'The primary purpose of Supervision
is the personal growth of the Spiritual Director
as Spiritual Directors'
(Barry and Connelly SJ)
Anyone in ministry - priests, clergy and Spiritual Directors - needs to consider how their work is supervised. The scope of Supervision is wide covering awareness of God, growth in insight and professionalism (good practice), space to safely explore feelings and to find encouragement and support.
I undertook training in Supervision Skills for Spiritual Directors in 2005 at the London Centre for Spirituality and am now a Senior Accredited member of the Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators (APSE).
For Spiritual Directors I can offer individual Supervision or facilitated Supervision Groups in Romford and Chelmsford which meet 4/5 times a year. These offer an opportunity for members to have a time for individual supervision as well as receiving insight from all who take part in the process. Members need to be committed to the Group and the usual rules of confidentiality apply. Dates and venues for 2014 are:
MONDAYS (10.30am - 12.30pm) in HAINAULT:
February 3 / April 28 / July 30 / September 29 / December 8
WEDNESDAY (2pm - 4pm) in CHELMSFORD:
March 12 / June 11 / September 17 / December 3
SATURDAY (10.30am - 12.30pm) in ROMFORD
May 10 / August 2 / October 11 / December 13
If you are a Spiritual Director seeking Supervision, further information can be found by clicking onto this link.
Supervision is also offered for Clergy, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Parish Workers and anyone involved in pastoral ministry. Further information can be found via this link.
I do not charge for this ministry but ask an appropriate donation.