Friday, 15 January 2016

Coming up at the London Centre for Spirituality

If you have ever thought about training to become a spiritual director, then you are very welcome to attend one or both of the upcoming Open Sessions for people interested in either the ISC course or Encounter.

Encounter Open Evening 
6-7.30pm - Free
7 April 2016 18:00 to 19:30pm

Find out more about our three year Encounter course for those looking to become a spiritual director. The Encounter Open Evening covers: Who trains as a spiritual director/companion? What does  the course involve? The session will be led by Julie Dunstan, Encounter Director. Read more and book

ISC Open Afternoon 
Tuesday 2 February 2016

Introducing Ignatian Spirituality, exploring the call to spiritual accompaniment and reflecting on what the Spiritual Exercises might have to offer. If you are considering Ignatian training, join us for a free open afternoon at the London Spirituality Centre to find out more about this 3-year course.
With Andrew Walker and Ellen Farmer.
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*Please note that the 1-year course for experienced spiritual directors is expected to be offered again in 2017. Please contact ISC at info@ if you would like more information

Developing Direction - Being in Pain

Developing Direction  -  Being in Pain
with Sr. Rachel Overton
Friday 5 February, 2016  11 - 4pm

Chronic pain (ie on-going pain) has a tendency to narrow down our ability to experience life. In a society that seems to proclaim it’s right to be ‘pain-free’, how do we enable others to ‘be’ in pain and yet remain open to the abundance of life, and what are the challenges for us in meeting with them?

Sr Rachel is a solitary religious living in Peterborough. With a background in medicine and management of chronic pain, she now works as a spiritual director and retreat leader and is the Bishop’s advisor for spirituality for the Diocese of Peterborough. Read more and book 

MBTI Follow Up Day
Living the spirituality of  our daily lives  

MBTI Follow Up Day
led by Sue Wilson
Saturday 13 February 2016, 11 -4pm
Cost: £45

This Follow-up workshop is for those who have completed the introduction to MBTI and feel comfortable in their psychological type.

The day is for those who are working in the area of spirituality – perhaps as Spiritual Directors or in some sort of counselling or listening capacity. There will be a short resume of the MBTI and then move on to looking at the different components which make up the MBTI from the point of view of spiritual gifts. Communication, prayer preferences and finding God in new ways will be explored.  Read more and book

All Kinds of Ways of Praying

All Kinds of Ways of Praying
Led by Rosey Feuell
Monday evenings
6 – 8.30pm
Cost of the course is £80 for either part 1 or part 2 and £140 for the whole course.

Part 1 - Lent: Mondays 22, 29 February, 7,14 March 2016
Part 2 -  June 6,13, 20, 27 June, 2016

This Course is designed for people who may be familiar with traditional prayer times and methods, but would like to be more adventurous and creative in their approach and possible follow-up activities, relating prayer to their own needs and personal expression.
In this Course you will experiment with many different ways of praying - all of which are flexible and allow scope for you to include areas and materials important to your particular way of life and calling. An important aim is to provide varied opportunities for you to develop your own “spiritual self-expression” and individual style(s) of prayer.

The Course will:
• offer a combination of solitary and group work
• invite discussion and sharing to the extent you feel comfortable
• provide reflective and non-interpretative approaches
• encourage you to grow in prayer

The Course is open to people of all Christian traditions, those of other faith groups, and any who are seeking refreshment and greater depth in their prayer. It could be especially helpful to those who work with individuals and/or small groups where conventional prayer sessions are less appropriate. It could also offer ideas and inspiration for those alongside people with particular needs or interests as many approaches can be adapted to a variety of occasions.

The Course is divided into two separate parts, with two months between parts, to allow time for participants to develop some of their discoveries over Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost, in both private and public prayer activity.

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