What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their personal spirituality. The person seeking direction shares stories of their encounters of the divine, or how they are cultivating a life attuned to spiritual things. The director listens and asks questions to assist the directee in his or her process of reflection and spiritual growth.1
Spiritual Direction is NOT therapy, counseling, or pastoral counseling. Spiritual direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the God, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality, faith or to explore their questions. The person seeking direction shares stories of their encounters of the divine, or how they are cultivating a life attuned to spiritual things. The director listens and elicits questions to facilitate their process of spiritual growth.
How often you wish to meet, and in what capacity is up to you. I will meet with you over phone or video conferencing (such as Zoom, or Google Meet) if you live outside of Tucson. If you live in Tucson, we can also meet in person. Most people choose to meet once a month, for an hour, though depending on your needs, we can adjust the schedule to what works best for you.
Remember, this process is designed to help you find a way to deepen your relationship with God. If you find that you are not “clicking” with me, bring it up. Sometimes, this discussion will lead to growth and personal understanding. If, after a few sessions, you find that you are still looking for a good fit, I can put you in touch with several people.
Because Spiritual Direction is a formal professional relationship of nurture, time, support and presence, it needs to be valued accordingly by both people involved. If you are paying for your sessions, it deepens your resolve and commitment to your own spiritual growth. However, not all people have the means; we can discuss an appropriate agreement during our first meeting. Ultimately, our time together is intended to help you grow, and I will work with you to achieve that.