Spiritual Conversation Course
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.
Participants 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.
Participants for this course 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.