A Handbook for Spiritual Directors

Out of this work grew the Handbook for Spiritual Directors which will make Fr. Gallagher's extraordinary teaching available to Fr. Gallagher's growing audience around the world.

A Handbook for Spiritual Directors

Timothy Gallagher has focused his entire adult life to studying and teaching Ignatian spirituality. For decades he has made it the focus of his work to guide spiritual directors in the rich Ignatian discipline which currently is experiencing a remarkable renaissance far beyond the Catholic realm. Out of this work grew the Handbook for Spiritual Directors which will make Fr. Gallagher’s extraordinary teaching available to Fr. Gallagher’s growing audience around the world. This book helps spiritual directors guide the process of Ignatian discernment in a very practical and yet profoundly spiritual way. Spiritual directors receive few requests more often, and more demanding than that of helping a person discern God’s will in life’s taxing decisions. With this handbook, Fr. Gallagher has provided the means necessary for responding to and helping with this request. For those spiritual directors trained in Ignatian spirituality this book offers to become an essential companion, and for those who want to learn this form of discernment this book will provide the foundation for understanding and learning this age-old, proven process for discerning the will of God.

Understanding the Spiritual Exercises

In this new translation, Michael Ivens draws on the wealth of previously published materials, as well as his extensive experience, to produce a new commentary that unravels the inner workings of the Spiritual Exercises.

Understanding the Spiritual Exercises

Ever since the Spiritual Exercises were first published in 1548, they have been a popular and important resource for spiritual directors and directees. In this new translation, Michael Ivens draws on the wealth of previously published materials, as well as his extensive experience, to produce a new commentary that unravels the inner workings of the Spiritual Exercises. This new translation with detailed introductions to each section, helps directors arrive at a firm and nuanced understanding of this classic of western spirituality.

Dreams and Spirituality

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of dreams as understood from a range of diverse perspectives, and their relevance for pastoral care.

Dreams and Spirituality

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of dreams as understood from a range of diverse perspectives, and their relevance for pastoral care. Its approach is both systematic and practical, enabling ministers, spiritual directors and counsellors to understand the nature of dreams and the role they play in the lives of those in their pastoral care. Dreams are a universal phenomenon and have a long established role in religious faith and practice. Yet many pastors feel ill-equipped to deal with this area of human consciousness. In this guide, twenty-two contributors from a wide variety of disciplines explore the potential of dreams to bring about renewal, healing, reconciliation and encounter with the transcendent. • Part 1 examines dreams from theological, psychological and cultural anthropological perspectives. • Part 2 explores the theme of dreams and religion through empirical data, theory and reflections. • Part 3 considers dreams and the practice of pastoral care for a variety of settings and groups.

A Psychological Handbook for Spiritual Directors

This handbook helps the director to recognize and deal with such problems. A Psychological Handbook for Spiritual Directors grew out of Father Evoy's many years of experiences as both spiritual director and licensed psychologist.

A Psychological Handbook for Spiritual Directors

"A Psychological Handbook for Spiritual Directors presents practical guidance for spiritual directors. Seldom is spiritual direction simply a religious matter. Frequenetly, psychological difficulties also surface. This handbook helps the director to recognize and deal with such problems. A Psychological Handbook for Spiritual Directors grew out of Father Evoy's many years of experiences as both spiritual director and licensed psychologist. He found that a good number of those who came for spiritual direction were also hurting psychologically. In this book he deals with over a hundred situations ranging from anger and dependency, to self-sabotage. For each situation, he presents a case, offers a psychological interpretation and concludes with practial suggestions. What emerges is a hignly useful compendium of practical principles for spiritual directors."--Back cover.

The Reluctant Spiritual Director

This book answers the most basic questions about spiritual direction: What is it? How does it work? Who does it? Would spiritual direction help me? Am I being called into this ministry myself?

The Reluctant Spiritual Director

Spiritual direction is a particular way of walking the path of spiritual discovery in close company with another person. The Reluctant Spiritual Director speaks to both the prospective spiritual director, uncertain of his or her call, and the prospective directee, uncertain of the benefits. This book answers the most basic questions about spiritual direction: What is it? How does it work? Who does it? Would spiritual direction help me? Am I being called into this ministry myself? Though spiritual direction is an ancient Christian spiritual practice it has only recently been rediscovered by mainstream Christianity because of the widespread longing for something more.

Handbook for Spiritual Directees

"Handbook for Spiritual Directees is a collection of spiritual exercises that can be used by directees to stimulate reflection and discussion in spiritual direction.

Handbook for Spiritual Directees

"Handbook for Spiritual Directees is a collection of spiritual exercises that can be used by directees to stimulate reflection and discussion in spiritual direction. Spiritual directors will also find it a helpful resource in their ministry of supporting and guiding directees. Of course, anyone interested in spiritual growth can also make good use of this material, even if they are not in a formal, spiritual direction relationship." --from back cover.

The Oblate Life

Written by experienced oblate directors from around the world, it is an essential, lifelong formative guide for anyone living or considering the oblate life.

The Oblate Life

A comprehensive guide to living as an oblate - in the home, in society, at work and in the church. Written by experienced oblate directors from around the world, it is an essential, lifelong formative guide for anyone living or considering the oblate life.

Group Supervision Method and Practice

In this book you'll find detailed instructions on how to: *Run a supervision meeting *Take notes after each direction session so you're prepared for supervision *Use your notes to write a good supervision paper *Create an atmosphere where ...

Group Supervision Method and Practice

Supervision is an important part of spiritual direction. Unfortunately, an individual or group can't always find someone who can provide that service. Small groups in out of the way areas are especially challenged to find a supervisor. This handbook gives spiritual directors who are involved in small groups a way in which they can provide supervision to each other. Besides providing an important service to the individual, group supervision also provides a great way for groups to bond and learn trust. If done correctly, it enhances the spiritual direction and the director. In this book you'll find detailed instructions on how to: *Run a supervision meeting *Take notes after each direction session so you're prepared for supervision *Use your notes to write a good supervision paper *Create an atmosphere where people can feel free to discuss deep, personal issues If you don't have regular access to trained supervisor, we encourage you to try group supervision.

God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy

This unique manual builds upon strong philosophical and research foundations to offer seven practical clinical approaches to working with the God image in psychotherapy.

God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy

Learn seven clinical approaches to working with the God image in psychotherapy Each person has two ideas of God—the God concept and the God image. The God concept is intellectual in nature, while the God image is the subjective emotional experience of God that is shaped by a person’s family history. Those who struggle with mental health issues often have a God image that is distant, critical, and judgmental because they had parents who behaved that way. God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy: Research, Theory, and Practice provides therapists with the tools to effectively treat clients who harbor God image issues. This unique manual builds upon strong philosophical and research foundations to offer seven practical clinical approaches to working with the God image in psychotherapy. Leading clinicians and researchers from various disciplines offer expert insight and analysis to provide therapists with in-depth understanding of the God image. God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy: Research, Theory, and Practice comprehensively discusses the psychodynamic foundation and research that contribute to the understanding of the God image, and then presents seven different theoretical and technical approaches to help those who have personal and religious problems. Case examples illustrate how the God image changes through the therapy process. The guidebook also explores future developments and the implications of race, culture, gender orientation, and economic conditions that impact the God image. Each approach and theory in God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy: Research, Theory, and Practice examine: background and philosophical assumptions God image development God image difficulties God image change strengths and weaknesses Case examples discuss: client history presenting problem case conceptualization treatment plan interventions duration of treatment termination therapeutic outcomes God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy: Research, Theory, and Practice is an interdisciplinary guide that provides a holistic understanding of psychological issues and the God image, and is a valuable practical addition to the libraries of psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, addiction professionals, clergy, spiritual directors, and pastoral counselors.