What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice. Throughout the world, shamanic techniques are still used to maintain a balance between humans and nature. Lack of balance can often manifest as illness whether mental, physical, emotional or spiritual.
Shamans can help restore this balance with the help of their spirit guides either through shamanic healing or shamanic coaching (also called shamanic "counselling").
I offer 1-to-1 sessions as a Shamanic Practitioner at various times during the week (book here). There are various shamanic techniques that I can use to help with a variety of problems or conditions such as power animal retrieval or soul retrieval.
Shamanic Healing poem
Bring me confusion, bring me loss
My spirit guides, healing across..
Realities, through time and space
Healing modalities all have their place
But ancient spiritual practice, power and soul
Shamanism is a spiritual whole
For balance, answers, magic and power
Bring me your soul and I'll rattle, drum and scour..
My spiritual landscape to bring you back needed
Insight, guidance and blessings unheeded
Shamanic healing, my gift to give
My guides and teachers corroborative
A power retrieval animal is always yours
When shamanic healing techniques explored
There are many reasons why soul fragmenting can occur such as shock, bereavement, illness, relationship break-ups, repeated events eg. bullying, mistreatment, etc. It could even be that there were times during your life when you just didn't want to do something and that caused a rift in you. Soul loss can make you feel out-of-sorts, off-kilter, or make life seem a lot harder work than it could be. It can also lead to physical issues.
Soul retrievals are a fundamental part of shamanic work. We are all made up of soul parts and sometimes, for various reasons, these parts can leave. To be a whole, empowered person it is important that we are as 'whole' with 'soul' as possible. As part of my shamanic healing sessions if I am directed to do so I will bring a soul part back.
Please get in touch if you would like further information.
Read more about the history and the way shamans work here in an article written by Jonathan Horwitz and Annette Host of the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies. Their website is full of interesting and informative articles.