Spiritual Conversation Course
28 September 2019 - 31 May 2020 (Monthly on Saturdays 10:00-16:00; Sundays 14:00-18:00)
Participants develop skills to enter into conversations on life, death, joy, illness, relationships, God and the spiritual side of life. Those who work in church visiting, hospital or other chaplaincy work or just conversing with friends are able to be more comfortable talking about some of life's serious subjects. Teachers, and those working in various capacities in the NHS and social work have found the insights and skills gained through the course invaluable to their practice.
The course is based in the Jesuit tradition of St Ignatius Loyola and explores the attitudes, skills and ways of listening and discerning contained in good spiritual conversation.
Participants for this course should have completed the Growth in Prayer and Reflective Listening Course or made the Full Ignatian Spiritual Exercises or taken part in some other equivalent experience.
Topics covered in the course
Module 1: Listening Skills.
Module 2: Personal Prayer – Ways of Praying
Module 3: Ignatian Discernment.
Module 4: The practice of Spiritual Conversation in Daily Life.
Suggested Offering - £680
(Grants may be available for this course. However your application would need to be approved by Monday 26 August before you could apply for financial assistance - so early applications are essential if you are considering getting financial assistance)
Course Members Area (will go live September 2019)