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What is Spiritual Direction?

Why is Spiritual Direction beneficial?

Why is Spiritual Direction beneficial?

Spiritual direction is a helping relationship where we discern together how God is working in the midst of your life.


It is a way of intentionally paying closer attention to God in your life's journey through a prayerful and contemplative space. 


Spiritual direction is for those who are wanting clarity, experiencing joy or struggles in their faith, and seeking a deeper love with God all with a director who is focused and has a level of intention toward prayerful discernment.  

Why is Spiritual Direction beneficial?

Why is Spiritual Direction beneficial?

Why is Spiritual Direction beneficial?

  • Fosters an intentional and regular relationship with God
  • Allows another set of eyes and ears to help interpret experiences and the voice of God
  • A prayerful relationship helps to experience God's love and grace
  • Learn to discern decisions, live, appreciate, and act in the midst of life by the Holy Spirit's movements

What Spiritual Direction Is Not:

Why is Spiritual Direction beneficial?

What Spiritual Direction Is Not:

  • Therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Judgemental

What is a typical session like?

What is a typical session like?

What Spiritual Direction Is Not:

We engage in a prayerful and contemplative time where we meet together in God's presence. The directee shares their experiences in their faith and what they want to seek clarity with. The session enters into times of silence as we listen to what God is saying and move through the process of praying and listening. 

How often do we meet?

What is a typical session like?

How often do we meet?

Sessions are once a month for one hour. We can meet in person or online. There are no phone sessions. 


The time from one session to the next allows discerning what you are hearing and experiencing from God.

Is there a fee?

What is a typical session like?

How often do we meet?

For a limited time while in training there is a discounted rate of $25 per session. 



A Little About Me:

A Little About Me:

A Little About Me:

My name is Joanna. I live in the Port Jervis area but work in West Nyack, New York. I am currently receiving spiritual direction training through Leadership Transformation's Selah Certificate Program. Throughout my training, I am receiving ongoing supervision from a Selah faculty member. I desire a closer relationship with God, and through this journey in my faith, I know that God has gifted me the opportunity to be a companion to others who seek to grow in their relationship with God. 

MY PROMISE TO YOU:

A Little About Me:

A Little About Me:

  • I promise to take confidentiality  seriously and adhere to a strict code of ethics
  • I promise to listen and engage in how God is speaking in your present life
  • I promise to be empathetic, supportive, and encouraging

Contact Info

A Little About Me:

Contact Info

Service area: Western Orange County, New York, Northern New Jersey, Rockland County, New York. When you contact me, please indicate where you live so we can arrange the meeting location.

 

Please email me to discuss an initial consultation and scheduling.

jpolarek0821@gmail.com


I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.