The Friday Programme

Event details

The ongoing Friday programme resumes in October with a very rich series of days led by experienced and inspired practitioners. As spiritual directors it’s easy to feel isolated and somewhat depleted. This is a good chance to both find community and be nourished in the vital ministry you offer.

All Sessions below can be booked individually but booking the whole course entitles you to a discount.

Cost: £360 for the whole course (inclusive of £ 45.00 discount) or £45.00 per workshop

For more information about each workshop, please click on the title to read more.

GETTING MESSY

Exploring the Value of Play in Spiritual Direction

6 Oct 11 - 4pm

with Annette Kaye

A day to playfully and prayerfully consider God’s invitation to play - within ourselves, in our practice as spiritual directors, and for our directees. Bring your inner child, ready to play, and in clothes that won’t mind getting a bit messy.

SHALOM

The Place Where Contemplatives and Activists Meet

3 Nov 11 - 4pm

with Noel Moules

As spiritual directors, we must be concerned with how our work with individuals finds its place within the greater vision and gift of Christ; shalom is the centre-peace. This will be a day to explore the personal and practical dimensions of shalom; and to link this to our work as spiritual directors.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE SOUL

Guiding Explorers

1 Dec 11 - 4pm

with Andrew Mayes

The subject of his recently published book by the same title, this day will explore ‘the summons to a subterranean spiritual adventure, an odyssey of the soul’. He will call us deeper, in company with the great spiritual guides in Christian history who risked the depths, faced the darkness and made astonishing, transformative discoveries.

SHORT AND SWEET

Working in Weeks of Accompanied Prayer and Retreats

12 Jan 11 - 4pm

with Lynne Barron

Usually offered by a church community, weeks of accompanied prayer are a popular and fruitful way of supporting Christians in their everyday life to focus on prayer and their life of faith. This day will look at the particular focus needed and the challenges and gifts that such a format presents to spiritual directors.

CONVERSATION AND CONVERSION

Narrative Theology and Spiritual Direction

2 Feb 11 - 4pm

with Antonia Lynn

Storytelling lies at the heart of many spiritual traditions - indeed, there would be no tradition without story! Using the sort of Candlemas we shall consider the nature of narrative theology and the meaning and power of conversation with plenty of opportunity to reflect on and work with our own stories in a safe and creative space.

LISTENING TO YOUR LIFE

Discernment and Vocation in Spiritual Direction

2 March, 11 - 4pm

with Julia Mourant

An opportunity to reflect on issues which arise at times of transition and discernment. Change may be a choice, with new decisions emerging from exploring a sense of direction, or we may have to find a new sense of vocation in different circumstances which life presents to us.

THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS

Working with the Shadow in Spiritual Direction

4 May, 11 - 4pm

with Anne Solomon

What is our Shadow? What do we do with those sides of our self that are not so easy to include in our spiritual journey? How does the Shadow relate to our inner freedom and fullness of life? Anne will help us explore ways of understanding and working with the Shadow for ourselves and for those we accompany.

EXPLORING HEALING IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Creative Reflections from a Therapeutic Community

1 June, 11 - 4pm

with Elizabeth Baxter & Helen Warwick

This day is for those interested in exploring healing through spiritual accompaniment. It will explore some practical, creative and theological approaches of working with others for healing. This interactive day will give space and time for linking into our own healing journeys.

GIFTS AND CHALLENGES

Evangelical Spirituality And Spiritual Direction

13 July, 11 - 4pm

with Dawn Pointing and Val Smith

Until recently, spiritual direction was a foreign concept in most evangelical and charismatic circles. But now, many are engaging in this ministry, sometimes for the first time. Whilst acknowledging there is much variety within the evangelical world, this will be a day to explore the distinctive gifts and challenges this tradition brings.

Date

Our monthly programme of workshops on Fridays beginning 6 October 2017.

Cost

£360 to book the whole series (includes a £45 discount); or £45 per workshop

Venue

London Centre for Spiritual Direction
The Church of St Edmund the King
Lombard Street
London
EC3V 9EA

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