Saturday, July 7, 2012

About Stephanie Dowrick

* Writer * spiritual leader * speaker * founder Universal Heart Network * co-host of Universal Heart Book Club

Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, has been writing, teaching and talking about books and writing for a "lifetime". Founder of The Universal Heart Network, in an earlier life founder of The Women's Press in London, and the author of more than a dozen widely influential books, she has made a hugely significant contribution to our shared psychological and spiritual development, and to our individual and collective wellbeing. 

Her particular skill is in anticipating and responding to the key social, spiritual and psychological questions of our time. Her acclaimed books include Intimacy and Solitude *  The Universal Heart *Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love * Choosing Happiness * Creative Journal Writing * The Almost-Perfect Marriage * In the Company of Rilke * Seeking the Sacred * Everyday Kindness.

Stephanie has also written two novels, and a great deal about creativity including Creative Journal Writing and her recent highly acclaimed book on the modernist visionary poet Rainer Maria Rilke, In the Company of Rilke. Her most recent books include Seeking the Sacred, called by Claire Scobie in the Sydney Morning Herald, “A chalice of wisdom”, and Everyday Kindness.

Central to Stephanie's work is her teaching and spiritual leadership. Since 2006 she has offered regular spiritually inclusive services at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church in Sydney (3rd Sundays, 3pm) and for more than 20 years has been leading spiritual retreats, including - since 2001 - at Mana Retreat Centre, New Zealand.

Beyond this blog, you can find her on or on her "Official Stephanie Dowrick" Facebook page where she offers regular inspiration. You are also welcome to join the Universal Heart Network, founded in 2000, and flourishing since.

Facebook "Official Stephanie Dowrick"
Web Stephanie Dowrick
Register for Universal Heart Network
Short spiritual talks from Stephanie Dowrick  interfaithinsydney 

1 comment:

  1. I am so very grateful for Stephanie Dowrick's positive contribution to my life.All her books,in their various ways,have provided me with inspiration and invaluable new insights. Their essential message of hope and possibility have greatly enriched both my reading and 'lived life'. It is hard to nominate a favourite, but 'Choosing Happiness'; 'Seeking the Sacred;,and 'Everyday Kindness' are books that I have a special affection for. They have made very welcome gifts for those friends and family members for whom I have also bought these titles ...The 'Universal Heart Book Club' is a great initiative,so many wonderful titles,such little time! Delphine.