Spiritual Director (SD)

Spiritual Director Program

Spiritual Director

Throughout history, the human race has felt a deep need to connect to and understand the spiritual realm that we sense behind everyday reality.

We have always sought out the help of shamans, healers, priests, mystics and elders to guide and challenge us, to deepen our spiritual understanding and create a practical spiritual connection of our own.

The Spiritual Director Program is designed for those individuals who wish to take a personal look at their spiritual beliefs and practices, and who wish to provide formal spiritual guidance, mentoring and direction for others.

What makes this program unique?

  • It covers the 5 major religions of the world in addition to mystical and esoteric traditions, earth-based spirituality and a perspective on the ‘new age’
  • It looks at the concept of being a modern mystic within the definition of 21st century contemporary spirituality
  • Divine guidance and developing gifts of spirit are cultivated
  • The art of sacred ritual and ceremony is explored through sound, music, movement and dance
  • An overview on mystery schools is given
  • It explores transitioning to the non-physical and conscious dying
  • The art of transformation and working with the soul is learned

Who is this program for?

The Spiritual Director Program is designed for those individuals who wish to take a personal look at their spiritual beliefs and practices as well as for Psychotherapists who want to guide and support others on their spiritual journey. This modality is very effective for Psychotherapists to have for practice building since so many clients need direction on their spiritual issues as well. This program can also be taken for personal reasons only.

Note: In order to work as a professional Spiritual Director it is highly recommended to take additional training in Counselling Skills or the Spiritual Psychotherapy Training Program. 

Areas of Study

It is set up in 4 units with each unit building upon the understanding and capacities developed in previous sessions.

  1. Our Mystical Search
  2. Divine Guidance, Ritual and Ceremony
  3. Death and Dying
  4. Working with the Soul



Classes meet every Wednesday night, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, between September and June with scheduled breaks.  For a detailed schedule, application form and to reserve your spot, please contact Linda Kuschnir at 416-484-0454 ext. 23. 


Minimum requirements are the Discovering the Total Self Program, some counselling skills and personal therapy. Those with differing backgrounds to the pre-requisites are invited to apply. All exceptions by permission of Linda Kuschnir, Instructor and Managing Director.

Program Start Dates:

Wed. Sept. 12, 2018 to Jun. 19, 2019* *with scheduled breaks

Next program starts Wed. Sept. 11, 2019


Linda Kuschnir, Joanne Morgan and Gord Riddell and guest instructors


$2,820 plus a $185 Administrative and Materials Fee. Tuition tax credits are given for this program and it is HST exempt. A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Financial plans are available. Costs for books and materials are additional.


Students must attend 90% of classes to receive a Diploma from the Transformational Arts. All assignments must be completed successfully.

To Register

Students must be 20 years of age or older and have completed high school. Mature students of 21 years of age may also apply. Contact Linda Kuschnir, Registrar at 416-484-0454 ext. 23 or lindak@transformationalarts.com to apply.

As enrollment is limited, you are encouraged to register now. All applicants for programs will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on space availability. Once the program reaches maximum capacity applicants are placed on a waiting list. Acceptance into the program is conditional and requires a personal or telephone interview.

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