Topics Included in the Program

 

• Spiritual Companionship - What it is and What it is Not

• What Does it mean to be Called, Confirming a Call

• Religious Experiences and Daily Practices

• Various Methods of Prayer

• Becoming a Spiritual Companion

• The Relationship between Companioner and Companion

• Self-Care

• Supervision

• Group Spiritual Companionship

• Journaling

• Lectio Divina

• Noticing and Sharing Key Interior Facts

• Fostering the Contemplative Attitude

• Solitude, Silence and Centering

• Schools of Spirituality, the Classics

• Use of Scripture and Spiritual Direction

• Entering One-to-One Spiritual Companionship

• Discernment

• Listening Skills

• Consolation and Desolation in Prayer

• Images of God

• Qualities of a Spiritual Companion

• The Contemplative Attitude

• Honoring the Sabbath

• Issues in Spiritual Companionship

• The Code of Ethics

• Becoming a Spiritual Companion

• Essential Practices from the Six Great Traditions of Christian Faith and more

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