"Talking to you feels like sitting beside a deep, still lake."
"I can’t thank you enough for the time we spent together. I feel like the learnings from our time together has propelled me forward. I do not wish for this momentum to stop."
"I felt...unburdened by being able to feel and say what I wanted to say/feel in your safe space."
"I am currently participating in this program and highly recommend attending if you feel stuck."
"When I'm with you and talk to you, I feel like the best version of myself."
"I felt compassion from everyone which has had a healing effect on me."
"...the sense of community, the invitations to pause and go inward, the caring conversations, the exercises were helpful..."
"I really liked the approach you have in communicating without pressure to share if that's how a person is feeling that day."
"There were times that I felt uncomfortable being challenged to go deeper. Ultimately it was those moments of discomfort that pealed a thin layer back and provided food for thought all week."
"You hear me in a way that no one else in my life does."
"Your gifts of listening and reflecting are truly God given."
"I am so grateful...for the experience and gift that allowed me to bring out the pain and replace it with hope."
Still Lake listeners
Still Lake Listening practitioners are certified spiritual directors.
We are contemplative, compassionate listeners who ask spacious questions, helping you tend your own deep Self, your Soul.
Your life story (your longing) is talking to you. Can you hear?
We’re here to listen, without judgment. We will come alongside you, offering curiosity and hope. We can delve into identity and purpose, dying and death, shame, spiritual abuse, complex trauma…all of the Stuff of Life.
Spiritual directors companion you as you notice...
I am alone. I am lonely.
I've lost control.
I feel hopeless.
Church just isn't doing it for me anymore. What do I do now?
I can't find my tribe. No one understands me. No one hears me. I am not truly known.
I have tough, uncomfortable questions about life, self, spirituality -- I don't know who to talk to about this stuff.
I'm not the person that I thought I was. Who am I? Am I living fully? What is my purpose?
If I let go of the beliefs (about my Self, about God, about the world) that I've held for a lifetime, will I lose everything? Are God and religion the same thing? Is God real?
My church/religion has done some awful things (sometimes in the name of God); I can't align myself with that any longer. What now?
I'm just so sad, and I can't seem to break free of it. Or, I've never been this angry in my life -- I don't understand where this is coming from. Will it be like this forever?
Find us on our contact page, Facebook, and Instagram. Or, just give us a call/text: 403.613.5241
Consider booking 3 sessions at first (typically one session a month). This gives you the opportunity to see if Still Lake is a good fit for you.
Listening care is for all. If payment is a worry, let’s talk about that. There’s more on this on our fees page.
Looking for another perspective? Check out, “Can Spiritual Directors Help?” New York Times, Andrea Cooper