Are you interested in deepening your spirituality? What are the benefits of doing your own spiritual work? Can you use curiosity instead of judgment when you do your own spiritual reflections?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Dawn Gabriel on changes in spiritual direction.
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Meet Dawn Gabriel
Dawn Gabriel is the owner of Authentic Connections Counseling Center, private practice consultant, and host of Faith Fringes podcast.
She is passionate about helping people achieve freedom from what’s keeping them stuck and specializes in creating space to look deeper into our spirituality and faith free from judgment and shame.
Dawn is a wife and mom of 2 boys who all love living and adventuring in Colorado.
In This Podcast
- Making it work for you
- Exploring faith fringes for yourself and your clients
- Dawn’s advice to private practice owners
Making it work for you
Many people who are religious have gone through shifts in their belief systems.
There are many things that can happen in life that shake your faith, however, the journey that someone has with their own faith is their own story to experience and to tell when they want to and are ready to.
I think I was dealing with how people responded when I actually did go through my divorce – or just one of my stories – of how I felt like the Christian church judged me not being Christian enough. (Dawn Gabriel)
The way in which you practice and respond to your religion and your relationship to God is unique to you.
You can make changes away from what is or was expected of you in a religious setting and find and connect to God in ways that are most authentic to you.
As I’m launching this podcast, I feel like some people are going to say that I’m not Christian enough or some people are going to think I’m too spiritual and too Christian and I had to realize that I just have to go with where I’m at and not worry. (Dawn Gabriel)
Exploring faith fringes for yourself and your clients
A mindset to try out when you are exploring faith fringes, either in your own spiritual journey or when in session with your clients, is to transition into a mindset of curiosity rather than judgment.
You can use this curiosity mindset to help you continue on your spiritual path. This is work that you can do continuously and often the more you do it, the more it gives back to you and can lead to you deepening your relationship with your religion and God.
Dawn’s advice to private practice owners
Be adventurous and jump into your fear. In business, jump in and try not to overthink it. Find people to walk alongside you, but do it anyway in spite of fear.
Books mentioned in this episode
- Ask Joe: What Should New Graduates Do To Get Started? | PoP 575
- Joe’s appearance on Faith Fringes
- Thursday Is The New Friday
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Meet Joe Sanok
Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.
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