Events

​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.

Please note that our 2021/22 Developing Direction programme, along with other events, are continuing online.

At the same time, we are also pleased to announce a new strand of programming called In-situ Saturdays for meeting offline. The location and venue varies for each In-situ Saturday. Please check the individual listing for more information.

By deciding to continue with a strand of online events, we hope to expand and strengthen our connections with spiritual directors outside London and the UK. Please do consider joining our Community of Spiritual Directors if you haven’t already done so! We look forward to meeting you at one of our events!

Streams in the Desert: Spiritual Direction as Prophetic Ministry

  • Friday 3rd December 2021, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members
  • Julie Dunstan
  • Developing Direction

Informed by the writings of theologian Walter Brueggeman, this will be a day to explore how the prophetic imagination can inform our spiritual conversation providing life-giving streams in the wilderness of these challenging times. When chronic crisis might engender either apathy or mere management, the prophetic imagination calls us to honest lament, practices that honour the sacred, and vision rooted in God’s greater story.

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Working with an Autistic Directee

  • Friday 7th January 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members
  • Sue Hartley
  • Developing Direction

Autism is a frequently misunderstood, hidden disability that affects how people think, learn, relate and experience the world around them. Those who are Christians often experience unique struggles with faith and prayer. In this interactive session, Sue will guide us through the essentials of developing good practice in working with individuals on the autistic spectrum.

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Exploring Christian Spirituality 2022

  • Monday evenings from 6pm to 8pm online: January 10 – July 4 2022 (with a break for Easter from 22 March to 24 April 2022)
  • £120
  • Nicola Mason and Emily Miller
  • Other courses

What is your prayer life like? Do you sense a desire to go deeper in prayer?

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Online Refresher Course for Spiritual Directors

  • Dates: 13 January, 10 February, 10 March, 7 April, 19 May, 16 June
  • £250
  • Antonia Lynn and Dawn Pointing
  • Other courses

We are offering this programme for trained SDs who would like a refresher, perhaps because they have not been practising for a while.

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We Always Light a Candle: How Times and Seasons Inform Our Work

  • Friday 4th February 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members
  • Gill Sewell
  • Developing Direction

A creative day reflecting on times and seasons and how what we offer as spiritual directors might be informed and enhanced by the seasons and the liturgical year.

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Faith Shift: Accompanying Directees Through Deconstruction

  • Friday 4th March 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members
  • Fiona Koefoed-Jespersen
  • Developing Direction

We’ll look at what deconstruction is, the impact it has on an individual, and how as spiritual directors we can accompany people who find themselves on this journey.

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In-Situ Saturday: Using the Sand Tray in Spiritual Direction

  • Saturday 19th March 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £50 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £55 for non-members
  • Ann O’Sullivan
  • Other courses

An introduction to using the sand tray with directees in a safe way

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Beneath and Beyond:  An exploration of the Enneagram in the context of Spiritual Direction

  • Friday 1st April 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members
  • Maria Manuela Silva
  • Developing Direction

Bringing the insights of the Enneagram into the practice of spiritual direction.

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In-Situ Saturday: Personality Types in Times of Challenge and Change

  • Saturday 9th April 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £50 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £55 for non-members
  • Sue Wilson
  • Other courses

Our preferred ways of living, some of our habits and what we need to flourish may no longer be available as we live with change.

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Shadows Hidden in Light: Exploring Spiritual Abuse

  • Friday 6th May 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members
  • Anne Solomon
  • Developing Direction

What is spiritual abuse? What impact does the experience of spiritual abuse have on people’s lives and spiritual journey?

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Consolation and Desolation in Challenging Times

  • Friday 3rd June 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members
  • Gemma Simmonds
  • Developing Direction

Navigating new pathways and finding the hidden opportunities within them

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In-Situ Saturday: Prayer through Clay

  • Please arrive from 10am to register for a 10.30am start.
  • £50 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £55 for non-members
  • Mary Penley
  • Other courses

As a potter, I remain fascinated by the healing properties that clay has to connect with people at a deep level when used contemplatively.

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The Seven-Eyed Supervisee: Exploring Different Ways of Using Supervision

  • Friday 1st July 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • £40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members
  • Andrew Walker
  • Developing Direction

Receiving supervision is an essential and much-valued aspect of good practice for spiritual directors. But do we always make the best use of it?

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