Pastoral supervision is not spiritual accompaniment, counselling or line management however in common with these activities it is characterised by a relationship built on trust and openness so that the supervisee has the freedom and safety to explore work related issues in a confidential environment. Exploring pastoral encounters enables the
supervisee to develop ethical competence and confidence and the capacity to meet each person with energy, resilience, compassion and courage.
Pastoral supervision offers the opportunity to: receive encouragement and feedback, recharge energy, interpret and handle situations, develop skills and self awareness, discover new perspectives, understand interpersonal and group dynamics, reflect theologically, discharge feelings, appreciate unconscious processes, find ways forward, connect with your vision.
“….because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, Jesus said to them ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’ So they went away by themselves to a solitary place” Matthew 6:31