Summoned or not, the god will be there.
“It is a Delphic oracle, and it says yes, the god will be on the spot, but in what form? And to what purpose? ”
~ C.G. Jung (quoted from C.G. Jung Word and Image, edited by Aniela Jaffé)
Vocation and Discernment Group for Helping Professionals:
The Spirit and Purpose of this Group:
This is a bi-weekly/twice monthly facilitated support group – open to psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, coaches, clergy engaged in pastoral counseling, death doulas, and others in aligned professions. The intention of this group is to help professional carers engage in ongoing discernment regarding the alignment of their psycho-spiritual values (whatever they may be), their vocational callings and their professional practice. Living out right-livelihood is a fluid process as needs of self and other and environment shift and change. The goal of this group is to encourage those in helping professions to listen deeply to themselves while supporting clients in a rapidly changing world.
Why do we do this work? What are the hazards to ourselves and others? How do we integrate the “shadow” aspects of the profession? Are our ideas about “helping” as useful as we imagine? How do we promote justice in our practices and our professions? How should global crises – the pandemic, the rise of the extreme right, racial oppression and colonialism, and climate breakdown come into our work or transform our professional identities? What contains us? What calls us, and what is our calling in a time of challenge?
This is not a clinical supervision group, and confidential case information will not be shared. This is a space for those in the counseling professions to think about how their own needs and callings are – or are not served – by their current professional practice. If discussions of religiosity or spirituality are offensive or annoying to you, or if you have a difficulty appreciating diverse spiritual perspectives this group will not be a good fit.
This group welcomes helping professionals of different professions, races/ethnicities, gender identities and socioeconomic realities, spiritual/religious beliefs and practice models. The expectation is that we come together to try to hold each other’s diverse experiences with mutual respect. This is a place to think not only about what you need from other helpers, but what you have to offer them.
For more details, times, fees, and registration information please click here…