Group

Spiritual Direction
or Supervision


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We can go further on our journeys when we are accompanied by others.

In group spiritual direction the crucial guideline for listening and responding to a group member's sharing is that there is to be no attempt at fixing, saving, advising, or “setting the person straight.” Contemplative listening is listening for the movement of spirit (or divine love or meaning or energy) with and through the person who is sharing. The act of responding is an act of witnessing and reflecting the holy or sacred.

Group members are both accompanied in their spiritual exploration, deepen their own journeys by witnessing others' journeys AND begin to learn the art of being a spiritual companion.

Several ingredients are essential for group spiritual direction.

Confidentiality. The group will be a place where personal soul-work happens. This kind of intimacy requires the confidence that nothing shared in the group will be shared outside the group.

Regular attendance. Group members need to commit to coming to each meeting if at all possible.

Willingness. Group members need to commit to an honest relationship with one another and what each holds holy, participating wholeheartedly in the group process through contemplative listening and response, and opening their spiritual journeys for consideration by others

A group like this—which invites people to share their own spiritual journeys, be personal and authentic, and seek transformation for the sake of others—is very unusual. You won't hear the average after-dinner conversation when we meet. For this reason, spiritual direction groups need informed facilitators to lead. This group is led by a trained, credentialed spiritual direction companion.

Pay-from-the-heart pricing guideline: $360 to $480 for 8 month commitment. (can be paid in 3 installments.) (That works out to $45-$60/month. When you contribute more, someone else is able to pay less.)

FORMAT:

Four, (five maximum and three minimum) individuals seeking their spiritual direction , 1.5 hour meeting, 2 people share each week, A prompt will be provided the week before.

* grounding/centering

* person 1 sharing

* contemplation

* reflections

*contemplation

* person 2 sharing

* contemplation

* reflections

* contemplation

* blessing

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Supervision - Small Group Format

NEW Supervision group STARTING! Montly, First Saturday, Noon Eastern, 8 meetings Register here.

ONE OPENING! Monthly, First Wednesday, 3pm Eastern, 8 meetings Contact Amy directly

Supervision is critical to the healthy, whole-hearted companioning of others. The gift of hearing others share their vulnerabilities, joys, and learning is transformative for your own practice. You will share your own challenges and formation as a spiritual direction companion and receive affirmation and curious, spirit-led, questions.

Confidentiality: The group will be a place where personal soul-work happens. This kind of intimacy requires the confidence that nothing shared in the group will be shared outside the group.

Regular attendance: Group members must to commit to coming to each meeting if at all possible.

Willingness: Group members need to commit to an honest relationship with one another and what each holds holy, participating wholeheartedly in the group process through contemplative listening and response, and opening their spiritual grappling for consideration by others

This spiritual direction supervision group has a trained supervisor as the facilitator. The group is open to companions seeing >2 seekers with at least 12 months training.

We will work with verbatims (defined VERY broadly) and Focus Question Forms. FQFs come in several models-something for everyone.

Pay-from-the-heart pricing guideline: $360 to $480 for 8 month commitment. (can be paid in 3 installments.) (That works out to $45-$60/month. When you contribute more, someone else is able to pay less,)

FORMAT:

Four (five maximum and three minimum) individuals seeking spiritual direction supervision, 1.5 hour meeting, 2 people share each week. A resource will be provided the week before, your FQF is due as pre-work if you will be sharing that week.

* grounding/centering/teaching

* person 1's FQF and verbatim/artwork... is reviewed

* contemplation

* reflections

*contemplation

* person 2's FQF and verbatim/artwork... is reviewed

* contemplation

* reflections

* contemplation

* blessing