Dear friends, Sacred Space, both local and global, will be taking a break for the summer. We will be working hard to line up wonderful speakers, musicians, and practice leaders for the fall. Keep your eyes on your email as summer comes to an end. Sacred Space Tucson plans to start back up in September with in-person gatherings at Grace St. Paul’s. The global Sacred Space gathering will resume online in September with Cliff Berrien leading through the Charter for Compassion. We look forward to reuniting in the fall! Until then, please see the resource below for online gatherings you can connect with in the summer or consider local gatherings at the Sol Center.com with Natasha Korshak or Grace St. Paul’s. Peace in your hearts!
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In-person gatherings in Tucson, AZ meet 3rd Sundays
at 5 p.m. and meet at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
unless otherwise indicated.
No preregistration necessary,
Teresa Cowan Jones is an executive and personal coach, an ordained progressive minister, an instructor at the Center for Integrative Medicine, faculty and spiritual director of the Hesychia School for Spiritual Direction, and founder of The Compassion Coalition and the Breakthrough Leadership Institute, a transformational leadership and community development initiative.
As such, she directs its premier program, Sacred Space, a secular and interfaith community that builds skills of compassion through contemplative practices to fuel social justice.
A fellow in the Public Voices Fellowship and Harvard University's Spiritual Innovator Cohort, she is also author of over one hundred tools for effectiveness. Teresa holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity with highest honors from Vanderbilt University (1996). A professionally trained coach, she has served as coach and faculty of the Center for Progressive Leadership, a national nonpartisan leadership organization developing high-potential political leaders who can affect policy-making.
Teresa is a certified facilitator in Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) and is founding and lead coach for CIT at the Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. She also developed and taught university courses in sociology and has twenty years of professional experience in leadership development in both the public and private sectors.
She lives in Tucson, AZ, with her partner Lowell Jones and son, Benjamin, and can be reached at email@example.com.
Jessica Swift is the Director of Children, Youth, and Families and the Social Services Leader at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Jessica has a B.S.Ed. in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Pastoral Studies in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto.
Jessica’s path led her to social service work and abuse counseling in Southern Ontario, Canada, where she lived for ten years. Exploring the world of trauma and its effects on one’s physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health ultimately pulled her in the direction of Spiritual Care.
In addition to her current role at Grace St. Paul’s, Jessica’s vocational path has included work as a Youth Minister, Case Manager, Abuse Counselor, Spiritual Care Provider in both forensic mental health and with people who were ill and dying. She has also provided care as a Spiritual Wellness Provider at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort.
Jessica believes that light exists in every person and desires to connect to the light in others, regardless of religious affiliation. Jessica finds energy in interfaith gatherings and cares about creating compassionate communities from the micro to macro level.
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