4 Year Spiritual Direction Formation course (with recognition from AECSD)
1 Year course - The Art of Contemplative Listening
4 Year Spiritual Direction Formation
This course has recognition from the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction (AECSD). It is made up of both theoretical and practical studies conducted in a contemplative learning environment using the contemplative/evocative model of spiritual direction. This model aims to integrate a contemplative stance in the student and the adoption of a contemplative stance towards their directees. It is evocative because its underlying philosophy is to evoke personal and spiritual growth in the student which will flow on to their directees.
The course is delivered over four years of part time study made up of 250 contact hours of outcome based contemplative learning and 72 hours of Spiritual Direction Practicum comprising group/peer and individual supervision. Read more
1 Year course in The Art of Contemplative Listening
This course aims to foster and develop a personal stance of deep interior listening to the heartbeat of God within ourselves and others, and to evoke through a contemplative/evocative conversation, a deepening personal intimate relationship with the Divine. It is similar to the four year course, in that it is made up of both theoretical and practical studies conducted in a contemplative learning environment using the contemplative/evocative model of conversation..
One year part-time study, comprising 48 hours of contemplative learning theory; 34 hours of contemplative learning practice, and 10 hours of personal engagement in conversations using the contemplative/evocative model.