Spiritual Counseling

Rev. Cathy Jean Norman is available for spiritual counseling.

Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes is available for shamanic energy healing.

Your Unity of Santa Barbara community is here for your prayer and/or counseling needs.

* For requests for spiritual counseling, please call (805) 966-2377



Submit a prayer request via any of the following methods:

  • Reach our prayer ministry by calling
    (805) 966-2377
  • 227 E Arrellaga St.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Complete the form to the right
    and it will be submitted to our team

About Unity Affirmative Prayer

When most people think of prayer, they think of asking God for something. Not so in Unity. Rather than begging or beseeching God, we connect with the spirit of God within and assert positive beliefs about the desired outcome.

Here is one simple way to pray affirmatively

Become still. Breathe intentionally and slowly to calm yourself.
With each breath out, release resistance.
With each breath in, mentally move your thoughts to your heart.
Form a positive statement to focus on and repeat at least three times.
A positive statement is affirmative, simple, and clear. A statement such as “I receive only good.” or “Health is my nature.” shifts your thoughts to an elevated, more positive outlook.”

Affirmative Prayer

Affirmative means agreeing with a statement — being supportive, hopeful, or encouraging.

We call communication with God prayer. Affirmative prayer reflects the certainty that we are each being led to our highest good, despite any temporary appearances. Metaphysicians believe that thoughts transmit magnetic energy and this energy attracts other energy of the same frequency. Whether you are conscious of it or not, your thoughts are transmitting energy that is attracting more of the same. When you remain focused on your intentions, you will draw those things into your life. By using an affirmative prayer approach, we can visualize and plan for the future with faith that the power of God is continually blessing our lives with unlimited possibilities.