WHAT IS SHAMANIC HEALING?

Shamans work with the energetic and spiritual aspects of illness, emotional traumas, and personal imbalance. In indigenous cultures, shamans were the healers and mediators in the tribe. These individuals gained respect within their community by the success of their healing ceremonies. The practice of shamanic healing has existed for thousands of years – a practice that would have long ago disappeared, if it were not truly creating results for those it treated. Shamanic healing is very customized to address the particular issues and life experiences of the client – it is a type of energy/spiritual healing work.

Shamans view illness holistically. They assess the health of a person by tracking the alignment of Mind, Body and Spirit. Rather than trying to cure a symptom, which is the tradition of western allopathic medicine, shamans look at the whole system and track the symptoms to its source. Shamans believe that all illness has a spiritual origin, which is based in some trauma that the patient has experienced. The trauma energetically imprints that person and if left unhealed or untended can develop into a chronic emotional, mental or physical condition. Therefore, shamans heal the spiritual origins of illness, so the imprint of trauma no longer informs our reality or health and we can return to a state of Grace.

Cross culturally, most shamanic healing focuses on the following aspects: Power loss, Soul Loss, Intrusions, Spirit releasing, Ancestral healing, and working to clear energetic imprints in the luminous energy field.

This is very powerful work and often people come to me when they have exhausted their options of using western medicine and traditional psychotherapy to get better. Sometimes people come to me because they are having “phantom symptoms” that doctors cannot diagnose and keep getting negative tests on. Sometimes people come because they are at an impasse with their therapist regarding an issue that they feel stuck in. Sometimes clients just know that what they need help with is something beyond the normal realms of healing.

Depending on the nature of the work involved, significant healing can be accomplished in 1 to 3 sessions. Many clients find that one session is all they need. The success is affected by the intensity of your desire for healing, and your willingness to actively create new healthy ways of living your life.

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