What Spiritual Direction is NOT

Spiritual direction is close to psychotherapy, counselling and other forms of therapy but is distinct from them. Spiritual directors sit alongside others, helping them to find their own way, not directing them but helping them to listen quietly and patiently to that 'still, small voice' that the Christian tradition teaches is available to us all.

Your director does not ‘tell you what to do’, but rather helps you to discern what God may be calling you to be or to do. God is already at work in your life.

You come to your session ready to be still, and together with your director, in the presence of the Holy Spirit, to listen to the truths of your story as God reveals God’s self through the everyday events of your life.

Monastery, Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland - August 14th: Old medieval Celtic Cross at Glendalough in Ireland on August 14th, 2010