Listening Heart, LLC was formed in 2018 after Christy had completed the requirements for a certificate in Spiritual Direction at Benedict Inn in Beechgrove, Indiana.
Christy is a spiritual companion dedicated to guiding and facilitating YOU in finding your inner wisdom and voice whether you profess to be Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, other religious affiliation or “spiritual but not religious”. She welcomes anyone who is seeking a deeper, more meaningful spiritual life with God/Source/Higher Power/Consciousness. Christy offers a safe and confidential space to allow you to discover your best self, meaning and purpose in relation with The Mystery. She is a former child advocate attorney, college instructor, youth minister and teacher. She understands the heart of the seeker and the journey of a spiritual being living a human life.
As a spiritual director, Christy, provides a listening heart and a compassionate non-judgmental space for you to explore your unique and individual spirituality. Perhaps you are contemplating switching churches or maybe you want to explore what faith and belief. She is the recipient of a certificate in spiritual direction from Benedict Inn in Beech Grove, Indiana. She is a Reiki energy practitioner. In addition, Christy is a trained SoulCollage ® facilitator and a certified Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator.
Christy earned a B.A. in Religious Education from Marian University (formerly Marian College), an M.A. in Pastoral Ministries from the University of Dayton, and a Juris Doctorate. She has over 80 hours of mediation training and has represented children and parents in over thirty mediations. She is an Associate with the Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg and recently served on the Associate Advisory Board.
As a volunteer with an area hospice, Christy has provided presence for vigils, Reiki healing energy and chaplain services. Christy is also a part-time spiritual care assistant at Lindner Center of Hope in Mason, Ohio where she facilitates group enrichment gatherings and one-on-one consultations.
Christy has provided spiritual direction at area retreat centers, facilitated days of prayer and workshops for groups at retreat centers and learning centers, SoulCollage® workshops and labyrinth experiences. She has provided as mindfulness training for managing stress for busy attorneys, social workers, and health care providers. Please contact her about retreats, SoulCollage ®, labyrinth, days of reflection for your group or retreat center or mindfulness training.
Christy’s hobbies include photography https://listening-heart.com/photographs/ , reading, music, being creative, and spending time with Nature and Creation.