We Are A Ministry of Compassion and Peace
The purpose of Spiritual Direction is to inspire and help you connect, as a seeker, with spiritual guidance. Spiritual Direction is being the gentle guide with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with God (whether or not they are experiencing spiritual issues) to help them learn and grow within their own personal spirituality and the person seeking direction.
As a Spiritual Director, I work with you in connecting to that deeper meaning within as a non-denomination, ecumenical pastor. Professional spiritual direction is done on a one-to-one basis in private session or in group settings. People enter spiritual direction for a variety of reasons such as developing their higher spiritual potential or for those who are in a major life transition. A wide range of motivations can be appropriate for spiritual direction. An initial, preliminary session helps both the director and the directee determine if spiritual direction would be helpful in the seeker's given situation.
With spiritual direction, a multi-modality approach is utilized which includes - prayer, meditation and journaling. We do discuss what may keep you from connecting with God on a deeper level. Spiritual direction is not psychotherapy or mental health counseling. Spiritual direction does not focus on solving problems. Spiritual direction is about discerning and responding to one's innermost spirit and developing a more authentic way of being. Sometimes, therapy is necessary before a person can benefit from spiritual direction. Those who are experiencing acute distress or a mental health disorder are advised to seek appropriate medical and/or psychological care. Spiritual direction can collaborate with other health professional care and overall program of holistic care.
As a pastor with the Ministry of St. Francis of Assisi, we are independent, non-denominational, metaphysical, ecumenical Christian.
All sessions are private and affordable and are available via Skype or by telephone. If you would like more information on how spiritual direction can help you, please email me here.
I am a member, in good standing, with Spiritual Directors International.