Transforming Soul and Society: A Spiritual Development Program

September 2017 through May 2019

Registration now open!


A transformative two-year journey that will deepen your spirituality, broaden your sense of contribution to community and, if desired, certify you as a professional spiritual guide!


Together with a spiritually supportive community you will

*Engage with a learning community and experience the Divine Presence in the evolutionary Cosmic Story as it flows through you and the wisdom of diverse spiritual traditions. 

*Develop leadership skills involving spacious listening and clear questioning, expand and deepen your practices in meditation, reflection, ritual and celebration.

*Enter a sacred circle where you share in story, ritual and creativity with others from diverse backgrounds and faith traditions who share a mutual desire to meet life’s challenges and joys with renewed hope and compassion.

*Learn to integrate the energies of the Cosmic Story, Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine to bring healing and wholeness to yourself, to others and to the planet.

*Cultivate a sacred activism for Earth and one another in times of suffering, struggle and change.

*Participate in sand play.

 The program . . . (formerly housed at WomanWell) 

Welcomes women and men of diverse religious/spiritual traditions and ethnic/racial backgrounds. The application process for the 2017-2019 class which includes recommendations and a personal interview, is now open!

Gathers ten times from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon from September 2017 through May 2019 on the first full weekend of alternative months, except for September which meets the second full weekend. Overnight accommodations available upon request through Wisdom Ways. 

Gathers an additional eight Saturdays to address skills and knowledge pertaining to effectively communicating in family and community and, if desired, to certify you as a professional spiritual guide and companion. A concurrent internship in year two and a post-program supervision for one year is also required for those who pursue professional spiritual guidance work.

Program sample for year one

Program sample for year two

Program history

Program Faculty: 

Nancy Cosgriff, D. Min., Delmarie Gibney, FSPA, D. Min., and Corrina Thomas, FSPA, D. Min. All bring extensive experience in education, theology, ministry, psychology, leadership and spiritual guidance. Each participant meets annually with a program leader for personal consultation.

Carol Burling, D. Min., will be joining the program faculty for the 2017-2019 program cycle. 

"For me, the program was completely transformative. Right from the beginning, my old worldview was challenged and the new stories that emerged allowed me to view myself, others and the earth in a whole new light.  My priorities have shifted and my day-to-day life is more joyful and less anxious.  I am very concerned about our planet and know--to the core of my being--that we are all connected.  What is good for you is good for me and what is good for Mother Earth is good for all beings.  I highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a deep connection with All that is."

*Kate Redpath, Graduate

If you are interested in learning more about the spiritual guidance program, please feel free to e-mail one of the instructors:

Nancy Cosgriff:


Delmarie Gibney:



Corrina Thomas:




 Carol Burling:



Cost for the two-year program: $2,025 for each year; $4,050 total. Payment plans available.

If interested, credits apply for a MA program through the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies.

Program and application details:

Want to learn more? Attend an information session!

Thursday, 5/11/17:
4:30 - 6:00 pm

Contact Wisdom Ways at 651.696.2788 to RSVP for this session or to learn more about the Transforming Soul and Society program.