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[…]

Soul Spark Events for Spiritual Directors 2021-2

Events offered… I’m offering three events for Spiritual Directors on Zoom over the coming months.  Developing Spiritual Directors Clicking on the titles of the events below will take you to the event’s listing on EventBright, where you can find further details and book places. Looking into the Well: Discernment in Spiritual Direction Tuesday 8 March 10am[…]

Soul Spark Events 2021-2

Events offered… Space for reflection over the summer saw the emergence of the idea of offering some of the things I love doing most to a wider audience, courtesy of Zoom. Encouraged by several requests, I’ve put together a mixed programme of events over the coming year – three per term, roughly one a month,[…]

No Time Like the Present

The ways we enable and hinder the encounter with God within the Spiritual Direction session Spiritual Direction can easily drift in to talking about God. This is worthy conversation, as we explore what may be happening in the life and prayer of a directee. However, we may be missing something vital. After all talking about God is[…]

Manresa Link – 19th Annotation Accompaniment

This programme is to provide support for those looking to accompany others praying the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life (often known as the 19th Annotation) Here are the resources for downloading and printing.  Downloadable Documents Here are the handouts Saturday 17 April: Accompanying the Spiritual Exercises Handout Booklist Presentation Slides Desire – Quote from Michael Ivens[…]

Spiritual Direction on Zoom – What are we learning? Feb 2021

I will publish here the emerging wisdom from this session held on 4 February. Participants will receive an email telling them when it is available.  This post on my session on 28 Jan has links and the powerpoint that may be helpful for working in this environment.  Adjusting To Spiritual Direction on Zoom Julie Burnett-Kirk[…]

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[…]

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