Spiritual Counseling and Coaching
David offers one-on-one spiritual coaching, counseling, and guidance to anyone who feels they may benefit. Here is how it works in David’s own words, excerpted from an email he sent to someone who had expressed interest:
“The one-on-one work I do with people is pretty simple. I get on the phone with them once a week and we process about the things they are
In January of this year I reached out to David to gain more spirituality in my life. In just these few months he has helped me experience growth that for me me was unbelievable. I have learned to meditate, release the stress and worry and let go of judgmental thoughts. I am practicing self-love and becoming my best self. He has also helped my husband and I with our communication skills. Now when my husband and I have a conversation about sensitive topics we are calmer and more focused at solving our differences. This has helped our marriage immensely. I feel so much calmer and happier. There are people who touch our lives at certain points on our life's journey, and David you are one of them. Thank you for all of your wisdom, insight, compassion and gentle way.
I have been talking to Dave weekly for the last 5 months. I first took a liking to him when I met him on the side of the road during a biking trip. He pulls up behind my buddy and I with a big smile on his face. He tells us that he took a vow of silence and was a monk for the last 18 years. Having missed the early stages of the Internet and not speaking for 18 years, I was impressed with how articulate and tech savvy he was. We camped with him that night, and a lot of the things he said around the campfire hit home. I asked him if he did coaching, and we started talking a few days later. He has helped me realize that we are a product of our environment, and we are constantly being sucked into social conditioning. He has taught me to deal with problems from a solution state, rather than a reactionary state. He has allowed me to see that I am enough. The reason we connect well is because Dave is vulnerable in conversation. He doesn’t pretend to have all of the answers, and he doesn’t hide his insecurities. He is the definition of authentic. I have spoken to therapists in the past, but I have never felt the connection I feel with Dave. He genuinely cares about the wellbeing of humanity. He realizes that the majority of pain and suffering happens in the mind. Considering he had 18 years to explore his own mind, I can say he has a pretty firm grasp of whats going on. Since feeling a shift in my mental space, I decided to recommended him to my mom. Now, her and Dave e-mail back and forth on a weekly basis, and she has expressed the same gratitude for his work. My mom and I used to have surface level conversations. Now, we talk about our insecurities, our willingness to grow, and what we are doing to improve our meditation practice. We talk about the things that matter. I recommend Dave to all of my friends who are willing to grow and willing to put in the work. He will always be there for you, and he will genuinely care about you. I can’t express enough how much I appreciate him.
seeing through practice and the experiences they are having. I bring my experience to the conversation, but otherwise no agenda other than the hope that I may support them in going wherever they want and need to go in their lives. I do require them to maintain a meditation practice, however. Along the way I teach people how to use the tools I was given at the monastery. I've been gifted a sort of spiritual technology, you might say, and it's this technology that I work to pass on to others. The way this looks in practice varies according to the person--everyone is different, is in different places in their lives, and needs different things--but in general I would say that we use the circumstances of their lives and the various things they are dealing with in order to uncover the processes operating underneath. It is through the work of bringing our unconscious process to the surface where we can see them that we can begin to free ourselves from suffering and unhappiness in all its forms, and live more deeply and lovingly. I help people to see the ways in which they are trapped within conditioned mind, the opportunity they have to live in freedom instead, and the way to go from the one to the other. Often people will set concrete goals for the week that will assist them in this work, and I will provide accountability. The process tends to be powerful for folks and things tend to happen fairly quickly.
I mostly communicate verbally with people over the phone, but in some cases we do everything via email. Both methods work quite well, and both have their advantages and disadvantages. In between weekly talks I exchange email and texts with folks as needed in order to support them in accomplishing the work we set out in our conversations. I’m willing to do whatever it takes, essentially, to help people connect with their authentic nature and live free and happy lives.
I offer this service on a donation basis. It is important to me that it not be seen as a commercial exchange. I feel I have something important to give to people who want it, and I want to give it freely, without any expectation of a return. At the same time, this is my livelihood and also the passion of my life, and if people do not support me then I cannot do it. I also want to be able to offer what I have to everyone, not just those with excess money. And people tend to suffer a lot over money, you know: if something involves money people will generally believe whatever conditioned mind says about it. If I charged a fee then people would not be required to examine their relationship with money; if I don't then they will need to look for as along as our relationship lasts.
If you decide you would like to give it a try just let me know and we can set up a time to talk.