Author : Nick Helm

Spiritual Listening

Spiritual Listening Part 1 handouts Download documents from Part 1 Listening – At lytte En bøn Ignatiansk kontemplation – Imaginative contemplation  Tilbageblik på bøn og Den fortrolige samtale -Review of prayer and colloquy  Presentation   Spiritual Listening Part 2 handouts 1. 2 May More Spiritual Listening p1 Slides 2. 16 May More Spiritual Listening p2 […]

The Prayer Life of a Priest: Juggling Prayer and Action

You can download the handouts from this event for the Curates of the Hereford Diocese here: The opening exercise: Considering my praying Eugene Peterson’s critique on the nature of pastoral ministry in the US: Quote from Working the Angles Handout with the points from Henri Nouwen’s ‘In the Name of Jesus’, Five approaches to prayer in ministry, […]

Ignatian Discernment

Outline Plan for the Day 10.00 Welcome / Introduction, Reflection, Some basics of Ignatian Discernment, Desire & Attachment 11.15 Space for reflection & refreshment 11.40 Consolation & Desolation, Recognising My Experiences of Consolation & Desolation 12.30 Lunch break 1.30 Responding to Consolation & Desolation 2.00 Space for reflection 2.30 Practicing Discernment – Images, Praying with […]

Taking a deeper Look

Noticing God at work in our accompanying A day for Spiritual Directors organised by the Exeter Diocese Spirituality Network As we accompany others as Spiritual Directors we may be focussing on the way God is at work with them, but how is God at work in us as we do that? The supervision of spiritual direction […]

Discernment in Spiritual Direction

Looking into the Well! Discernment in Spiritual Direction A day to explore the nature of discernment in Spiritual Direction drawing upon Ignatius of Loyola’s wisdom on discernment in the Spiritual Exercises, and then look at how this plays out in the dynamics of a Spiritual Direction relationship.    Downloadable Resources:  Consolation-Desolation Presentation Slides (pdf) All quotes from the […]

Holding Discerning Space

Holding Discerning Space…… Following the ‘Holding Space’ programme in 2021, Rachel Overton and Nick Helm are offering ‘Holding Discerning Space’ in June 2022.  We use the term ‘Holding space’ as a way of describing a part of what we ‘do’ when we meet with someone as a spiritual director.  This space has at its heart the intention […]

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