Spiritual direction agreement

Relationship

A Directee meets with a spiritual director to explore his/her spiritual life. Spiritual direction is the contemplative practice of helping another person or group to awaken to the mystery of God in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing relationship of freedom and commitment. The director follows the “Guidelines for Ethical Conduct.” These guidelines were established by “Spiritual Directors International” and are available upon request.

Although it is appropriate at times to discuss psychological and relational difficulties in the context of spiritual direction, a spiritual director is not a psychotherapist, and does not provide such services.

Confidentiality

The director will hold all spiritual direction conversations with the directee in strict confidence. Spiritual Direction time together is sacred. The director will not reveal the content of these conversations except where the directee has given his/her signed consent or where it is legally and/or ethically required, as in cases of actual or suspected abuse, or risk of injury to self, to a minor, or to any third party. Occasionally, the director may need to use material from the sessions for supervision purposes but the directee’s name will not be revealed.

Fees

The usual donation is between $45 – $60 per session, negotiable according to need and arranged with the director. No one will be deprived of spiritual direction for financial reasons.