Are you looking to more clearly hear the call of your soul?
Spiritual Direction may be the response.
My name is Bethany Ward and I am an Integrative Spiritual Director. Spiritual Direction explores the relationship to divine presence as you come to define it. The process welcomes your attention to life — to who you are, where you belong, and what you do each and every day, as it also explores where you may be being guided.
Spiritual Direction provides an accepting, non-judgmental listening space where the hidden parts of your life may be gently acknowledged as you also uncover your unique relationship to All That Is.
With my rich academic background, passion for truth and knowledge, and my reverent engagement with the Spirit Growing in All, I am your learned guide that invites exploration of your relationship with Wise Silence.
The basic concern of Spiritual Direction is not the externals but rather the inner life. For those searching for a space where their heart’s deepest desire and the world’s deepest needs connect, Spiritual Direction gives gentle encouragement to develop a purposeful life.
As a formally trained Interfaith Spiritual Director, I invite exploration of your relationship with divine presence as you come to define it. Direction provides a comforting space to feel vulnerable. It offers guidance in your wish to grow, make sense of your life journey, listen to the truth with love, dwell in the present moment, and let go of mortal misconceptions. With the asking of open-ended questions and listening to the gift and art of your own story, I accompany you as you begin to uncover the heart and feelings of any issue with which you have been presented.
With guidance, you can find your own answers as the process of Direction simultaneously expands and affirms your life experience. Spiritual Direction is the opening up to the “why” at the center of your feelings and passions, the “why” of things in your life, and speaks to what is contained within your desire and your yearning.
As your Spiritual Director, I take on the role of a loving witness, creating a space for you to examine the mysteries of your life. I have the tools and training to support you during this profound journey.
Using meditation, journal prompts, the spiritual disciplines, storytelling, the wisdom of the enneagram, artistic expressions, the mystical gateways of tarot and astrology, and more, I provide a multi-faceted approach to spiritual counsel in a gentle atmosphere. Within this space, you are free to examine how you are responding to Transformative Grace, and to determine how you want to be responding. As a Spiritual Director, I help guide you toward the recognition of your place within All That Is.
*Initial Consultations are held in Akron and online each weekday. Given my continued work in conversation burial, you may be contacted to reschedule your appointment. Should that need arise, you will be given 24 hour notice of this need.
Please remember that all packages begin with a 45-minute initial consultation. After your initial consultation is met through your first face-to-face session with me, you may return to this site to then purchase a four or six month package in order to continue your future sessions.
You may also pay as you go by singular session at $100 each.
All sessions can be scheduled by opening the tranquil blue ‘Schedule Appointment’ drawer at the bottom of the page.