Spiritual Direction

Zoom and Spiritual Direction Events

Two forthcoming events I’m hosting   Adjusting to Spiritual Direction on ZoomThursday 28 January2pm – 4.30pm on ZoomA session for Spiritual Directors wanting to develop their use of Zoom for conducting Spiritual Direction led by Nick Helm (There is no charge for this event.)   Spiritual Direction on Zoom – What are we learning?Thursday 4 […]

The Accompanier’s Role

The origins of this reflection go back nearly twenty years. I wrote it for presenting in the final stages of ‘The Art of Spiritual Accompaniment’ in Sheffield. What began as a fairly straight presentation I discovered was actually a meditation. I recently revived it for presenting on the final day of Sarum College’s spiritual direction […]

Seismic Shift in Spiritual Direction?

Encouraging conversations revealing Seismic Shifts The two zoom meetings of people involved in Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Direction training on the 14th and 21st July respectively were really encouraging. I had a strong sense of being in the company of a deeply engaged group of people with a passion and commitment to Spiritual Direction and […]

Zoom & Spiritual Accompaniment

Zoom and Spiritual Direction: What are we learning? Zoom has boomed under lockdown, and I for one have been on a pretty steep learning curve with it. Having now conducted dozens of one to one spiritual direction conversations, convened several committee and small group meetings and led a couple of online half-day sessions for spiritual […]

Discernment in Spiritual Direction – June 2020

Resources to accompany session with Spiritual Directors from Monmouth Diocese on Discernment in Spiritual Direction – 1 June 2020   Leaflet with definitions of consolation and desolation and summary of Discernment Guidelines from the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Powerpoint Slides Handout Discernment in Spiritual Direction You can watch the two talks that I gave within the session here. […]

Bristol Spiritual Direction Day – Discernment

Saturday 8 February 2020 A day on Discernment in Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Directors in the Bristol area. Session 1: Before God: God’s perspective on my Spiritual DirectionSession 2: Discernment – an Ignatian perspectiveSession 3: Accompanying Discernment: Session 4: Whose Discerning?   My aim is to explore the nature of discernment using Ignatius of Loyola’s wisdom […]

Discerning Listening and The Choir

Running the course Discerning Listening with a great group this winter has seen us exploring how a discerning listener might function well. This is about an ability to listen deeply, attentively to the whole person an ability to notice the spiritual movements within what is shared This requires a stance that is poised and open, […]

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