ANSD is a network for those interested in spiritual direction, and as such, offers this portal of resources

to members. If you would like to contribute please contact Robyn


Communion Consciousnes:  A resource by Dr Kerrie Hide

The ANSD is hosting a series of weekly online meditations to create healing presence for all impacted by coronavirus.  On 20 March 2020, over 100 people gathered online to be together in solidarity as we walk with so many in pain and uncertainty, and to build communion consciousness.


In leading the meditation, Robyn Fitzgerald, ANSD President, drew on material from a retreat given by Dr Kerrie Hide in 2019.  Kerrie has kindly made this resource freely available:  Communion Consciousness by Dr Kerrie Hide.


We invite you to continue the intention of this healing meditation in the weeks and months ahead so that together we can contribute to a healing presence in our world.  For details of the weekly online meditation hosted by ANSD, please click here.



Recordings from ANSD National Conference September 2019

Sessions by Patrick Oliver: Dreams and Dreaming

Patrick has been accompanying folk for thirty-five years: ten in pastoral situations, and twenty-five years in specific spiritual direction. He completed an M.A. in Studies in Religion (1994) and a PhD in theology and spirituality (1999). Patrick was introduced to listening to dreams by his spiritual director back in 1980, and finds them invaluable in companioning.   Introductory session (Friday night) - no recording available The following recordings are only available for Members   Session 1 (Saturday morning)   Session 2A (Saturday afternoon) Session 2B Session 2C Session 2D Session 2E   Session 3A (Sunday morning) Session 3B


Reflections from newly inaugurated ANSD Life Members

Rev. Philip Carter Rev. Vicky Cullen Sr Linda Mary, CSC The Very Rev. Susanna Pain Rev. John Stewart  

Acknowledgement of Country resource

An ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ is a way that all people can show awareness and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage and the ongoing relationship the Traditional Custodians have with their land.   This Acknowledgement of Country resource was compiled by Elizabeth Lee for ANSD gatherings and was used at the ANSD 2019 Annual Conference, Melbourne, September 2019. It provides some ideas for wording formal or informal events, meetings, functions or conferences.


Evolutionary consciousness and spiritual direction

In mid-July 2019, in the beautiful surrounds of the Grail in North Sydney, Rev Matthew Fox and Dr Kerrie Hide explored the topic of evolutionary consciousness and how we as spiritual direction community manifest and participate in this arising consciousness in our day-to-day practice. The afternoon began with an Acknowledgment of Country and a circle dance, before Matthew gave his inspiring reflection titled “Our Experience of God”. Following on from this, we broke into small groups to allow time to explore Matthew’s input and to identify a key question or insight relevant to the spiritual direction community. These questions were then shared in the large group, and formed the basis of the conversation between Matthew and Kerrie. We are pleased to now share these wonderful explorations with you.   Matthew Fox’s input “Our Experience of God” is in Video One and in the second video you will find the recording of the conversation between Matthew and Kerrie. These recordings are only available for Members    

Training programs in Spiritual Direction and Formation

For further information about formal training programs in Spiritual Direction and Formation, visit the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction (AECSD).  




ANSD Australian Network For Spiritual Direction

ANSD Australian Network For Spiritual Direction