This is a two-year ecumenical program for the formation of spiritual directors.
Experience of having received spiritual direction over a period of time is essential together with some evidence of background in Spiritual Formation.
Those wishing to begin this formation program are required to attend a personal interview with the Directors of the Course.
Participants in the program will learn that the role and action of God is crucial to the spiritual direction enterprise.
The program incorporates a wide range of topics including:
§ personal prayer/sharing
§ exercises in active listening
§ theory and practice of spiritual direction
§ basic psychology
§ religious experience in the Christian tradition
§ presentation of focusing papers
§ peer group supervision
The second year builds on and continues the aims and objectives of Part I.
This is an experiential program, where participants learn how to be spiritual directors by the actual practice of spiritual direction for at least two hours each week.
Each participant will have a supervisor who closely monitors all practical work.
Participants are required to attend
§ weekly sessions of 4-5 hours during Semester periods
§ an annual retreat
§ 2 hours per week for practice of spiritual direction
Download and complete the application form and then email or post as directed.