ABOUT / SERVICES / BIO
My mission is to accompany others in walking with Christ, and share those natural health-filled ways of living in order for you to flourish more fully in the midst of life's stresses, so as to be graced by the Holy Spirit, with the strength of peace that passes all understanding in co-creating with our Father our Creator with hopeful joy.
May my years of experience in practice help you, from my serving thousands of patients within a foundation of ongoing studies in health care, preventative care, wellness, internal medicine, neuroscience; the history of spirituality and religions, theology, counseling, bioethics, virtues; and research studies on these relationships to health and spirituality. I hope you will find here refreshing new ways or as reminders of improving your health in body and soul.
Blessings to you and all you love.
INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS
Ignatian Spiritual Direction
6 Week Contemplation Retreat
The10 Week Ignatian Encounter
The Spiritual Exercises - 19th Annotation
RETREATS & PRESENTATIONS
Retreat in the Everyday
The Examen: A Daily Prayer of Finding God in all Things
Lectio Divina, Contemplation, Meditation.
Advent: A Heart Attuned to God's Mercy
Lent: Preparing Our Souls
Meeting Christ In Sickness & In Health
Clergy Stress & Self Care
PROGRAMS FOR LAY MINISTERS
In the Journey of Illness
The Experience and Theology of Illness
Pastoral Care of the Sick
HEALTH & WELLNESS COUNSELING
DR. KAREN SHIELDS WRIGHT, MS, DC
Clinician/Spiritual Care Provider
Karen Shields Wright received her advanced certificate training in spiritual direction at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion, after receiving her MS in Christian Spirituality. Previously she received her Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College where she has practiced full time caring for over 4000 patients with neuro-muscular-skeletal conditions in her community and volunteering abroad.
In addition to her current health and spirituality practices, she is a spiritual director with the Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Fairfield University; and serves her community as a staff per diem chaplain at Greenwich Hospital Yale-New Haven Health providing self-care programs for staff.
As a member of Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice, she has run their US national programs, presented and published on Catholic social teaching for this Vatican-based foundation both here and abroad.
During her volunteering as a Dame in the Order of Malta, she has provided spiritual and healthcare services for single homeless mothers, and given retreats for those experiencing illness.
As a life-long learner in her vocations as a chiropractic physician, advocate, and consultant, she continues to log in hundreds of hours on evidenced-based health and wellness, spirituality, neurosciences, in addition to theology and ethics.
Dr. Shields Wright is married to Dmitri Wright, a fine artist, where she continues to take great delight in her children and grandson, in addition to her extended family, friends, patients, and clients.
Recent CME & CE
"Practicum in Giving the19th Annotation" September '20 - May '21offered by the Murphy Center of Ignatian Spirituality
"Giving the Spiritual Exercises in the 19th Annotation Format to Others" by Fr. Jame Bowler: offered through the (OIS) Office of Ignatian Spirituality. Jan 2019
"Adult Psychological Development and Spirituality: Ignatian Spirituality Across the Life Cycle offered" by OIS by Fr. David McCallum, SJ Nov 2018
Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy" offered by Mass General Psychiatry Academy (10.75 CME credits)
“Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)” offered by Mass General Psychiatry Academy based upon the research from Herbert Benson Institute at Harvard Medical School. 38 CME credits (14 Weeks).
"Essentials of Palliative Care" Chaplaincy Program offered by California State University 64 CE credits (8Weeks).