Posts relating to events I’ve led

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 […]

Cycles of Grace in a Driven World

Online Seminar Reflection points can be downloaded by clicking here Presentation Slides can be downloaded by clicking here. David Adam explores the season cycle in ‘Tides and Seasons‘  My book ‘Ignatius of Loyola: A guide for spiritual growth and discipleship‘ includes a greater description of the cycle of the spiritual exercises. David Runcorn’s ‘Touch Wood‘ includes […]

Using Zoom well in Spiritual Direction

Online Seminar Presentation Slides can be downloaded by clicking here. Zoom help resources can be found here. Seismic Shift in Spiritual Direction? My blog post with links to notes from seminars on zoom and spiritual direction (July 2020) Video recordings of the session on 23 November 2021 National Forum for Spiritual Direction Web Page and […]

Introducing Ignatian Spirituality

Resources to accompany this online programme: Presentation Slides – pdf Praying the Scriptures Imaginative Contemplation Flower of Me Resources on Discernment Some Books on Ignatian Spirituality ‘Landmarks’ by Margaret Silf. (DLT) This is a wonderful book taking one on a journey of deepening faith and finding God in all our experiences. ‘God of Surprises’ by […]

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