Event Details


St Columba’s by the Castle, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW


25 April 2020 13:30


Ticket: £25.00

About the Event

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 peoples 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.

Facilitator, 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.

No tickets will be sent – your name will be held at the door. Bookings are non-refundable.

This is one of four workshops offered by Reflective Spaces in 2019-20. Reflective Spaces facilitates spiritual reflection in life and work and is rooted in a broad, contemplative Christian tradition; those from other spiritual traditions are very welcome at these events.