Two-Year Spiritual Direction Training Course

Online and In-Person (Hendersonville, NC)
March 2023 - January 2025
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Two-Year Spiritual Direction Training Course
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Haden Institute, at Kanuga Camp and Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC
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At the Haden Institute we integrate spirituality and Jungian teachings in our Spiritual Direction Training Course. We offer participants information and skill development through brilliant lectures, readings, reflections, small group work, and case studies.

While our roots are in the western Christian traditions, we also learn from religious mystics and spiritual practices and beliefs from a variety of faith traditions. Depth psychology is a spiritual as well as a psychological paradigm, so at Haden we also learn about spirituality directly from the experience of the human psyche. Most importantly, Haden graduates are trained to journey with spiritual seekers from all religious traditions.

Imagine . . . immersing yourself in poetry, fairy tales, contemplative practices, Celtic, Desert, Natural, and Creation spiritualities. Imagine how useful it would be to learn the practicalities of the Enneagram and Jungian typology. Imagine delving into the intricacies of transference and counter-transference, shadow and complex identification, rootedness and freedom in religion and spirituality. Imagine learning about and applying the wisdom of the mystics, Jungian dream work and psychology, and having the tools to provide spiritual direction with the chronically ill and the dying. Imagine using creative expression to integrate your learnings, and practicing embodiment exercises to complete the mind, body, spirit connection.

We also offer a Two-Year Dream Work Training Course in both online and in-person formats, our Spiritual Direction Training Course in an online format, and a Summer Dream and Spirituality Conference (held at Kanuga), which, in 2023 features the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, and John Philip Newell among the keynoters.

Questions or need help discerning which program is right for you? Contact Allen Proctor, director, at, or Rachel Watkins, program director, at

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Allen Proctor, Director