Spiritual Director Training

Authentic Freedom Spiritual Director Training empowers you to work with individuals one-on-one and in small groups for the purpose of spiritual direction/counseling/coaching, using the Authentic Freedom protocol created by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS. Authentic Freedom Spiritual Director Training empowers you to support others in the journey of their spiritual awakening and self-actualization.

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The pre-requisite of this training is completion of either the Authentic Freedom Mastery Program or the Magdalene Priestess Training.  Authentic Freedom Spiritual Director Training then provides immersion in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius while applying the principles of the Authentic Freedom protocol, one-on-one guidance and support through that process, as well as a brief practicum in which the student will accompany others through the process of spiritual direction while under the supervision of Lauri Ann Lumby.

The training consists of:

  • Assigned readings
  • Completion of the Exercises of St. Ignatius
  • 42 written self-reflections including application of the Authentic Freedom protocol.
  • Integration of the materials covered in the Authentic Freedom Mastery Program or the Magdalene Priestess Training, 
  • 10 week practicum including self-reflections and verbatims
  • 12 – 1 hour spiritual direction sessions with Lauri Ann Lumby.

The training may be completed in as little as one year or up to two years depending on your schedule.

Course Fee:  $2500.00 (Three payment options available: Payment in full, 12 monthly payments of $220.00 each, or 18 monthly payments of $154.00 each. Fee does not include the cost of required texts.)

Required Texts Take and Receive series (5 books) by Jaclyn Syrup Bergin and Marie Schwan, Ignatius of Loyola – Spiritual Exercises and Selected Works published by Paulist Press, Anam Cara by John O’ Donohue, and A Hidden Wholeness by Parker J. Palmer.

NOTE:  Once you have initiated the first or full payment, no refunds will be issued for cancellations and if you are on the monthly payment plan and decide to cancel before full payment is received, you will be invoiced for the remaining balance, payment due upon receipt.