As a psychologist and life-coach I’ve witnessed people heal from old wounds, learn to thrive, and then ask, “What’s next?”.   This question encouraged me to take my passion of exploring spiritual practices and religious traditions and start helping others awaken to a deeper truth within themselves.

Spiritual directors are often associated with a religious tradition and support others from that perspective.  I honor all the traditions and support you in discovering your unique path which may be within a religion or not.  For some people their path is aligning with a higher power or prophet; for others it is feeling their connectedness with themselves, others, the earth, or the mystery of the universe. 

My intention as a spiritual director is to help you become more grounded, clear your mind, and open your heart.  This balance provides a foundation to explore and release old reactive patterns that obscure your spiritual nature.  The human body is wired for survival.  The ego attempts to feel safe by constantly reviewing the past or anticipating the future, which creates patterns of fear, anger, and worry.  In working with me, you will learn and practice tools to facilitate the release of stuck emotions so you can thrive and awaken rather than just survive.   These tools include mindfulness, breath-work, gratitude, curiosity, flow, and energy medicine and energy psychology to name a few. 

In addition, I weave in the wisdom of the Enneagram to help you understand the limited perceptions we all use to view the world.  The Enneagram is also a tool to expand your awareness of other perspectives that lead to greater depths of yoDoug4ur spiritual nature.

Human bodies are also wired for joy and love.  These are the natural states to emerge as you release old reactive habits and align with your spiritual nature.  To support this connection, I use a variety of practices including contemplation, play, journaling, mindfulness, meditation, energy work, and self-reflection.  These practices help to shift the habitual aspects of your personality to reveal your most radiant and loving nature.

As part of Spiritual Direction I see people individually, in small study pods, and also facilitate an ongoing group called Deepening Presence®, which creates an environment that helps in exploring how to live more deeply from your spiritual nature.  I am available online or virtually.

 Spiritual direction meets you where you are
  and supports your next step.

I welcome the opportunity to share in that journey!


Doug J. Moore, Ph.D. is a Psychologist, Life Coach, and Spiritual Teacher.  He is the founder of Thrive and Awaken®, a website with classes on self-discovery and conscious waking.  He provides online life coaching and spiritual direction and spiritual teaching to help people learn to Thrive and Awaken®.  Doug Moore integrates traditional services with alternative and complementary approaches such as meditation, mindfulness, enneagram, energy psychology, energy medicine, EFT, AIT, and EMDR. Doug's holistic approach is applicable for people wanting to learn thriving tools applicable to many areas of daily life as well as those wanting to transform their personal, professional, and spiritual development. He works with adults, couples and organizations in the USA and internationally. As an Amazon Associate I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This applies to links to books on my site.

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