“I dreamed a thousand paths, I woke and walked my own.”
As a spiritual companion (traditionally called director), I create the conditions for deep listening, expanded awareness and spacious curiosity to both tend and celebrate the sacred story unfolding in the life of each individual. Practices used are selected from the following, depending on each person’s path:
- Meditation or guided visualization
- Art work
- Walks in nature
- Customized ritual
- Couples’ work
Spiritual direction, is the time-honored term for this practice, spiritual companionship more accurately describes the intention I hold with clients. In being a spiritual companion I support an individual or group in their relationship to the mystery (sometimes called God) in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing practice of relatedness, service and joy.
Individuals or groups might be seeking spiritual companionship to:
- Deeply explore a life of connection, community and inter-relatedness
- Begin, further develop or better integrate core spiritual practices
- Investigate meaning, purpose and life direction
- Discern and trust the process of making difficult life choices
- Realize strengths, gifts and callings
- Further one’s capacity for “allowing in,” letting go and tending grief
- Celebrate and share joy, new hopes and vision
- More fully embody one’s spiritual life in all activities
Interfaith Spiritual Direction FAQ
1. How was I trained?
I was trained and received my Spiritual Direction certification at The Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries. I follow the ethical guidelines published by Spiritual Directors International as they are understood in an interfaith context. I am committed to my own spiritual growth by seeking my own spiritual direction, and to further my growth as a spiritual director, I participate in a supervision group that meets regularly.
2. Is it like therapy?
Although it is not a therapeutic relationship, many find spiritual direction a complementary process to the work happening in such a setting.
3. Are our sessions confidential?
Our time together is sacred, and I will hold our conversations in strictest confidence. Nothing will be shared without your written consent, except as required by law to protect you or another from serious harm. As a spiritual director, I am required by law to report known or suspected cases of abuse or neglect to children, the elderly, or the handicapped. You are free to share whatever you choose about our conversations with anyone.
4. How often do we meet?
Once a relationship is established, the typical rhythm for meeting is once or twice per month; an hour each time. I welcome your questions; please contact me to speak further or to schedule a session.