Frequently Asked Questions by Adults

What training is needed to lead the Living Compass program?

No training is required as the facilitator manuals are created to be thorough enough that someone can lead the class without further training.

With this said, Congregational Wellness Advocate (CWA) trainings will begin summer 2014 at the Nicholas Center at the Diocese of Chicago. Laypeople, clergy and staff are invited to experience Living Compass and attain certification at these low cost training retreats.

What is The Living Compass Weekly Words of Wellness?

Each week Living Compass sends via email a one page reflection which connects current happenings in the world to wellness. It is written by Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, Executive Director of Living Compass, who draws on his 30 years as an Episcopal priest and family therapist and his love of making faith and wellness come alive in the everyday happenings of today's world. Currently, this email reflection is received and enjoyed by thousands of people across the globe.
Click here to see samples of past copies and/or to sign up to receive this FREE offering.

Who can become a Living Compass leader or facilitator?

Anyone who is comfortable running groups can be a facilitator. A Living Compass Facilitator will be involved in helping to support folks as they seek to create a life of greater wellness. Anyone who can offer compassionate listening with sincere and gentle encouragement can fulfill this role. Living Compass is designed to provide a space to decipher what changes God desires for folks and then creatively allowing time and space for them to discover how to make those changes. At the core, the Living Compass facilitator will help to create a space for participants to, with their faith as their guide, become the experts in creating their best life and to take concrete steps to make that a reality.