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[A Double Rainbow seen from St. Joseph's Workshop in San Bruno, CA]
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE REV. ARIOSTO J. COELHO, PHD., LMFT
ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS - WORKSHOPS & RETREATS - RITUALS & EVENTS - WHERE MINDFUL laughter ♥ silence
BEING TRUE TO ONE SELF WITH - A RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR - CLINICAL ART THERAPY - A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
THE PATH TO HAPPINESS THROUGH - GRADUAL SPIRITUAL PROGRESS OR ENLIGHTENEMENT - SLIDING FEES
THE PATH TO HAPPINESS
The best gift you give yourself is HAPPINESS, the discovery of your true self - the authentic Ground of Being.
As you gradually or instantly grow into your true self and glow along the PATH TO HAPPINESS
YOU LEARN TO
- Awaken your greatest gift ‘self-empowering love,'
- Balance self-acceptance with your limitations,
- Center all your gifts in harmony with your
inner and outer connections,
- Delight in a safe and abundant Universe
with health and happiness doing what you love, and
- Let the Ground of Being LET GO.
"Innocence: Infinity, Intimacy, Integrity, Impermanence In-Harmony"
[The Integral Journey. Coelho. 2016.]
- FOR COUPLES PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE
- FOR COUPLES EXPERIENCING EMOTIONAL DIFFICULTIES
- FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH PROBLEMS
- FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FACING LOSS OR SEPARATION
- FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES WITH FAITH ISSUES
SLIDING FEES for services: Spiritual Direction, following its client services consumer protection policies, publishes its current and modest fee for Counseling Services. $50 for every quarter hour of face to face session, travel and consultation by phone or internet. Services include, and are not limited to: Family Coaching; Relationship Counseling; Interfaith Counseling; Pastoral Counseling; Spiritual Retreats; Integral Workshops; and as otherwise put forth. Depending on your financial condition a sliding scale of up to 50% is available for those who qualify. For more details please call 650-952-9456.
INTEGRAL WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS
FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND GROUPS
at St Joseph's Workshop in San Bruno, CA or other suitable locations
INTERFAITH RITUALS AND SACRAMENTS
Personalized Weddings in any suitable setting
Pastoral Homilies - List of Prayer Events , ...
COACHING WITH A RELATIONSHIP COUNSELOR
Family Therapists are relationship specialists. They are professionals specialized in diagnosing and treating persons with relationship problems. They empower individuals, couples, families and groups in achieving more adequate, satisfying and productive social, marital and family adjustments. They also do premarital counseling, divorce or separation counseling, child counseling and other forms of relationship counseling. They are also known as Marriage, Family and Child Counselors in California.
COACHING WITH CLINICAL ART THERAPY
Art Therapy is a playful, creative, productive and healing process which serves as a buffer between our inner and outer worlds. Art Therapy uses images to express our inner thoughts and emotions. Art Therapy enables the artist within to experience healing through relaxation, spontaneity, freedom and renewal.
[Glow. Coelho. 2009. oil on canvas 20"x24"]
COACHING WITH A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
A Spiritual Director, Interfaith Counselor or Integral Coach is a swinging door or a mirror that empowers the directee or counselee to listen to one's TRUE SELF in order to delight in the best within where the soul glows and grows with love and compassion.
"Throughout human history, individuals have been inspired to accompany others seeking the Mystery that many name God." [Spiritual Directors' International. 2015.] Many sages, writers and authors have described a variety of journeys to happiness. Here, a few of them describe how they Awakened, Balanced or Centered Delight in BEING TRUE TO ONE SELF by
▪ becoming an alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
▪ traveling the road less traveled (Scott Peck)
▪ knowing why the caged bird sings (Maya Angelou)
▪ creating spiritual affluence (Deepak Chopra)
▪ having a heart for the poor (Teresa of Calcutta)
▪ blending the opposites (Carl Jung)
▪ unearthing the hidden symbols (Marija Gimbutas)
▪ dancing in harmony with the universe (Rumi)
▪ practicing truth and non-violence (Mohandas Gandhi)
▪ changing through dialogue and trust (The Dalai Lama)
▪ embracing the everyday (Thomas Moore)
▪ accepting the power of now [Eckhart Tolle]
▪ forming habits and a conscience (Stephen Covey)
▪ hearing and speaking in a different voice (Carol Gilligan)
▪ dreaming dreams and seeing visions (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
▪ being an instrument of peace (Francis of Assisi)
▪ educating the young with joy and optimism (Don Giovanni Bosco)
▪ understanding God's fingerprints in silence (Rabbi Kushner)
▪ wandering on the beautiful trail (Navajo Night Chant)
▪ unfolding and enfolding all levels of consciousness (Sri Aurobindu)
▪ experiencing Jesus of Nazareth, "I am in my Father and you in me and I in you." (John. 14/20)
▪ being enlightened "How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect exactly as they are!" (Gautama Buddha)
HAPPINESS THROUGH GRADUAL SPIRITUAL PROGRESS
"Contrary to popular book titles, there are no Easy Steps to Maturity or Secrets of Instant Sainthood" according to Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life, 2002. pp122-123). "When God wants to make a mushroom, he does it overnight, but when he wants to make a giant oak tree, he takes a hundred years. Great souls are grown through struggles and storms and seasons of suffering. Be patient with the process. ... A delay is not a denial from God. Remember how far you've come, not just how far you've got to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. "
HAPPINESS THROUGH ENLIGHTENMENT
"There are three stages in one's spiritual development" said the Master, "the carnal, the spiritual and the divine." "What is the carnal stage?" asked the eager disciples. "That's the stage when trees are seen as trees and mountains as mountains." "And the spiritual?" "That's when one looks more deeply into things -- then trees are no longer trees and mountains no longer mountains." "And the divine?" "Ah, that's Enlightenment," said the Master with a chuckle, "when trees become trees again and mountains, mountains."
HAPPINESS WHERE MINDFUL laughter ♥ silence
The Fragrance of Communion:
If you want a mirror, look at this moment respectfully.
0.1 I am gracefully empowered and in harmony with the little
0.2 I am gratefully generous and in harmony with all noble leaders
0.3 I am eternally connected and in harmony with the lonely
0.4 I am effortlessly empty and in harmony with the lost
0.5 I am intentionally focused and in harmony with the lousy
0.6 I am peacefully enlightened and in harmony with the lowly
0.7 I am playfully divine and in harmony with all in love
0.8 I am in harmony with those open to learning
0.9 I am unfolding silence and enfolding laughter in harmony.
These daily “I AM” statements express nine conscious manifestations of emotional wellbeing and spiritual wholeness. The soul traveler who practices these affirmations can at any given time choose to focus on one of the nine statements like enhancing one of the nine squares at the center of this painting to manifest and experience the Fragrance of Eternity in communion with the Rhythms of the Breath and of the Universe." [Integral Art: How to Awaken, Balance and Center Light and Delight. Coelho. 2010. Page 24]
sound of blissful laughter is far more contagious than any other auditory
vibrations that emanate from our bodies. When a smile or laughter is shared, it
binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Mutual laughter and
play are an essential component of strong, healthy relationships. By making a
conscious effort to incorporate more humor and play into our daily interactions,
we can improve the quality of our love relationships as well as our connections
with co-workers, family members, and friends. In addition to the domino effect
of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the
body. Humor and laughter strengthen our immune systems, boost our energy,
diminish pain, and protect us from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all,
this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use. May we frequently laugh
as we rhythmically breathe and smile. "
"[Integral Art. Coelho. 2010. Page 26]
“Be still and know that I’m God.” Psalm 46/10
"Laugh and show that you are. Yes! "
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