Connection, Inspiration, Growth.
As a Spiritual Mentor (credentialed Spiritual Director), I very much enjoy accompanying people who seek meaning in life, and who are discerning their path.
Divine Spirit is present and at work in every area of life. I will listen to the themes of your life stories, and guide you in reflection that brings forward your innate wisdom. I can suggest life practices that lead to inspired work, play, relationships and service.
INVEST IN THE SPIRITUAL LIFE...
Connecting with Spirit
WHAT IS SPIRITUAL MENTORING?
Guidance & Inspiration
"There are many paths to the Mystery some call God, Higher Power, Allah, Buddha Nature, and Atman, among others. Everyone finds a way into Mystery from whatever experience has taught them. Ordinary life is the place to begin. When you pay attention to events, feelings, thoughts, and images in the company of a wise spiritual guide, your world takes on a richness, depth, and solidity that you might otherwise miss. Aspects of your life that are difficult, confusing and lonely, as well as inspired, delightful and full of joy, become much more meaningful when shared with an experienced Spiritual Director. You discover you do not travel your path alone.
In Spiritual Direction you will be supported and empowered to recognize and pay attention to your own innate spirituality. Gradually you discover an inner compass of sacred wisdom you may not have known before. As you learn to trust the true North of that inner compass, it becomes easier to live in freedom and authenticity." – From the Interfaith Counseling Center,
A FEW THINGS TO KNOW...
I have practiced Spiritual Direction/Mentoring for almost 20 years and worked with people of different faith traditions and spiritual philosophies. I can dig deeply into the Christian contemplative tradition with you, or follow your lead according to where you are in your spiritual exploration. In any case, I will always be respectful of your journey and path. I will customize my approach based on your interests and preferences. I can meet with you in person (my preference if possible) or by Zoom or Skype.
I abide by the Code of Ethics of Spiritual Directors International and participate regularly in interdisciplinary consultations and peer supervision. While I am not a licensed mental health professional, I can recognize mental health issues and will not hesitate to make appropriate referrals.
One-on-one hour-long meetings are usually scheduled every three or four weeks. I offer my services at $75-$100 per individual session (you choose what you can pay in this range). I periodically offer groups at $100 per person for a series of four sessions; let me know if you are interested in joining a group and I'll let you know when I plan to offer one.
Spiritual Direction can be a rich process, either in parallel with your work in therapy or as a stand-alone process that invites a deeper exploration of your soul and wider experience of the Holy in your life.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND MENTORING
Rev. Jan Reynolds,
M. Div., D.A.S.D.
I am a credentialed spiritual mentor practicing in Marin County, CA since 1999. I have led many support groups, spiritual formation classes and retreats, and enjoy working with individuals. I have served with the Interfaith Counseling Center since its founding 10 years ago, and also practice through the Pacific Center of Spiritual Formation. I was on staff at the Lloyd Pastoral Counseling Center at San Francisco Theological Seminary, from 2000-2007.
I am an interfaith clergy leader affiliated with the Marin Interfaith Council and the Marin Organizing Committee; I recently was appointed to the Trustees for the Marin Community Foundation’s Buck Family Fund.
I recently retired from being pastor of First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, a church that is dedicated to social inclusion and equal opportunity for all, with inspiring services and contemplative practice. Previously, I had a 30-year career as a business executive in the areas of product management, strategic planning and cultural change, and was a non-profit consultant.
I have earned a Masters of Divinity and a graduate-level Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from UC Berkeley.
By Denise Levertov
Something is very gently
Pulling at me—a thread
Or net of threads
Finer than cobweb and as
Elastic. I haven’t tried
The strength of it. No barbed hook
Pierced and tore me. Was it
Not long ago this thread
Began to draw me? Or
Way back? Was I
Born with its knot about my
Neck, a bridle? Not fear
But a stirring
Of wonder makes me
Catch my breath when I feel
The tug of it when I thought
It has loosened itself and gone.
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I will meet with you in person, via Skype/Zoom or phone for a half-hour consultation at no cost so we can see if we are a good match. Consider contacting me today to schedule a session.
Interfaith Counseling Center
15 Austin Avenue
San Anselmo, CA