Workshop MP3 Audio: Spirit and Mind: Similarities and Differences Between Spiritual Direction and Therapy

MP3 Available / Order Your’s Today!  This workshop is for those involved in soul care: spiritual directors, therapists, clergy and pastoral counselors.   It will provide participants a better understanding of the differences and similarities between spiritual direction and therapy, as well as provide tools for navigating the boundary between the two.  Participants will come away with greater confidence in recognizing when those who are under their care might benefit from spiritual direction, therapy, or both, and how to make appropriate referrals.  See presenter info below.

Cost: $20  Contact  Sr. LaDonna:  to order.

Kimberly Pelletier is a spiritual director who creates space for authentic connection with God and self. She co-hosts the Ask a Spiritual Director podcast, speaks, and writes; she is passionate about staying with those in places of transition, grief, confusion, and growth as they search for God’s presence in their life. She sees all of life as an invitation to transformation. On any given day you can find her traipsing through the woods, fermenting any veggie she can get her hands on, and reading books to her kids. You can also find her at

Bob Burnham is a Secular Franciscan, spiritual director, and author of Little Lessons from the Saints: 52 Simple and Surprising Ways to See the Saint in You. He received his certificate in spiritual direction from the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation in 2017. He lives in Bartlett with his wife Cathy and two Siberian Huskies.

Deb Nickerson works as a psychologist in private practice in Winfield, Nickerson & Associates, PC. The practice specialty is intervention in the cycle of sexual violence, treating persons who have sexual behavior problems and survivors of trauma. She has served in a variety of roles with the Church of the Savior. She is known for her spiritual gift of veggie platters far and wide and can dish up a Maine accent on a moment’s notice.

Donna Scott, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, works as a psychotherapist at the Mansio Center in Glen Ellyn, specializing in women’s issues.  She is interested in the integration of spirituality, psychology and the connection with the body, providing a holistic view of healing and transformation.  She completed training in spiritual direction through the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation in 2003. She loves being outside as much as possible, especially taking walks in the woods.

Sheri Abel is a spiritual director, expressive arts facilitator, and French professor at Wheaton College, IL. She is a certified Open Studio Project facilitator (Evanston, IL), and received a certificate in Expressive Arts from Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy (Calgary, Alberta). She received her certificate in spiritual direction from the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation in 2017.