"The unexamined life is not worth living." (Socrates)
A confidential and non-judgemental approach to reflecting on ministry experience leading to greater confidence,insight and growth.
What is Reflective Consultation for Pastoral Ministry?
Reflective Consultation is a way of learning from experience. With the assistance of a trained consultant/supervisor and a safe environment, people can focus on their ministry and explore ways to develop more effective approaches.
Through a variety of skills, knowledge and personal attributes priests undertake a wide variety of pastoral goals. These can bring great joy and a sense of achievement or they may leave a priest unsure, confused or exhausted. Reflective Consultation can be a key factor in self-care.
Reflective Consultation is an opportunity for noticing personal and collective responses to pastoral practice, bringing to the fore cultural and sociological issues that affect ministry. It also gives a person the opportunity to reflect biblically and theologically on pastoral practice.
Peter is a diocesan priest ordained for Sydney diocese in 1976. He has over 30 years experience in parish work. He has also worked in university and hospital chaplaincy and youth work.
Peter is a Consultant/Supervisor with Transforming Practices Inc. www.transformingpractices.com.au and is accredited with ASCCANZ (Association for Supervision, Coaching and Consulting in Australia and New Zealand) and Peter has a Bachelor of Theology (CIS) and a Masters in Adult Education (UTS).
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