Spiritual Direction & Pastoral Care
Soul Care Sessions
All sessions currently on video chat
Sometimes we need a soul friend to bear witness to our inner longings and encourage us to see where the holy may be whispering to us. I believe that each of us has access to the flow of Divine Love. Just as a stream can get clogged with debris, we might find obstacles that are impeding the current in us. These may be external circumstances, such as illness or loss, or internal fears and anxieties. The stuck places may be the residue of trauma or the stubbornness of our ego. My work is to help you become aware of blocks to the movement of grace within you and out through you into the world.
In addition to my 30 years as a minister and chaplain, I draw on my training in Gestalt Pastoral Care and on the Spiritual Direction tradition as I sit with you to discern where God (your higher power/deeper wisdom/True Self) is speaking. Tilda Norberg, founder of Gestalt Pastoral Care and my teacher, describes the work as, “attentive to the beautiful intricate dance between body, mind, emotions, spirit and social context … it invites attention to the rich liveliness of each present moment, for it is there that personal discoveries are made, and God is revealed.”
What You Can Expect During a Session
Each 50-minute session will begin with a time of centering and grounding, followed by 25 – 35 minutes of Laura listening as you express where you are, asking questions for clarity, and attending to the places where your energy changes. During the last 5-10 minutes Laura leads a focused time of prayerful quiet which may include guided imagery, body prayer, or brief, simple rituals. If you can’t find a time that works for you using the book now button, please contact me through the contact page of this website.
Laura has practiced and studied prayer and meditation for more than 4 decades. In addition to her Master of Divinity, she completed programs in healing prayer (Gestalt Pastoral Care and Light and Love Ministries), Contemplative Spirituality at the Shalem Institute, Positive Psychology, Social Justice Chaplaincy, Hospice Chaplaincy, and Reiki. Additionally, she is well-versed in the Enneagram, Sufi poetry, the 12 steps, and the perennial wisdom and mystical traditions. Guiding groups and individuals into profound, transformative healing and awakening is her passion and great joy.
Soul Care Session Cost
50 minutes – on Google Meet: standard cost is $85. If you cannot afford that right now, you may choose an amount between $45 and $85. If you are able to help cover the cost of those cannot make the full payment, you may add up to an additional $40 to your payment.