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Vanessa Sadler


As a trauma-informed Spiritual Director and Enneagram practitioner, Vanessa approaches client sessions with the understanding that our styles of relating with God, self and others were not formed in a vacuum. Our formative years and stories deeply shape who we are today and are worth exploring with curiosity and compassion. 

In addition to facilitating story groups and meeting with clients 1:1 at Abide, Vanessa is also a regular contributor at Red Tent Living where she shares essays, spiritual practices, and spoken word poetry. She recently became the co-host of Peace Talks, a podcast at the intersection of contemplative spiritual formation and racial justice. Peace Talks is a production of The Center for Formation, Justice, and Peace.

Vanessa considers it a sacred honor to come alongside people as they reclaim parts of themselves that have been buried or lost to the effects of trauma. 

Additional information can be found at her website.