Portfolio Day 5. Spiritual Health
This is the newest part of my portfolio but something I have been involved in for as long as all the other things, just not framed it this way before.
Your spiritual health as I am framing it explores your spiritual wellbeing through relationships with yourself, others, the. transcendent and the environment.
It is relevant to people of all faiths or worldviews and draws on research which demonstrates how paying attention to our spirituality can benefit our mental and physical health too.
Currently I offer a one session screening or a six session check up which involves a workbook for each session followed up by a 1-1 hour long exploration of it.
It is an area of work I am very excited about as it draws on work I have done on two doctorates and a Masters as well as so much work over the years where I have helped others enhance their spiritual health in various ways.
I will be exploring spiritual health in more posts over the next week.
DM me if you want to explore this for you or your context.
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My Portfolio Day 4 1-1 Mentoring and Spiritual Accompanying
One of the joys of my freelance life is the time to work 1-1 with people.
Current clients meet with me between fortnightly and quarterly depending on what it is they want to focus on.
I have 35+ years experience of working with people to help them flourish and fulfil their potential.
Some of the things I have done include vocational exploration, transition support when someone is moving on to a new role and wanting to process and end well, a writing coach for someone exploring their story, exploring possibilities, MBTI work, reflective and regenerative practice as well as working with whatever the client wants to bring as they explore what is happening in life and work.
Much of my work has been with people in ministry and the NHS in particular. DM me if you would like to explore working together.
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This week's thought from the park on institutions and shame... ... See MoreSee Less
My portfolio - doctoral supervision and examining
Each day this week I am writing about a different part of my portfolio to introduce what I do to new followers.
I am grateful that in my recommendations there are warm comments from students I have worked with.
I love academic supervision and have been involved from helping a potential student to shape a doctoral proposal to examining a final thesis.
My areas of specialism if you are looking for a supervisor or examiner are shame, ministry - particularly with children and young people, practical theology and chaplaincy.
I have good relationships with Anglia Ruskin, part of the Cambridge Federation who have an excellent professional doctorate programme, and St Padarn's in Cardiff.
A spin off from this is that I do some work as a writing coach and editor as that is a skill I have developed over 20+ years of academic supervision.
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Last night I drove home from Reading listening to David Cassidy.
I wonder how many of you reading this have any idea who I am talking about! It would probably sound better to most people to say Bruce Springsteen but I like to be honest!
I decided to get in touch with my inner teenager as today I am preparing a session on relationships for a group of young people on Saturday. Anyone else ever have 'one of those nights'?!
This week I am going to talk about the different parts of my portfolio which identify the different ways I can help or support personal, professional or ministry development.
I am doing this work as the lead advocate in Birmingham Diocese for Living in Love and Faith, a Church of England national project. This is a year long project.
Thus one part of my portfolio is consultation and project work from one offs to open ended sessional work.
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Which Cassidy tracks? I remember them too.
Receiving - harder than giving?
I am working today, participating in a training event with a colleague where we will be in conversation in essence about our recent books.
One thing we will talk about is receiving, an attitude of receptivity.
I read this just now from Charles Ringma:
Learning the art of receiving is thus a powerful call to change. For.in receiving I need to welcome the other with the gifts that are offered. In receiving I need to make room and space to accept that which I frequently fail to realise I need. And in receiving, something is added to me that may bring about change and transformation.
Do you find it harder to receive than give?
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Earlybird training price until 19th June!
This is what a participant on the last course said
Thanks for a great morning, really helpful, great to hear some honest and upfront personal stuff from yourself. It made me smile, triggered me, challenged me and informed me for my practise too. Great all round training and much appreciated.
Based on my PhD and book Shame and the church.
14th October 3-5pm UK time, link in the comments
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Sticky thoughts, my reflection from my walk today... ... See MoreSee Less
I read a short thought for the day as part of my morning routine, this was yesterday's and I had a dream which got me revisiting it.
Charles Ringma writes
The discovery that I am more important than my work and more important than my successes can be a wonderfully freeing experience.
This discovery opens up a space in which I can evaluate, refocus and be inwardly nourished.
In this space I may discover that I need to give more attention to my inner growth, that I need to change aspects of my lifestyle, or give more attention to those parts of my life which have become neglected.
This is one of those truths that I know but need to be reminded of. It is why I am passionate about spiritual health, helping clients explore inner growth.
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