Supervision of Spiritual Directors

Engaging in Holy Mystery
Author: Mary Rose Bumpus,Rebecca Bradburn Langer
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819219940
Category: Religion
Page: 199
View: 539
This collection of essays in one of the first books in the field that helps with the training of supervisors. An excellent resource for those called to the role of supervisor, and those who are already practicing in the field.

Looking Into the Well

Supervision of Spiritual Directors
Author: Maureen Conroy
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 9780829408270
Category: Religion
Page: 300
View: 5454
"Maureen Conroy, author of the best-selling The Discerning Heart (Loyola University Press, 1993), offers another pioneering effort in the arena of spiritual direction and pastoral counseling. Looking into the Well: Supervision of Spiritual Directors is the first book-length treatment of the supervision and development of spiritual directors. Looking into the Well is specifically written with spiritual directors, supervisors, and educators of spiritual directors in mind. Proper supervision, the author declares, is necessary for the development of skilled spiritual directors. By providing examples of learning experiences for spiritual directors, supervisors, and training teams, Looking into the Well offers an experiential approach to the art and science of spiritual direction that can be used for personal reflection as well as for group discussion and role-playing. In addition, the book offers prayer and reflection experiences, case studies, evaluation methods, and other experiences for group and individual use. Examples of verbatim conversations between directors and supervisors are also included."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Group Spiritual Direction

Community for Discerment
Author: Rose Mary Dougherty, S.S.N.D.
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1616436301
Page: N.A
View: 6215

Understanding Careers

The Metaphors of Working Lives
Author: Kerr Inkson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761929509
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 319
View: 7918
Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives uses a unique framework of nine archetypal metaphors to encapsulate the field of career studies. Using an easy-to-read style, author Kerr Inkson examines key concepts, illustrating them with over 50 authentic career cases, to build an excellent bridge between theory and “real life.”

Witnessing to the Fire

Spiritual Direction and the Development of Directors, One Center's Experience
Author: Madeline Birmingham,William J. Connolly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781556126666
Category: Religion
Page: 236
View: 8526
The practice of spiritual direction is a large part of the faith journey for many people. This study looks at the actuality of spiritual direction in concrete terms.

Hand-me-down Dreams

How Families Influence Our Career Paths and how We Can Reclaim Them
Author: Mary H. Jacobsen
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780609602317
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
View: 8764
Explains how family expectations about careers and work are passed from generation to generation--affecting roles, relationships and values on the job

The Soul of Supervision

Integrating Practice and Theory
Author: Margaret Benefiel
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819227287
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 5794
With national and international concern around issues of abuse, burnout, meaninglessness, and spiritual bankruptcy in every profession, supervision is becoming increasingly necessary for people who desire life-giving care and understanding in their work and ministry. This new book provides a framework of theory and experience to develop the strengths and address the challenges of professional supervision with particular focus on developing spiritual sensitivity and competency.

Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion

Guide to Tending the Soul
Author: Tilden Edwards
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809140114
Category: Religion
Page: 219
View: 2874
Spiritual direction pioneer Tilden Edwards here shares the wealth of twenty years of experience he's gained since his classic book, Spiritual Friend. The fresh and insightful result covers both spiritual and practical sides of the art, from the nature of the soul to recommendations on payment rates. Both directors and directees benefit from this wholistic look that considers all of the person and not just his or her prayer life.At the book's heart, though, is spiritual direction at its best. Edwards examines new methods to nurture the soul, ways to recognize a true spiritual experience, and suggestions for being truly present during the process. Practical guidelines are also given for getting started with new directees, running group spiritual direction, evaluating sessions, and setting up a spiritual director peer group. In addition, Edwards gives a brief history of this special ministry and a view of its future. He also considers spiritual companionship in other religious traditions and their relation to a Christian framework. This new title offers enormous insight and support for both spiritual directors and directees, anyone considering entering spiritual direction, and all those ministers--from pastors to Christian counselors--who so often unexpectedly find themselves in the role of spiritual director..

Cultural Psychotherapy

Working With Culture in the Clinical Encounter
Author: Karen M. Seeley
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461628067
Category: Psychology
Page: 284
View: 7558
This innovative book provides therapists with a practical guide for treating patients from other cultures. Basing her material on extensive clinical work with patients from many ethnic backgrounds, Dr. Seeley shares insights on the problems of using a second language, recognizing cultural material presented in sessions, and making specific changes in clinical practice to accommodate cultural differences. This is a timely and well-conceived model of psychotherapy that enhances cross-cultural clinical work.

Sacred is the Call

Formation and Transformation in Spiritual Direction Programs
Author: Suzanne M. Buckley
Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue
ISBN: 9780824523381
Category: Religion
Page: 230
View: 1975
Presented by the leading spiritual direction program in the U.S., this handbook addresses how spiritual direction leaders can present key topics in a spiritual direction program. It also provides wise guidance for individual seekers. Topics include contemplative listening, discernment, the wisdom of the body, ethics, male and female perspectives, sexuality, prayer and others. Each contribution features reflection questions and suggestions for further reading

Passionate Spirituality

Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant
Author: Elizabeth Dreyer
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809143047
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 180
View: 3492
"Passionate Spirituality explores the roots and meanings of passion in Western culture, and then examines how passion is expressed in the works of two medieval women mystics - Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant - and in the lives of contemporary Christians seeking to deepen their own spiritual journeys. Too often, the term "passion' is associated only with steamy films, sexual, sin, and emotional excess - cutting off the breadth of its meaning and expression for positive good. But the great mystics succeed precisely because they hold together both the affective and the intellectual aspects of the spiritual life in creative and convincing ways. Their accounts of their mystical experience are important resources for information and understanding about how to talk about God more formally, and for what it means to be passionately in love with God and the world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Finding Seekers

How to Develop a Spiritual Direction Practice from Beginning to Full-Time Employment
Author: Bruce Tallman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937002084
Category: Religion
Page: 206
View: 2523
You have spent a great amount of time, effort, and money in training to be a good spiritual director. Now you can fulfill this calling as your full-time work. This book is an "insider's report from the trenches," based on Bruce Tallman's experience of being a full-time spiritual director since 2002 and his research on how successful counselors set up their practices. Dr. Tallman has presented this material in training sessions for spiritual directors across North America. It is becoming "required reading" in many programs because it is full of practical, down-to-earth insights on every aspect of developing a spiritual direction practice. The book has sold well as an ebook since 2007 and now has been totally updated on how to find seekers through social media networking: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Skype.

Awakening the Creative Spirit

Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction
Author: Christine Valters Paintner,Betsey Beckman
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819223719
Category: Religion
Page: 239
View: 1379
Designed to help spiritual directors and others use expressive arts in the context of spiritual direction.

Group Supervision Method and Practice

A Small Handbook for Spiritual Directors
Author: Ellen M Tomaszewski
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494247492
Category: Religion
Page: 38
View: 9880
Supervision is an important part of spiritual direction. Unfortunately, an individual or group can't always find someone who can provide that service. Small groups in out of the way areas are especially challenged to find a supervisor. This handbook gives spiritual directors who are involved in small groups a way in which they can provide supervision to each other. Besides providing an important service to the individual, group supervision also provides a great way for groups to bond and learn trust. If done correctly, it enhances the spiritual direction and the director. In this book you'll find detailed instructions on how to: *Run a supervision meeting *Take notes after each direction session so you're prepared for supervision *Use your notes to write a good supervision paper *Create an atmosphere where people can feel free to discuss deep, personal issues If you don't have regular access to trained supervisor, we encourage you to try group supervision.

Kissed by God-Holy Women Create!

Author: Shirley Cunningham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972057110
Category: Religion
Page: 276
View: 5970
You're invited to join a pilgrimage with Holy Women whose creativity has blessed our world: Miriam, the dancer, Teresa of Avila, the writer, and nine more Holy Women who were kissed by God. More than history, psychology, and scripture, this book is spun of spirituality and creativity. A colorful love story and a treasury of creative exercises .

The Art of Spiritual Direction

Giving and Receiving Spiritual Guidance
Author: W. Paul Jones
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 0835816184
Category: Religion
Page: 309
View: 6758
We all need companions and guides on our spiritual journey. W. Paul Jones believes that spiritual direction is essential for every Christian. "Along each person's pilgrimage are those who can make one's journey accountable and whose hospitality makes it possible," Jones says. In The Art of Spiritual Direction, you'll discover the answers to these questions and more: What is spiritual direction? What is the difference between spiritual direction and counseling? How can you know if you are called to the ministry of spiritual direction? What should happen in direction sessions? The appendixes feature helpful tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a Theological Worlds Inventory, the Enneagram, and other resources. Whether you are a pastor, church leader, or a layperson, you will benefit from the wealth of information contained in this book.

Grace can do more

spiritual accompaniment & spiritual growth
Author: André Louf
Publisher: Cistercian Pubns
Category: Religion
Page: 195
View: 2959

Faith Styles

Ways People Believe
Author: John R. Mabry
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819226548
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 1374
A noted spiritual director suggests new ways of looking at how different people understand and relate to the divine. Explores the many styles of faith that characterize believers in all religions, examines the various modes of believing, and offers ways for spiritual directors to use this knowledge as they work with their clients. Includes illustrative case studies and practical suggestions for offering spiritual direction.


Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction
Author: Susan S. Phillips
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819222976
Category: Religion
Page: 253
View: 7557
Candlelight offers an intimate view of spiritual direction through written re-enactments of actual spiritual direction sessions. The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological foundations guiding it. The book includes the stories of nine men and women whose stories illustrate how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction. The Spiritual Directors International Series – This book is part of a special series produced by Morehouse Publishing in cooperation with Spiritual Directors International (SDI), a global network of some 6,000 spiritual directors and members.

Anglican Spiritual Direction

Author: Peter Ball
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819222541
Category: Religion
Page: 138
View: 3678
An overview of the distinctive Anglican tradition of spiritual guidance, looking at five centuries of history alongside an analysis of contemporary practice.