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Spiritual Conversation Course 2022/23

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September 2022 - May 2023

In 2020/21 due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 we decided to offer the Spiritual Conversation Course solely ONLINE using ZOOM. We were pleased that people living LOCALLY were able take part alongside those from other parts of the UK and OVERSEAS.

We hope to run the course again in 2022-2023

Participants in this course 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. It is a requirement for those going on to train in Spiritual Accompaniment / Direction.

Participants 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.


Booking form will 'go live' in the early part of 2022. Please come back to our site to book at that point - you can also sign up for our monthly mailing list and we will let you know when the applications are being taken.

Once you apply a conversation will be arranged to discuss your application and answer questions.

ISC is Registered Charity: SC040490 TRCP

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