Spiritual Director Training (MTC)
Canada two-year course

Apply & Deposit two-year Course
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"Jungian psychology, the Enneagram and the mystics
have been very meaningful to me"
— SD Particpant

In association with The Haden institute of Flat Rock, NC, this two-year course is similar to the US Spiritual Direction. The format is distance learning (Home Study) plus two convenient 7-days intensive sessions each year in residence at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre (Carmelite Friars)

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, overlooks the world famous Niagara Falls and is located on 30 acres with wooded areas, open spaces, and gardens. Nearby are paths that wind around the bluffs overlooking the falls and leading through to Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Greenhouse, and Rose Garden.

This ecumenical training program is for Christian clergy, Religious men and women, Lay ministers, DRE’s, school chaplains, counselors, and individuals discerning a call to the spiritual direction ministry. A Certificate of Completion of Training is awarded to those who successfully complete the program. (Continuing Education Credits are available.)

The Spiritual Direction Training program’s teaching methodology is didactic, interactive, experiential, practical, and invites reflection on the experience of Self and God. Courses are designed to help the student acquire and develop contemplative and discernment skills. Faculty presentations will include case studies and the student will learn how to use the verbatim report as a tool to study the dynamics of a spiritual direction interview as it unfolds.

The successful student will be a person who prays daily, reads and reflects regularly on scripture, theology, spirituality, the human development sciences, contemporary culture, and social-historical developments. If not already benefiting from spiritual direction themselves, students must be willing to seek and begin a guidance relationship with a qualified spiritual director in their own locale. Each student will be required to obtain two directees to practice direct (guide) during the second year of the program.

Cost - MTC18
  • Application Fee (non-refundable):  $100 (USD) payable to the Haden Institute, is due with registration.

  • 2016 Tuition:  $2200 (USD) per year payable to the Haden Institute. Tuition is paid in eight equal installments of $550 (USD) due by August 1, November 1, 2016, January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of 2017, January 1 and April 1 of 2018. VISA/MasterCard/Discover are accepted.

  • Room & Board:  $825 [MTC18] Canadian (or US equivalent) for each one week residency period is payable to Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre ten days prior to start of each residency session. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Price includes single room with private bath, buffet style meals, and use of all Centre facilities.

  • Subject to change.

Our teachings often prove to be therapeutic for our participants, however we are not offering therapy, nor do we certify our graduates as therapists after their training.  As a participant we encourage you to seek out a licensed therapist if you need additional support for issues that rise and need therapeutic intervention.

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Member:  The Graduate Theological Foundation

828-693-9292  •  PO Box 8039, Asheville NC 28814  •  office@hadeninstitute.com