Shadows Hidden in Light: Exploring Spiritual Abuse

with Anne Solomon

This workshop will help directors look at what spiritual abuse is, consider the underlying psychological causes and thresholds of how it could manifest in spiritual direction work and how we hold safe and secure space for others, understanding what is a positive relational context and what tends to spiritual abuse. We will also take a look at some of the issues of working in spiritual accompaniment with a directee who feels they have experienced spiritual abuse in a religious context.

NB Because of the sensitive nature of this workshop, numbers will be capped at 35. Priority will be given to those who have booked for the whole year’s programme.

Anne Solomon

Anne Solomon is a tutor on the Gloucestershire Spiritual Direction Course, supports other formation programmes and runs workshops for experienced spiritual accompaniers. Also a Chartered Psychologist AFBPsS with an MA in Religion and Society, and Divinity awards, she works and writes within the fruitful dialogue between spirituality and psychology. Always in this work Anne carries a particular heart for ethics and standards in soul care settings.


Friday 6th May 2022, 11:00am - 4:00pm


£40 for Members of the Community of Spiritual Directors; £45 for non-members


Online via Zoom


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