Our Professional Development sessions are open to public and can be booked through:
Tel.: +61 3 9854 8110
Companioning the Bereaved
Led by: Marea Richardson
Date: Friday 17 August, 1.30pm – 3pm
Loss and Spirituality are intimately entwined. Loss forces change on us. When loss or change comes we are often unprepared. We may feel totally tossed off course. The grief of Bereavement forces us to face the deeper questions of our lives; questions about our relationships, our values and the meaning of our lives.
As Spiritual Directors:
What enables us to be totally present to a Directee’s grief? What hinders?
How do we understand the nature of Bereavement in a Christian context?
As Spiritual Directors how do we care for our own needs as we support others?
The main focus for this workshop will be:
· Exploring the impact of Grief on a person’s Spiritual life and on their relationship with God.
· Understanding how the type of attachment to the deceased person influences the grief response.
· The Mystery of Suffering.
· Being with the Bereaved
· The importance of self-care.
Marea Richardson is professionally qualified in music-psychotherapy and spiritual direction. She brings wide experience in grief counselling. Marea works within a Christian perspective supporting others towards greater emotional, spiritual and psychological wholeness, especially through the use of music and scripture in retreats and the Spiritual Exercises.
Ignatian Spirituality and the “Virtual” World
Led by: Andy Otto
Date: Friday 26 October
Andy Otto is a young Ignatian married man from Boston, USA. He is the creator of www.godinallthings.com which appeals to the unchurched and younger generations as well as others immersed in Ignatian spirituality. On Thursday evening 25th Oct he will present to young adults (churched and unchurched ) his experiences of spirituality, then on the following Friday morning he will give to the staff of Campion, and to others involved in the ministry of spirituality, a session on Ignatian spirituality in the 21st century e.g. how to appeal to the unchurched, design retreats, go on-line etc.
(topic to be determined)