Wednesday, 27 April 2016

News from the London Spirituality Centre

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‘The LONDON SPIRITUALITY CENTRE seeks to offer resources for well-being and supports those who seek to live a wholehearted life. Drawing upon ancient Christian wisdom and contemporary psychological insight, the Centre offers training and development opportunities for individuals and groups including two formation courses for spiritual directors, supervision groups and a wide variety of workshops’

The Centre is undertaking a reflective process at present and the Director and Trustees have asked John-Francis Friendship to review its work and make recommendations for its future direction and priorities.

As someone who is interested in the Centre you are invited to assist this process by completing a short survey.  Please use this link London Spirituality Centre Survey to fill the online survey.  Thank you so much for your time and for helping us shape the future of the Centre. 

Upcoming Offerings 

Developing Direction Series
Julie Dunstan, Director of Encounter
The Naming of Cats
Charism and Personal Vocation
6 May 2016, 11am - 4pm

This will be a day to re-affirm the gift of spiritual direction within the church and also to name and celebrate our individual and unique charism within this ministry. (For those who might be baffled by the title of the day, see TS Eliot’s poem of the same title).  Read more and book 

Introduction to MBTI with Sue Wilson
Four consecutive Monday afternoons beginning 6th June 2016
(Includes the cost of Myers-Briggs questionnaires and assessment by Sue Wilson)

Sue Wilson's workshops provide an introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Jung’s theory of psychological types understandable and useful in everyday life.   MBTI results describe valuable differences between normal, healthy people – differences that can be the source of misunderstanding and communication problems. Read more and book

Safeguarding and Spiritual Direction
Friday 10th June 1 - 4pm 
with Dawn Watson from CCPAS (the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service)
Cost: £30  (members of the Communty of Spiritual Directors receive a 10% discount)

From time to time spiritual directors may find themselves presented with an event which concerns child or vulnerable adult abuse, either historic or current. This morning is designed as an event for all spiritual directors & those training to become spiritual directors on the issues we need to consider when working with vulnerable adults issues concerning Safeguarding

Topics that will be covered include:
Who is a vulnerable adult or adult at risk?
Who might be abused?
What issues relating to abuse should raise our concern?
Who might abuse?
How to handle the matter of confidentiality.*
Signs and symptoms
Responding to concerns

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(re)Connecting with God
Facilitated by Annette Kaye & Julian Maddock
Time/Dates:    Monday evenings, 6:00 – 8.30pm from the  29th September to 6th December (no class on the 24th October as this is half term)
Cost:     £250

This group is for anyone wishing to explore their spirituality in an open and non-partisan way. It is an opportunity to discover more about who you are, what you want from life, what life wants from you, and who or what God is for you. ‘God’ is a tricky word and we all mean something different by it. We trust that God is good and is at work in us and in our lives, and this group offers the space and some tools for us to pay attention, notice, listen and connect to this God. Our exploration together is experiential and will involve exercises on our own and in groups, sharing experiences and learning from each other.  Read more and book

ISC Open Afternoon
Thursday 19 May 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. Read more and book

And a reminder that giving to the Centre is effortless - and free - if you route your online shopping through easyfundraising. 

The Church of St Edmund, the home to the Spirituality Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 4.00pm offering a peaceful and contemplative resource.

There are quiet areas for reading and prayer; second hand books for sale; and refreshments.

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