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Katherine Silvan shares insights on the Art of Self-Care at Rockford University

02/27/2019 10:22 am

Rockford University welcomes Reverend Katherine Gray Silvan on Monday, March 4, 12 p.m., in Fisher Memorial Chapel, as part of the University’s Spring Forum Series. Rev. Katherine Gray Silvan is an ordained Interfaith Minister and a licensed Master of Social Work who educates, empowers and ministers to people of all faiths. Fisher Memorial Chapel is located on the University’s campus, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.

After being ordained as an Interfaith minister at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC in 2002, she went on to grad school at Southern Connecticut State University and became a licensed social worker. As a professional speaker, Rev. Silvan leads groups, seminars, and lectures both locally and nationally at colleges and community centers. A few years ago she began doing public speaking through Conscious Campus, an organization that provides renowned inspirational speakers and entertainers to colleges and universities with the mission of building social and cultural awareness. Since then, she has had the great privilege of speaking around the country educating students about the importance of faith diversity and learning the art of self love.

“The Art of Self Love” includes stress reduction, healthy boundary setting and mindfulness techniques and ground breaking research on alternative methods of healing and body balancing. In this workshop/lecture, Rev. Katherine Gray Silvan engages her audience in the Art of Self-Care. Katherine makes the distinction between being selfish and self-full and teaches students how to assess their perceptions regarding self-care and to set honest boundaries for themselves. This workshop explores healthy living, healthy giving and healthy believing; helping the audience understand the connection between our thinking and beliefs and how we are feeling and doing in our lives. Katherine will introduce and explore short and simple techniques for creating skills in self-care that help navigate a diverse world. Students will not only spend the session caring for themselves, but they will also walk away with the beginnings of a self-care tool box that they can utilize and build on throughout their lives. All will be encouraged to embrace a personal commitment to be a force of love in the world, by first loving oneself.

This event is free and the public is welcome to attend. Tickets are required and seating is limited. To reserve tickets, contact the Box Office at The complete list of the Spring 2019 Forum Series events is available on the University’s website at