Spiritual Conversation Training

Tuesday 24 Sep 2019 - Tuesday 05 May 2020 (10:00am - 4:30pm)
Published on 14 Jun 2019
Two people talking

This course is run by the Epiphany Group.

There is increasing interest in the spiritual journey and how it relates to living faithfully in today’s world.  This speaks of a need for people skilled in spiritual conversation, living out this ministry in a variety of ways. This course builds on the foundation course  Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living and is a training programme for accompanying others on their inner journey, alongside continuing self-development. For some, this course may lead on to training in spiritual direction.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living or a comparable course.  Consideration may be given to applicants with equivalent experience which includes knowledge of different ways of praying and basic Ignatian discernment.  Applicants are required to be receiving regular spiritual direction and preferably have experience of an individually guided retreat.

Practice in spiritual conversation

Participants are expected to be accompanying others in their spiritual journey, so as to be able to apply course learning, and to reflect about this experience in small groups and with their tutor. On a practical level this means meeting for spiritual conversation with 2 people on a regular basis during the course.

Course content

Module 1             Introduction to Spiritual      Conversation Listening Skills

Module 2             Personal Prayer – Ways of Praying

Module 3             Discernment according to St Ignatius

Module 4             Spiritual Conversation


The programme is experience-based and uses small groups, role plays, case studies, personal reflection, input and discussion as methods of learning. There is one written assignment for each module.


Tuesdays 10 ( for 10.30)  –  4.30 pm

                 September    24

                 October         8, 22,

                 November     5, 19 

                 December      3, 17

                 Jan. 2020        7, 21

                 February          4, 18

                 March                3, 17,31

                 April                    21

                 May                   5

For more information and to book, please see the Epiphany Group website

Course Details


Ogilvie Room, Sacred Hart Church
Lauriston Street
EH3 9DJ Edinburgh


24th September 2019 to 5th May 2020

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