Benefits of SDI Membership

SDI Membership “direct” benefits include:

  • Receipt of Presence Journal included with your membership

  • Being listed in the Seek & Find guide so that “Seekers” can find you

  • A portion of your membership is Tax Deductible (USA only)

  • Availability of Discounted Liability Insurance (USA Only) via 3rd party

  • Access to the “Members Only” area of the web-site

    • Free access to select archived articles from various publications

    • Web Library of Articles, Images and Videos

    • Group Spiritual Direction

    • Health Care

    • Supervision

    • Dissertations

    • Prayers & Meditations

  • One complimentary copy of SDI’s “Guidelines for Ethical Conduct”

    • Available in multiple languages

    • Chinese, Simplified & Traditional versions

    • English, French, German

    • Korean, Norwegian, Spanish

  • Connections Newsletter (Members Only)

    • Articles “for” Spiritual Mentors “written by” Spiritual Mentors

  • Secure Access to the Online Forum

    • Freely engage in communications with other Spiritual Companions across time-zones

    • Many topics and sub-topics to engage in

    • Learn from each other and make new connections

  • Sample “Engagement” agreement between a Spiritual Director and a Seeker

  • Receive significant discounts on:

    • SDI Conference

    • SDI Journeys

    • SDI Webinars

    • SDI Products in the online store

  • Receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits for attending SDI sponsored educational events

  • Certificate of SDI Membership

  • Authorization to use a special SDI Member Badge/Logo

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SDI Membership “indirect” benefits include:

  • Being part of a global “Spiritual” community of likeminded individuals

  • Being part of a globally recognized & prestigious organization

  • Member validation through association with SDI

  • Positive feeling knowing that you are supporting a group that helps heal the world, one soul at a time.

  • Greater opportunity to present at the SDI annual conference

  • Greater opportunity to conduct a workshop at the SDI annual conference

  • Greater opportunity to conduct a workshop at SDI HQ and/or on the road

  • Greater opportunity to conduct an institute at the SDI annual conference

  • Greater opportunity to conduct an SDI Sponsored Webinar

  • Greater opportunity to lead an SDI sponsored Journey

  • Greater opportunity to write for Presence Journal and other SDI publications

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SDI Membership dues “support”:

  • Global community of Spiritual Directors / Companions

  • Increasing global awareness of the importance of Spiritual Direction / Companionship

  • Quarterly “Regional” gatherings

    • Connect local Spiritual Companions with each other and with seekers

  • Annual Conference Organization

    • Yearly networking and educational event

  • Monthly Newsletter (Discover)

    • Informative content for Seekers

  • Quarterly Newsletter (Listen)

    • Informative and educational content for Seekers

  • Quarterly Newsletters (Connections)

    • Informative and educational content for Spiritual Directors

  • Creation and distribution of the Presence Journal

  • Generation of training materials

    • Educational Videos

    • Online Articles

    • Informative Blog posts

  • Free educational material posted online

  • Social media interaction for, by and between members and non-members

  • Scholarships for those in need to attend:

    • SDI Conference

    • SDI Institutes

    • SDI Webinars

    • SDI Workshops

    • SDI Journeys

    • Other SDI Training Events

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Spiritual Directors International Welcomes You

Everyone interested in supporting the service of spiritual companionship is encouraged and welcome to join the SDI global learning community.


Members of SDI include individuals, organizations, faculty and students, interns, chaplains, lay and ordained ministers, imams, rabbis, art therapists, marriage counselors, life coaches, altruistic supporters, and a host of others.


People of any faith or no faith, seeking to lead a contemplative life, are welcome at SDI.

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And keep in mind our: "Organization" Membership

Do you represent a formation training program, retreat center or other similar activity? Use the SDI Seek and Find Guide to help prospective students and participants find you.

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