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Working With Trauma in Spiritual Direction: An Intensive Workshop for Experienced Spiritual Directors
Friday, October 26, 2012
Co-Sponsored with Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality
Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 2012, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Individual consultation may be arranged for Friday evening. A short application will be sent to all registrants. This is an experiential workshop about dealing with trauma for experienced spiritual directors (100 hours or more working with directees). We will look at the neuroscience of the basic capacities of spiritual direction: presence, attunement, resonance, and trust, and how they lead to a solid foundational relationship between the director, the directee, and the Sacred. We will see how these capacities are also the foundation for working with people in trauma. We will look at the Ignatian Principle and Foundation as a spiritual form of “secure attachment”, a necessary foundation piece in healing relational trauma. We will learn to recognize indications of trauma, and then address how relational and acute trauma can affect not only the spiritual direction relationship, but also the directee’s ability to connect with the Sacred. We will cover spiritual trauma, and practice some somatic techniques for clearing trauma. During the final afternoon, there will be there will be an opportunity to present a few case studies of your challenging sessions with directees in trauma. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Sacred Ground Members Registration $215
This workshop is intended for experienced spiritual directors with over 100 hours working with directees.
Teacher/Director: Suzanne Fageol
For more information, call 651-696-2798 or email us at
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