Supervision of Spiritual Directors

Author: Mary Rose Bumpus
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819219947
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Religion

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

Author: Maureen Conroy
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829408274
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Religion

"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

Witnessing to the Fire

Author: Madeline Birmingham
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1556126662
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Religion

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.

Awakening the Creative Spirit

Author: Christine Valters Paintner
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819223715
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Religion

Designed to help spiritual directors and others use expressive arts in the context of spiritual direction.

The Art of Spiritual Direction

Author: W. Paul Jones
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 9780835816182
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Religion

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.

Understanding Careers

Author: Kerr Inkson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473909090
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Business & Economics

In the hotly anticipated second edition of Understanding Careers, Kerr Inkson has teamed up with Nicky Dries and John Arnold to take readers on a fascinating journey through the field of Career Studies. Interdisciplinary – the text brings together and critiques a range of perspectives, allowing for a broader and more holistic understanding of the field. Theory and practice – comprehensive coverage of all the key theories and cutting edge research is related to the real world through over 50 cases studies. A new ‘Careers in Practice’ section contains chapters devoted to self-development, career counselling, and organizational practices. International perspective – contains examples, cases, research, references and statistics from a range of countries. Use of metaphor – the text is structured around commonly used metaphors for careers, helping students relate to the ideas presented and providing a framework for analysis and comparison. Ideal reading for students considering their own career and personal development, as well as those studying career development, career guidance or human resource management within a psychology, education, counselling or business degree.

The Soul of Supervision

Author: Margaret Benefiel
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819227285
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Religion

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.

Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction

Author: Liz Hoare
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819232588
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Religion

Spiritual direction is increasingly popular among Christians of all mainstream traditions, with demand for directors outstripping supply in many places. And although the Bible is central to the practice of spiritual direction, very little has been published on how best to use it in this form of ministry. Experienced spiritual director Liz Hoare explores the central role the Bible has played in Christian experience, in order to discourage poor, shallow or rigid use of the Bible, which can lead to damage and inhibit spiritual growth. According to Hoare, the goal of spiritual direction is not a personal improvement plan but a people who are being shaped into the likeness of Christ, for the flourishing of the church as a whole. Using different methods of praying with the Bible and drawing on historical traditions of Christian spirituality, as well as current literature and practice, this book offers a rich, stimulating, and thoroughly biblical resource for all those who give and receive spiritual direction.

Group Supervision Method and Practice

Author: Ellen M Tomaszewski
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1494247496
Release Date: 2013-11
Genre: Religion

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.

Passionate Spirituality

Author: Elizabeth Dreyer
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809143046
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"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

Cultural Psychotherapy

Author: Karen M. Seeley
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765700352
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Psychology

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

Author: Suzanne M. Buckley
Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue
ISBN: 0824523385
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

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

Hand me down Dreams

Author: Mary H. Jacobsen
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0609602314
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business & Economics

Explains how family expectations about careers and work are passed from generation to generation--affecting roles, relationships and values on the job

Faith Styles

Author: John R. Mabry
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819226549
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Religion

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.