What Is Spiritual Direction?

Is something standing in your way of being the best person you can be? Would you like to do something about it? My job as a spiritual director is to listen for the spark of Divinity within you, highlight it, underscore it and bring it to the fore. I listen for your best wisdom. One of the things that makes … Read More

Spiritual Bypass

A spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks”.[1] The term was introduced in the early 1980s by John Welwood, a Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist.[1][2][3] Spiritual bypass can be addressed with various forms of psychotherapy, including focusing and motivational interviewing.