Whether you consider yourself "spiritual but not religious", raised in a tradition you still cherish, trying to figure out the idea of "Higher Power", or just don't really believe in any of that stuff... Most people try to find some sort of meaning in their lives, especially during transitions or trials.
In addition to my training and licensure as a therapist, I am also a Certified Spiritual Director (trained at Stillpoint Center). For those that are familiar with the very progressive Richard Rohr, I am deeply honored to be a graduate of the inaugural class of The Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation, earning a certificate in Contemplative/Non-Dual Consciousness. I am an active member, conference speaker, and writer for Spiritual Directors, Int'l. Here's a link to a video I did for them on the topic of Diversity & Inclusivity in the "SDI Learns From..." series.
I am ordained in The Order of the Holy Rascals, and abide by our Code of Ethics. I do not "push" any specific religion, and my training and values include familiarity and respect for most faith traditions. In my role as a Spiritual Director, it is important to meet a person where they stand, to understand their beliefs and opinions, and to support them as they explore their faith and practices in a way that is meaningful to them.
Spiritual Directors International describes the reasons to seek direction, or the gifts, as:
My friend and teacher, Ravi Verma from Stillpoint Center helps explain Spiritual Direction...
And here's my take on it...
Unlike therapy, direction focuses exclusively on spiritual issues. We will meet once a month, for about an hour. As a directee, you choose how we work together; sometimes that includes prayer, sometimes silence, sometimes music or art... we create our relationship together, in a way that opens your heart, and brings you closer to your spiritual center.
If you'd like to learn more, please call
(949) 293 4797