Developing Direction

Developing Direction is the Centre’s programme of events and groups designed to foster the ongoing development and support of spiritual directors. We offer one-off days, evenings, short courses and supervision groups. As part of supporting the work, Spiritual Directors can also become members of our Community of Spiritual Directors and thereby have a visible presence on our online Directory.

Formation and Ongoing Development

The Centre offers a series of one-off days, evening and short courses; covering a broad spectrum of topics, themes and practice issues related to the ministry of spiritual direction. They are led by experienced practitioners from all over the country and, in keeping with the nature of formation, will usually consist of a mix of input, personal reflection, discussion and prayer.

For up-to-date information and to enroll, see our Courses and Events page.

Supervision

The Centre offers supervision groups and provides the occasional 4-day training in supervision skills for spiritual directors.

Supervision at the Centre is*:

Contemplative: discerning how and where God is.

Affirmative: supporting and affirming.

Formative: growing in knowledge and insights, developing self-awareness and understanding.

Restorative: providing a space for releasing feelings and holding them.

Normative: understanding and ensuring good practice and ethical standards.

*adapted from Brigid Proctor’s Model of Supervision

We run Supervision Groups throughout the year. Each group meets 9 times per year (3 times per term) for 2 hours and currently the cost is £28 per session. Contact Catherine Chapman on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

The Community of Spiritual Directors

The Centre has also created a Community of Spiritual Directors consisting of those who offer the ministry of spiritual direction and who have also agreed to observe our Code of Practice. You can find those who are members of the Community on our online Directory of Spiritual Directors.

The Directory is updated on a quarterly basis. If you would like to apply to be part of the Community, please download the application form and Code of Practice document below.

Download the Community of Spiritual Directors Application Form
Code of Practice for Spiritual Directors

Annual Network Day

Open to all spiritual directors across greater London and beyond, the network day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate spiritual direction and to enjoy meeting up with colleagues and friends who share this work. There are typically one or two talks, time for formal and informal discussion and a liturgy within which we are invited to re-dedicate our ministry and to pray for one another. This usually happens on the 3rd Saturday of November - but check the website nearer the time when the date will be confirmed

For queries of a general nature or suggestions related to ongoing professional development, feel free to contact Julie Dunstan, the Director for Formation and Professional Development at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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