Spirituality

Meaning. Connection. Healing. Compassion. Belonging. Transformation. Hope.

These values, experiences and longings are among the more spiritual dimensions of being human. When we are able to access them, we feel more empowered, able to persevere through difficulty, more secure in our identity as part of something greater than ourselves. When we are cut off from them, we often feel empty, adrift, alone, even in despair.

There are many paths toward spiritual connection. Some seek it in nature, in creative process, in working toward social justice, or being in right-relationship with the earth. Some meditate, journal, chant or pray. Some design rituals to celebrate their life transitions and the seasonal transformations of the Land. Some belong to faith communities and practice more formal, sacramental, or institutional religious traditions. Some believe in God, some in many deities. Some honour spirit in all beings, plants, animals, ancestors, places and people.

I am comfortable talking about spiritual and religious matters in therapy and often find them to be relevant both as potentially helpful resources and as areas that may present challenges requiring attention and care. I am well aware that many people in the LGBTQ+ communities have been wounded by their experiences with organized religion, in particular, and I am available to support clients in healing from the impacts of religious homophobia and transphobia.

My rather eclectic spiritual background includes experiences with Orthodox Christianity, Neopagan traditions, Western Buddhism, Unitarian Universalism, and Anglicanism. I have also worked within the Jewish community with respect for the breadth and depth of cultural and religious practices I encountered there. Whether or not I have had direct experience with your religious or spiritual traditions, I will bring a spirit of openness, humility, and genuine interest to whatever you choose to share with me about the more sacred dimensions of your life.



1505 Fell Street #2,
Victoria, BC V8R 4V9

danelle@outsidetheboxcounselling.ca
(778) 678-2293


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