Services

Specialty Programs:

Music and Spirituality: A circle program that engages the natural healing of spirit through listening to and/or creating music and song with others. Available for hospitals, mental wellness programs, faith communities and more.

Bereavement Support: A facilitated group program providing support and education during the grief and transition periods following loss. This program can be in person or via virtual meeting space. Individual bereavement support is available, also.

Writing and Storytelling: I have had the pleasure of creating and facilitating writing programs for spiritual wellness. These workshops include techniques for writing  and engaging in one’s spiritual growth. My Recovery Narrative, Ink™ programs are designed  as a space to grow and explore with one’s peers-in-recovery, in honest self-expression, and as writers without labels.

Presentations and Workshops: I am happy to provide educational presentations on the topic of spiritual care and growth, such as my six-part series, “Leonard Cohen’s Poetry of the Soul”, or other themes of interest.

Spiritual Growth and Care:

Spiritual Care Counselling: For individuals is provided in a safe and sacred space, allowing reflection and conversation during times of transition, times of spiritual questioning, and periods of deepening one’s spiritual growth and practices.

Clinical Spiritual Consultation is a good choice when you are in transition and/or seeking new meaning and purpose and self-definition.

© Susan J Katz 2019

Together we invite personal exploration through deep listening, perceptive questioning, and compassionate stewardship.

There is no diagnosing or treatment of illnesses, and thus it is not psychotherapy, although sessions may be therapeutic.

As a professionally trained and insured hospital Chaplain, I provide secular as well as faith-based services to people of all genders and abilities. I am a Member of NAJC, the Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains and the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care.

**Come prepared to discover and learn what you already know: from the inside–out!**

 

 

Earth Bound

Perhaps his excitement with packing his daughter’s duffel bag for overnight camp so many years ago was more than just a parental task: perhaps it had been his chance to touch the earth once again.

Thunder and Music

After playing, an hour-long thunder and lightening show, complete with pelting rain and hail, seemed to validate the outpouring of pent up energy seen across the globe.

Jewish Music: The Sounds of Our Lives

This year, let Jewish music be part of your renewal. Remember our rich heritage of worship with music and musical instruments.

Spring Cleaning Items for Passover: Gossip and Privacy

The season of Pesach (Passover), often called The Feast of Freedom, provides an opportunity for seeking out and removing any tangible and spiritual burdens we may be carrying.

Shabbat Shirah: drama, drums and dancing*

Shabbat Shirah shows us that the most celebratory moment in our history was captured in song, and sealed with the music and dancing of women, led by a Prophetess.

Lights, Candles, Chanukah!

Time travels forward, but for humans, it goes in spirals, with each new year forward replaying familiar holiday cycles and bonds.

Va Yetse: And He Went Forth

how much do we allow ourselves to be in apprenticeship, servitude, or manipulation by our superiors before we learn to overcome and surpass, and regain our individuality?

Noach and Texas: Lessons from the Floods

When we are ‘at-one-ment’, when we trust inside and out, when we follow illogical algorithms of faith, our lives become straighter and less complex.

First World Problems vs Beaumont,TX

Sharing a shelter coffee with a stranger who calls their temporary cot ‘home’ may just be the best cuppa joe you’ve ever enjoyed.

Solar Eclipse: ‘The End’ or ‘The Beginning’?

This, then, is the time to pause and reflect on what has been; and how one may wish to step forth as the light returns.