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Art of Spiritual Direction 1

This unit introduces the Practice of Spiritual Companioning and provides a context in which to test a sense of engagement/commitment to this practice. The seminars include teaching on  

  • distinctive characteristics of the practice 
  • the human experience of transcendence and spiritual connectedness 
  • psychological considerations in  relation to personality and its influence on the spiritual aspect of being human, 
  • development of listening skills, and  
  • exploring the spiritual aspect of being human- growth in spiritual practices and emerging self-awareness.   

There will be practical sessions on giving and receiving spiritual companioning, and personal and peer supervision. 

Code
DD8202W
Level
Postgraduate
Discipline
Spiritual Direction (DD)
Field
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Prerequisites
Applicants should have some experience in receiving personal spiritual companioning and it is preferred that they have completed the Art of Contemplative Practice 1 (DS9201W) or equivalent.
Each candidate will be required to undergo an interview prior to acceptance into the unit - refer to WellSpring Centre website for details.
Location
Hosted by WellSpring Centre, Ashburton   view location >
Faculty
Peter Bentley & the WellSpring Centre team   view profile >
Class Time
Extended Intensive 2021: April through October (refer timetable for details)