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.
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.