Spiritual Direction in Southern Virginia

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Free appointments with a trained spiritual director are available thanks to a new grant that aims to increase thoughtful spirituality in southern Virginia.

Life today is noisy and rushed. We need help to really listen to our lives more deeply. Spiritual direction helps us become more aware of God’s presence in our daily lives and to see how our life is a response to that initiative.

Spiritual direction is not therapy nor pastoral counseling and does not set out to “fix” a particular problem. However, it can be helpful at any time of life and especially during times of discernment or transition.

In an effort to increase thoughtful spirituality, The Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Southern Virginia is funding around eighteen private spiritual direction appointments. Participants need not be Episcopalian– in fact, those who think of themselves as “spiritual but not religious” are encouraged to participate.

Adult residents of southern Virginia who are new to spiritual direction may request the free private sessions by contacting the spiritual director, Ami Hudson. The appointments will be held in the town of Halifax.

A spiritual director for ten years, Hudson has a Master of Divinity and Certificates in Justice & Peacemaking and in Gestalt Pastoral Care & Spiritual Companioning. She has taught college religion courses and has served as career coach to students. In addition to providing spiritual direction, Hudson is a life coach, retreat leader and speaker who leads programs in Raleigh and Durham, NC as well as through her practice in Halifax. A member of St. John’s Episcopal in Halifax, her background is inter-denominational.

To request a spiritual direction appointment, contact Ami Hudson through this page or by phone at 434.476.4111.