Soul Healing Advanced Certificate

An advanced certificate for soul care providers, Soul HealingSoul Healing responds to the needs of spiritual directors, ministers, chaplains, pastoral care workers and social service workers to more effectively address the soul care issues that emerge following natural disasters, tragedy, or violence in the community. We have been training and supporting spiritual directors since 1986. Our commitment to those who live in poverty and on the margins has enabled us to develop an expertise in the spiritual aspects of a healing response to trauma.

In this advanced seminar, we consider soul healing in relation to individuals and to communities.

  • What is the role of the spiritual director in response to trauma?
  • How do we interface with the spirituality of a particular individual or communal setting?
  • What is our relationship to therapeutic professionals?
  • How do we embrace appropriate limits without limiting the capacity of the spirit?
  • How do we care for ourselves as we experience the trauma of others?

Program Structure

Soul Healing is a 9-month program consisting of:

  • Initial Intensive (5 days, 4 nights)
  • Two webinars in the 3rd and 6th months
  • Access to supervisory support
  • Reading program
  • Closing day with impact statement shared among all participants

Program Expectations

  1. Applicants have completed a course of study in spiritual direction, chaplaincy, pastoral care, social work, teaching, nursing, or other caregiving profession.
  2. Participants
  • complete pre-reading prior to intensive
  • attend full intensive
  • complete webinars
  • take advantage of supervision
  • submit an impact statement to be shared with program peers


Next Cohort: 2019-20, beginning in July 2019

Application Deadline:    April 30, 2019
Intensive Session:         July 22 - 26, 2019
Webinars:                       In October 2019 and January 2020; Dates determined at Intensive
Closing Day:                  April 2020; Date determined at Intensive

Application processSoul Healing

Brochure with Application Form

Application deadline is April 30, 2019. 

Complete and return the application with $50 application fee to: 

     Center for Spirituality at Work
     Soul Healing
     P.O. Box 102168
     Denver, CO 80250-2168

Seminar composition will be finalized May 25, 2019.



  • Application fee: $50*
  • Program Fee: $1000*  (Program Fee covers both tuition and room/board for the intensive – payment plans are available)

Payment/Payment plan due May 31, 2019
*All fees are U.S. Dollars.


Intensive Location

     Franciscan Retreat Center
     Colorado Springs, CO


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