Inn Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2007,November). Touched by Spirit: Making Those Moments Endure. Touched by Spirit. FCSS & City of Grande Prairie. Holiday Inn Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). Beyond Grieving. Autism Today Education Corporation. Coast Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). The Good We Do: During Life Review. Palliative Care in End-stage Non-cancer Disease. Prince Albert and District Palliative Care Association. Prince Albert, SK.

Simington, J. (2007). Walking Beside: During Each Stage of Grief. Palliative Care in End-stage Non-cancer Disease. Prince Albert and District Palliative Care Association. Prince Albert, SK.

Simington, J. (2007). The Grief Journey: My Role. Panel Presentation. Living With Dying: A Journey of Grief. Bayshore Home Health. St. John, NB.

Simington, J. (2007). Care-giving: Empowering Self and Others. Living With Dying: A Journey of Grief. Bayshore Home Health. St. John, NB.

Simington, J. (2007). Alleviating Suffering: Conducting a Life Review. Living With Dying: A Journey of Grief. Bayshore Home Health. St. John, NB.

Simington, J. (2007). The Hospice Journey: On Both Sides of the Bedrail. Living With Dying: A Journey of Grief. Bayshore Home Health. St. John, NB.

Simington, J. (2007). Care-giving: Empowering Self and Others. The New Brunswick Home Support Association. St. John, NB.

Simington, J. (2007). Working With Trauma: Strategies for Helping and Healing. Community Counseling Conference. Department of Social Services, Government of the North West Territories, Yellow knife, NT.

Simington, J. (2007). Youth and Addictions: Applying Wholistic Methods of Healing. Community Counseling Conference. Department of Social Services, Government of the North West Territories, Yellow knife, NT.

Simington, J. (2007). Reviewing Life: A Process of Spiritual Transcendence. Interfaith End of Life Conference. Grounds of Chin Yin Buddhist temple, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). Listening to Soul Pain. Jubilee Long-term Care Lodge, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). Healing the Soul Pain of Trauma. Exploring Spirituality and Health. Capital Health, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). Letting Go of the Wheel: Parent and Caregiver Burnout. Taking the Wheel: Transition Planning From Adolescence to Adulthood for Individuals With Disabilities. Capital Health Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. Fantasy Land Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). Grief Recovery: Multiple Loss. St. Albert Bereavement Support Group Annual Healing Day Workshop. Senior’s lodge, St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2007). Trauma Recovery Education. Presentation to Faculty and Community Agencies. Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB.

Simington, J. (2006). Addressing Spiritual Concerns During Difficult Life Circumstances. North Battleford Health Region, Spiritual Services. North Battleford, SK.

Simington J. (2006). Healing Through Creative Arts. 7th Annual Healing Ministries Conference, Parkdale United Church, Calgary, AB.

Simington, J. (2006). Legacy and Life Review: A Process of Spiritual Transcendence. Palliative Care Rounds. Grey Nuns Community Hospital. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2006). Legacy and Life Review for End of Life Care Professionals. Grande Rounds. Grey Nuns Hospital. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2006). Healing Soul Pain. Day Conference. Victorian Order of Nurses. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2006, August). Personal Growth. Addictions Program – Weeklong training, Nechi First Nations Institute for Health Promotion and Research. St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2006). Reclaiming Lost Aspects of the Self. Residential School Survivors First Nations Conference. Confederacy of Treaty Six. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Exploring Dream and Art Messages. Knowing Our Spirits First Nations Conference. Tribal Chiefs Council. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Spiritual and Emotional Aspects of Chronic Conditions: Harnessing the Energy. Arthritis Conference: Education is the Best Medicine. Coast Plaza Inn, Calgary, AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Spiritual and Emotional Aspects of Chronic Conditions: Harnessing the Energy. Arthritis Conference: Education is the Best Medicine. Coast Terrace Inn, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Journey to the Sacred. Helen Hays Sunflower luncheon, Pilgrim’s Hospice. MacDonald Hotel, Edmonton AB.

Simington, J. (2005). Advancing Along the Spiritual Journey. Grande Prairie and District Professional Development Days, Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2004). Empowering Self: Empowering Others. Conference for Caregivers. Grief and Growth Services and City of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2004). Guided Imagery for Healing and Well-being. Melanoma Provincial Association Annual Conference. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2004). Exploring the Symbols in Our Dream Life. Knowing Our Spirits Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Journey to Hope and Healing. Knowing Our Spirits Annual Aboriginal Conference. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Journey to Healing: Mending Body, Mind and Soul. St. Albert Bereavement Association St. Albert, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Empowering Self: Empowering Others. -Three day workshop. Grande Prairie and District Family and Community Social Services and Grief Support Services. Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Walking Beside Another in Sorrow. Bonnyville Palliative Care Association. Elk Point Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Walking Beside Another in Sorrow. Smoky Lake Palliative Care Association. Smoky Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2003). Leaving a Legacy. National Conference Pre-retirement and Estate Planners. Calgary, AB..

Simington, J. (2003). Wellness in the Workplace. Body, Mind and Spirit. Parole Canada Wellness Conference. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2002). Nurturing Soul in the Work Place. Family and Community Social Services Provincial Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2002). Listening to Soul Pain. –Two break out sessions. Family and Community Social Services Provincial Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2002). Nurturing Soul in the Work Place. Good Samaritan Society: Provincial Best Practice Team Education Planning Day, Riverbend Athletic Club, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2002). Listening to Soul Pain. Lutheran Health Care Association of Canada Annual National Conference, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Awaken the Dreamer: Beginning to Understand Symbol. Grande Prairie and District Palliative Care Association, Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Walking Beside. High Prairie and District Palliative Care Association, High Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Empowering Self: Empowering Others. Catholic Social Services Staff Development Day, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Personal Growth and Development – Week-long course. Nechi Institute for Aboriginal Health Promotion and Research, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Living to Our Potential. Power of One Conference, East End Health Region, Camrose, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Walking Beside. Palliative Care Association of Alberta, Red Deer, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Spiritual Healing Yoga: Levels 1 and 2 Certification Program, Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Responding to Soul Concerns. Conference for Professionals: Grief Support Association, Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Hope and Healing for Soul Concerns. Grief Support Group, Grief Support Association, Grande Prairie, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Wholistic Methods of Healing. Special Care Attendants, Long-term care Association of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Listening to Soul Pain. Special Care Attendants, Long-term care Association of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Spirituality and Grief. Smoky Lake Grief Committee, Smoky Lake, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Managing the Turbulence of Change. Dare to Care Conference, Grant MacEwan Community College Days, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2001). Listening to Soul Pain. Partners in Care Association of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2000, Fall). From Embers to Flame, Women Wellness Weekend. Continuing Adult Learning and Family and Community Social Services, Falher, AB.

Simington, J. (2000). Recognizing the Sacred: In self – In Those We Work With . Annual Retreat. Government of Alberta: Service Providers Council of Calgary (Persons With Developmental Disabilities). Kaninaskis, AB.

Simington, J. (2000). On Death and Dying: Working With Families. Annual Meeting. Canadian Association of Pre-retirement Planners. Red Deer, AB.

Simington, J. (2000 ). Believing In Ourselves. Annual Retreat, Therapeutic Touch and Wholistic Modalities Professional Association, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2000, April ). Boundaries and Boundary Issues. Professional Development Retreat. Corrections Canada Healing Lodge, Maple Creek, SK.

Simington, J. (2000, June ). Boundaries and Self Care. Women Inmates Retreat. Corrections Canada , Healing Lodge, Maple Creek, SK.

Simington, J. (2000 ). Boundaries and Self Care. Professional Development Retreat. Boyle Street School. Gold Eye Retreat Centre, Nordegg, AB.

Simington, J. (2000). Innovative Senior Housing: Future Trends and Issues. Alberta Seniors’ Housing: Managers’ Association. Fantasy Land Hotel, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (2000). In The Spirit of Ancient Wisdom. Women Wellness Weekend. Family and Community Social Services, Falher, AB.

Simington, J. (2000, Spring). In Search of Spirit. Women Wellness Weekend. Family and Community Social Services, Falher, AB.

Simington, J. (2000). Living to Potential. Catholic Teachers’ Professional Development Day. Archbishop Macdonald High School, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1999). Boundaries and Boundary Issues. Teacher’s Education Day. Boyle Street Co-op. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1999). Responding to Soul Pain. Oncology Nursing, British Columbia Oncology Nurses Group Fall Conference, Victoria, BC.

Simington, J. (1999). Responding to Soul Pain. Oncology Nursing, British Columbia Oncology Nurses Group Fall Conference, New Westminster, BC.

Simington, J. (1999). Alberta Long-term Facility Care of the Future. Alberta Long-term Care Association Fall Meeting, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1999). Nurturing Soul. Promoting Wellness in Oncology Nursing, British Columbia Oncology Nurses Group Annual Conference, Lake Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, BC.

Simington, J. (1999). The Best We Can Be. Two Thousand and Beyond, Prairie Region Integrated Services Conference, Corrections Canada, Mayfield Inn, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1999). Boundaries and Boundary Issues. Prairie Region Integrated Services Conference, Corrections Canada, Cypress Hills Resort, Maple Creek, SK.

Bradley, M., Simington, J., Wilfong-Pritchard, J. (1998). Preventing Sexual Misconduct in the Ministerial Relationship. Interdenominational meeting, St. Andrew’s United Church, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1998). Journey to the Sacred: Understanding Soul Pain. Catholic Social Services In service Day, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1998). Healing Soul Pain: A Multicultural Perspective. Fall Conference: Where Have We Been: Where Are We Going. Catholic Social Services, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1998). Alternate Methods: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit. Helping Hands to Journey’s End. Peace Palliative Care Conference, Peace River, AB.

Simington, J. (1998). Spiritual Needs of People in Crisis. Fall Conference, Crisis Intervention Support Network, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1998). Finding Your Path in a Time of Instability. Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1998). Living Life to the Fullest. Living life to the fullest: 1998 Senior Conference. Sturgeon Senior Advisory Council, Morinville, AB.

Simington, J. (1998). Understanding Dementia of the Alzheimer Type. Living life to the fullest: 1998 Senior Conference. Sturgeon Senior Advisory Council, Morinville, AB.

Simington, J. (1998). Attitude, Behaviour and Spirit. Renewal Days, Westview Health Region, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1997). Journey to the Sacred. Theme Address, 18th Annual Conference, Nurse Healers-Professional Association. Vancouver, BC.

Simington, J. (1997). Emotions: How Do We Deal With Our Feelings? Epilepsy the Puzzle. Edmonton Epilepsy Association, 1st Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1997). Don’t Forget Alzheimer’s: Understanding Dementia, Vitalizer’97: Being Positive-Living Actively, Wellness Conference. Drayton Valley, AB.

Simington, J. (1997). At The Close of Life: Providing Healing to Body, Mind and Spirit. Healing and Hope Through the Journey, 6th Annual Palliative Care Provincial Conference. Bonnyville, AB.

Olson, J., Simington, J. & Clark, M. (1997). Parish Nursing in an Interfaith Setting. Moderated Panel Open House Sponsored by University of Alberta Parish Nurse Advisory Committee, Garneau United Church, Edmonton, AB.

Olson, J. & Simington, J. (1997). Parish Nursing Education at the University of Alberta. Third Annual Parish Nurse Conference: Faith and Health Reclaiming the Relationship. Bethany Care Society, Calgary, AB.

Olson, J, Simington, J. Clark, M. (1997). Exploring the Future of Parish Nursing. Advisory Committee on Parish Nursing Open House. Garneau United Church, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J., Clark, M. (1997). Nursing Within a Faith Community. Interdenominational Ministerial Association Zion Lutheran Church, North Battleford, SK.

Simington, J. (1997). Awakening to Ancient Wisdom. Dr. John Littlejohn Memorial Conference, Calgary united Church Presbytery, Calgary, AB.

Olson, J., Simington, J., Clark, M. (1997). Extending the Healing Mission of the Church: Exploring Interfaith Connections. Edmonton Interfaith General Meeting. Garneau United Church, Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1996). Understanding Dementia. Municipal District Community Services Branch, 2nd Annual Senior’s Conference. Morinville, AB.

Simington, J. (1996). Extending the Healing Mission of a Faith Community Through a Parish Nursing Program. Community: The Heart of Health Care. 53rd. Annual Conference Catholic Health Association of Alberta. Edmonton, AB.

Clark, M., & Simington, J. (1996). Parish Nursing: New Life for Dry Bones. Annual Provincial Convention, The Alberta Pastoral Care Association and The Alberta Region of the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education. Edmonton, AB.

Olson, J, & Simington, J. (1995). Parish Nursing in Canada. Parish Nursing Conference. Lutheran Health Care of Canada, Edmonton, AB.

Olson, J, Simington, J. & Douglas, L, Clark, M. (1995). Parish Nursing: Promoting Well-being Within a Faith Community. The Good Samaritan Society of Edmonton and the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB.

Simington, J. (1995). Touch: The Holistic Method. Alternate Approaches, Stettler and District Palliative Care Council Second Annual Conference. Stettler, AB.

Simington, J. (1994). Addressing Spiritual Needs in Palliative Care. Death: Is There a Journey of Choice? CareWest Palliative Care Annual Conference. Calgary, AB.

Simington, J. (1989). Success Through Goal Setting: Welcome to the Winners Circle. Kinnette Club of Canada, Annual Provincial Fall Council. Shellbrook, SK.

Simington, J. (1988). Effects of Therapeutic Touch. Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association Discovery Day, Shellbrook, Sk.

 

 

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