Formation & Training

The following is a summary of formation and training I’ve received in Spiritual Direction. Alongside this are years of live experience practicing the the spiritual life — seeking to follow Jesus, personal daily and seasonal rhythms of prayer and service, as well as on hand experience serving and leading individuals and groups in prayer, worship, spiritual formation and discipleship.

Spiritual Direction Training

School of Spiritual Direction,
Sustainable Faith, Amsterdam, NL

Sept 2015 — July 2017
2 years formation and training. Covering skills, formation, theory, and practices for Spiritual Direction. Teaching by Elizabeth de Smaele

Spiritual Direction Support Days,
Nottingham Diocese, Southwell, UK
May 2018 — ‘Safe guarding and spiritual direction’
March 2018 — ‘What are we praying for those we direct?’ Teaching by Dr C. Baxter.

Supervision Training

Supervision Skills for Spiritual Direction
London Centre for Spiritual Direction

September 2018
A course for those experienced in offering spiritual direction to learn how to support and supervise others. Teaching by A. Lynn.

Related Formation

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, 19th Annotation (10.2018 — 07.2019); ‘Accompanied Prayer’, Nottinghamshire Diocese (04.2015 – 05.2015); ‘Wellspring’ contemplative practices group (01.2013 – 07.2015); ‘Essentials in Spiritual Formation’ (09.2009 – 07.2010); ‘Staying in the Vine & Staying in the Vine Plus’ (10. 2006 – 11.2006 & 03.2008 – 07.2008; ‘Life of Worship‘, Trent Vineyard (2004 – 2005); Annual Leadership Training Days,Trent Vineyard, Nottingham (2001 – 2018)