About Anne Richardson
Anne Richardson, M.A. is a Board Certified Chaplain, Certified Spiritual Director, Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator and poet based in Portland Oregon and established Nurture Your Journey in 2016. She worked in home hospice for over seven years, coming alongside those at the end of life and their families and friends, creating space for them to weave their stores and listen to their own narratives with sacred intention.
Anne earned a Masters of Art in Christian Education and her Certificate in Spiritual Direction from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Her chaplain certification is through the Association of Professional Chaplains. She has a certificate in Palliative Care Chaplaincy Specialty from CSU Institute of Palliative Care @ California San Marcos. Anne received her labyrinth facilitator training and certification through Veriditas, home of the labyrinth movement. Additional training includes two years at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center with one year as a fellow focusing on veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Moral Injury. She presented Sacred Medicine: Poetry as a Pathway to Deeper Healing at the Oregon All-State Palliative Care Conference and to the Association of Professional Chaplains, North Oregon Chapter and presented Walking the Labyrinth-A Path for Healing and Reflection to the Association of Professional Chaplains, North Oregon Chapter. Her interest in grief and loss as it unfolds at all times in our lives, from birth to death, and reflecting on healthy ways to journey through grief is one of her many passions.
Anne regularly participates in writing workshops, including through Portland Women Writers, where she is also a guest workshop facilitator. Her current project is compiling her own poetry for publication.