As we engage in the spiritual life, there are a rich heritage of practices to draw on: from prayer and meditation, silence and solitude, to communal practices of service, worship and generosity.
There are now many sources of information concerning spiritual practices, prayer and formation. I’m so grateful that so many others are providing these gifts.
The following is a small selection of practices (other items can be found in the journal archive)
- Lectio Divina (the practice of sacred reading)
- Prayer of Examen
- Half-day Retreat resource
- Centering: breath prayer
- Centering: palms up, palms down
Further notes & articles
- Spiritual direction, counselling or coaching?
- Preparing for Spiritual Direction (journaling & self-reflection)
If you are looking to meet with someone trained in spiritual direction, please do get in touch, there is a form and details below. It would be great to hear from you.
It could be that my location or availability mean that you would benefit from other options for spiritual accompaniment. I have many spiritual director friends around the world who I would happy suggest to you. Amongst these are many within Vineyard Churches who, like myself, have been through Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction. You could also consider looking for someone local to you through personal recommendations, other spiritual direction networks or your local diocese.
If you are a spiritual director looking for supervision please contact me for details.
How to be trained as a spiritual director
If you are exploring what it would look like for you to serve in the art spiritual direction, the I whole heartedly recommend Sustainable Faith’s School of Spiritual Direction. The School of Spiritual Direction is a 2-year certification toward serving as a spiritual director. Sustainable Faith have Schools across Northern America and Europe. Two cohorts have been run in the British Isles with more to come — do register your interest to be part of the up coming cohorts.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions.