There is no single, agreed upon definition of spirituality and it means something different to nearly everyone. For some, spirituality refers to the beliefs associated with religion, organized or otherwise. Others look at spirituality as the search to understand the meaning of life or achieve inner peace, enlightenment or contentment. Exploring what spirituality means to you may provide stress relief, help you develop a deeper, more grounded sense of self, and help you to feel more connected to those around you.
Local Experts in Spirituality
I have a strong background and many experiences in working with Christian, Zen and Buddhist, Taoist, Yogic, Mindfulness, and Meditation orientations. I am open and flexible in working with all spiritual and religious orientations.
Spirituality is not religiosity. My integration of a spiritual dimension in my practice offers non-sectarian support of my clients who are curious about the Mystery in which we live, and would like support and guidance in their search.
Western culture tends to focus on the material world, not just commercialism, but also on things that we can see and believe to understand. When we step into the unknown and gain greater ease embracing the unknown, our life can open up in unexpected ways. I have an Eastern perspective and often bring in concepts of meditation, yoga, and martial arts into the here and now of one's life.
I have experience helping clients sort through spiritual baggage ranging from damage done by religious institutions/people to exploring a sense of /or desire for connection to God, self, & the rest of creation. I hold non-judgmental space to explore your worldview: what you believe about the way the world works, the nature of God & how you desire to connect with the divine/your purpose in life.
Our spiritual center or our heart center views life intuitively with a broader scope than left brain thought patterns. Understanding how we perceive the world spiritually helps us navigate our life with purpose and meaning.
As a deeply spiritual person myself I personally find value in understanding ones own spirituality, or even a lack of, when in comes to making meaning of ones life. Graduating from a Christian college, and traveling the world experiencing a variety of cultures, I've been offered an opportunity to understand how important individual spirituality can be in finding contentment.
We live in a society where we have lost the value of believing in a force greater than our human selves. We will explore your history, beliefs, and spiritual goals, including roadblocks and barriers to help you embody your most alive spiritual self.
I have a background in transpersonal psychology and spiritual studies, and a genuine love and appreciation for the many spiritual traditions of the world. If you are interested in incorporating your spiritual path into our work, let me know, and we can talk about how to bring this into to the therapeutic work we are doing together.
Psychotherapy is care of the soul (psyche+therapy). You are already whole and our journey in this life is to regain the Life, the Passion, the truth of our Being... often by examining the layers of beliefs and traumas that are clouding our access to our truest Self.
Techniques and practices of mindfulness and connection have been used for many thousands of years to clear space for meaningful self connection and connection to greater sources of inspiration. I have decades of experience with spiritual mindfulness, Yoga inspired practices and tools to guide clients in their discovery of spirituality.
For people for whom spirituality is a main focus of their lives, I enjoy incorporating a spiritual perspective into my therapeutic work. I work best with clients who have a non-dualistic spiritual perspective or mystical leanings.
Spirituality is often the component most often neglected in our modern lives. Though it can have many expressions , its absence of expression can often be the root of our own disquiet and dissatisfaction. Spiritual work is hard work, and we will often avoid to engage in more immediately gratifying activities. Therapy can help create your own spiritual identify and clear away blocks to practice.
I believe that an individual's religious and/or spiritual convictions (or lack thereof) are integral to their psychological development and deserve the utmost respect. I offer a non-judgmental, inclusive approach to incorporating spirituality into therapy-- depending on the desire of each individual to do so.
There is a divine spark in all things. Each has its own purpose, plan, and destiny. In trusting this truth and respecting the interconnection of all things we recognize our own spiritual selves within the greater whole. From this concept we can begin to recognize our own spiritual power and utilize it to evolve and grow.
With an educational background in comparative religion and culture, I am passionate about meeting clients where they are on their own terms. This includes religious and spiritual perspectives. I am always curious how my clients\' spiritual lives influence how they make meaning from their experiences. If relevant, I will support you in integrating this into our work.
From my own experience I understand the benefit of understanding \'what life is all about\'. Having a spiritual compass can provide greater clarity to one\'s path in life.
Our spiritual lives are often developed in isolation. Many of us have been wounded by spiritual and religious communities and no longer participate in the groups we once belonged to; yet we yearn for spirit deeply. As we sort through what your spiritual life looks like you can find freedom to explore and question.
Joe is a twice ordained minister and a long time buddhist practitioner. He brings mindfulness to his work around exploring our connection to \'that which is greater than us\' no matter what name we may call it.
Faith and spirituality are vitally important to many of us. You may have experienced abuse or trauma within your faith community, or you may feel wholly connected and supported. Either way, I provide counseling for seekers, doubters, and everyone in between. I have a Judeo-Christian lens, and an openness and high regard for people of all faiths.
Questions of life and death are embedded in philosophy and spirituality. These questions must be addressed in order to gain self-awareness.
As a practitioner, I am comfortable working with you within your spiritual framework. Therapy is also a space for anyone who has suffered harm from their experiences in religion, has questioned their faith, or has experienced the disorienting experience of leaving your faith community. This is challenging and important work, and I am comfortable sitting with you in that discomfort.
I help clients stabilize their view of themselves, so that their identity is not rooted in their failures or their accomplishments, but in their trusted higher power. I support clients with their faith values, which enable them to transcend the complexities of life. I help them gain a sense of grounded-ness in their lives that will stand the test of time through the good and the bad times of life.
To me, life is a spiritual journey and each of ours are unique! I see all the areas of life meeting in this center and believe that our relationship to ourselves is where our spirituality most manifests. Many of my ideas come from a Buddhist perspective, though I am open to helping anyone on their path. You describe for me what you want and need in this area, and I provide your container.
I view Christian Counseling as a healing relationship—one where we enter deeply into the lives of those in pain and crisis to bring them to a place where they can love God, love others, and love themselves. After all, most lasting wounds come through relationships. I believe lasting healing does as well. I honor that everyone comes to with their own perspectives on God and faith.
I am familiar with earth-based spiritual traditions, and can help you explore the role you want spirituality to play in your life. I respect all religious traditions, and recognize that you can be spiritual whether or not you consider yourself religious.
This dimension in life can create much peace, confusion and sometimes distress. I'm comfortable sorting through whatever need you have regarding your spirituality.