Spiritual Direction

Logotherapy and Spiritual Direction is a professional development course following the spirituality of Saint John Paul II. The course explores the contributions of logotherapy and existential analysis to spirituality.

Unit 1: Logotherapy and personalism

Describes the relationship between Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy and Saint John Paul II’s personalism.

Unit 2: Discernment and conscience

Contemplates discernment as a reflection on universal values as guiding principles of future behaviour when making important decisions in life.

Unit 3: Spirituality as a personal relationship

Considers the concept of love and the role of following virtuous models to live meaningfully.

Unit 4: The role of the freedom of will in spiritual relationships

Reflection on the evangelical counsels (poverty, chastity and obedience) as a free commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus.

Unit 5: Spiritual life in community

Ponders how meaningful relationships lead to communities of meaning as lights to the world and how meaningful spiritual communities strengthen individuals in body, mind and spirit.

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There are readings and a written assignment for each of the 5 Units of the course. A certificate of completion for 30 continuing education hours will be awarded to successful participants.

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