THE SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR TRAINING PROGRAM AT MOUNT CARMEL IN ASSOCIATION WITH
THE HADEN INSTITUTE
The training courses are a combination of on-site and distance learning. The Spiritual Direction Training – US and the Dream Leader Training meet at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, for four-day weekend intensives, three times a year, for two years. The Spiritual Direction Training – Canada, co-sponsored by the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre (Carmelites) and The Haden Institute, meets at the Mt. Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada for seven-day intensives, twice a year, for two years. All three training programs offer certificates of completion and have top faculty from across the US and Canada. The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the Graduate Theological Foundation endorse the Training programs.
The annual Summer Dream Conference has become the portal for Christian dream work in the country. It is a major conference for all who want to recover the ancient Biblical tradition of listening for God’s word in our nightly dreams. The conference is for professionals (especially clergy), counselors, therapists, lay dream group leaders, and anyone who wants to integrate this process into her or his life. Many return each summer for support, brokering and learning from top dream faculty from across the country. The conference has been designed for new and returning participants.
Graduate Weekends are offered for the continuing education and camaraderie of our graduates.