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Institute for Spiritual Guidance: Component 2

Siena Retreat Center’s annual Institute for Spiritual Guidance offers opportunities for guides to further integrate the art and skill of companioning another. 

This year the Institute is offering two components as part of its ongoing development and training for Spiritual Guides.  The components can be taken together or individually as long as the participant meet the requirements. Below are the information and requirements for the participants.

Component 2: Supervisor Training for Spiritual Companioning in the Paradigm of the Universe Story

A one year program beginning August of 2018 and ending August of 2019

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?

Together, 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 3 years’ experience as a spiritual guide, commit to the full year of training, complete Reflection Sheet with application, and apply before July 30, 2018.

Facilitated by Jo Giarrante and Terry Johnson

Program Elements:

Sunday, August 12, to Tuesday, August 14, 2018:  Opening gathering at Siena Retreat Center
   Sunday, August 12, 2018: 9:30am—5:00pm Monday, August 13, 2018: 9:30am—5:00pm Tuesday, August 14, 2018: 9:30am—1:00pm

Friday, August 9 2019, 9:30-5, Saturday, August 10 2019, 9:30-5, Sunday, August 11 2019, 9:30-1:00

Practicum experience:  six sessions to be scheduled with individual supervisor during months in-between

Friday, August 9, to Sunday, August 11, 2019:  Closing Gathering Siena Retreat Center

Costs:  $550 includes $50 non-refundable deposit and Opening and Closing Gatherings (meals, overnight accommodations, and program), plus $60.00 per session for six sessions of Practicum.
You must fill out an application for this program.  E-mail for an application form.

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.


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Supervisor Training for Spiritual Companioning

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