Spiritual direction is an optional therapeutic intervention that is part of my practice and involves me guiding clients towards a deeper relationship with God, which may help them discover meaning and purpose in their lives.
Gaining a firm knowledge of God’s will is essential in the Catholic tradition. This is incorporating prayer, spiritual contemplation, and discernment into major life decisions.
Engaging with this process may help clients towards a better place in their lives, through a reduction of the symptoms of depression and anxiety, resulting in more emotional freedom and greater trust in the future.
Silence is an essential aspect of spiritual practices. It is a powerful tool that allows you to be attentive to your inner thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Psychology calls this self-empathy and self-reflection. This is a very therapeutic way to enhance your mental health. Prayer is an effective resource used in catholic spiritual retreats to reduce mental symptoms such as anxiety, depression, addictions, and compulsive behaviors.
“Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul except for sin. God commands you to pray, but he forbids you to worry.”
(Saint Francis de Sales)