Spiritual Direction & Companionship

Dianne M. Daniels
Certified Spiritual Director | Coach
Candidate Unitarian Universalist Minister 

Spiritual Direction & Companionship is a contemplative process (one which draws you into stillness) through which an individual examines and explores their spiritual path with a companion trained in deep listening, discernment, and deep reflection.

It's a practice that functions well in a hectic, multi-faith world - it's about helping people become more attentive regarding the presence of divinity/spirit/the sacred, noticing where it is most deeply felt, and assisting the individual in the important quest for meaning, love and identity. 

Whether you call divinity God, Spirit, Allah, Tao, the Universe, the Ground of All Being, what is Sacred, or some other term, Spiritual Direction gives you access to a professional relationship where the companion practices deep listening in your spiritual story and walks with you as you explore a deeper relationship with divinity.

As your Spiritual Director & Companion, I can offer you:

  • Deep listening to empower you to find and follow your own spiritual path
  • Insightful, open-ended questions to help you connect with your authentic self.
  • Space for stillness and silence to help you become aware of and explore what's deep within you
  • Encouragement to build trust and openness by providing authentic, kind, and open conversations and interactions
  • Support as you make your individual and unique spiritual journey
  • A process that honors your free will and discernment
  • Assistance as you build a stronger relationship with yourself and others and God / Spirit / the Universe / your name for divinity 

Questions & Answers

Spiritual Direction & Companionship

What do you talk about in Spiritual Direction?

A Spiritual Director can help you explore and interpret your past experiences with Spirit / the Divine / God (or whatever name you prefer). We provide a safe space to share your innermost thoughts and feelings, your joys, fears, desires, and struggles, and help support, encourage, and accompany you in your pursuit of spiritual growth and answers.

Is Spiritual Direction the same as therapy?

No - Spiritual Direction is growth centered, involves deep listening, and avoids judgment. It's designed to help an individual determine for themselves what will help them grow spiritually. The Spiritual Director is more of a companion than an authority that tells others what to do.

Is Spiritual Direction one-on-one, or can it function in a group setting?

Many Spiritual Directors work one-on-one with clients, with scheduled sessions (monthly or at agreed-upon intervals) and may also offer check-in times between sessions. 

Group sessions function a little differently with an emphasis on questions and interactions among the group members and with the Spiritual Director on common subjects.

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Spiritual Direction & Companionship

How Do I Get Started?

  1. 1
    Complete the Spiritual Direction Assessment 
    Prospective clients should complete our comprehensive Spiritual Direction Assessment so that I can get to know you better - including how you find meaning, where you see the sacred in everyday life, and about your current contemplative practices and spiritual background. Upon returning the questionnaire, we'll set up your first appointment. I ask that you allow at least 48 hours between the return of your assessment and your first appointment, so I'll have time to review the assessment and prepare for our meeting.
  2. 2
    Schedule your Assessment Review via Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime
    Spiritual Direction services are offered virtually (Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime) at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your assessment review will last up to 45 minutes.
  3. 3
    Evaluation and Discernment
    I will ask you to evaluate my services and we will evaluate the professional relationship together to decide if we should continue to work together. You have agency in this process, as do I - both of our experiences are important to the success of the Spiritual Direction / Accompaniment relationship.

    New Spiritual Direction clients can book my Introductory Package of three sessions for $75 (a significant discount from the normal session rate). 

Pricing Plan

Spiritual direction
one-time appointment

Single Spiritual Direction Appointment
(Subject to availability)



  • Zoom, Skype or FaceTime available
  • Spiritual Direction Assessment and Review required prior to requesting appointment
  • Scheduling via Acuity Scheduling
spiritual direction
recurring appointments

Spiritual Direction Cluster
(1 appt / two weeks for 3 months or
 1 appt / month for 6 months)



  • Zoom, Skype or FaceTime available
  • Spiritual Direction Assessment and Review required prior to requesting appointment
  • Access to All Modules
  • Appointments should be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks apart or once per month
  • Email support between appointments
regular course

One sentence summary of what they get



  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
  • List Element
advanced course

One sentence summary of what they get



  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
  • X number of bonuses
  • Access to Private Facebook Group
  • 30 Minute Private Coaching Call

About the CEO & Founder

Dianne M. Daniels

Dianne M. Daniels is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-great aunt, Candidate Unitarian Universalist Minister, Spiritual Director & Companion who learned about Spirituality and Multi-Religious living from the example set by her parents, neither of whom attended traditional religious services.

She matured, grew, read, and studied, and came to understand that no one group of people, no one faith has an absolute LOCK on the truth, on goodness, on spirituality or authenticity.

The Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith presented her with an open, affirming, loving, and accepting group of people who lived by a set of principles she could agree with - the first being a belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being.

Dianne is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry, is a Certified Spiritual Director, and regularly guest preaches at UU churches in Connecticut, and nationally via Zoom,