The shaman is
traditionally a servant of the Spirits and a servant of the Community.
This special programme is intended for those who feel a calling to
bring their spirit work into the world and develop an active and dedicated
shamanic healing practice. It is an advanced course for those who
already have a solid shamanic foundation and strong personal practice
but need more help to work with others. Maybe you are just stepping
out on your healing path or maybe you have been on it for a while,
but now you feel a need to go deeper and make a commitment.
year will teach you many different shamanic healing techniques and
concentrate on many different aspects of shamanic healing. You may
know some of them already, and this will be an opportunity to deepen
and develop your understanding. Shamanic healing is a path of constant
To learn techniques
is a necessary beginning, but a genuine and effective shamanic healing
practice is about developing and maintaining a powerful connection
with the Spirits, trusting them deeply and working together in partnership.
The main work of the shaman is, and always has been, to heal illness
and help others maintain balance, both physically, emotionally, spiritually
and as a community. In the shamanic worldview, healing is not only
an individual matter but is also related to the whole.
The concept of
power is essential in understanding shamanic healing, as it nearly
always deals with re-empowerment. During our year together, you will
learn about power-loss and different ways to bring power back. We
will also work with removing or transforming inappropriate power.
We will examine a variety of shamanic healing tools, including song,
words, blessings, bundles and ceremonies. We will look deeper into
traditional practices such as soul retrieval and extraction, and explore
shamanic distance healing. You will also find out how it is possible
to work with healing in nature, and the special awareness needed in
In our time together,
you will learn more about clear intention, holding space, deep listening
to both clients and Spirits, seeing situations through shamanic eyes,
and ways to help clients receive. We will look at the differences
between healing and curing, and how to bring healing when a cure is
not possible. We will explore the importance of ethics, and how to
take care of ourselves while helping others. We will work together
intimately as a group, sharing experiences, challenges and questions.
Much more than
a course, this year-long programme offers an opportunity to grow and
develop. Although the focus is on building your practice as a shamanic
healer, it will also offer continued personal work to help you deepen
yourself and strengthen your trust in the Spirits. In between meetings,
you will be asked to reflect and digest, and put into practice what
you learn. All participants will receive ongoing mentoring and guidance
throughout the year to build confidence and discipline, and help you
see more clearly how to find your way on the shamanic healing path.