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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

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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

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‘All Shall be Well’ A Quiet Day with Julian of Norwich

A Quiet Day with Nick Helm Julian lived an age of the black death and social and ecclesial upheaval. In the midst of this she was given a profound experience of the love of God. We live and minister in an age of pandemic, and significant social and ecclesial upheaval. In this day we’ll reflect

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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

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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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Soul Spark Interview

The Grove Book is now out of print, but interest in the course remains. (If you are interested in a digital version of the book please contact me.) Sheffield Diocese are going to run Soul Spark this year as part of their ‘Lights for Christ’ encouraging discipleship programme. I was recently interviewed about Soul Spark

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