What is Spiritual Accompaniment?

What is Spiritual Accompaniment?

Spiritual Accompaniment is the process of contemplative listening carried out in the context of a one-to-one trusting and confidential relationship. As a trained spiritual director, I journey with you, listening to your life story with an ear for the movement of the spirit or sacred, offering supportive responses as appropriate and encouraging reflection about new paths of growth. Our time together may include opportunities for meditations and visualizations, space for you to share what is alive for you, and to reflect on how that relates to your sense of spirit/God/whatever entity you identify with in your life. Deep listening, questions, and reflections support you in what you’re seeking to understand about yourself, the world around you, and what you need.

Spiritual Accompaniment has been around for centuries, though often rooted in western traditions. While my own personal practices are earth-based in their ways, I am familiar with many Western, Eastern, and Indigenous traditions. Regardless of where you are in your journey – just beginning to explore or have spent a lifetime – or what your religious or spiritual background is, I am able to work with you. If you have a preference for spiritual accompaniment with someone who is of a similar religious or spiritual background, I am able to connect you with other colleagues.

What Can I Expect?

Our first meeting is an introductory opportunity for you and I to learn more about each other and about Spiritual Accompaniment; this first meeting is free and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Once you have determined that you would like to continue your journey with me, we will set aside time once a month for 60 – 75 minutes. Each session will include dedicated space for you to provided feedback at the end to better support your needs and our work together. This work is available on a sliding scale from $30 – $100/session.

In my own personal journey of exploring the sacred over the past 20 years as well as my studies in spiritual direction from Still Harbor, I have come to personally understand the value and the need to be accompanied in these thresholds of life and growth. I offer to you the space for individual self-reflection, connection, and exploration regardless of where you are in your journey or your religious or spiritual groundings.

I share my personal journey of embodying a daily practice of listening and living as sacred as a non-binary, queer, transmasculine individual rooted in earth-based spiritual practices via my Instagram and my Substack account, including my explorations and research around gender-expansive individuals across different traditions and religions. Additionally, I regularly update my blog here on this site in relation to broader explorations of the thresholds of growth that we pass through from a spiritual perspective.