The Multifaith staff is devoted to supporting students as they face spiritual issues in their life through open discussion and pastoral counseling at all levels.
The Multifaith team is comprised of chaplains from the Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Protestant faiths. Our chaplains aim to challenge thinking in the total realm of spiritual and moral issues, to assist in developing a truly human perspective, and to sit and be with the student in times of need and crisis. The vision of Multifaith programs is to make Babson a place that openly welcomes persons from all faiths, as well as a setting that provides an educational and supportive environment for those students who are interested in exploring spirituality. The Multifaith staff is available to all members of the Babson community.
Pastoral Care and Counseling
Pastoral counseling is a unique form of psychotherapy that uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. It is provided by certified pastoral counselors, who are mental health professionals who have in-depth religious and/or theological training. If you are interested in connecting with one of our staff members for pastoral care and counseling, please contact Denning Aaris. Referrals will be made to those individuals seeking long-term counseling.
Spiritual direction is the practice of being with an individual as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own spirituality. The person seeking direction shares stories of his or her encounters of the divine, or how he or she is experiencing spiritual issues. The director listens and asks questions to assist the individual in his or her process of reflection and spiritual growth. Spiritual direction develops a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. It is not psychotherapy or counseling. If interested in connecting with a spiritual director, please contact Denning Aaris.