Facilitated by Colleen Sharka.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
The capacity to live out one’s purpose is present when we respond to others out of our whole being rather than parts of ourselves, such as our professional self. Our lived-out purpose coexists with authenticity and wholeness. Alignment with our purpose entails the ability to listen profoundly to and connect with others as well as our deepest sense of self.
Whether you are new to Still Harbor or have attended a previous Purpose Workshop, we invite you to an evening in which we will further explore how to live a more integrated life, attuned with authenticity and vulnerability, as we strive to meet the joys and challenges of manifesting our purpose in the world.
Colleen Sharka, MA, LMHC, a licensed psychotherapist and trained spiritual director, serves as our Director of Spiritual Formation & Accompaniment. She facilitates classes, workshops, and retreats and provides accompaniment through individual and group spiritual direction. Her private psychotherapy practice focuses on the spiritual life as central in meeting the desired goals and changes that bring people to therapy. In her previous position as Assistant Director of Trinity Boston Counseling Center, Trinity Church in Copley Square, she developed and co-facilitated psycho-spiritual integration training for masters-level mental health interns, as well as programs to address secondary trauma and self-care. Colleen previously served on the advisory committee of the Center for Psychotherapy and Spirituality at the Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology.