‘Exploring Spiritual Abuse’ workshop, Edinburgh

Saturday 25th April, 2020, 1.30pm-4pm: 10min walk from Waverley Station

WHAT is spiritual abuse? What are the key characteristics that lie behind this difficult label? And what impact does the experience of spiritual abuse have on people’s lives? Through input from current research, small group discussion and plenary, this workshop will help ‘soul care practioners’ to consider the definitions and implications of these questions for their work.

Brief pointers may be given for accompanying those who have experienced abuse, but the main emphasis will be on what we need to be aware of as we hold safe, sacred space for others. This event is open to faith leaders, spiritual directors, therapists etc, particularly those working in 1:1 or small group settings. Suitable as a CPD event, certificates are available on request.

Anne Solomon is an experienced spiritual director and supervisor working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Also a Chartered Psychologist AFBPsS with an MA in Religion and Society, and Divinity awards, she works and writes within the fruitful dialogue between spirituality and psychology. Always in this work Anne carries a particular heart for ethics and standards in soul care settings. She tutors on the ecumenical two year Gloucestershire spiritual direction training course, supports other formation programmes and runs workshops for experienced spiritual accompaniers.

Bookings £25: https://spiritualabuse.brownpapertickets.com

Workshop organised by Reflective Spaces – https://www.reflectivespaces.org.uk/