Training, Facilitation, Teaching

Calendar

Sat 2 Nov 2019, 9:30am – 4pm
“Where is God in all this?”
a training day for Gloucestershire Ecumenical Community of Spiritual Directors
Thu 21 Nov 2019, 11am – 4pm
The Body in Spiritual Direction
a training day for ISC
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 11am – 4pm
Overview of Discernment
a training day for ISC
Thu 14 May 2020, 11am – 1pm
Ethical and Legal Considerations
a training day for ISC
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 9am – 6pm
Loss, Depression, Wilderness, Darkness in Relation to Spiritual Accompaniment
a training day for Chester Diocesan Spirituality Group

I love working with groups offering exploration, development, and training in personal spiritual practice and the craft of spiritual direction:

My style of working is to explore and work with the experience of the people present. I do have information to impart, but in the area of spirituality I also believe that we already know much of what we need; we simply need to trust ourselves. My aim to is provide a calm, safe space where trust can grow and learning can happen.

I particularly enjoy facilitating a conversation, within a context of prayer, through which trust, respect and openness can grow. Then, each person’s authenticity can find expression and be witnessed. What really matters to people is more likely to be identified, and options for change can be explored.

Training spiritual directors

I offer individual days or weekends of training, supervision, and consultations with spiritual directors and those in training. Most recently I have devised and delivered a training day for spiritual directors called “Where is God in all this?

I have been a trainer and tutor on the “Ignatian Spirituality Course” since 1995. I have led both the 2nd and 3nd Years of the Course at different times. I am now an Associate Trainer leading occasional training days on the Course.

Training, Facilitation and Workshops

Through the experience of my own searching, there are things which have come to matter tremendously to me in my own spiritual practice and in my work.  I seek to offer to others what is of importance to me.

I can lead workshops in areas such as:

  • Prayer and Meditation: integrating prayer and meditation into everyday life
  • Embodied Spirituality: a spirituality rooted in the body & the world
  • Body and Presence
  • Illness and Spirituality: living our mortality