Hi! I'm Izabela Cormier,
I received my training from the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, which encourages an evocative-contemplative approach to this ministry. I am an active member of the Association of Covenant Spiritual Directors. I am a charismatic contemplative, with a high regard for scripture and intentional community. I am motivated by Jesus' vision of unity for the Church. Through the ministry of spiritual direction, I offer you the gifts of holy listening and sacred presence, as together, we seek to notice God's movement in your life.
Learn more about spiritual direction below!
What is SD?
An ancient ministry of soul care between two people, but focusing on the spiritual journey of one person. Simply, it is the art of holy listening.
The rate is $60 per session. Sliding scale offered in times of need.
Who is who?
The Director facilitates the time.
The Directee is receiving the ministry of spiritual direction.
The Holy Spirit is the true spiritual director and together we listen for the Spirit's movement.
We meet virtually, over Zoom, Google Chat, or Skype. Can meet in person if you are in New Orleans.
Frequency of meeting?
We meet once every month, for about one hour.
My areas of interest:
Artists & Creatives, Ministers/Clergy, Body-Mind Connection, Enneagram, Trauma-Sensitive, Multi-Ethnic, Ignatian Spirituality, Nature Spirituality, Imaginative Prayer, Intercession, Discernment, Contemplative Practices
the art of holy listening & sacred presence
While the title can be misleading, I am not, in fact, going to give you much direction. Rather, I will help you notice how God – who is the true Spiritual Director – may be leading you. Our time is dedicated to you and will have a beginning, middle and end. Both the beginning and ending will be marked in a sacred way of your choosing. Some ideas include: a time of silence, lighting a candle, listening to a prayerful song, reading a scripture aloud, praying, or another idea you may have. The middle (and longest) part of our time together is dedicated to you sharing a story from your life or simply what has been on your mind/heart. God is present in every area of our lives – the suffering and the celebrating, the ordinary and the magnificent. So, feel free to share openly about any area of life that seems relevant for you. Your story and your life are sacred.
A Spiritual Director is not a replacement for counseling/therapy or pastoral care but can greatly compliment those helping professions. Out of professional courtesy, please let me know if you are meeting with a helping professional. If something arises that is outside the scope of my training as a Spiritual Director, I may suggest the possibility of seeking out such professionals. I am available to support you as you discern and live out your own faith and values system and your journey with God; my role, in our individual sessions, is not to teach or preach. And though we discuss matters of faith, our times together are not a theology course. Our time is meant for you to share and for us, together, to bear witness to what is real and important. For God is indeed present in your story.
Curious about receiving spiritual direction?
Connect with me for a complimentary discovery call. We will meet over video or phone call for about 30 minutes. Fill out the form here, or use the contact info below!
(504) 264 - 2990