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"Psychological work focuses more on what has gone wrong: how we have been wounded in our relations with others and how to go about addressing that. Spiritual work focuses more on what is intrinsically right: how we have infinite resources at the core of our nature that we can cultivate in order to live more expansively.”
John Welwood

Psychology for what the soul wants

InnerView is a psychospiritual model for helping professionals which integrates the perspectives of mental and emotional health with the summons of underlying soul work.  We emphasize the ‘soul knowledge’ of psychology (its original meaning). Through clinical resources, community support, publications, online courses, and the 4Fold Path you can be oriented to the InnerView approach. You can also explore how psychospiritual development and methods of guidance can be informed by spiritual and religious competencies in clinical practice.

IGI provides personal and professional support for your path and practice. See Services to find out more.  

The InnerView Guidance  approach is rooted in positive psychology principles: strength-based, capacity-building, solution-oriented. We believe that although people have problems, the problems don’t have them.  Most people who come to you for coaching, counselling or psychotherapy are facing some kind of roadblock in their life situation. They need to tune into their voice of wisdom to deal with it on a conscious and intentional level, aligned with what the soul wants. InnerView Guidance International (IGI) is here to help you, the helper, follow a multi-layered process that provides a template for unfolding soul growth. See the 4Fold Path map for an overview of this interior landscape.

What is soul work? It is attunement to the life-giving ‘true self’ which keeps us honest in any life situation, no matter how challenging. It is the unique form our self-giving takes that cannot be reduced to emotional predispositions, psychological dynamics or social conditioning. Thankfully, we don’t need to debate what the soul is to know what it does. The soul has the capacity to keep us grounded, to keep things simple, travel light through the world, and hear the cardinal’s song along the way. The soul knows it’s not what you’ve got; it’s what you do with what you’ve got. The soul is what can choose kindness and compassion when surrounded by hatred and fear. The soul cultivates inner peace when there are reasons to feel frustrated or discouraged. Soul strength is not just the sum of mental health, good character traits, personal bests and healthy self-care lifestyles. It’s the capacity to answer the call beyond ourselves.

IGI provides personal and professional support for your path and practice. See Services to find out more.  


The call to soul work is common to people of all faiths, religions and traditions and across all walks of life.

What the soul wants can be described in different ways.

  • Soul work keeps us rooted in our truth and life purpose, able to resist the diversions of ego.
  • Soul work keeps us connected to community, knowing we are all profoundly interrelated.
  • Soul work reveals how our particular gifts and skills can address specific needs in the world.
  • Soul work brings intuitive wisdom to the crossroads of life and manifests what matters most.
  • Soul work allows our essential values to be congruent with our persona in the external world.

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