Hello! I'm Marian Sorensen, and the name of my ministry is Growing Edges. I offer a one-to-one resource, using an integrative/holistic...
Hello! I'm Marian Sorensen, and the name of my ministry is Growing Edges. I offer a one-to-one resource, using an integrative/holistic approach (body, soul and spirit) in supporting others on their unique journeys of personal growth & transformation.
I am a qualified:
Integrative Health Coach
(IIN - The Institute of Integrative Nutrition)
& Christian Counsellor (BSc).
I understand what it takes to invite and trust another to accompany me in my unique developmental process:
I'm so glad I overcame my fears and gave it a go!
I found it so worthwhile and productive.
Now, I have the privilege of welcoming people from diverse backgrounds, age-groups & cultures who want to do the same.
I can tailor support, drawing from different modalities to suit your individual desires and needs.
After 30 years of coming alongside people, I draw from a broad range of skills, training and life experience.
Married for forty years to my "Great Dane" husband Arens (affording me lots of experience in a cross-cultural marriage). Mum of four adult sons, Grandma/"Yaya" of five lovely grand-kiddos. I love the great outdoors, especially the ocean, music, hiking, biking, interior design, drumming, art, painting, essential oils (I'm a masseur/practitioner) reading, poetry & cross-cultural travels.
I have had the privilege of living in several countries. I enjoy hanging out with friends, savouring wonderful art, adventures in nature & cross-culturally, raw choccie and all things healthy/foodie living!
I am passionate about & enjoy seeing people resourced to grow. I believe that an integrative approach is most beneficial in helping us develop and grow because we have been created with a body, soul and spirit.
I'm about supporting people to thrive, flourish & fulfil their uniquely wonderful, God-assigned potential.
If you choose to invite me to journey with you, we will aim to identify & partner with the “growing edge” areas of your life that need attention, safe space & intentionality to explore & develop.
We will aim to discern and address any blocks or hindrances to your progress and welcome healing and/or change of mindset needed to move out of limiting beliefs and/or restrictions, thereby empowering you to develop and expand into your full capacity. You may not need healing or repair and simply want safe, supportive space to explore your next steps and growing in your intimacy with God, Jesus & Holy Spirit.
I am very adaptable according to the needs, approaches and preferences of my directees, recognising how important semantics are in communicating our spiritual journeys and processes especially. I always welcome my directees input regarding preferences in that sphere.
I have found it very helpful, transforming and inspiring for those I accompany, to allow as much space as they desire during our sessions to experientially engage with Gods/The Divine presence as well as intentionally creating space for verbally processing their experiences/encounters. I offer that if people are ready and desiring that but if they need a more structured approach, we determine and discern that together and I respond to my directees' lead in that. I am big on witnessing and honouring others experience versus "directing" anything. For that reason, I prefer to call myself a "Spiritual Companion" as I resonate deeply with Celtic Christian Spirituality being of Irish heritage and familiar throughout many years with Celtic rhythms/approaches and the concept of being and having an "Anam Cara" (soul friend).
I always offer an introductory, no obligation call to meet and discern if we both feel we can be a good fit to journey together. If so...
It is my privilege & pleasure to accompany you!
I work mostly online using zoom and/or in person in my two locations: Summer (June-September) in Devon, UK and Winter (October-May) in Ibiza, Spain. Some of my directors do a combination of both. Most I see via zoom.
This year in October 2023 myself, my husband and a small team who make up: "Engage Retreats" are launching our first offering of a comfortable, deeply relaxing/wholistic well-being, nature immersive, contemplative and creative retreat on the stunningly beautiful island of Ibiza where we live during the winter. We will also be offering various themed retreats in April and October from 2024 in the UK and Ibiza. For bookings and more information please visit the website: https://www.engageretreats.world or please feel free to contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org