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SDI Webinar: The Recovery Journey: Resources and Practices for Spiritual Directors

21 September 2016

Cultural humility and radical hospitality are core principles that inform both the ministry and service of spiritual direction and the recovery journey. As spiritual directors, we walk alongside those who may be wrestling with the challenges of addiction. How can we best serve with an open heart as vessels of transformation and healing?

In this webinar, we will explore specific practices, tools, and resources for spiritual directors companioning people with addiction and their loved ones, such as prayer, meditation, ritual, and embodied practice. Spiritual direction with people in recovery also includes commitment to social justice issues that directly affect addiction and codependency. Come and explore resources from a variety of faiths and cultural traditions utilizing specific case examples.

The Recovery Journey: Resources and Practices for Spiritual Directors

21 September, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 5:00 p.m. GMT/UTC
21 September, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 12:00 a.m. GMT/UTC

The webinar will last one hour and be offered twice to accommodate multiple time zones. SDI aims to make educational programs available for as many people as possible. Calculate the time of each webinar in your local time zone. One CEU credit is available for participants.

Important Note: Participants in this webinar should have a basic understanding of addiction and twelve-step recovery programs. In February, Karen offered a webinar about spiritual direction and addition that laid the groundwork for this webinar. For those who might find it helpful to view the previous webinar as an introduction, a USD$10 discount will be applied during check-out for those who purchase both the registration for a live session and the February webinar recording. Please e-mail if you have any questions.

Learning Objectives
This webinar is to provide a continuing education session for spiritual directors to advance their skills and knowledge of tools and resources for working with issues of addiction in spiritual direction. By honing their awareness, learning, and experiential practice, participants may also deepen their connection to the Sacred, and enhance their own spiritual formation.

Participants will:  

  1. Acquire additional knowledge about addiction and recovery through a spiritual lens
  2. Become familiar with related psycho-spiritual issues, such as trauma, oppression, and cross-addiction
  3. Identify tools and resources that can be utilized in a variety of spiritual direction contexts (individual, group, retreat)
  4. Further explore countertransference issues that may arise and how supervision can best support them

Who may join the webinar?
Everyone is invited to participate in SDI Webinars. Learn about technological system requirements and how to connect on the webinar FAQ page.

Are CEUs available?
SDI will provide a certificate of completion for self-reporting to agencies continuing education units (CEUs).

What is the deadline for registration?
Register online before 19 September 2016.

SDI Member Rate USD$18.00
Non-Member Rate USD$25.00

Tuition for webinar participation is non-refundable. All registered participants will receive access to the online recording of the SDI Webinar following the event.

After we receive your registration, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. Information on how to connect to the webinar including the meeting access number will be sent following the registration deadline. If you unexpectedly are unable to participate live in the webinar, no worries. You will have ongoing access to the recording of the webinar, and the workbook is yours to keep.

What is a webinar? Why participate? Find out more by visiting the webinar FAQ page.

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