Spiritual Direction Training

WORKSHOP #5 NOW OPEN / March 13 - Carlsbad CA

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Designed for those who are led to care for the soul, to listen, discern and engage people intimately with the Divine.

Spiritual Direction:

Spiritual Direction takes the guesswork out of a relationship with God. It is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with God.


Workshop Dates:

Workshops run throughout the year with an accompanying reading list. You may join workshops at any time. No need to be in Southern California, workshops are streamed live.

All workshops run from 9:00am - 3:00pm Pacific Time

Workshop #5 - March 13th, 2019 - Carlsbad, CA / Live Stream

Workshop #6 - May 15th, 2019 - Carlsbad, CA / Live Stream


Workshop Detail:

#1 Spiritual Direction / June 20, 2018 - CARLSBAD

Reading - Holy Listening - Margaret Guenther

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina  

  • Where are you? / Assessment

  • What is spiritual direction / History

  • The “Call” to spiritual direction

  • The movement of spiritual direction

  • Directees

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer

 #2 Spiritual Direction / Face-to-Face

September 19th, 2018 - CARLSBAD, CA

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • Who is in front of you?

  • Directee boundaries

  • Tools for the Journey / Enneagram / Myers Briggs

  • Group / one-on-one session exercises

  • Centering Prayer

 #3 Spiritual Direction / November 14th, 2018 - CARLSBAD, CA

The Invitation to Listen

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • What is listening

  • Hearing Spirit - the voice inside

  • Listening results

  • Listening not fixing

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer

 #4 Spiritual Direction / January 9th, 2019 - CARLSBAD, CA

Spiritual Practices

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • Introduction to practices

  • Guiding people in practice

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer    

 #5 Spiritual Direction / March 13th, 2019 - CARLSBAD, CA

Persona  

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • Persona awareness

  • The structure of ego

  • Becoming aware

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer   

#6 Spiritual Direction / May 15th, 2019 - CARLSBAD, CA

Nothing to Prove, Nothing to Lose

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • Being open / Being all in

  • Nothing to prove

  • The good, bad and ugly of attachments

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer  


Workshop Reading Requisites:

  • Workshop #1 - Holy Listening - Margaret Guenther  

  • Workshop #2 - Holy Invitations - Jeannette A. Bake

  • Workshop #2 - The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith, 2nd Edition. Hagberg, Janet & Robert Guelich.

  • Workshop #3 - Christ of the Celts - John Philip Newell

  • Workshop #3 - True Spiritual Community - Larry Crabb  

  • Workshop #4 - The Naked Now - Richard Rohr

  • Workshop #5 - Putting On The Mind Of Christ - Jim Marion

  • Workshop #6 - Wisdom Jesus - Cynthia Bourgeault

*Reading not required but helpful:

  • The Way To Love - Anthony De Mello

  • A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle  

  • Writings on Spiritual Direction - Edited by Jerome M. Neufelder and Mary C. Coelho

  • The Essential Enneagram - Daniels, David & Virginia Price

  • Alcoholics Anonymous “The Big Book”

  • Narcotics Anonymous  - “The Basic Text”

  • Sexaholics Anonymous - “White Book” or “The Manual”