Jeffrey Keefer, PhD
City: New York City
Languages: English, French
Personalized Affiliation: Eco/Nature-based
Spiritual Spheres: Eco/Nature-based, Interspiritual, Native/Indigenous, Spiritual but Not Religious, Spiritual Independent, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism
Category: Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion, Life Coach, Chaplain
Email: [email protected]
Phone: I use Zoom for all my appointments
Focus Area: Corporate/Workplace, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Education, European Cultures, Group Spiritual Direction, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Mindfulness/Meditation, Non-Traditional Healing, Young Adults
Profile: Are you seeking a compassionate, open-minded spiritual director specializing in ecospirituality, nature religion, modern paganism, and contemporary spirituality without religious constraints? My name is Jeffrey, and I offer a unique, warm-hearted approach to spiritual guidance, drawing from diverse traditions and deep respect for the interconnectedness of all life. As you travel on your spiritual journey, I offer gentle guidance and support to help you navigate and make sense of your path.
With a background rooted in nature-based spirituality, I have spent the last 15 years dedicating myself to exploring various spiritual paths, including Druidry, modern animism, various paganisms, and Earth-centered mysticism. My personal journey has led me to discover the deep wisdom and solace that comes from connecting with the natural world and honoring the sacredness of all life.
I am a lifelong learner with a Ph.D. in Educational Research; four graduate degrees in Religious Studies, Adult and Organizational Learning, Business Education, and English and American Literature; and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy. I have completed a two-year certificate in Spiritual Direction from Cherry Hill Seminary‘s Spiritual Direction Certificate Program and am a spiritual life advisor (chaplain) at New York University. Through these experiences, including walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain and France, I have developed a strong foundation in spiritual direction, pastoral care, and ecological consciousness. Combining these elements, I have crafted a unique approach to spiritual guidance that respects each individual's connection to the natural world and their personal spiritual journey.
As your spiritual director, guide, or mentor, I offer a safe, nurturing space to explore your spirituality and sense of purpose, ask challenging questions, and reconnect with the Earth and her cycles. Our sessions will blend deep listening, reflective questioning, and guided meditations, all designed to help you unearth your inner wisdom and deepen your connection with the sacred in nature.
In our work together, we may explore rituals and practices to honor the changing seasons and cycles of the Earth, techniques for grounding and connecting with the energy of the natural world, an understanding of the rich tapestry of modern pagan, ecospiritual, and nature-based spiritual practices, and how to integrate spiritual insights into your daily life for a more harmonious, fulfilling existence.
While our sessions will be grounded in my experiences and expertise in nature-based spirituality, I am deeply committed to meeting you where you are on your spiritual journey. My approach is adaptable, and I will always honor your unique spiritual beliefs and practices.
If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and deep connection with the natural world, I invite you to connect with me for a free, no-obligation, 30-minute Spiritual Direction Exploratory Chat via Zoom here: https://jeffreykeefer.com/spiritual-direction. Together, we'll discuss your spiritual goals and explore how we can work together to achieve them.
I invite you to see some of my work on YouTube to get a feel for my approach. I look forward to walking with you as a compassionate companion on your unique spiritual journey and supporting you as you embrace the wisdom and beauty of the Earth and her many teachings.