Follow-up treatment for patients who have been on a Ventilator
Many people who have been on a Ventilator - especially when heavily sedated or kept in an artificial coma - suffer from mental or emotional health problems after they are released from hospital. These problems can include depression, anxiety, memory loss or mental blackouts.
There is evidence now - confirmed by some leading psychiatrists - that Soul Retrieval can help in these situations.
For many patients, being on a ventilator is a traumatic experience. Triggered by this trauma, part of their Essence can split off to find safety in the non-physical aspect of our reality. Even after the trauma is over, the core livelihood of these patients is not intact any more. Psychological treatment will have its limit here, as an important part of the patient is absent, and cannot receive healing. Our Essence (some may call this the Soul) can be seen as a jigsaw puzzle; when we experience trauma, puzzle pieces can get lost.
When people have suffered from Soul Loss, their Essence comes back after a while - especially when they take care of themselves, spend time doing things they enjoy, connect with loved ones or spend time in nature. As we know, these healing activities are currently very limited based on the Lockdown.
In this situation, people suffering from Soul Loss may need a professional who can help them retrieve their Essence. Shamanic practitioners are trained to do this work.
What is a Shamanic Practitioner?
A shamanic practitioner is a person who has been trained in a set of methods to provide healing on a very deep level. These processes come from a rich source of ancient healing techniques, which have been simplified to make them applicable in an urban context.
If Soul Loss has occurred, the shamanic practitioner can 'visit' the non-physical realm of our reality, find the lost Soul parts and bring them back. The practitioner then will work with the client to help integrate these recovered parts of their Essence, and to prevent further Soul Loss. This work often enables other healing to happen.
The shamanic practitioner may also find other hidden drivers of mental or physical illness of clients that have been hospitalised while suffering from Covid19.
The many deaths, and the current stress and anxiety levels in our hospitals may cause an energy blockage for some patients and they will carry these blockages with them when leaving the clinic. They may feel deflated and can't understand why they can't get their usual energy levels back. They just may not feel like themselves any more. Again, a shamanic practitioner will be able to help, with methods that dissolve and cleanse these energy blockages, and help the client regain their balance.
Shamanic healing is thought to date back more than 30,000 years. It is still very much alive today in Native societies around the world. There is also a westernised version of it - a system called "Core Shamanism". This is a selection of tools and methods that can be used by trained shamanic practitioners who might not have been educated in a traditional context.
Illness has many faces, including emotional, physical, social and mental aspects. The focus of shamanic healing is on the deep drivers behind a clients' symptoms. The goal is to strengthen and balance the essence of a client - the 'soul' as some may say - so that the client can re-affirm his/her self-healing ability.
Read more about Soul Retrieval in our blog post.
Your shamanic practitioner: Andrea Silver Bear
Andrea has studied 'Core shamanism' with Simon Buxton at the Sacred Trust in the UK, and with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS), which was founded by the American anthropologist Michael Harner. The highlight of her education was the three-year program of Advanced Initiations for Shamanic Practitioners, the highest educational program provided by the FSS.
Leo Rutherford from the Eagle's Wing Centre of Contemporary Shamanism (UK) introduced her to the gifts of the Medicine Wheel. And the Celtic aspects of shamanism were taught to her by the acclaimed author and shamanic practitioner Caitlin Matthews.
Andrea is a practicing member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and fully insured.
What happens in a session?
During the Lockdown, we will conduct our session in a remote way - per Zoom or Skype.
Your initial session will be about two hours long. It will consist of the following parts:
Will there be 'Healing'?
When you receive Shamanic healing, you work with your inner power, and with universal life energy and wisdom. The shamanic practitioner is only the 'hollow reed' who channels and focuses the healing energy. 'Healing' in the exact way you expect it cannot be predicted. We do not always understand our place in the universe.
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.
Please note: Shamanic healing does not replace seeing a doctor or seeking medical advice.
Some more details - How a Shamanic Practitioner can help after you had to stay in the hospital.
Power in a healing sense has nothing to do with external status or manipulating others. It is 'inner power', focused energy. It is the driving force of our life, the petrol in our tank.
There are several reasons why people may lose part of their power, Being in a hospital or on a ventilator can easily cause this.
Many people will be able to recover from this and regenerate their power, but our ability to self-heal might be limited in these stressful times of Covid 19: Doing things we like, being in nature or with our loved ones are core methods of self-healing. However, our opportunities to some of these things are limited now.
If people cannot regain their inner power, they may feel tired or ill all the time. The world may look grey, everything seems to annoy us, and we 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'....
A shamanic practitioner has a variety of ways to help with this: Retrieving a person's power animal, working with chant, movement exercises etc.
When we experience trauma, parts of our essence may leave to seek safety in the non-physical dimension of our reality. The experience of trauma is always subjective - it can be anything from experiencing abuse to losing a beloved teddy bear when we were little.
Being on a ventilator or being held in a coma can very likely cause trauma and Soul Loss.
Our essence often comes back of its own accord. Usually, we can help this by doing things we love to do, by being in nature or with people who nurture us. Again, in our difficult Lockdown times, there are limitations to this.
If soul parts do not come back, we may feel lost or torn, unable to fully engage in relationships and prone to mental health problems or addictions.
Shamanic practitioners have ways to mentally 'visit' the non-physical realm of our reality, find the lost soul-parts and bring them back. They then will work with the client to help integrate these recovered parts of their essence, and to prevent further soul loss. This work often enables other healing to happen.
Our vitality and well-being can be disturbed when we carry something that does not belong to us. These heavy burdens or blockages can pile up in us when we are exposed to negative situations or difficult energies.
This happens easily in a hospital, when we feel weak and helpless, especially in crisis situations like Covid 19, where many of our common rules and ways of doing things do not apply any more.
Energy disturbance can also be caused by over-shadowing influences of someone who has died but could not fully pass over. This will happen more frequently now as so many people die unprepared and away from their loved ones.
A shamanic practitioner can find these kind of burdens and blockages in a client's energy system. They can remove and neutralise these, and they can give the client new tools and resources to enable them to help themselves in the future.
Read more about Soul Retrieval in our blog post.