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Restoring Resilience & Authentic Self-Compassion

Stephanie Barnes

Stephanie Barnes is an American Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner, professional chaplain and artist. She is a contributing author to Refuge in the Storm, Buddhist Voices in Crisis Care published by North Atlantic Books.   Stephanie serves as patient & staff chaplain for hospice on the Western Slope of Colorado and guides wellness programming for staff. Stephanie has extensive experience in trauma hospital settings, primarily serving ICU’s, emergency departments, psychiatric & prison units.  In addition, she has served as chaplain to fire and medical emergency response teams, training and becoming a first responder herself, while living in New Mexico.  She worked on a Covid unit for the first two years of the pandemic and over the last ten years has developed and facilitated trauma informed - body centered mindfulness practices and wellness support for these various groups. Throughout the pandemic, Stephanie provided weekly, on-line, guided meditation to support people around the country struggling with isolation and led a weekly, on-line group of students, in the practice of Chod, which she is empowered to teach. In addition, Stephanie has worked one on one with individuals struggling with chemical dependency issues for over 30 years, both in clinical and non-clinical settings and has 32 years of recovery/freedom from addiction herself.

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Stephanie was ordained as a repa, a lay tantric yogin in the tradition of Milarepa, by Lama Justin von Bujdoss and has been a Buddhist practitioner for nearly 35 years, first in Zen and then Vajrayana Buddhism. Before becoming a chaplain, Stephanie was a working artist, running her own design company for many years. Her abiding appreciation of creativity infuses her chaplaincy as she supports others to explore and resource centeredness and peace while they navigate some of life’s biggest challenges, including those arising from old age, sickness and death.

Services Offered

1 . Spiritual Direction & Care

Stephanie brings her extensive background as a Chaplain and Ordained Lay Pratitioner offering Spiritual Care and Support to those seeking care.

  • Available Online

    Personalized spiritual care, direction, and support with our qualified...

    1 hr

    85 US dollars
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