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Spiritual Direction Training and Guidelines
Alongside a team of those working in the field of spiritual direction training, The Retreat Association has produced a set of Spiritual Direction Guidelines.
Who are these guidelines for:

Spirituality specialists

Individual spiritual directors

Those involved in training Spiritual Directors

SD allocation and referral

Those with oversight of Spiritual Direction training and provision

Those with oversight of Safeguarding
These Guidelines are available to download and may be adapted for your own use – please acknowledge any alterations or additions that you make to the original document and include a reference to the original.
Training in Spiritual Direction
The Retreat Association holds a list of local training courses in Spiritual Direction – please contact us to request this information.
Support for Spiritual Direction trainers
The Retreat Association holds a conference every two years for those who are responsible for training others in Spiritual Direction. This includes opportunities for ongoing training and sharing expertise. The next conference will be in February 2017. Please contact us to be added to the mailing list for this event.
For those spiritual directors seeking liability insurance for their work we recommend Oxygen.
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