About

HealstarfishlgWelcome to Healthsigns Spiritual Life Center! Healthsigns is a place where we foster community through creativity, well-being, and spirituality.

GAPS Ministries are a mission of Healthsigns Spiritual Life Center on Cape Cod focused on wholeness, contemplative prayer, inclusivity, hospitality and faith formation.  The times today call for unique places where those who find themselves in the gaps can make connections and share their special gifts.

Our GAPS Team

Anne Ierardi

Anne Ierardi

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Maureen Corrigan

Louise DeSantis Deutsch

Louise DeSantis Deutsch

Frankie Stahlhut

Frankie Stahlhut

Jane O'Hara Shields

Jane O’Hara Shields

Connie Bickford

Bill Geertz

Bill Geertz

Sue Davy, Judy Recknagel

Sue Davy, Judy Recknagel

Meet Anne Ierardi, Healthsigns Director
I love opening new windows, companioning others, enriching their life callings.Anne is spiritual leader, artist, counselor, and writer.  She is the director of GAPS Ministries at Healthsigns Center.  Anne has a Doctor of Ministry from Boston University.  She co-authored Walking With Grief: A Healing Journey with Nanette Geertz.  Anne is an ecumenical pastor through a New Ministry Initiative of the United Church of Christ.

 

Meet William Geertz, Spiritual Director
Bill is a retired parish pastor with a Doctor of Ministry from Andover-Newton in interpersonal Bill Geertzcommunication. He has forty years of experience in ministry and received training in spiritual direction from the Spiritual Direction Internship Initiative.  He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and offers individual spiritual direction and retreat leadership.It is a privilege to listen and be a companion with people as they share their individual faith experiences and to affirm where they are on their  life’s  journey.

Contemplative Services

Taize meditative singing in a quiet setting promotes a sense of spiritual openness.  Readings for reflection are taken from poetry, scripture, spiritual classics, and contemporary.We meet monthly on Saturdays at St. David’s Episcopal Church in South Yarmouth.  All are welcome.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is the art of discovering and awakening to our deepest yearnings and purpose.  When we are enlivened by the Spirit we can live an authentic life.  It enables the seeker to become grounded in a Higher Power and to grow in love and find greater fulfillment in our relationships.Call the center to schedule an appointment.

Monastery of the Heart Group

Through the heart we can transcend the barriers of place and negative thinking.  Heart is at the center of the invitation to the spiritual life – “Where your heart is, there Your treasure will be.”Monastery of the Heart is a team-led group of seekers who pray, eat, and reflect together inspired by the vision of Benedictine sister Joan Chittister.  “Her vision to extend herself and her community to all who are building a world-wide monastery without walls is an opportunity to live a more holy and whole life of contemplation and prayer and action and justice-making.”We meet monthly at the Healthsigns Cottage in Yarmouth Port on Wednesday afternoons.

Meet Katrina Valenzuela (formerly Katrina Gannon)In practice since 1980, Katrina Valenzuela, BFA,  CHt, CIH, CTM is a certified hypnotherapist, medical intuitive & former faculty member of Stillpoint School of Intuitive Healing. She is on tKatrina0172ahe Adjunct Faculty, Cape Cod Community College, Dept. Arts and Language. Her work encompasses mentoring, soul readings, mediumship, past life therapy, dreams, and sacred dance.  She has published numerous articles and is completing a spiritual adventure novel to be published in 2014.  Katrina has led over 40 spiritual tours and seminars in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco Greece and Europe. She lectures for numerous organizations, including The National Guild of Hypnotists, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology and The Mystic Roundtable of the United Nations, as well as local libraries, schools, and cultural centers. www.transformationscenter.com Email: transform999@aol.com

Meet Dr. Duchy, DuchyHealthsigns Therapy DogDuchy began work at Healthsigns when Anne adopted him through Poodle Rescue of New England at 7 months old. Sensitive and outgoing, like a Gemini, he treats everyone with love and humor. He knows all the dogs and their owners in the neighborhood.Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace. — Milan KunderaDuchy is a “rescue dog” from New England Poodle Rescue. www.poodlerescuenewengland.org