Supervision is a space for spiritual directors to tend to their personal formation and maintain good practice as they seek to be soul companions to others.
Regular supervision is essential for all practicing spiritual directors. My hope is that these times are restorative and affirming as well as creating space to retain focus on the good practice of our work.
In supervision we are processing the inner experiences of you, the spiritual director (evoked during a SD session) in order to help you grow in awareness of their interior movements, reactions and responses. Doing this helps us become more attentive to others and to God.
Supervision can be an opportunity to bring up situations which have challenged, unsettled or confused you. It may be more subtle, and you simply notice lots of ‘inner noise’ or something just doesn’t sit right. Having said that, it can also be space to celebrate growth in your practice. “Significant movements and emotions”, which the contemplative reflection encourages to look for, can be positive movements of joy, delight and celebration — acknowledging and noticing these is as much apart of our growth as learning from what has been difficult.
My work in supervision sits along side my work in spiritual direction, and is part of my desire to nurture the formation of spiritual companions. I received supervision training from LCSD (2018), and Sustainable Faith (2021-22), and I’ve had the pleasure of offering over a hundred hours of supervision to both trainee and experienced spiritual directors.
My approach to supervision is contemplative and seeks to be nurturing, restorative and formational for spiritual directors. As with many supervisors I ask all directors to engage in self-reflection in preparation for the supervision session (I will provide contemplative reflection forms) .
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