In "Spirit in Practice," a Tapestry of Faith program
Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Directors' Network
—A loose association of Unitarian Universalist clergy and laity who provide spiritual direction to others.
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation
—One of the leading trainers of ecumenical spiritual directors, the Shalem Institute maintains a geographical list of directors to aid the search for one.
Addison, Howard. Show
Your Way: The Complete Guide to Exploring Interfaith Spiritual Direction. Skylight Paths Publishing, 2000. Rabbi Addison, who received spiritual direction from Catholic sisters and who studied with the ecumenical Shalem Institute, provides one of the few books on spiritual direction that truly comes from an interfaith perspective.
Lindahl, Kay. The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice. Skylight Paths Publishing, 2002. Emphasizes the "three essential qualities of deep listening": silence, reflection, and presence. Also offers instruction in sharing heartfelt emotions with clarity and compassion.
Wheatley, Margaret J. Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002. This wonderful book explores the power of simple conversation. The first half reminds us why this is so important; the second offers ten "conversation starters."
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