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SDI Learns from ... Susana Isaacson, MS, and Debonee Morgan, MFT

Susana Isaacson, MS, and Debonee Morgan, MFT, talk about diversity and the value of safety in spiritual accompaniment.

Questions this video addresses:

  1. How has letting go of attachments and identities helped you in your spiritual life?
  2. How can spiritual direction create connectivity across our differences?
  3. “Tolerance” is a common word used in society to describe accepting someone different than ourselves. However, “tolerating” someone else is a very low bar. What new levels might we rise to through spiritual direction?

Susana Isaacson, MS, is a Jewish spiritual director in the Washington D.C., USA area. She studied spiritual direction with the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction. Isaacson holds a master of science degree in organizational development from Johns Hopkins University, and is a master certified coach. She has been developing this work for fifteen years. Isaacson has spoken to audiences at national and international professional coaching conferences, in workshops with D.C. public school principals, and as a guest preacher at the United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C. To heal her soul, she volunteers at the United States Holocaust Museum.

Debonee Morgan, MFT, is a spiritual director, licensed psychotherapist, founding board president of the LGBTQ Therapist Resource, and a graduate with the first cohort of Richard Rohr’s “Living School.” In addition to hosting the podcast “Innersexions,” Morgan has recently facilitated a panel discussion, “A Place at the Table: What Faith Leaders Need to Know About the LGBTQ Experience” with the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta. She also participated in the Train the Trainer conference on cultural competency with Georgia Equality, was a featured speaker with Atlanta’s PFLAG, and attended the Transgender Health Symposium.

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