… is a work-in-progress. I try to stay in the moment. Life is better when I do, so I keep trying.
I believe God is available to all who earnestly seek. At times, we must seek alone and at times, with the help of others.
Exploration can be intimidating. It might help to clear up some FAQs.
What is a spiritual companion?
A tour guide for the metaphysical explorer, a spiritual companion is a person who has discerned (with the help of friends and advisors who agree) that they have a ministry of holy listening and empathy. Seekers take a spiritual companion to help them discern the Divine at work in their lives, and to learn what they are being invited into. Spiritual companions do not decide for you – they help you listen for the Divine.
How is spiritual companionship different from psychotherapy?
Both are about relationships – with ourselves, others, and God (Mystery, the Divine), so it can be a blurred line. Spiritual accompaniment offers presence and a desire to listen to God. Psychotherapy also offers presence – in the service of restoring mental health by treating illness. A major difference is that a spiritual director is “willing to be known – not just by her credentials, affiliations and titles, but known in her vulnerability and limitations as a child of God” (Margaret Guenther)
How does one begin?
When you send a request, I will email you a zoom invitation for an individual meeting. When we meet, we chat to see where you are in your search right now, and whether what I offer might suit you. If we both want to continue, we would typically meet monthly for at least 6 months.
Note: For people near London, Ontario, I would be delighted to meet you in person if you prefer.
What does it cost?
“Freely have you received, so freely give.” There is no charge for the introductory meeting. After that, if you find our meetings helpful, you would pay. If you are someone who has your basic needs met and more, there is. sliding scale. While I am still training, you would send the fee directly to the charity of your choice.
Are our conversations private?
I hold what we say in confidence. You may wish to know that there is no legal protection for the privacy of our conversations as I am not a lawyer or a registered health care professional.
As a matter of course, I do not acknowledge who is consulting me or who has consulted me without permission from them. I do not discuss the content of our conversations with anyone else unless I need to seek guidance from my own spiritual director, or if I believe you or someone else is in physical danger.
How often do we meet?
Arrangements vary, but most people come monthly.
Do you do 5th steps with people?
Yes. If that is what you are looking for, please let me know in your e-mail.
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