Institute For Spiritual Guidance

Institute for Spiritual Guidance

Siena Retreat Center’s Institute for Spiritual Guidance (ISG) was developed in response to the need for continuing education and growth of spiritual guides. Please see below for more information about specific programming:

Spiritual Guidance and Mental Health
Friday, May 3, 2024
1:00-4:00pm via Zoom

Come, explore important questions regarding the relationship between therapy and spiritual guidance with seasoned psychotherapist and spiritual guide Pat Francis, OP, PsyD. This workshop will explore the interface between spirituality and mental health and what spiritual guides need to be attentive to when working with folks who are navigating mental health issues.

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Supervison Practicum Intensive

This program is designed for those who have completed training in Supervision for Spiritual Guides and are seeking to grow in their skills as a supervisor through an intensive practicum experience. Through the paradigm of the Universe Story, we will explore how creation’s gifts of interiority, diversity, and communion are intricately woven within every story shared. 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.

Program Elements:

  • Eight monthly virtual gatherings between August 2024 and March 2025
  • Practicum experience throughout the year
    • Accompanying two spiritual guides as their supervisor
    • Supervisions sessions with an individual supervisor from the training team
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