patty forsberg spiritual direction
I work with individuals and groups as a spiritual director. I teach centering prayer, welcoming prayer, enneagram, compassion, bio-spiritual focusing. I lead workshops and retreats. I am a seeker and not very good at following.
I have had many teachers, companions and guides along the way - beginning with Christian and expanding to masters and mystics from many traditions. My work is especially formed by Internal Family Systems, focusing, enneagram, trauma healing, Reiki and other energy work, Gurdjieff's 4th Way work and the emerging we-space.
Writing and drawing is also an important part of my journey and some of my efforts can be found on this site. I have also come to see the truth of the Thich Nhat Hanh's words: The next Buddha may be a Sangha. On the resources page are a few of these communities I am personally involved with.
"Sometimes being real means allowing pain or accepting a painful truth. Yet something in us aligns with an inner ground of authenticity when we are real. We love it because of its inherent rightness in our soul, the sense of “Aha, here I am and there is nothing to do but be."