Spiritual Direction in Denver
3 Tips to Find Spiritual Direction in Denver
How do I make important decisions?
How do I grow spiritually?
I'm having a faith crisis. Now what?
How can I find meaning in this chaotic world?
If you're asking these questions, it may be time to find a spiritual director.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is the millennia-old practice of partnering with another in order to navigate one's spiritual journey or relationship with the divine. Through counseling-style interaction, spiritual directors create a space within which directees may openly, honestly, and safely explore, process, and deepen all parts of their personal spiritual inclinations and longings in a confidential, judgement-free space.
Who are Spiritual Directors?
Certified Spiritual Directors are trained to help the religiously or spiritually curious uncover and unpack the people they were created to be. Spiritual directors are experienced in many spiritual practices and traditions, and are equipped to help you find and deepen your unique spiritual path. Directors meet with a spiritual director of their own and receive ongoing supervision. Each spiritual director has her, his, or their own specialization. Fratres Dei Spiritual Direction and Ministries specializes in:
Self / Body-Spirit Integration
Spiritual or Religious Doubt
Fellowship with Nature
Occupational / Spiritual Caregiver Burnout
Friendship with God
Intimacy with the Divine
General Spiritual Growth or Refreshment
Spiritual or Religious Transition
Spiritual or Religious Trauma
Issues of Anger with God / Misotheism
LGBTQIA+ Issues (Affirming)
Nonreligious Spiritual Growth
Here are 3 tips for finding spiritual direction in Denver:
1. Know Your Spiritual Direction Listing Services
Denver is a great place to find spiritual direction, as there are several spiritual direction training centers in the area. These include but are not limited to The Lanteri Center, Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery, Mercy Center, The Soul Care Institute, The Center for Spirituality at Work, and Denver Seminary.
Denver is also home to Spiritual Direction Colorado. Spiritual Direction Colorado provides online listing of trained spiritual directors across Colorado. The organization also offers events throughout the year for spiritual directors and non spiritual directors alike to pursue spiritual growth.
2. Narrow Your Search with Filters
Now that you know where the Denver spiritual directors are hiding, it's time to narrow down your options. Each spiritual direction listing tool specializes in a different faith tradition. SDI Companions is a great choice if you'd like an interfaith or nonsectarian spiritual director. Spiritual Direction Colorado is also an interfaith resource, but it is an especially helpful place to find an Episcopalian spiritual director, as it is a committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. Sustainable Faith serves pastors and spiritual leaders seeking spiritual direction, and Grafted Life specializes in Protestant spiritual direction. Most spiritual direction listing services provide filters so you can search for spiritual directors with specializations that meet your unique needs.
3. Do a Free Trial Session
Sometimes the best way to see if a spiritual director is a good fit is simply to meet them in person. Fratres Dei Spiritual Direction and Ministries offers a free first session. We know that spiritual direction is an intimate process, and your comfort is very important to us. Book a free session today below or here to see if we're the right fit for you. In-person, video chat, telephone, and outdoor sessions are available.
Questions? Please visit our FAQ page or contact us.