Discernment in Spiritual Direction – Bath & Wells

Wednesday 8 September 2021 A day on Discernment in Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Directors in the Bath & Wells Diocese. My aim is to explore the nature of discernment using Ignatius of Loyola’s wisdom and look at how this plays out in the dynamics of a Spiritual Direction relationship.    Handouts:  Consolation-Desolation Presentation Slides Opening Prayer[…]

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,[…]

Åndelig vejledning – Ådalen Retræte

Extra Resources to accompany the programme Here are a few extra resources – the english version of the documents handed out in Danish, and also some video resources and links to some of the books that are relevant. At the moment, I’m still compiling this page, so there are quite a few resources that aren’t[…]

Today

Three Case Studies A A relatively young ordinand who has come to spiritual direction because they were told they should have a spiritual director while training. The conversation is rather stilted with some awkward pauses. What should I talk about? What do I say now? After a bit you get into exploring their prayer life.[…]

No Time Like the Present

The ways we enable and hinder the encounter with God within the Spiritual Direction session A day event for the London Centre For Spiritual Direction 8 January 2021 and for the Birmingham Forum for Spiritual Directors 19 May 2021 Spiritual Direction can easily drift in to talking about God. This is worthy conversation, as we explore what[…]

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[…]

Adjusting To Spiritual Direction on Zoom

Online Seminar – Thursday 28 January 2pm – 4.30pm Presentation Slides can be downloaded by clicking here. You may be interested in  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)   National Forum for Spiritual Direction Web[…]

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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