Spiritual Direction

Often people find themselves at a spiritual crossroads in their lives, and would love to find a welcoming, confidential, non-judgmental place in which to find clarity, direction and wholeness.

Some folks are curious about creating a daily spiritual practice, while others might want to revisit in a new way the religion in which they were raised. Others are seekers from many different religious, cultural and spiritual traditions to explore their inner lives, perhaps with no particular religious affiliation. They might describe themselves as eclectic, multi-faith or wondering wanderers. For some people, it’s all about God; for others, it has nothing to do with any kind of god.

Meaning-making. Belonging. Connection. Soulfulness. Wholeness.

 

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Image by Rosanna Ferraro

I provide soul coaching, a model of spiritual guidance with roots in a variety of spiritual and cultural traditions.  The professional organization Spiritual Directors International defines spiritual guidance as the practice of “accompanying people on a spiritual journey.”

I wanted to learn from teachers who had been engaged in this practice for many years, so I sought out spiritual direction training and supervision training at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. I also trained under the private mentorship of Rabbi Amy Eilberg.

For nearly 15 years I have been providing interfaith spiritual direction to individuals, groups and organizations.  I also provide supervision and mentoring to spiritual directors and students of spiritual guidance. I am a longtime member of Spiritual Directors International, and write regularly for Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. 

Here are a few short videos about spiritual direction, including a brief description of discernment as a spiritual practice, and  a conversation with my colleague Wendie Bernstein Lash about working with the Shadow in spiritual direction: