FAQ on New SDI Website

Here you’ll find a few answers to using the new website, and about a few changes with Membership and with Presence Journal. To read the answer to a question, click the arrow to the right of the question.

Just click on “Find” in our navigation bar and you will be taken to our Find a Spiritual Companion Guide.

A spiritual director is a type of spiritual companion. We believe the term “companion” is broader and more inclusive, and points to the heart of the work, which is to walk alongside with others as friends, listening to and honoring the sacred stories being told. We recognize also that spiritual companionship can happen in a myriad of vocations and modalities, and so use the term as a more inclusive way of offering welcome to those who have not specifically trained as a spiritual director.

Simple. We wanted to serve our community better. And we wanted to create a welcoming portal for people new to spiritual companionship.

There are new things to discover at every click of the mouse. Here are a few of the main ones:

  • Beautiful new look and feel
  • All-in-one website, including our store
  • Members will only need one account and one password
  • Easy to find information on spiritual companionship.
  • New web version of Presence Journal
  • New Events Calendar

Click on “My Account” under the MEMBERS tab. Fill in your username and password. Your username is your e-mail address.

Click here to have your password e-mailed to you. If you experience difficulty, you may also email our Membership Services Team at membership@sdiworld.org.

We’ve created a tutorial video that will walk you through all the steps towards making your profile display in the Guide.

We recommend you fill out all your important information pertaining to your companioning practice, but the followiing two fields are mandatory to make it display (you’ll find these under the ‘FASC Profile’ menu in ‘My Account’:

  1. The “Display Record” field must be set to “Yes”
  2. The “Display Name” field must have some text there (this should be your name, or the name of your Retreat Center or Formation Training Program.

We also highly recommend you double check the location fields (City, State, Country) which are located in the ‘SDI Contact Info’ menu of My Account. If there’s nothing there, then your record won’t be searchable by location.

Adding a photo really personalizes your profile on Find a Spiritual Companion Guide! Thankfully, it’s a simple task:

  1. In the ‘Members’ Menu in the top bar, select ‘My Account’
  2. In the left-hand column, select ‘FASC Profile’
  3. Click the purple button to ‘Add Image’
  4. Find a nice photo of yourself, and select it.
  5. Click the purple ‘Update’ button at the bottom of the page.

We are still actively ironing out a few wrinkles in the Guide, and to the overall website. If you don’t see a change immediately, give it a day or so, as we work to make this Guide the best it can be for all of us. Thank you for your patience!

Click on “SHOP” on our top navigation bar and it will take you to our SDI Store where you can find all our offerings. If you hover your cursor over the “SHOP” option, it will reveal a menu of options which can afford you a short-cut to what you want. We recommend browsing our store with curiosity – wandering and wondering. See what resonates.

Click on Become a Member and see the different tiers to choose which one works best for you.

Our new digital technology makes our international journal of spiritual companionship, Presence,  easy to read on-line. And the environmental cost is far lower when we don’t print and use snail mail. Going digital also means the ability to search to find the topics you want. In addition, it lowers SDI’s costs so we can invest more in educating our community. If you still want to read a hard copy, you can! Just find the membership tier that includes that. (See question above.)

Yes. You will be invited to change tiers when your annual membership reminder is emailed to you. If you’ve previously purchased Enhanced and Premium Seek and Find Guide add-ons, your account has been automatically upgraded to the Jupiter and Cosmos Membership tiers for the remainder of their current membership time. Or, if you like, you can upgrade whenever it’s convenient to you. Email us at membership@sdiworld.org

We wanted to make it inviting and accessible. We wanted people to be able to find their way around with ease. Many of our members told us they had trouble navigating around the old site.

It’s still here. For clarity, we just re-named it “Find a Spiritual Companion” It’s improved to make it easier to use and to search with. And it still has listings for training programs and retreat programs as well as the most complete listing of spiritual companions in the cosmos!

We always respect your privacy. We never offer your information to a third party for sale or otherwise. If you are a member and you don’t want your name listed, then you can elect to keep it private.

Just email us at office@sdiworld.org . We will do our best to find a solution.

Just email us on office@sdiworld.org or membership@sdiworld.org . Or call us on 425-455-1565. Our office hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday (Seattle time). We look forward to helping you!