Explore your relationship with God and the unique journey that has been prepared for you. Learn to live with greater fullness and freedom. Explore questions of faith and prayer and ways of hearing and responding to God in ways that are authentic and practical in navigating daily life. Spiritual Direction is a safe place to explore and deepen your walk with God.
Welcome to Abundant Joy Wellness! I'm Hope Stockman, a wife, mom, whole-body wellness guide, Spiritual Director and most importantly, whole-hearted follower of Jesus . I grew up in a beautiful rural town in Maryland, USA and have lived most of my adult life Internationally in China, Denmark and Belgium. Now, I live in Tervuren, Belgium just outside Brussels.
I'm passionate about sharing God's love, hope, healing, freedom and joy with you on your spiritual journey. Abundant Joy Wellness was created as a safe place which offers spaces to nourish and nurture your whole-self, mind-body-soul, individually or in small groups..
I have always had a heart for helping others in their search for health, hope and healing which led me to initially pursue an education and career in social work and law working as an Assistant State's Attorney in the criminal and social justice systems of Maryland for many years. As life unfolded, I trained as a Christ centered fitness and wellness instructor and have served with several International ministries offering whole-body wellness ever since. I completed my certification in Spiritual Direction with the Sustainable Faith in Amsterdam, Netherlands..
As a Spiritual Director and whole-body wellness guide, I walk along side of you in your journey of faith, helping you notice and respond to God's invitations for a deeper relationship and to discover and discern how to live with holiness and wholeness.
I enjoy offering spiritual direction, accompanying others in the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, teaching classes, leading workshops, sharing at seminars and retreats related to prayer, spiritual formation, whole-body wellness and living at peace and with purpose within ourselves, with others and with God..
We all have our own journey to live with twists and turns, wandering places, shadow filled valleys, glorious mountain tops and sun-kissed meadows.in our life with God. It is good to have someone to walk along side us as we discern the way of proceeding.
I have learned that following God’s path offers us a life of surprises and adventure, heartache and deep abiding joy. God's path is hardly ever the shortest distance between two points and usually takes longer than we expect. Yet, no matter where we are on the path, God looks at us with love. Our part is to breath deeply, lean in and hold God's hand.
I can confidently declare the truth of Psalm 16:11 that in God’s Presence there is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore. My sincere prayer is that you will experience the truth of this promise in your life as well.
"Remember the past with gratitude, walk towards the future with hope and live in the present with abundant joy!"