Spiritual Direction Contract
Agreement with _______________________________________________________________ Date __________________________________________
You are meeting with me as your spiritual director because you want to examine your spiritual life. Spiritual direction is the contemplative practice of helping another person or group to awaken to the presence and action of God in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing relationship of freedom and commitment.
Although I believe it is appropriate at times to discuss personal and relational struggles in the context of spiritual direction, I am not meeting with you as a psychotherapist, a registered or licensed counselor and am not providing such services. Similarly, you recognize that spiritual direction is not financial advice and any decisions and actions you may take in that regard are done without my advice or recommendation and are purely your responsibility.
I will hold our conversation in strict confidence. Our time together is sacred. I will not reveal the content of our conversations unless I am required to do so by law or court order. On the other hand, you are free to share whatever you choose about our conversations with anyone.
I am committed to making spiritual direction available to anyone who desires it regardless of ability to pay. The suggested amount for a one hour session is $40. However, please talk to the director for an amount that better fits your circumstances if necessary.
Time of sessions and changes
We commit to begin and end our conversations on time. If you wish to change your appointment, you will let me know at least 24 hours in advance by e-mailing me or calling me as another person may be able to use that time. I will not call or send you reminders of the sessions.
Although we agree to a monthly one-hour session, you may desire to meet more frequently or for a longer session periodically, and that is fine, as long as we schedule in advance. If you would like to share a prayer, a success or a problem with me in between sessions, you may contact me via e-mail or leave a phone message. I do not bill for additional time of this type but ask that you keep the extra calls to a few minutes.
Please sign and return a copy of this agreement
Signature of spiritual directee __________________________________________________________________ Date_____________________________
Signature of spiritual director ___________________________________________________________________ Date_____________________________