Spiritual companioning is exploring with another person how the Holy is realized and experienced in life. A more commonly used phrase is spiritual direction. (To me the term spiritual direction suggests that one person has the answers and instructs the other—and that is not what it is. It is actually an invitation to personal inner exploration.)
Spiritual Directors International [Make a link here to https://sdiworld.org] offers this definition:
Spiritual direction or companionship inspires people to experience authenticity in their lives as they connect with and explore the ground of all being, that deepest of truths which is beyond life and death and goes by many names, including God, and no name at all.
Spiritual companioning is not therapy. Therapy explores problems a person is experiencing and aims to find solutions to them. Spiritual companioning is taking a look at where Spirit is moving in a person’s life and at his or her responses to that movement. Spiritual companioning seeks to integrate spirituality into the whole of life and be an avenue for grace and growth.
Many people benefit from having a spiritual companion as they walk through life, whether the path is smooth, obscure or full of obstacles. Some seek a deeper experience of the Holy in their everyday lives. Others seek companionship as they face a life-changing diagnosis or death. Spiritual companioning seeks to meet people where they are but not leave them there.