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!**

 

 

Hoody Sunday

“When the Praises go up, the Blessings come down,” and so began the Pastor’s sermon today.   I came to this Harlem African American church today because I am in a course at the Union Theological Seminary in Art and Worship. Our assignment was to pick any type of ‘performance’, here defined in the abstract,(…)

“If My Prayer is Fluent in My Mouth…”

There are a lot of questions these days asking, just what it is that Jewish Cantors do? I say here Jewish Cantors, because one of the things I’ve learned this year is that other faiths, such as the Catholic faith, have Cantors, too. As a child, I remember that the Cantor and Rabbi were an(…)

“And the Red Sea Parted”

This past week was one of great anticipation for me. It was the week leading up to Shabbat Shirah, the portion of the Torah that describes the parting of the Sea of Reeds (‘Red Sea’), the passing through of the Israelites, their joyful song of liberation, and the final demise of Pharaoh.   I looked(…)

Hallelujah!

This past week a YouTube video that must have gone viral through the Jewish community, arrived in my inbox from many diverse sources. It was a video of a young Israeli singing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, in Hebrew*. The first wave of emails I got with this link came with emphatic subject lines to ‘watch this!’:(…)

Patience, סבלנות

I’m learning a lot right now, during the semester break from the Seminary. The first part of the learning came in the form of סבלנות. The Hebrew word savlanut means “patience”. I had always respected the concept of patience as a virtue. I owned it, though, when I drew it from a basket of words,(…)

Lot’s Wife

Shalom, I wanted to begin my pages today by coloring them with a series of Winter Celebration greetings from as many religious and ethnic groups as possible. An Internet search for what I had expected to be a simple and limited list, turned out to be an awakening of epic proportions, as to how observant(…)

REDEDICATION

Thoughts at Hannukah 2011 Hannukah occurs at the time of year when the nights are the longest, creating a seasonal time of retreat to observe and review what has transpired over the past months, and what we may rededicate ourselves toward fulfilling as the increasing light brings renewed opportunities. During this past week of winter(…)