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 directors I find I’ve learnt a lot about the ins and outs of managing this means of communication. 

I’m really interested to consider with others some of the implications of using Zoom for Spiritual Direction. I’m aware of some great advantages and some challenges and disadvantages.  It would be good for those of us who are learning from this experience to take time to reflect on it, share together and see what general conclusions we can draw and offer to the wider community of Spiritual Directors.

So if you would be interested to participate in an online 2 hour session – I’ve fixed on Tuesday 14 July 2pm – 4pm (BST) to do this. 

Alongside this, there are also really interesting questions about what we are learning about training Spiritual Directors and Zoom. This may be a bit more of a niche market, but I’ll host this conversation the following week Tuesday 21 July 2pm – 4pm.

 Complete the form below and I’ll send you a link to participate on the morning of the session. 

 

Nick Helm

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20 thoughts on “Zoom & Spiritual Accompaniment

  1. Dear Nick,
    Thanks for the invitation to discuss the new mode of Spiritual Accompaniment. I’d be interested in have the link so that I could join in the conversation.
    Many thanks
    Anna

  2. Hi Nick, Trust I have been successful in leaving my requests for both dates for Zoom
    Peace and Joy
    Margaret Redmond
    PS I’m too needing refreshing in IT!!

  3. Hi Nick,
    Julian Maddock passed this on to us (ISC London). I too would be interested in joining in 21 July but the link won’t work.
    many thanks

  4. Hello Nick
    Thanks for the information about the Zoom meetings. I’m really interested in both but, at the moment am not free for either! Will you be circulating any information after they’ve taken place? I’d very much like to keep in touch on this subject so thanks for what you are doing.
    Lynette Harborne

    1. Thanks Lynette – I’m aiming to circulate notes from the meetings soon afterwards, so will include you in this.
      Nick

  5. Dear Nick, I’m interested in attending both as I am a spiritual director using Zoom and also an assistant for a London based SD course that will be using Zoom in Sept. Any useful tips would be welcome. The links are not working for me either. Many thanks – all the best, Emily Miller

    1. Hi Emily – sorry about the links. They are meant to create an email for you to send. Anyway, I’ve booked you in. I’ll be sending the link out on the morning of the session.
      Nick

  6. Hi nick I am a relatively inexperienced SD (Ignatian trained) and also an art therapist. There has been a lot of training and discussion in the therapeutic world about using technology – pros and cons and I would like to attend the July 14 session if you think it appropriate but I can’t work out the link. Kind regards Rachel Andrzejewska

    1. Hi Rachel – sorry about the links. They are meant to create an email for you to send. Anyway, I’ve booked you in – there’s no reason to be diffident about participating. Sounds like you have plenty to offer the conversation. I’ll be sending the link out on the morning of the session.
      Nick

  7. Hi Nick
    I couldn’t make the links work either but would like to book a place on both the 14th and 21st July conversations.

    Thanks
    Rissa de la Paz

    1. Hi Rissa
      sorry about the links. They are meant to create an email for you to send. Anyway, I’ve booked you in. I’ll be sending the link out on the morning of the session.
      Nick

  8. Hi Nick
    I couldn’t make the links work either but would like to book a place on both the 14th and 21st July conversations.

    Thanks
    Rissa

  9. Hello Nick Liz Hoare passed this on to me – I would love to join conversation on July 21 but I can’t make the link work …how do I get there on the day ?
    We are doing a lot remotely at Sarum including 2 SD courses and another one about to start for another organisation

    1. Hi Julia – sorry the link isn’t working. It is meant to open up an email that has all the text ready to send to book a place. I’ll make sure you get the link to the July 21 session. I’m only planning on sending this out on the morning of the 21st.
      Nick

  10. I can’t make my computer work the link, but I would like to book a place on the 14 July Zoom conversation. I am a spiritual director and help distribute a newsletter to spiritual directors in the diocese of Coventry. Today’s newsletter will mention these planned conversations. I am used to participating in Zoom.

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