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Spiritual direction

Spiritual direction

What is a spiritual director? A spiritual director is a compassionate, concerned observer whose task is to help people notice the ways in which God’s Spirit is moving in their lives. (Why meet with a spiritual director?) What is group spiritual direction? Group spiritual direction includes times of silence, time to speak about your faith journey, and time to listen […]

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How to find a spiritual director

Ask around at your place of worship, or check the Spiritual Directors International Seek and Find Guide. Spiritual direction is not a licensed profession in any state or country, as far as I know, so it’s up to you to ask questions and make sure that you feel comfortable with whomever you select as your spiritual director. Go ahead and […]

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About supervision

Ideally, every spiritual director should be under some type of supervision. The differences between spiritual direction and therapy, pastoral counseling, friendship, and caretaking are sometimes tricky to discern, and meeting regularly with a supervisor or supervision group can help. Are you looking for a supervisor? I am able to meet with spiritual directors for supervision sessions in person or in […]

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Supervision agreement

When someone contacts me about meeting for supervision of their spiritual-direction practice, the first thing I propose is an informal meeting for coffee, or an extended phone conversation if the person lives far away. In this initial meeting, we talk about what I offer as a supervisor, what the person is expecting and hoping for from supervision, and how the […]

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