Supervision is a space for spiritual directors to tend to their self-care and personal formation as they seek to be soul companions to others. My hope is that these times are restorative and affirming as well as creating space to remember the core focuses and practices of our work.
In supervision we are processing the inner experiences of the spiritual director (evoked during a SD session) in order to help them grow in awareness of their interior movements, reactions and responses. Doing this helps us become more attentive to others and to God.
Supervision can be an opportunity to bring up situations which have challenged, unsettled or confused you. It may be more subtle, and you simply notice lots of ‘inner noise’ or something just doesn’t sit right. Having said that, it can also be space to celebrate growth in your practice. “Significant movements and emotions”, which the contemplative reflection encourages to look for, can be positive movements of joy, delight and celebration — acknowledging and noticing these is as much apart of our growth as learning from what has been difficult.
My work in supervision sits along side my work in spiritual direction, and is part of my desire to nurture the formation of spiritual companions. I received supervision training in 2018 from LCSD, and I am benefiting from further formational training with Sustainable Faith in 2021.
My approach to supervision is contemplative and seeks to be nurturing, restorative and formational for spiritual directors. As with many supervisors I encourage the good practice of using contemplative reflection forms and recalled verbatim forms with self reflection.
Costs for supervision
Individual sessions last 1 hour. Group supervision sessions are 2 hours. Costs stated above a per person per session.
*concessions = for new and recently trained directors and those providing spiritual direction as a free service within VCUKI.
**standard = for establish directors with paying directees
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