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Wise Art of Virtual Spiritual Companionship/Direction Series 1

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The Wise Art of Virtual Spiritual Companionship/Direction - Series 1

 Three sessions of 75 minutes held fortnightly, beginning Monday 25 May 11:00 am (AEST)

This interactive course invites engagement from Companions, Directors and Supervisors with some of the challenges faced by virtual conversations.  A number of key topics such as setting up a Virtual Spiritual Direction (VSD) session, Presentation and Body Language, and Managing Interruptions will be covered, allowing enough space for sharing, questions and feedback.  Specific IT technical issues will not be covered.  These three 75-minute sessions will include an introduction of the topic, drawing wisdom and experience from the group and some practical application and feedback with each other.

Mode of offering: Zoom; with a minimum number of 6 and a maximum of 12 participants

Practical:  Each session will have active participation with the use of breakout rooms

Sessions:   2 sessions of 75 minutes with an optional third one held weekly; a morning or evening series is available. THIS BOOKING IS FOR THE MORNING SERIES

Facilitators:  Wise Arts for the Soul team: Host: Dieter Weinand with Co-hosts: Kathy Cave and Sally Longley 

Cost: $AU19 per session

Dates:

Monday 25 May 11 am (AEST);

Monday 1 June 11 am (AEST) and 

Monday 8 June 11 am (AEST)

 

More info or queries email:  Dieter

 

More about the offering:

  1. Set-up of Virtual Spiritual Direction (VSD) sessions

  • Preparing the context:  contracting with regards to video conference software,

  • Video Conferencing Software: Skype, Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, Blue Jeans, Microsoft Teams.  Reference:  https://au.pcmag.com/cloud-services-1/10187/the-best-video-conferencing-software-for-2020

  • Helping the participant be familiar and comfortable with the dynamics of virtual SD sessions

  • Set up of room with lighting, camera, backgrounds or virtual backgrounds, sound, candle

  • Managing interruptions, internet dropouts

  • Use of computer, laptop, iPad or phone

  • Sharing screen and break out rooms

  • What other challenges may you be experiencing?

  • Specific feedback and coaching for each person can be given if wanted

 
  1.  Managing a VSD session

  • Preparation and testing the video conference setup

  • Time allocation

  • Entering the space

  • Confidentiality and ethics (Circles of Trust)

  • Noticing: words, voice, body language, eye contact

  • Holding the space for silence

  • What else?

  • Personal feedback and coaching is available 

 

  1. Optional extra:

  • Personal practice, coaching and feedback

  • Use of Additional Resources:

    • Use of music

    • Sharing the screen for a poem, scripture or photo

    • Lectio and Visio Divina

    • Use of drawings, metaphors, artefacts, clay

    • Making notes

 

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