Spiritual Companions is an educational charity, a network and a community.
We celebrate diversity and welcome people from all spiritual traditions and none at all.
Our emblem is a feather on water — always working with a light touch.
We support people in developing their own mature and autonomous approach to spirituality and self-development. We deliver a UK/EU recognised qualification. We support organisations develop good practice in spirituality and wellbeing.
As individuals and as a community we believe in the profound benefits of spirituality for personal and social wellbeing. We therefore support people informally and formally on their spiritual journeys in one-to-one and group situations; and we also provide organisational support and trainings.
St Margaret’s Hospice August 2014
Following the delivery of pilot trainings at St Margaret’s Hospice, Somerset, and a full appraisal, we are now embarking on a full two-year programme. Entitled ‘Everyone Cares’ the programme focuses on supporting the wellbeing of patients, patients’ families and carers, and all the hospice staff and volunteers. The first trainings were delivered in early July. If you are interested in exploring this programme for your own organisation please contact us.
Charitable Status February 2014
The Charity Commission has agreed to grant charitable status to the Spiritual Companions Trust. We are now a registered charity No: 1155777.
First Spiritual Companions Achieve Professional UK and European Accreditation
The first cohort of students completed their accreditation in January 2014. In April 2013 the Spiritual Companions Trust firmed up its accreditation with the College of Teachers. (The College of Teachers was established in 1846, is the UK’s Professional Educational Institute for Teachers and awards internationally recognised qualifications.) This new Certificate of Professional Practice in Spiritual Studies and Companionship is a professional vocational qualification that sits within the qualifications frameworks of the UK and Europe.
Spiritual Care Conference May 2013
The first Spiritual Care Conference, organised and hosted by the Spiritual Companions Trust, was held in Glastonbury between 17-19 May 2013, and was a great success. [More...] In the picture left to right: Julie Roberts, David MacGeoch, Sister Jayanti, William Bloom, Sarah Jane Williamson.
“When I was ready to take my next steps as an educator, I searched to develop in an environment that felt intellectually sound, emotionally literate, psychologically safe and spiritually inspiring. Spiritual Companion training is all of that: practical, mindful, expansive, inclusive, supportive and rigorous. It continues to inform how I am in my work and in my life generally.” — Martine Moorby, Spiritual Companions Educator