South Australia/Northern Territory Region
Members of ANSD in South Australia and Northern Territory engage in various spirituality centres and, for spiritual directors, one ecumenical association which combines ANSD membership, membership of the Conference of Spiritual Directors (CSD) and membership of Companions in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Some members join Spiritual Directors International (SDI). We associate with various other groups concerned with spirituality in the community.
ANSD offers a 50% discount on ANSD membership for those who are current financial members of the Ecumenical Association for Spiritual Directors (ESDA), in recognition of dual membership for related ministry.
Its main emphasis is on professional development opportunities for spiritual directors and peer supervision groups to support their ministry. This association also networks various spirituality and retreat ministries.
ANSD Regional Contact Person: Di Shearer, Ph D., D Min., MA (Theology: Spirituality and Christian Ministry), M.Ed. Phone: 0448 536 835
Events for 2019
The following inservice sessions are planned
Wednesday 15 May (evening) Benedictine Contributions to Spiritual Direction (Gary Stuckey, retired UCA minister, leader of Companions of St Benedict: and Finding you Inner Monk)
Saturday 20 July (full day) Supervision (Sue Dunbar, Barnabas Ministries)
Wednesday 18 September (evening) (Fr Denis Edwards) Cosmic Spirituality
Thursday 21 November (evening) AGM
Spiritual Direction and Retreat ministries in South Australia:
Spiritual Direction and Retreat ministries in the Northern Territory:
Recent Professional Development opportunities
March 2018: Liza Stewart: Relational Psychodynamics: Unlocking the wisdom of the inner world.
April 2018: Margaret Silf: A Spirituality of Remembrance.
July 2018: Philip Carter: Practise Resurrection: Reflecting on the person, values and disposition of the Spiritual Director.
September 2018: Ann Siddall: The gift of ageing: becoming who we are.