Healing Supported by the Spirit
Re-animating the spiritual life with an integrated, faith-filled approach
Our spiritual formation team works closely with the clinical staff to integrate our clients’ spiritual lives with the rest of their recovery, to help our clients deepen their relationship with God and re-animate their spiritual life as part of the healing process.
Spiritual integration gives our clients a space to understand how their psychological and emotional life is interwoven with their relationship with God. Sometimes spiritual healing is necessary, and we are devoted to helping our clients with that transformation.
Spiritual integration flows out of a centuries-old Christian tradition of spiritual accompaniment. It involves helping our clients to explore how God is at work in their lives, listening for the voice of the Spirit, discerning life choices, and growing toward greater wholeness. In each meeting, clients are encouraged to initiate conversation about their spiritual experiences, prayer, desires, concerns or struggles as these arise out of the very real context of their daily lives. Our staff includes well-trained spiritual directors with extensive experience working with Catholic clergy and religious.
Our spirituality program includes not only regular individual meetings with a spiritual integrator, but also spirituality groups in which clients have the opportunity to share their reflections on spiritual topics; opportunities for quiet prayer, such as lectio divina and centering prayer; and days of reflection.
New clients are greeted at welcoming prayer services, and those completing treatment are celebrated at commissioning liturgies, so their time in treatment begins and ends communally and prayerfully.
Spiritual direction helps clients integrate psychological and emotional growth into their own spiritual development.
In each session, directees are encouraged to initiate conversation about their spiritual experiences, prayer, desires, concerns or struggles as these arise out of the very real context of their daily lives. The directee and director then reflect upon these together.
The frequency of spiritual direction is negotiated based on individual needs. Our staff consists of well-trained priest, religious and lay spiritual directors who have extensive experience working with Catholic clergy and religious.
Spiritual direction is offered at our Caritas Counseling (Silver Spring and Baltimore, Maryland), and Saint Luke Center (Kentucky) locations.
Kathleen Hope Brown, D.Min.
Coordinator of Spiritual Formation
Phone: (301) 422-5406 | KathyB@sli.org