Exploring the Spiritual Journey
This course is open to anyone with a strong interest in exploring spirituality and the spiritual journey from a broad perspective. You do not have to adhere to a particular religious tradition in order to do this course and it is not focused on any one particular spiritual pathway. All that is required is a desire to discover more of who you are as a spiritual person and a willingness to share that journey with others in an open-hearted, open-minded way.
The course will also be of interest to qualified counsellors and therapists wishing to develop their capacity to work with the spiritual dimension of experience, and to those considering training as spiritual accompaniers.
The course stands on its own, but also forms the first year of a two year Diploma in Spiritual Accompaniment course. Those who wish to undertake training in spiritual accompaniment and who have significant previous training in counselling skills can progress on to the second year of the course.
About the course
Award: Attendance certificate/CPD certificate.
Entry requirements: No specific entry requirements. All that is required is that you have a strong interest in spirituality and consider yourself to be on some form of spiritual journey.
Delivery: Part time over ten months. Eight Friday sessions and two Friday/Saturday workshops (i.e. 12 training days in all). All training days run from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Venue: Network Training, 12 The Courtyard, Woodlands, Woodlands Lane, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4NQ.
Course fee: £675 (payable in one lump sum or in monthly instalments).
Tutors: Kaitlyn Steele and Steve Griffiths.
What is spirituality? What do we mean when we speak of ‘soul’ and spirit’? What forms can our spirituality take? What are the similarities and differences between religious and non-religious spirituality? How does our spirituality change and develop as we move through life? These are just some of the questions we will explore together as part of this exciting new course. At a practical level, the course also seeks to develop our capacity for what we might call soul listening – in other words, our ability to tune into the innermost part of ourselves and to listen to each other’s sacred stories. Finally, at a personal level, the course is designed to help us to ‘live the questions’ that are meaningful for us, to find our own ways of ‘making time for soul’ in the midst of everyday life and to identify and explore those paths to the Sacred that have the potential to nurture our souls.
N.B. There is no formal written work or assessment.