A 1.5-hour Spiritual Geography coaching session is useful when you're at a crossroads, or when you want to understand your spirituality and your life journey better. We'll do 2 thought-provoking exercises -- a life journey exercise and the Spiritual Geography card sort -- and have a discussion about where you are and where you want to be. What you get out of it depends greatly on what you put into it. Prior to the session, I'll ask you to spend time thinking about your life journey, maybe jotting down some key events or journaling about things that come up as you remember your past. The life journey exercise we do in session will help you see the turning points in your life, finding your most important life lessons and moments.
Then we'll transition to the Spiritual Geography card sort. The Spiritual Geography exercise will help you uncover both your understanding and your experience of that which is transcendent. The values are not about doctrine of various religions or specific beliefs, but things that many religions and spiritual understandings have in common, things like prayer, pilgrimage, purification, ritual, evangelism, compassion, peace, etc. This exercise lets you see what spiritual activities you lean on for support, what spiritual values you are living out, and what values you aspire to. (See the "Using the Card Deck" tab for more information.)
You can be assured of two very important things: everything you tell me will be held in confidence and there is no judgment about your story or your spiritual beliefs. I am a visitor to your spirituality and I consider it a great privilege to hear and experience your journey. Many people find it freeing to discuss their thoughts in a non-judgmental environment.
Testimonials for the Spiritual Geography Coaching Session:
"Joni Miller is a sensitive and skilled therapist. You have lots to gain and nothing to lose in participating in her Spiritual Geography program. I was privileged to spend time with her." - Carroll Saussy, Ph.D.
"Joni provided a safe and guided adventure that allowed me to revisit the different seasons of my life. She was able to help me connect the dots which will allow me to continue artfully creating the next chapter of my life." - Camille, Austin, Texas
"Joni’s excellent method to self-understanding is clear, concise, and empowering. The tool she has created is the product of years of study and experience with a wide range of people both in groups and individually. She helps people to feel safe sharing through a non-judgemental approach to questioning that is intelligent and compassionate. In this way, she is able to address the whole person, emotionally and spiritually. Highly recommend!" - Tina M. Baltimore, Maryland
"Sometimes we are too close to our own lives to see the big picture. Joni’s Spiritual Geography session gave me that perspective. I was able to see the individual events of my life in a context of the whole story (so far)… where I’ve been, where I am, where I want to go. Some of the traumatic events of my life felt more settled after the session, as just parts of the bigger story of “me.” Joni provided a safe place to process my life, and to help me with vision for how I want to move forward." - Jill S. Austin, Texas