Episode 116: Embracing the Pause: Reflections on a Season of Soul Care

Nurturing Your Soul: Lessons from SoulCare for Therapists Podcast 

I trust this message finds you well and grounded in your journey of self-care and spiritual growth. Today, I invite you to embark on a reflective exploration inspired by the wisdom shared in the SoulCare for Therapists podcast. Hosted by the insightful Dawn Gabriel, this podcast delves into the importance of soul care and holistic well-being for therapists – a topic that resonates deeply with many of us in the counseling and spiritual community.

Reflecting on the Journey

Reflecting on Dawn’s journey, we are reminded of the essential role that personal care plays in our professional lives. Dawn’s candid sharing of her own struggles with burnout and challenging transitions in her group practice gleans valuable insights into the intricate dance between self-care and thriving in our vocations. 

Messy, Broken, and Beautiful 

Dawn’s narrative unfolds like a gentle river, inviting us to witness her moments of vulnerability and strength as she navigates through seasons of change and introspection. Through her story, we are reminded of the power of resilience, the beauty of surrender, and the transformative nature of deep self-reflection.

As therapists and spiritual beings, we often find ourselves in positions of holding space for others, nurturing their growth and healing. However, it is imperative that we also extend this nurturing care to ourselves, tending to our own souls with the same compassion and dedication that we offer to our clients.

You are Strong Enough to Cary It

In the podcast, Dawn shares her profound experiences of seeking solace in spirituality, engaging in retreats, and leaning on her faith during times of challenge. Her journey serves as a poignant reminder that our spiritual practices and beliefs can serve as anchors in tumultuous times, guiding us towards inner peace and renewal.

Life Can Be hard, But He will Be With Us

One of the key takeaways from Dawn’s story is the notion of divine presence amidst life’s hardships. In her reflective prayer at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, we witness the grace of simply being held and nourished by a higher power, allowing ourselves to rest and replenish in the midst of exhaustion and uncertainty.

As we navigate our own paths in therapy and spiritual leadership, let us draw inspiration from Dawn’s resilience, honesty, and unwavering faith. Let us carve out moments of stillness and reflection, honoring the sacred space within us that craves nourishment and care. Let us remember that our capacity to heal and support others is deeply intertwined with our ability to nurture and heal ourselves.

Embrace the Journey of Soul care

In closing, I encourage you to embrace the journey of soul care – a journey that requires courage, vulnerability, and a deep commitment to self-discovery. Reach out to your spiritual community, seek solace in prayer or meditation, and remember that you are not alone on this path.

Thank you for joining me on this reflective journey inspired by the SoulCare for Therapists podcast. May you find moments of peace, clarity, and rejuvenation as you tend to your precious soul.

Links and Resources

  • Sacred Space Community Groups – with Dawn
  • Soul Care Retreats: Exclusively for therapists who want to recharge in a deep and fulfilling way. You will engage in your own spiritual journey, find some release from the work you do, as well as connect with other therapists all while enjoying the beauty of Colorado at a secluded and peaceful retreat center. Limited to 6-8 therapists.
  • Show Notes and Podcast Production by Course Creation Studio