Rev. Daniel A. Hansen, ThD, MDiv
Advanced Candidate in Training with the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA)
Some people in today’s world have little use for institutional religion, but they seek a more profound spirituality. They want to know how they are and the deepest aspects of life for them. Perhaps you are one of those persons. Alternatively, maybe you are a person of traditional faith.
You may have many questions. Maybe you have had severe challenges in your life, or are going through one right now, and do not know how to make sense of things. Perhaps you find it difficult to move ahead.
Working with your night-time dreams can reveal how the unconscious is encouraging you to find a balance and a fuller sense of self (Self).
Begin to take intentional time for yourself. Take weekly time to learn to know who you are, from the inside out. Seek the depth of your being, and search out a renewed vision of life.
Explore these unique possibilities within you, for you are a gift, and you have many blessings to share with yourself and others.
A native of Stratford, Ontario, Dan graduated with an Undergraduate Degree in Church Music from the world-renowned Westminster Choir College (Princeton N.J.). He went on to study organ performance at the University of Toronto, and received an Advanced Music Performance Diploma from Concordia University (Montreal).
His work as a church musician in the congregations led him to studies in theology, completing a Masters in Divinity from Emmanuel College (Victoria University of the University of Toronto) and a doctorate in Theology (Boston University School of Theology).
Dan was ordained as a Minister of the Word, Sacrament, Pastoral Care by Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada (1997). Since that time, he has been trained as an educational supervisor for the minister-in-training, a spiritual director (Haden Institute), and as an intentional interim minister (Interim Ministry Network).
During the 1990’s Dan completed two basic units of Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E.) at Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston). Recently, Dan completed a psychiatric observation internship at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, which was a requirement for his Jungian training.
He has written several resources including a doctoral dissertation on the identity of the church musician in the United Church of Canada (1998), a guideline for United Church boards and committees on music ministry (2004), and was a significant contributor to a Lenten devotional guide called Rising with the Morning Star (2010).
His current commitments include continuing to serve on the Executive of the Ottawa Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) in the capacity of the Professional Support Convenor where he is a regular contributor to the centre’s monthly newsletter, Pipelines. In 2016, he was awarded Member of the Year.
Along with his consultation room in Renfrew, as an ordained minister, Dan serves Zion Evangelical United Church in Pembroke. He enjoys writing a weekly column on faith and life for the Pembroke Daily Observer, where people can be challenged regarding how faith meets life, and by raising important spiritual and psychological questions.
Dan moved to the Ottawa Valley in 2003, and calls Renfrew his home. He is the co-parent of two teenage boys, and the owner of Greta, a long-haired, miniature dachshund.
Dan is an Advanced Candidate in Training with the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA). A Registered Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO), his modality for psychotherapy is Jungian analysis.
Make an appointment to visit Dan at his private office at 1035 O’Brien ROad (just off the TransCanada highway). Free parking. Fully accessible.
1035 O’Brien Road
Call (or e-mail) to arrange for an appointment