WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL CARE COUNSELOR?
The name “Spiritual CARE Counselor” has been buried in its title, as a central theme, the core component of “Care”. NOVUS cares!
As Spiritual Care counselors, we seek to avoid religious clichés and attempt to meet each person EXACTLY where they are: no judgments, assumptions, or preconceived notions.
The Spiritual Care Counselor’s unique privilege in life is to demonstrate the core components of true FREEDOM: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, and Self-control.
These 7 ingredients demonstrate true FREEDOM:
The FREEDOM to live an extraordinary life, to thrive, not just survive.
The FREEDOM to see “truth” demonstrated through a team of joyful, genuine, loving, compassionate human beings (the NOVUS Team).
The FREEDOM to move from FEAR to FAITH:
FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real): Our physical, mental, emotional roadblocks to Peace of mind and body.
FAITH (Fully Anticipating “It” To Happen). What’s the “it” we need to see “happen?”: The “it” we NEED to experience is PEACE, a peace that transcends our human experience, one that calms our mind and body.
The FREEDOM to understand the TRANSFORMATIVE nature of a simple Faith, rather than a rote recitation of religious dogma or doctrine.
The FREEDOM to avoid the Eeyore syndrome (stink’n think’n).
The FREEDOM to live in the present, appreciating the “moments” we have in life. Avoiding the anxieties of worrying about “tomorrow”.
LASTLY, The FREEDOM to put yourself F.I.R.S.T.
The freedom to:
FREEDOM to FORGIVE (1) Yourself, (2) Others (3) God or the Universe
FREEDOM to know who you are: Your IDENTITY. Your identity is not your diagnosis. Your identity is one of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control.
FREEDOM to accept RESPONSIBILITY, to move forward, own your reality, to set boundaries, to make plans to enjoy your life situation one moment at a time.
FREEDOM to recognize and accept your SUPPORTS: F.R.I.E.N.D.S.:
Reassuring (offer hope)
Enthusiastic (rather than Eeyore)
FREEDOM to TRANSITION into your dreams, goals and wishes through proper CARE planning.
Faith can be easily camouflaged, shipwrecked through trauma, abuse or adverse life experiences. For those who are struggling with Faith Issues, who have Questions, who wrestle with Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Guilt or shame, NOVUS Spiritual Care Counselors can offer you assistance in putting yourself F.I.R.S.T.
Please reach out if you need to talk.