Shamanic Coaching sessions help you step into your full potential, using a tool set of visualisation journeys and ceremonies that are inspired by Contemporary / Core Shamanism. You will be guided to connect to your deep wisdom and to find your own path. The goal is empowerment; You can co-create your reality and transform all aspects of your life that need changing. If you struggle with blockages that you cannot resolve yourself, these sessions can be easily combined with Shamanic Healing.
Coaching sessions will support you on your life journey; when you seek a new vision, want to bring your dreams alive, resolve a conflict, explore your creativity, generate the courage to ask for a promotion...
Working with 'Spirit' - your deep Essence and the Wisdom of the Universe - will open new doors for you. We will debrief each session to make it applicable for your everyday life, also covering your emotions, thinking patterns and the actions you need to take to transform your life.
Once you are familiar with these methods, you can use them on a regular base to create a positive energy shifts in your life.
Mentoring for your Spirit Path
If you are already on a personal development path, I can support you as a witness, mirror and guide. You may be familiar with shamanic work and journey on a regular base? Our sessions can lead you to a deeper level and give you some new tools do accelerate and focus your work. Working with me as your mentor will enable you to fully integrate your development work in your everyday life.
Coaching for Specific Issues
I will custom-design each session for you, using methods rooted in Shamanism, Earth Medicine and Meditation. Core tools are Drum Journeys and working with the Medicine Wheel. If your body needs loosening up or strengthening, we may also use breathing exercises and moving meditations from my Tai Chi or Reiki practice.
A Transformation Ceremony may be needed to create a specific energy shift - this will be custom-designed to your specific needs. Each ceremony consists of some guided visualisations, reflection, and a series of sacred acts. These will help you focus your intent, honour your Self, connect to your resources and generate good energy for change.
A Transformation Ceremony can be as simple as lighting a candle and speaking a blessing, or it can be long and deep, such as staying awake through the night and talking to your ancestors. There are some examples at the bottom of this page. Whatever we do, it will be safe and powerful.
- The initial session is £120, usually 1.5 to 2 hours long, so that we can clarify your goals and decide how to proceed. This also includes the pre-work (I will send you some questions to clarify your goals and your journey so far). After the initial session, we will agree follow-up sessions based on the process you have chosen.
- Follow-up sessions are either £60 (check-in, define journey question, one journey, debrief), or £90 (if we do a second journey, additional ceremony or healing work)
- For longer sessions (such as Personal Transformation Ceremonies that may last a whole day), I will make a suggestion once I understand your needs.
Shamanic Coaching will help, if...
What we may do in a session
These methods can be combined - we will have a chat to find out what will help you the most.
'Journeying' is a special kind of meditation that allows you to access your sources of inner wisdom, which might be blocked by your analytical brain. (read more about Journeying)
The work starts with your formulating a specific question. We then do a relaxation exercise and sometimes some light drumming to calm down your left brain. I will lead you through a guided meditation that might feel a bit like day-dreaming. Just as an example; you may imagine yourself going up a mountain and enjoy the view from up there, and all of a sudden a hawk comes flying and has an important message for you. This is your Inner Wisdom - some may call it your 'Spirit' - that found a way to manifest itself.
When debriefing your 'journey', I will not do any interpretation for you, but I may ask questions, reflect back what you said and witness what you experienced. This will help you make sense of what just happened and decide on how to apply it to your life.
If you know how to journey and have practiced it for a while, I will suggest more challenging journeys, which will help you go deeper and create real breakthroughs in your life.
This work is for individuals, groups or families. The Medicine Wheel is a map of the universe, it contains everything that is. Exploring its energies and dynamics can make you feel at peace with who you are and how you relate to the world. The teachings can be very practical; for example, helping with problem solving and working through conflicts.
When we work together, the Medicine Wheel will be marked as an energy system in the room (or we might build a wheel together outdoors). I will guide you on how to 'walk' the wheel by visiting the four directions, learning about the teachings, gifts and shadows they can hold, and exploring a problem or a goal in several areas of the wheel.
More advanced work will lead you to the centre of the wheel, the sacred place of full potential. What you find there might leave you in Awe, and positively change the way you look at your reality and go about your life.
For groups who would like to build a Medicine Wheel together in their garden or on their land, I offer ceremonies to build a simple wheel and then walk around it to receive guidance and new ideas (3 hours plus).
Chakras are our energy centres, and like any place with increased energy vibration, they make it easy for us to connect with the non-ordinary reality. They often are 'home' to specific helpers or wisdom keepers, often in the shape of animal guides (similar to totem animals). Connecting to them and linking them with each other will bring new insights and healing.
Through a guided meditation, I will show you an easy way to find out who your helpers are and what they have to say to you.
Once you have found your 'team' of Chakra helpers and know how to work with them, you can visit them on a regular basis by yourself and ask for their advice for challenges of your life.
Chakra journeys are also appropriate for people who have been working with chakra energy for a while, and now would like to explore these concepts from a different angle and take a more active, conscious role when working with their chakras.
This work is inspired by Steve Gallegos' method of the Personal Totem Pole. Our approach is close to his teaching, but combines it with our unique journey work.
Examples of Personal Transformation Ceremonies
Empowerment of your True Self
This is a guided meditation in a ceremonial setting, which will lead you to the 'non-ordinary reality' where you meet your True Self; the place in yourself that contains your deepest wisdom and your purpose for this life.
Once you have met your True Self, you will practice a simple method to connect to it in your everyday life. This will enable you to receive guidance and support from that deep place within you whenever you need it.
You then can re-evaluate your life out of a "True-Self" perspective: What is serving your path here in this world, and what is in your way. A journey to a healing place will allow you to release what you no longer need.
A Soul Reading can be part of this ceremony. I will journey for you and bring back something that represents and honours the strength of your Soul (such as a story, a chant, a magic word, a power-dance, etc).
Manifestation and Cord Cutting
Being 'tied down' by dysfunctional relationships, ideas and projects can hinder you to bring your dreams alive. Manifestation and Cord Cutting are two related ceremonies. In Cord cutting, you will cut the cords that tie you to co-dependent, draining relationships, while strengthening the positive cords that connect you to the Universe and 'all your relations'.
The Manifestation Ceremony will help you clarify your vision and goals - from a place of your "True Self". So this is not about societal expectations of who you should be - but an in-depth exploration of who you want to be to honour your True Self. You then gather your resources and learn about concrete action steps to manifest your goals. You send your intention out to the universe through a powerful ceremony. The last step is letting go - surrender and find peace with the suiting power of the Water.
Medicine Basket - Spirit Womb
The Medicine Basket offers a powerful ceremony to help you let go of things that no longer serve you, and attract the things you would like to invite as part of your journey into the future.
The Medicine Basket can also represent your 'Spirit Womb'. You honour the place in yourself that creates new life. This does not have to be a child, but it can cover all aspects of being creative and giving room for new seeds to grow and blossom in your life. The Spirit Womb is also a deep, warm cave where you can find safety and a place to hibernate. Sacred darkness will enable your eyes to see more...
Women - especially those who have lost their physical womb or go through menopause - often feel healed and empowered by Spirit Womb work. However, this work is not just for women - everybody has a Spirit Womb.