Founders of InnerView Guidance
Cedric Speyer is a Benedictine oblate, author, Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and Reiki practitioner. Cedric provides a psychospiritual paradigm for helping professionals, based on the integration of therapeutic best practices with religious or spiritual development. As a Clinical Supervisor, he developed a therapeutic model called InnerView, and the 4Fold Path map for an overview depicting the sequences of soul work.
Cedric pioneered online counselling on a large scale in Canada and helped establish its credibility as an effective therapeutic modality. He trained, supervised and mentored EAP clinical counsellors for 16 years before establishing InnerView Guidance International (IGI).
The vision of IGI is bringing the worlds of psychotherapy and spiritual mentoring together for the professional development of helping practitioners.
See Cedric’s LinkedIn profile page for more bio background.
Maria da Silva
Maria brings experience in psychotherapy and spiritual direction to IGI. She is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. She has worked as a spiritual care practitioner since 1994 in a variety of health care settings. She has also accompanied individuals released from prison to reintegrate into the community. Maria earned Master’s degrees in English Literature as well as Theological Studies. Prior to becoming a spiritual care practitioner, she taught Literature and Humanities at the community college level. She subsequently trained as a spiritual director at Loyola House in Guelph, Ontario and holds a Diploma in Spiritual Direction from Regis College at the Toronto School of Theology. Maria is passionate about learning to engage conflict in ways which humanize both self and other, making it safe and fun to live in community.
“Happiness comes from giving of oneself.” – Tom Francoeur
T om Francoeur (1921-2014) is the godfather of the spiritual psychology we now call InnerView. Over his sixty year career, Francoeur helped countless clients, seekers and students discern what the soul wants in any life situation, no matter how difficult or painful. When you were in his presence, you gained a palpable sense of Tom’s wisdom, sense of humanity and humor, and openness to grace.
This video profile of Tom illustrates the depth and breadth of his steady gaze on the essential goodness of persons: Tom Francoeur: A Mighty Kindness