Facilitated by Colleen Sharka.
Our work and service in the world is most effective when it flows out of who we are and what our purpose is.
To sustain a commitment to tend to the needs of others and to create change in the world over the long-term invokes the strength of our compassion and resilience, both for ourselves and those we serve. It is only when we act with care for both self and other that we find an alignment with purpose that leads to effective change and transformation in the world.
You are invited to an evening in which we will further explore how spiritually-oriented self-care and compassion (being) can inform our responses of love and service to others (doing).
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.