Shamanic Practitioners' Training
Step up your healing practice. Learn new techniques and skills to deepen your current ones and and to add into your other healing modalities that you already practice. If you are relatively new to shamanic practice, but you are ready to take this step, this work can also serve your needs by exposing you to a wide range of ideas and practices.
We spend a few class sessions focusing on specific techniques, skills, or tools. But a significant part of your learning comes from hands-on practice in the monthly healing clinic, and from the open conversation with the students in the class. So there is an important communal and "horizontal" aspect to the Intensive that combines with the "vertical" approach of a teacher disseminating knowledge and skills. I've found that the ongoing communal aspect is largely missing from shamanic training. So, all in all, you learn new skills in a trusted environment. Then, when you are ready, you try them out. This is truly the best way to refine your skills and your power as a healer.
People come into this group with a wide variety of past experiences, skills and knowledge. Right now the group is all women - some of whom have been in the group for less than a year, some for more than four years. I am committed to helping each person in the group move along in whatever way they need. That includes teaching specific skills and ideas to the whole group, and it also means offerring some mentoring individually outside of the formal meetings. All in all, it's a fluid kind of experience - it's a class but also a community; it's learning from me in formal presentations, and learning from one another through conversation, and learning from hands-on practice. All of these are powerful ways to learn, and this training tries to offer them all.
Shamanic healing is rife with nuance, questions, and conundrums. This shamanic practitioners' training is designed to give you skills, put them safely into practice in the monthly healing clinic when you are ready, and get your specific questions, doubts, confusions and fears addressed through open discussion with trusted colleagues. I understand that some shamanic training programs offer certificates which can help as you try to build a practice. I don't offer certificates, but I'm always willing to find ways to help you build your practice when you are ready.
We meet three times per month: two Thursday evenings and one other floating date - a monthly healing clinic in which, if you choose to participate, you will learn by doing hands-on shamanic healing work on clients (at the level for which you are ready, which is decided by me). Sometimes you'll work in pairs or groups, sometimes individually. Other, optional learning sessions are sometimes scheduled, for example overnights at a cabin, ceremonial work, or excursions into nature. You will be assigned a variety of homework, including reading, meditations and personal ceremonial work. Depending on your experience with shamanic work, I may assign you specific homework that applies only to you.
I take new students into this group at any time that is right for the student and the group. If you feel this group is right for you, feel free to email me and inquire.
This is not entry level study. In order to be admitted to this training, you'll need to have met me in some way - by taking a class or chatting with me in person. Other prerequisites for admission include:
If this program speaks to you deeply and you feel you lack one or more of the prerequisites above, email me and we may be able to work out a way to get you the training you need. This program requires commitment, dedication and discipline. Please think carefully before applying.
This work combines the three streams to learning shamanic healing:
The May - December 2017 session will focus on these areas:
If you have not read and worked with the book Transforming Your Dragons (Jose Luis Stevens), you will need to read it and work with its exercises at the beginning of your studies with me.
Cost: $150 per month. New students pay for two months in advance. Ideally you will commit to attending the months series listed above. There will be some minor additional costs associated for overnight ceremonies (examples include gas, food, and sharing of the rental fees for overnights). Other additional costs may be incurred for special ceremonial work, which is always optional. If you are ready for this kind of committed study, please send me an email to receive an application: email@example.com
This program draws on my 30 years of shamanic study and practice that includes a great deal disciplined individual visioning and reading, drumming, prayer and building relationship with Spirit(s), many workshops with a variety of teachers in different traditions.
Two Thursday evenings and one Sunday Mornign Healing Clinic. Click the calendar below for a complete schedule. Look for the icons: