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Art of Spiritual Direction 3

This unit will explore significant spiritual and psychological issues in spiritual companioning as well as the student’s developing sense of commitment to this practiceStudents will engage: Assessment of appropriate approaches to companioningDeepening awareness of connection with inner perception and spiritual influencesListening to the deeper parts of self and other relational aspects of being attentiveExploring human experience of transcendence, the divine and mysticismCreating a safe holding environment for participants in spiritual companioningpsychological dynamics in practice including such elements as transference, countertransference and projection and referraand the role of spiritual companioning in challenging ones own and broader perspectives to foster authentic spiritual engagement 

In addition, each student will undertake a research project in an area of personal interest in the ministry of spiritual direction.

Code
DD9204W
(Unit offered alternatively as a postgraduate Capstone unit, XD9770W)
Level
Postgraduate
Discipline
Spiritual Direction (DD)
Field
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Prerequisites
Art of Spiritual Direction 2 (DD8203W), or equivalent
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)