Spiritual Director Program

Spiritual Director Program

The Spiritual Director Program is designed for those individuals who wish to take a personal look at their spiritual beliefs and practices, and who wish to provide formal spiritual guidance, mentoring and direction for others.

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Description

Throughout history, the human race has felt a deep need to connect to and understand the spiritual realm that we sense behind everyday reality.

We have always sought out the help of shamans, healers, priests, mystics and elders to guide and challenge us, to deepen our spiritual understanding and create a practical spiritual connection of our own.

The Spiritual Director Program is designed for those individuals who wish to take a personal look at their spiritual beliefs and practices, and who wish to provide formal spiritual guidance, mentoring and direction for others.

What makes this program unique?

  • It covers the 5 major religions of the world in addition to mystical and esoteric traditions, earth-based spirituality and a perspective on the ‘new age’
  • It looks at the concept of being a modern mystic within the definition of 21st century contemporary spirituality
  • Divine guidance and developing gifts of spirit are cultivated
  • The art of sacred ritual and ceremony is explored through sound, music, movement and dance
  • An overview on mystery schools is given
  • It explores transitioning to the non-physical and conscious dying
  • The art of transformation and working with the soul is learned

Who is this program for?

The Spiritual Director Program is designed for those individuals who wish to take a personal look at their spiritual beliefs and practices as well as for Psychotherapists who want to guide and support others on their spiritual journey. This modality is very effective for Psychotherapists to have for practice building since so many clients need direction on their spiritual issues as well. This program can also be taken for personal reasons only.

Note: In order to work as a professional Spiritual Director it is highly recommended to take additional training in Counselling Skills or the Spiritual Psychotherapy Training Program.

Objectives

Program Objectives

  • To challenge & deepen spiritual beliefs
  • To broaden knowledge of different belief systems and comparative theologies
  • To understand the concept of divine guidance and learn to apply it to life
  • To discover the value of ritual & ceremony
  • To explore spiritual and cultural traditions that surround death and dying
  • To support others though spiritual crisis, the dark night of the soul and transformation
  • To examine spiritual values and practices
  • To become a Spiritual Director or Spiritual Mentor

This program was created by Gord Riddell, President/Co-founder of Transformational Arts.

 

Curriculum

Areas of Study

The Spiritual Director Program is set up in 4 units with each unit building upon the understanding and capacities developed in previous sessions.

Program Units:

  1. Our Mystical Search
  2. Divine Guidance, Ritual and Ceremony
  3. Death and Dying
  4. Working with the Soul

Total Program Hours — 119 (111 HOURS + 8 CASE STUDIES)

Instructors:

Gord Riddell, President/Co-founder, Joanne Morgan and Linda Kuschnir with guest instructors.

Start Dates

1-year program:  Wed. Sept. 12, 2018 to Jun. 19, 2019 with scheduled breaks.

Classes meet every Wednesday night, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, between September and June with scheduled breaks.

Following year program starts Wed. Sept. 11, 2019.

Diploma

Students must attend 90% of classes to receive a Diploma from the Transformational Arts. All assignments must be completed successfully.

Tuition

$2,820 plus a $185 Administrative and Materials Fee.

  • Tuition tax credits are given for this program and it is HST exempt.
  • A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
  • Financial plans are available.
  • Costs for books and materials are additional.

Registration

Pre-requisites/Requirements

  • Students must be 20 years of age or older and have completed high school.
  • Mature students of 21 years of age may also apply.
  • Minimum requirements are the Discovering the Total Self Program, some counselling skills and personal therapy.
  • Those with differing backgrounds to the pre-requisites are invited to apply. All exceptions by permission of Linda Kuschnir, Instructor and Managing Director.

To Register:

For an information package, schedule, application form and to hold your space, contact Linda Kuschnir, Registrar, at 416-484-0454 ext. 23 or lindak@transformationalarts.com.

As enrolment is limited and waiting lists are common, you are encouraged to register now.

All applicants for programs will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on space availability. Once the program reaches maximum capacity applicants are placed on a waiting list. Acceptance into the program is conditional and does require an interview meeting in person or by telephone.