Are you ready to take the steps to find a spiritual director/companion?
Locating and interviewing a spiritual director or spiritual companion is an important step in your spiritual journey. SDI’s desire is to provide an easy, inviting way for seekers to find a spiritual director or spiritual companion, to find a training program, and/or a retreat center. We also help existing spiritual directors and companions find supervisors and additional training resources.
About the FASC Guide
To aid your process in finding a spiritual director or spiritual companion, SDI offers this resource to help you locate and reach out to one of the more than 6000 spiritual directors and companions listed in our free searchable database below.
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I currently serve as a housing advocate and grant writer for Vermont's largest organization accompanying people through homelessness. I served as the Coordinator of Formation Ministry for the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans from 2016-2022, and I continue to accompany individuals through formation for community life. As a Franciscan, I feel most called to accompany and serve alongside people living at the margins, celebrating their inherent dignity and worth.
I am a Queer, Non-binary, and Aro/Ace Christian and theologian. My spiritual care is rooted in the joyful self discovery of others and I enjoy working with individuals who are coming to deeper understandings of themselves, their relationships, and the family and community structures they are creating in response to those new understandings. Queer spirituality and a celebration of the non-binary complexity of the Holy and the Divine are key parts of my practice.
The core of my direction work is centered in four areas:
1. Vocational Discernment & Spiritual Formation
2. Healing & Grief work related to Spiritual Trauma & Abuse, especially for LGBTQIA+ individuals and families
3. Discernment around healthy relationships, boundaries, and spiritual self care.
4. Grief & Loss
I'd love to meet you and have a chance to hear your story and to bear witness to what is unfolding in your life. Please reach out to schedule an initial consultation and we can see if Spirit intends for us to be companions on the journey for a season.
The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple offers worship services weekly on Sundays and on certain holidays. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Our Seminary Program and programs in the form of classes, workshops, and retreats, offer an interspiritual approach to bringing the Divine into everyday life.
We are a community of ordinary people forging the extra-ordinary mission to create a place where we may practice truly seeing the Divine within all peoples of all religions.
Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program
Registration for the Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program is NOW OPEN for the 2022-23 season. Please visit our website to request more information or to apply: https://www.tolinterfaithtemple.org/spiritual-mentoring-certificate-program.html
Spiritual Mentoring offers the opportunity to hold another in a space of love, compassion, and acceptance as they seek to align with their own inner Divinity. A spiritual mentor creates a space in which a mentee will be seen, heard, and guided on their spiritual journey. This profound opportunity to guide another makes the mentoring process a sacred opportunity to sit with another and experience the Divine Beloved within the mentee.
The Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program is especially designed for those wanting to cultivate the inner presence and skills necessary for offering mentoring to those in need. This program is open to ordained clergy, seminarians in training, as well as to mental health counselors and other helping professionals who may desire to incorporate a spiritual focus into their practice. If you are interested in this program but do not find yourself in one of the above categories, please contact us to discuss your particular situation and, together, we can assess the appropriateness of this program for you.
The Goals of Spiritual Mentoring are to . . .
- Create a safe container where the client can feel seen, heard, and honored.
- Deepen and strengthen the client’s experience of and relationship to the Divine in a way that is authentic and meaningful to them.
- Help the client to name, understand and work with the problems, blocks, and patterns in their life by using spiritual perspectives and practices.
- Guide the client to assume self-responsibility, not for all that happens to them, but for how they choose to be with what happens.
- Assist the client in remembering their Wholeness, integrating all aspects of the self – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
- Support the client in the cultivation of compassion (heart), discernment (mind), and courage (action).
Sample Topics Covered in the Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program
- Developing the mentor/client relationship – establishing trust
- Deep listening – qualities of presence – skills of attunement
- Basic skills: reflecting feelings, restating information, questioning, offering reflections
- Identifying the core issue(s) – going beyond the “story”
- The use of spiritual practices in the mentoring process, e.g. prayer, meditation, journaling
- Cultural and identity awareness
- Working with trauma, grief and loss
- Understanding the spectrum of anxiety, depression, and addictions
- Seeing the client as a mirror – ongoing self-awareness and growth
- Scope of practice – knowing our limits – when and how to refer out
- Ethical issues – confidentiality and boundaries
- Self-care – exploring our personal practices
- Envisioning your Spiritual Mentoring practice – professional and practical issues
- Ongoing support for the mentor
Dates and Times
The class will meet one full Saturday and one Wednesday evening per month from September 2022 until June 2023.
Saturdays: 9am-5pm ET. 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17
Wednesdays: 6:30-9:00pm ET. 9/28, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 3/29, 5/3, 6/7
We are open to the possibility of adjusting the times to accommodate those in other time zones. Final times will be determined by the class cohort.
The class will be structured to be available in dual-mode, allowing participants to be either in-person or online via Zoom.
The cost for the program is $1800. Payment plans are available. If you have taken the program in the past, a discount will be available.
Beth Cohen is a psycho-spiritual counselor and bodymind therapist in private practice. She was ordained by the Tree of Life Temple in 2013 and certified as a Spiritual Mentor in 2018. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy from Antioch New England Graduate School.
She worked for many years in the mental health field as a counselor and expressive arts therapist, and in the holistic health field as a bodymind practitioner, yoga and meditation teacher, and massage therapist.
Her greatest passion is exploring human potential and the evolution of humanity. She loves dance, yoga, music, creative writing, and all creatures great and small. She can often be found walking in the woods with her dogs, or lying in a hammock with a good book.
Carrie A. Ives is an interfaith spiritual director and ordained minister with personal and professional experience working with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Her program ‘Spiritual Resiliency: 5 Facets to a Complementary Treatment Program’ and her book ‘Chronically Inspired: Living a Divine Calling through Chronic Illness’ (working title, under contract with PageMill Press) both explore the intersection of spirituality and chronic illness. She is trained in trauma and trauma-informed care. Carrie serves on the Leadership Council of Tree of Life Interfaith Temple in Amherst, NH. She leads worship services 4-5 times per year.
Carrie is a longtime member of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Chelmsford, MA and is currently studying for a Masters of Spirituality at Merrimack College, Andover, MA. She lives in Chelmsford with her two partners and their three fur-babies.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, or visit https://www.tolinterfaithtemple.org/spiritual-mentoring-certificate-program.html
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sometimes you just need someone to deeply listen. But not just listen – empower you to hear your own wisdom. I work with men and women of all faiths and traditions to help them embrace their current state of reality while gaining a skill set to become even more. There is nothing to fix! You are perfect and I want you to learn to embrace this too!
Hello, I am Tina. As an Interfaith Minister I am trained to hold an all inclusive and highly confidential loving space for you to witness and experience your true nature. I meet you where you are at and walk with you however far you welcome. It is always my goal to empower you to know what steps to take next so you can make forward movement after our calls. I work long distance over the phone / zoom with people from around the world.
HOW DOES TINA WORK – After spending many years in utter chaos and inner turmoil which included divorce, career burnout, illness and financial loss – I was gifted the ability to create powerful frequencies through singing to help myself heal on all levels. I created The Acoustic Fulfillment method that gives a simple and powerful framework to guide oneself through the inner world and various questions of daily life. It is a combination of meditation, sound healing, breath-work, inner visualization, and deep intuitive listening.
RESULTS OF WORKING WITH TINA – The results are felt on all levels – mind, body, emotions, and spirit / energy. Just depends where you are at in life and what you are working on as to what you experience. Everyone has their process and pace – that is honored.
SOME RESULTS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE:
Noticeably increased confidence – you aren’t hiding anymore and feel a balance of pride and confidence – you live inspired action!
Money is LOVE to you and it flows to you with ease. You are building a life of Trust and LOVE and your expanding your faith is a breeze.
You are opening up to receive the abundance and limitless mental state you crave! You are the co-creator you desire to be.
A strong conviction to care for yourself and set inspiring boundaries rather than saying Yes when you mean No…
You feel whole and complete within yourself and radiate light just by living day to day life! You aren’t seeking someone or something to fill up your time or space – you are more than enough.
Your voice feels free and open – you express yourself with ease and experience a relaxed sensation of receptivity in the present moment rather than being on guard.
You embrace yourself no matter your mood and can allow yourself to feel all the feelings you experience in a day. You can even cry if you are alone.
MY BACKGROUND – I am an Interfaith Minister, past Science Researcher in Aquaculture, Science Educator, Public Speaker, Author, Sound Healer and Energy Worker – a lover of nature, dancing and anything outdoors!
CHECK OUT MY TEDX TALK ON YOUTUBE
Communicating from Chaos to LOVE (youtube it)
GET TO KNOW ME – I offer a complimentary call for you to get to know my work and see if we are a good fit to build a powerful healing team. Feel free to reach out. I offer the utmost confidentiality and care.
My heart goes out to you if you are struggling in anyway. I spent 20 years digging inward to heal. I would never have made it without my Spiritual Mentor. I know you are amazing and ready to invest in you!
Much Love to You,