Spiritual direction

training & guidance

We've worked with a team of spiritual direction trainers to produce Guidelines for Spiritual Direction. We also facilitate courses and conferences.

Contact us to sign up for the Spiritual Direction emailing list.


Who are they 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.


Spiritual Direction Forum

– Join the conversation

There is currently the possibility of holding a National Forum for Spiritual Direction. 


See this page for further information and to give your feedback.

Online Meeting

Online Conference for Spiritual Direction Trainers

- February 2021

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.

Documents from the last conference can be downloaded here


We have a list of local training courses in Spiritual Direction – contact us to request this information.


We hold conferences for those involved in spiritual direction training.

The next is in February 2022.


For those spiritual directors seeking liability insurance for their work we recommend Oxygen.