FAQs

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What is a Spiritual Direction Relationship like?

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Our "style" is relaxed, down to earth, and not very churchy.  We value authenticity.  We don't employ a clinical / therapy model, and we gravitate towards non-directive, relational, friendship approach.  We are "soul friends" sharing the road of faith together.

We desire to help resource and empower you to engage your own relationship with God, and discern and respond to the invitations of the Spirit.

One size doesn't fit all! We value you and your story. We'll talk over coffee, pray and listen together. We enjoy prayer of all kinds as well as spiritual practices that help cultivate a rhythm in your life that fits with the way you have been uniquely created. These may include different kinds of prayer, silence, liturgy,  music, walking in nature, writing, creating, gardening and more!

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Is our time together confidential?

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Our time together is sacred, so our conversations are treated as such and held in strict confidence. This helps to create a relationship of trust and a safe place to share. Michael will not reveal the content of our conversations to anyone unless you indicate that you might be a harm to yourself or another, or we are required to do so by law or court order. We will communicate with you should this ever become necessary.

On the other hand, you are free to share whatever you wish from our time together with anyone you choose.

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What does Spiritual Direction cost?

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Our standard rate for Spiritual Direction is $50 per 60-minute session. That being said, our belief is spiritual direction should be available to anyone who genuinely desires it.  Please contact us to discuss arrangements.

We accept payment by Interac email money transfer.

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What Services are we providing?

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Michael provides Spiritual Direction / accompaniment and pastoral care for clients.

  • While it may be necessary to discuss emotional/psychological issues as it relates to faith and your life in general, IamSignificant.ca and Michael Rose do not provide psychotherapy nor is Michael Rose a therapist or psychotherapist. For psychological issues, clients are encouraged to seek the services of a trained Psychotherapist.
  • While it may be necessary to discuss financial issues as it relates to faith and your life in general, IamSignificant.ca and Michael Rose do not provide financial counseling or advice nor is Michael Rose a financial planner/advisor. For financial planning issues, clients are encouraged to seek the services of a trained financial professional.
  • While it may be necessary to discuss health issues as it relates to faith and your life in general, IamSignificant.ca and Michael Rose do not provide health care nor is Michael Rose a Physician or health care professional. For physical health issues, clients are encouraged to seek the services of a trained health professional.

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How can I make the most of our time together?

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To enhance the spiritual direction experience, folks are encouraged to prepare for sessions with prayer/meditation and by reflecting upon things they want to discuss, take notes or journal during or after the session on key points, follow up on things your director recommends. Understand that spiritual growth takes time, effort, and patience.

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How do we meet?

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Our time together can be:

  • In person (where possible)
  • Skype Video Cha
  • Zoom

The best fit can be determined after booking.

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How often do we meet?

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It’s up to you! Depending on your individual needs we can meet as often as once a week or as seldom as once every few months. It is recommended that you meet with your spiritual director once a month to facilitate growth and progress, however, it is up to you and how you feel led. Spiritual direction can take place for just a few sessions or over many years.

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What happens when I book my appointment?

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Upon booking, you will receive information via email that includes our Soul Care Agreement and Informed Consent.

We understand life happens and if for some unavoidable reason you need to reschedule your appointment, please afford us the courtesy of at least 24 hours notice so that the time can be made available to others.

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Ending our Spiritual Direction Relationship

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We like healthy transition and to mark these with prayer and gratitude. When you wish to end our spiritual direction relationship, it works best if you let us know at least twenty-four hours before your last session. The wrap-up session gives you the opportunity to talk about our time together, tie up any loose ends, pray together and to send you on in your journey with gratitude, joy and peace.

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Code of Conduct / Accountability

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As an associate member of the the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care, Michael follows CASC's Code of Conduct.  You can read it here.

Michael also carries appropriate professional liability insurance.

Michael also serves under long-term relational accountability with several experienced individuals in Canada and the USA.

Michael is an ordain minister with Mosaic Ministries of Calgary.