Below you will find information about our one-off workshops and short courses. If you are interested in training to become a spiritual director, please go to our Encounter Course page for more information about our three year formation training.
Sharing Best Practice - weeks of accompanied prayer
LCSD’s Friday Programme is a core part of Developing Direction, and an excellent way to find community and refreshment: you can book each one separately or save by booking the whole series.
Kicking off the 2018/19 programme is Sue Wilson’s workshop on MBTI for Spiritual Directors.
An opportunity to join a Monday evening group experiencing and exploring contemplative prayer.
For anyone who wants to discover more about Christian spirituality or seeks to widen their understanding. Spend Monday afternoons learning about the great Christian traditions and exploring how to integrate prayer and life.
Julie will be exploring the interface between psychology and spirituality through the lens of psychotherapy and spiritual direction. It will be a chance to get a bit clearer on the ongoing question of differences and aims to increase the confidence of those in the ministry of spiritual direction by celebrating its unique gifts and possibilities.
Our annual Network Day is a time to connect, pray and be inspired. With keynote speakers, news and updates, time for networking, and lunch.
Safeguarding training is now an ethical mandate for spiritual directors who wish to follow the Centre’s Code of Practice. If you’ve not attended a course anywhere in the last 5 years, we encourage you to sign up for this workshop.
From time to time spiritual directors may find themselves presented with a situation which concerns child or vulnerable adult abuse, either historic or current. This morning is designed as an event for all spiritual directors and those training to become spiritual directors on the issues we need to consider when working with vulnerable people.
A day to explore the often neglected interrelationship of body and spirit within Christian spirituality. We will create a safe space to practise connecting with our body in stillness and in movement with a focus on developing our capacity to listen to ourselves, to God, and to others.
Jesus, attentive to both the person in front of him and to God, was able to listen with extraordinary freedom and confidence to the needs of whoever was in front of him. This will be a day to learn from the great Master: our spiritual director in the deepest sense.
Far from a foreign import mindfulness is not only endemic but essential to the Christian understanding of how the human person relates to the divine. The aim of the day is to reflect on the nature of mindfulness, especially as perceived from its Buddhist roots and how this may (or may not) relate to the wider tradition of Christian prayer.
The process of dying has been likened to a journey. The theme of the day will be ‘presence’ using Nolan’s framework of: evocative presence; accompanying presence; comforting presence and hopeful presence.
“Where is God in all this?” is a question much-beloved of spiritual directors. However, if God is “in all things” then this question makes no sense. What are we really asking? This day will explore how we we might ask about God with those who come to talk with us.
In the vocation of Spiritual Direction we encounter all types of people where diversity is in and out of view. What are the potential implications of diversity for directors and directees? Join us to explore this important topic.