Ocean Soul Renewal brings you spiritual and emotional care, and guidance in times of grief, loss and change. We provide personal, family, and community memorial services and guidance, conflict management, grieving and bereavement care. Services include memorials, communication and life coaching, conflict resolution as well as restorative justice/peace circles for school bullying, family, organization and community. We excel in facilitating respect-based communication, conflict resolution and problem-solving to heal suffering from conflict, trauma, loss and change.
Explore your own place in the world and your unique path: spiritually, inter-personally and professionally. The adventure is in uncovering your unique strengths and abilities to heal, dream and restore your ability to hope and live your life fully in one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world aboard a beautiful sailing yacht.
Our work is guided by core principles of Respect and Dignity for successful spiritual guidance, change or growth, problem solving, conflict and crisis management and life memorials.
Robert Drake is an Interfaith Hospice, Clinical, Palliative Care and Bereavement Chaplain, and owner and lead chaplain at Ocean Soul Renewal offering grieving and healing workshops on the Ocean. Robert is Adjunct Professor at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California teaching Restorative Justice, Trauma and Forgiveness.
Trained as a philosopher, mediator, theologian and clinical chaplain, I have a deep understanding and respect for all spiritual traditions and for those who choose to manage their lives without a faith tradition but with integrity, dignity and compassion. I provide non-denominational individual counseling, corporate consulting, memorials at sea, and small group workshops related to grief, loss, conflict, crisis and change and life coaching.
Robert teaches Restorative Justice in Trauma and Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union. He is an ordained Inter-faith and Eco-Minister, a Unitarian Universalist (Aspirant to ordination status) speaker, and hospice chaplain working with the dying, the conflicted and the bereaved. With full seminary academic training, he is theologically diverse, giving him the ability to work with almost any religious or spiritual tradition. All Robert’s work is meant to provide non-judgmental spiritual and emotional care – healing from trauma, moral injury, death, loss, spiritual lethargy, change, and crisis.
Chaplain Drake was trained in inter-denominational clinical spiritual care and palliative medicine at UCSF Medical Center, Benioff Children’s Hospital and Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA. Robert brings a grounded perspective to spiritual concerns and a range of professional tools that include many religious and non-religious contemplative skills. Robert helps you to clarify your deepest and most troubling concerns and life challenges and bring you healing, peace, insight, clarity, renewal and hope. With his graduate degree and certifications in mediation, conflict resolution and restorative justice Robert is especially adept at facilitating family conflict resolution and healing communication. He also teaches
In addition to a Master of Science degree in Conflict Resolution (M.S.) and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) with specializations in Pastoral Care and Spirituality, Robert has a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy (ethics and human rights). He is co-founder of the Northwest Institute for Conflict Resolution (NICR) in Portland, OR, a practicing mediator and restorative justice consultant.
He periodically volunteers at San Quentin State Prison with the Restorative Justice Interfaith Roundtable and interfaith prison ministry.
- Master of Science (MSci) in Conflict Resolution, Portland State University; Master’s thesis on the relationship of disrespect or respect to escalation or deescalation of conflict; Kantian Respect for Persons
- Master of Divinity (MDiv), Concentration in Christian Spirituality, San Francisco Theological Seminary (Graduate Theological Union)
- Clinical Pastoral Education (3 units, 1200 supervised clinical hours), UCSF Medical Center, specializing in Pediatric Oncology, Organ Transplant ICU, Spine, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
- Spiritual Assessment and Intervention (Spiritual AID) protocol trained at UCSF Medical Center, the premier medical institution utilizing outcomes oriented spiritual care in the US
- Graduate Certificate, Management Development for Entrepreneurs, UCLA Anderson School of Management
- Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Focus on Ethics, Portland State University
- CA State License (CRD 1008) to scatter cremated Remains
- University Arizona’s American Indian Studies Graduate Program
- Certified Senior Advocate, Points of Life
- Member, Coalition for Compassionate Care
- Educator, Compassion & Choices
- Member, Home Funeral Alliance
- Member, Spiritual Directors International
- Co-Founder, Northwest Institute for Conflict Resolution (NICR), Portland, Oregon
- Author: Respect: Implications for Conflict Resolution Practice and Procedure – 2009, Library of Congress