What is Soul Work?
Soul Work simply refers to my use of psychotherapeutic skills to further deep, spiritual unfoldment or to explore spiritual issues.
Perhaps all issues that can be addressed from a spiritual perspective, but some more than others are spiritual in nature. Here are some examples:
- You’re leaving a spiritual tradition or needing support to leave
- You are questioning your former beliefs and paradigms
- You are in a “dark night,” suffering a loss of faith
- You want to strengthen your own authentic spiritual connection
- You are recovering from some form of spiritual abuse
Who might benefit from soul work?
If you are deeply steeped in a tradition, you likely have many guides to help you, but if you are questioning or between traditions or more of an unaffiliated explorer, you may find this container useful.
It’s helpful to have a “holding environment” as we take new steps spiritually, just as depth therapy provides a holding environment for working through emotional stuff.
You may want a container where there is no agenda to pull you into a particular teaching or group. I’ve known people to sign up for a meditation class and end up in a cult. There is no group here, no organization behind me. This is individual exploration with someone facilitating.
How does it work logistically?
We schedule sessions and meet either in person (Boulder, Colorado) or by phone or skype. Meetings last an hour unless negotiated otherwise . You pay a set fee for my time, the same fee as my therapy sessions.
We may come up with explorations or practices to do between sessions but they will always be tailored to you.
How does Soul Work fit into my life?
My focus in pretty here and now. As others have said, it’s not walking on water that is the miracle, but walking on earth, as a human being, remembering our spiritual nature. We are spiritual beings at the same time we are human beings, and our task is to integrate the two.
Who are you to offer this?
As I explain in The Magic of Your True Nature, I am nobody more special than anybody else. But I’ve been a very dedicated student who brings some fundamental skills useful to this process.
My background as a psychotherapist helps, as I know how to “hold space” for people and support their unfoldment.
I have extensively studied the interplay of psychological healing and the emergence of our True Nature or Essence.
I bring compassion and curiosity as well as the laughter that comes when we learn to take our dramas less seriously. Rather than attempt to provide answers, I support your own inquiry, knowing that the only answers that will ultimately satisfy are those you come to through your own experience.
You can get more of a sense of where I am coming from by reading any of my spiritual books, the group of spiritual articles on this site, and my blog.
Now in my sixties, I am entering my elder years. I’ve been around the block and am familiar with a number of spiritual neighborhoods, including some cul-de-sacs. I want you to find the place that is just right for you.
There are many varieties of spiritual guidance and transpersonal therapy these days. To find out whether this work might be a match for you, set up a free consultation.