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Spiritual Direction

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Spiritual Direction sessions are sacred, safe, and confidential, and are meant for deep awareness of the Spirit's invitation to make meaning of everyday life.

Exploring Your Spirituality and Relationship with God


Spiritual direction has existed for centuries. It is a one-on-one journey with a spiritual director who helps you deepen your relationship with God and gain discernment, clarity and growth in your spiritual life. At Samaritan, this includes fostering whole-person health (the balance of body, mind, and spirit), and helping you to embrace life's struggles and joys in ways that give life greater purpose and meaning.

Spiritual Direction provides:

  • Guidance and companionship to filter through life’s challenges.

  • Inspiration and insight to grow spiritually.

  • Opportunities to learn or enhance spiritual practices, such as prayer, contemplation, and journaling.

  • Help to explore the ways that God is present and moving in your life.

  • Hope as you enter a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationship with God.

Spiritual direction is for anyone, and not just during times of trouble.  A spiritual director accompanies you through the good times and the bad. He or she helps you discover how God is working in your life when you're spiritually stuck or unable to sense God's presence during difficult circumstances. 

Your spiritual director offers you a safe, private, and sacred space to explore your innermost thoughts, feelings, doubts, and fears. Regardless of where you’re at in your faith journey, you can talk freely and be listened to without judgment. 

Samaritan also offers Spiritual Direction groups, workshops, retreats, presentations, and other educational opportunities. Topics can include Whole-Person Health, Spiritual Health, Spiritual Self-Care, Self-Compassion, Spiritual Growth, and more.

Whether you're interested in one-on-one spiritual direction or would like to arrange for a group opportunity, give us a call.

Samaritan's Spiritual Directors

The Rev. Dr. Graham Standish, our executive director and director of Caring for Clergy and Congregations program, provides spiritual direction in addition to the other services he offers to members of the clergy.

Amy Armanious offers spiritual direction on a one-on-one basis as well as through retreats and workshops that focus on important aspects of spiritual direction.

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