The Spiritual Guidance Training Program at Siena Retreat Center is available to women and men who sense a call to spiritual guidance ministry and who wish to explore that call, engage in personal spiritual growth, and enhance the knowledge and skills needed. The program meets eight times per year over two years. Form more information, click here or contact the on-site coordinator, Rita Lui, OP, at (262) 221-7605 or email@example.com. Download a program brochure.
In response to the need for continuing education and growth of spiritual guides, Siena Retreat Center is pleased to offer the Institute for Spiritual Guidance. The Institute offers workshops that create opportunities for guides to learn and further integrate the art and skill of companioning another person.
This is a condensed, intensive, basic training program for those who wish to companion the bereaved individually, as a facilitator of a grief support group, and/or within a bereavement outreach program. This program is also designed for those who currently serve in these roles and who wish to ‘hone’ their skills. The program meets over four Saturdays.
This program is offered in the fall to those who complete Part I of the Honoring Grief Training Program. Part II is designed to delve more deeply into certain areas of bereavement companioning.