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May 25 - 27

Enneagram 1

The Enneagram is a very ancient model of personality type that has enjoyed a lot of attention in recent years. It suggests that all human personality can be described under nine headings or numbers (Enneagram means "nine"). While it describes character traits it is principally an instrument for conversion and is consequently a very useful tool in the work of direction.

Lecturers: Sue Dunbar, (Program Director) and Mary Hagan rsj

Mary trained at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago, also completing the Intensive Training in Focusing with Peter Campbell & Ed McMahon from the Institute for Bio-Spiritual Focusing. Currently Mary offers regular prayer days, retreats and spiritual direction as well as a rural ministry in spiritual direction. She is also a visiting spiritual director for several places/programs. Mary was also part of the Listen into Life team for many years.

Peer Groups & Peer Supervision

Peer Group Year 1: Listening Skills & SD and Therapy (Program Team)
Peer Group Year 2: Ethics in Spiritual Direction (Program Team)
Peer Supervision Years 3 & 4: Present Verbatims / Input on Supervision (Program Team)
Personal Growth Years 3 & 4: Visual Journalling (Program Team)

History Unit: Protestant Spirituality (To be delivered via email between weekends 2 and 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 23 - 25

Spiritual Direction and the Contemplative Stance

One of the core elements in spiritual direction is developing a contemplative attitude which invites us into greater awareness of God present and active within us and the world. This weekend Linda will guide us into a deeper understanding and experience of living from a contemplative stance.

Lecturer: Rev Linda Chapman

Linda Chapman is an Anglican priest, the rector of Moruya Anglican Parish and the founder of Open Sanctuary @ Tilba. She works as a Spiritual Driector and retreat leader, and is an oblate of the World Community for Christian Meditation. Linda has a long-term commitment to environmental advocacy and eco-theology, and to exploring the connections between environmental and contemplative consciousness.

Peer Groups & Peer Supervision

Peer Group Year 1: Introduction to Quads and Quad Booklet (Program Team)
Peer Group Year 2: Flow of a Direction Session (Program Team)
Peer Supervision Years 3 & 4: Present Verbatims / Input on Supervision (Program Team)
Personal Growth Years 3 & 4: Contemplative stance and Christian Meditation (Program Team)

History Unit: Celtic Spirituality (To be delivered via email between weekends 1 and 2)

August 24 - 26

The Art and Craft of Spiritual Direction

Over this weekend, Lucy Abbott Tucker will offer her wisdom and experience as a director of more than 35 years, in expanding our knowledge and understanding of the spiritual direction process which is both art and craft. She has a wealth of professional experience and a gold mine of stories to offer as we explore the ministry of spiritual direction together.

Lecturer: Lucy Abbott Tucker, BSc, MA Theology

Lucy Abbott Tucker is a popular and gifted workshop presenter in the USA, where she has been part of the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago since 1984. She is a frequent presenter at Spiritual Directors International conferences and has offered retreats and workshops throughout the USA, Canada and Europe.

Peer Groups & Peer Supervision

Peer Group Year 1: Listening Skills & SD and Chaplaincy (Program Team)
Peer Group Year 2: Supervision (Program Team)
Peer Supervision Years 3 & 4: Present Verbatim / Input on Supervision (Program Team)
Personal Growth Years 3 & 4: Body Prayer (Program Team)

History Unit: C20th Spirituality (To be delivered via email between weekends 3 and 4)

November 9 - 11

Enneagram 2

This weekend will build on the work done in May and focus, in Enneagram terms, specifically on the dynamic between director and directee. What are the graces, gifts and pitfalls of each number as director and directee? How do we use a knowledge of the Enneagram in our work as directors?

Lecturers: Ms Sue Dunbar (Program Director), and Mary Hagan rsj

Peer Groups & Peer Supervision

Peer Group Year 1: Listening Skills & Working with an Image (Program Team)
Peer Group Year 2: Introduction to Verbatims (Program Team)
Peer Supervision Years 3 & 4: Present Verbatims / Input on Supervision (Program Team)
Personal Growth Years 3 & 4: Contemplation in Action (Program Team)