Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction

“Spiritual direction is an opportunity when the soul is allowed space to breathe; share its story and truth; be seen and heard; and to recognize God’s presence in the midst of it all.”

 – Jennifer Andersson

As we fill our lives with busyness, our spiritual self often goes unnoticed and under nourished. Spiritual Direction is a time to set aside with one who prayerfully listens to you, allowing you the opportunity to pay attention and respond to God’s personal communication with you. Spiritual direction will help you grow in intimacy with God, and reap the benefits of this relationship.

Unlike counseling or related fields, Spiritual Direction focuses on the participant’s relationship with God. In the context of prayer and spiritual intimacy, the Spiritual Director acts only as a facilitator fostering this relationship. Techniques include self-disclosure via dialogue, questions, soul-searching, support, reflections and prayer. All backgrounds, spiritual traditions and paths are welcome. You do not need to have a spiritual affiliation or denomination at all.

Private Sessions

  • Individual spiritual direction sessions by appointment.

Resources

Suggested Reading List

  • Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction (SDI) by Susan S. Phillips. Morehouse Publishing, 2008.
  • Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction by Margaret Guenther. Cowley Publications, 1992.
  • Sacred Companions: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship and Direction by David G. Benner. IVP, Downers Grove, IL, 2002
  • Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith, Henri Nouwen with Michael J. Christensen and Rebecca J. Laird, HarperCollins, San Francisco, CA, 2006