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Supervisor Training for Spiritual Companioning in the Paradigm of the Universe Story (Institute for Spiritual Guidance)

A one year program beginning August of 2021 and ending August of 2022

Being a supervisor for spiritual guides is a special, needed ministry. With the lens of the universe story, we will explore how creation’s gifts of interiority, diversity, and communion are intricately woven within every story shared.

How do supervisors help spiritual guides grow in their awareness of the ever evolving life-graces of those they guide?

Program participants will develop necessary skills, become more aware of their own gifts, and work on their growing edges as trained supervisors. Through input, reflection, exercises, and supervised practicum they will grow in spiritual insight and the art and skill of supervision.

Participants must have three years’ experience as a spiritual guide, commit to the full year of training, complete Reflection Sheet with application, and apply before July 30, 2021.


Registration for this Training is now closed.



Program Elements:

· Opening Gathering: Friday, August 13, to Sunday, August 15, 2021; held at Siena Retreat Center

· Practicum Experience: six sessions to be scheduled with individual supervisor during interim months

· Closing Gathering: Friday, August 12, to Sunday, August 14, 2022; held Siena Retreat Center

Costs: $550 includes $55 non-refundable deposit and Opening and Closing Gatherings (meals, overnight accommodations, and program); plus $60 per session for six sessions of Practicum.


Annette Jo Giarrante has a private practice in spiritual guidance and life coaching. She is the former director of the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago.

Terry Johnson is a pastor, spiritual guide, and former director of the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program in Chicago.