More About Spiritual Accompaniment
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens after the first three sessions?
We will check in with you about how it is going and decide together whether it makes sense to continue into a longer term spiritual accompaniment relationship. It often does make sense! As part of this conversation, we will talk about rates and you will choose what you can pay for the sessions moving forward.
How can you offer such big discounts?
As a social justice organization committed to building spiritual accompaniment into the fabric of our social movements and grassroots direct service vocations, we fundraise to support our programing. So, it is thanks to the generosity of our funders that we are able to make our spiritual direction services so accessible. Given that, we ask that our clients support us by paying what they can and by helping us spread the word to potential funders and others who might be interested in our work.
Can we meet in-person?
Our core service is offered virtually with a preference for meeting via video chat (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime). This allows us to work with many more activists and community leaders around the world who are seeking spiritual accompaniment. There are also costs associated with renting space that we try to keep down given our global reach and desire to make the service accessible. If you happen to be local to your spiritual director and there is a place that you can agree upon for meetings, we leave it up to the two of you to decide!
Is spiritual accompaniment therapy?
No. Spiritual accompaniment can bring about beautiful kinds of spiritual healing, but it is not therapy. Our spiritual directors are trained as compassionate listeners for the sacred/spiritual elements of life that emerge through your stories and experiences. Our questions are intended to support you in deepening you own spiritual self-awareness, in uncovering your own inherent wisdom in connection to the sacred/spiritual/divine, and in developing your relationship with your spiritual beliefs and how they operate in your life.
Is it confidential?
Yes. Spiritual accompaniment is a confidential space for you to process and share. Our spiritual directors will be required to break confidentiality only in the event what you share indicates that you pose a direct threat to yourself or another or that you are aware of a child or elder being abused.