What happens at an in-person session:
To be clear: I'm not a medical doctor nor a licensed therapist. My academic ground is the world of formal theology, and I've studied shamanic healing for more than 30 years. I make no claims of being an indigenous healer from any tradition. My training has been eclectic. I don't see shamanic healing as a substitute for western healing approaches, but as one approach among three basic approaches: Biomedical, Biosocial and Transpersonal. Click here to see more on those three approaches. I am an ordained minister and the healing work I do is very much spiritual healing and a form of spiritual counselling as well.
To discern whether I am the person to ask for a healing, please feel free to check me out. Come to a drum circle to see if I am an egomaniac, a well-intentioned idiot, a charlatan or a blathering whoo-hoo. Ask people at the drum what their experience of me has been. Listen to what I say here or here. Buy my book here. Read this essay that I wrote. Read my About page. Or read my blog posts.
What happens in a phone Session:
To be honest, I resisted working on the phone for a long time becasue I really appreciate the face-to-face contact in a personal session. But I've found that healing sessions on the phone are very effective. We will have less time chatting on the phone, so it will help if you arrive to the call with a fairly clear idea of what you are seeking. With that said, you actually don't have to say anything or offer me any background at all if you don't want to.
Please make sure that you have 30 minutes of distraction-free, calm space to the phone session. You can sit or lie down of thats more comfortable for you. (I think lying down is very good, but its not absolutely necessary.) It's helpful for you to prepare yourself by sitting for a few minutes in silence before you make the call to me. Focus on your breathing. Ask yourself where in your body you are holding tension. As you breathe, imagine breathing new, fresh air, or light into the tense parts of your body. As you exhale, imagine tension releasing, or energies being cleansed by the outward flow of air.