Shamanic healing works on a deep, inner level - it is healing for the 'soul'. If you don't like to use this term, think about it as healing for the part in yourself that is truly 'you', your core, your full potential.
These healing processes enable you to find more energy balance and strength, which re-affirms your self-healing power and your ability to positively transform your life.
Illness has many faces, including emotional, physical, social and mental aspects. The focus of Shamanic healing is on the drivers behind these symptoms, categorized as three main causes of dis-ease: power loss, soul part loss and energy blockage or intrusion. Each of these can be addressed by one or several healing techniques - see below.
Shamanic healing has been performed since ancient times and is thought to date back more than 30,000 years.
What happens in a session?
When you ask for a Shamanic healing session, I will send you some questions to help you reflect on your issue. Your answers will help me focus the work. I will then go on a diagnostic 'journey' to the non-ordinary reality, where familiar spirit helpers will let me know what treatment is appropriate, and in what sequence.
This is not the same diagnostic process as in Western Medicine. I am not searching for names for the problem (labels often set things in stone). The diagnostic intention is to find solutions and an appropriate process.
When you come to the session, we will have a chat about the process and answer any questions you might have. You then will sit or lie down comfortably, and I might be drumming, rattling, or singing. There might be moments of silence. You don't have to pay any attention or do anything - just relax. The session will last about 1.5 hours, and when I am done, we will talk about what just happened. If I have received any messages or information for you I will let you know.
Will there be 'Healing'?
When you undergo Shamanic healing, you work with your inner power, and with universal life energy and wisdom. The sacred 'Grandfathers and Grandmothers' - the spirits - support the process. The shamanic practitioner is only the 'hollow reed' who channels, focuses and unblocks the healing energy. 'Healing' in the exact way you expect it cannot be predicted. We do not always understand our place in the creation.
Symptoms may or may not go away. Healing is a complex process; it means that you are getting 'whole' again. Sometimes symptoms serve a purpose on this journey, which may only become clear at a later stage in the process.
However, I have never witnessed a session that did not have benefits for the client. Clients feel stronger, more balanced and often more peaceful. Their self-healing power has been rebooted. Their ability to co-create and transform their lives has been strengthened.
Those clients who feel they are at the end of their life often feel renewed energy to find a positive closure and a peaceful way to pass over.
Please note: Shamanic healing does not replace seeing a doctor or seeking medical advice.
Some Core Shamanic Healing Techniques
Power in a shamanic sense has nothing to do with external status or manipulating others. It is 'inner power', focused energy. It is the driving force of your Life, the petrol in your tank.
There are several reasons why you may lose part of your power, for example, external influences, such as environmental pollution, and internal reasons, such as not living your purpose.
It is quite normal to lose a bit of power every once in a while; we all can self-heal and have ways to regenerate it.
If you cannot regain your power, you may feel tired or ill all the time. The world may look grey, people seem to annoy you, and you may have no perseverance at all. It may be tempting to engage in bad habits or addictions when feeling powerless. Anything that 'fills the gap'....
Retrieving your power animal can help you regain your power. There are other ways - working with power songs, movement, dreams, etc. We will find the right method for you through the diagnostic journey.
When we experience trauma, parts of our essence may leave to seek safety in the spiritual dimension of reality. The experience of trauma is always subjective - it can be anything from experiencing abuse or witnessing violence to losing a beloved teddy bear in our childhood.
It might also happen that we give away part of our soul - for example when we love 'too much' in co-dependent relationships.
Soul parts often come back of their own accord. We can help this by doing things we love to do, also by finding time for meditation and prayer, being in nature or with people who nurture us.
If soul parts do not come back, we may feel lost or torn, unable to fully engage in relationships and prone to chronical illness or addictions.
If I notice that this might be happening to you, I will journey in pursuit of the lost soul-parts and bring them back. I then will work with you to help integrate this part of your essence, and to prevent further soul loss. This work often enables other healing to happen.
Our vitality and wellbeing can be disturbed when we carry something that does not belong to us. These blockages often come from negativity; our own or other people's. Negativity might be built through any kind of pollution, conflict, negative thinking patterns, guilt or an unrealistic self-image.
Energy disturbance can also be caused by over-shadowing influences of someone who has died but could not fully pass over. For more information about this, see Peace with Death page.
Repeating patterns that come down the ancestral lines can also interfere with your natural energy balance. For example, if your ancestors were involved in conflict or war, some negative energy can still shine through.
If I find energy blockages in your system, I can remove and neutralise these through Extraction work.
If there are any ancestral or soul-release issues, we will be using treatments called Compassionate Depossession and/or Curse Unravelling.
Read more about Soul Retrieval in our blog post.
Spirit Release - Psychopomp
The purpose of this work is to re-balance energies that are in the wrong place at the wrong time. For example, people can get stuck after they die and may need a bit of extra help to find their way 'home'. They may feel that they have some unfinished business here (e.g., an unresolved conflict), or are attached to their life-style, to people or their earthly task.
If you feel that this has happened to a loved one who died, you may feel puzzled, fearful or too embarrassed to talk about your experience. Please do call; we will find a gentle way to guide him/her 'home'.