Four Virtual Monthly Sessions

Tuesdays, 10am-11:30am PT

Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, & Apr 4, 2023

The role of a Spiritual Director can feel isolating at times. Do you long for a community to walk with you as you walk alongside others?

We are offering Learning Communities to host a space for trained spiritual directors to collaborate together on different topics. Each of the groups, one starting this fall, and the other starting in January is a four-month commitment. We will meet once a month on Tuesdays for 90 minutes.

Now is a time when our world is experiencing collective trauma - globally, nationally, and locally. There is a personal cost in holding the stories of those we accompany, especially when we are experiencing much of the same events. Join us as we walk through how to hold this suffering for ourselves, our directees, and our world.

Your Guide

Instructor Lynn Holt

Lynn Holt is an experienced educator in the formation of spiritual directors and those who offer soul companionship. She has trained and supervised spiritual directors through Portland Seminary in an online/hybrid format for the past 7 years. Her vocation as a soul companion includes serving as a spiritual director and supervisor for 23 years, 18 years of pastoral ministry, and teaching theological, leadership, and spiritual formation courses. Lynn is a Quaker and holds an M.Div from Portland Seminary and received her spiritual direction training from the Mercy Center of Colorado Springs and supervision training from the Mercy Center in Burlingame.  Lynn is gifted in preparing and supporting soul companions whose faithful response in these challenging times invites generous listening and a compassionate heart for the sake of the world. Her ministry is grounded in a contemplative posture of holy listening, surrendering to the Mystery with a sense of awe and curiosity, and the dynamic relationship of God's Presence.

Course curriculum

    1. A Note from Lynn

    2. How Christian theology and practice are being shaped by trauma studies

    1. Zoom Session: Tuesday, 1/10 at 10:00 - 11:30 am PT

    2. Beloved is Where We Begin by Jan Richardson

    3. Prayer of Examen for a Reluctant Leader by MaryKate Morse

    4. What is Trauma? by Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score - 8 minute video

    5. Trauma-Informed Care - 6 core principles

    6. How Christian theology and practice are being shaped by trauma studies

    7. Healing Humanity || Spoken Word Poem by Natalie Patterson

    1. Zoom Session: Tuesday, 2/7 at 10 - 11:30 am PT

    2. Deconstruction - Three Associations Podcast - 32 minutes

    3. Caring for our Listening instrument - Three Associations Podcast - 35 minute podcast

    4. Resolutions: I Promise || Spoken Word poem by Natalie Patterson

    1. Zoom Session: Tuesday, 3/7 at 10 - 11:30 am PT

    2. Capacity Cushion - Three Association Podcast - 35 minutes

    1. Zoom Session: Tuesday, 4/4 at 10 - 11:30 am PT

    2. A Dance of Trust

About this course

  • $199.00
  • 17 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content