Questioning your faith can leave you feeling frightened and isolated. But there is nothing wrong with doubting and you are not alone.
Like a seedling, from within the darkness you can find light. Let your doubts and concerns lead you to new growth.
Trust the path in front of you. Let curiosity be your guide. Have faith your questions will allow you to find answers.
God does not fit into a box, and neither do you. Your spiritual growth is wide open. The Divine awaits.
Find out how coaching can help you navigate this journey by scheduling a free consultation.
I support individuals who are wrestling with their faith and their religious community by helping them trust their inner moral compass and move forward with grace, compassion, and courage.
Have you found yourself questioning some of the religious truths you were taught? Do you feel like you no longer fit in with your faith community?
Are you feeling scared, lonely, confused, angry …? Do you fear that people will think that you are being deceived, led astray, lazy, selfish, sinful…? There is hope.
I know this can be a profoundly difficult time in your life, especially if you’ve devoted your life to your faith and faith community. It is painful .
Questioning your faith and relationships with the Divine and your faith community, is a normal part of faith development . It can lead to a deeper spiritual identity.
You are not alone, and you don’t have to take this journey in isolation. I have traveled this path and want to support you through your experience.
You will be okay. In fact, you will be more than okay. This journey leads to greater peace, understanding, and acceptance than you can imagine right now.
I offer personal coaching, workshops and retreats.
I can meet with you in person, or have sessions via web conferencing or on the phone. Payments can be made session-to-session, or purchase a package of sessions for reduced rates.
A variety of workshops and retreats will help you move through your faith crisis. Meet others who also question. Workshop groups are held in person or accessed remotely through the internet.
Read about faith crises and transitions. Join discussions. Share your story. Get inspired.
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I am an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and am a Whole Person Certified Coach. Whole Person Coaching is a method based on the premise that you can thrive when you integrate all aspects of your whole self. We examine the core parts of who you are: spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially. Learn more at https://coachtrainingworld.com/about-whole-person-coaching/
Seeds of Change Life Coaching is about transformation. The seedling on my logo is symbolic of the power of transformation that is held within each of us. It is a reminder that: 1-even the hardest seeds can soften and grow, 2- you cannot guess what the tree will look like just by looking at the seed, 3- germination begins deep in the dark soil, and 4-for germination to occur, the seed needs to be turned inside out.
Here's what some clients have said about their work with Kim.
My sessions with Kim were amazing. Her wisdom and generosity created a safe place for me to dig deep and move some things I wanted to change from “nagging-desire-on-the-back-burner” into solid action and concrete growth.
From my first discovery session with Kim, I felt my focus sharpening onto what was most meaningful to me. Kim holds me accountable for specific weekly goals, which is priceless. I love seeing my dreams become actions, and I’ve learned more discipline to move forward with my plans. I wholly recommend Kim’s wonderful coaching!
Working with Kim was delightful and insightful! She knew exactly the right questions to ask in order to guide me towards my own solutions. I loved that this coaching experience showed me that I have the power within me to change my own life. Kim empowered me to want to strive for further personal growth and progress, without it being scary or daunting. Changing my life was easier when I worked with Kim.
I found working with Kim to be super helpful. She is very thoughtful and really helped me dig deep and address the negative stories that were keeping me stuck. Her support and insights have been invaluable. I highly recommend working with Kim!
What are the benefits of working with a life coach during your faith crisis? Honestly, many people wrestling with a faith crisis don’t automatically think to themselves, “oh, I’ll hire a life coach to help me!” Life coaching, in general, is still a fairly young field and can be misunderstood. But life coaching is a powerful tool designed to help individuals find and express their best selves, to grow, and to move forward, in both defining and achieving their goals. These goals might be personal, social, in relationships, in career and business, health, and yes, spiritual in nature.
I believe there are some unique ways in which life coaching can help you through your faith crisis. They include:
photo credits: K. Hamblin-Hart
–Recognizing you are not alone
–Navigating the move to a more nuanced way of thinking
–Providing support through the personal and emotional upheaval
–Finding what the Divine really means to you
–Learning to trust yourself and embrace your personal authority
–Getting comfortable with uncertainty
–Finding your faith through your doubts
People who are experiencing a faith crisis/transition often come to a cross-road in their spiritual lives–deciding to stay or leave your faith community. This is a big question that often feels like you have two choice, either stay or go. If you have been connected and involved in your faith community for a long time, it can be really hard to imagine leaving, while at the same time it can be really painful to stay. What is one to do? Should I stay or should I go?
Going through a faith crisis is not for the faint of heart. It is an emotional rollercoaster. It can often feel like something within us has died. At the minimum, there is a great loss. In truth, it is a type of death—the death of certainty, the loss of a straightforward belief. And like the grieving process we go through when a loved one dies, we experience a similar grieving process as we undergo a faith crisis. Read More
Most of us are familiar with Either/Or thinking, also known as Black-and-White or Binary thinking. It is the type of thinking that drove Inspector Javert’s obsessive quest to bring Jean Valjean to justice for stealing a loaf of bread in the book/movie Les Miserables. When we use either/or thinking it helps us make sense of the world and brings us certainty (link coming). Black-and-White thinking tends to simplify life, people, and events, and it leads us to literal interpretations of things, like scripture. It also leads to absolutes and divides people into us vs. them. However, there are limitations to binary thinking. And it makes it incredibly difficult to hold space in your life for paradox (link coming). Read More