Over almost a decade now I have been apprenticing and practising shamanism for healing, both myself and a small number of clients, and I am happy to now be opening my small local practise to include distance services. Over the years I have studied under many teachers, and have been initiated into a Northern Celtic shamanic tradition called the Sagh’ic-Tire Dhream. It is my hope that those who feel that this work may be of benefit to them have access to this powerful and potentially life changing way of healing.
What is shamanism? Shamanism is considered to be the world’s oldest spiritual practice and ancient healing practice known to humans. Although the word shaman originates from Siberia, we have come to understand this word as universally describing person who is able to experience an altered state of consciousness, in order to interact with their spirit guides to ask for healing or information in behalf of others.
What is a Shamanic Healing Ceremony? Shamanic healing although very private, is also very ceremonial, in fact if you were to look up the word ceremony it would read like this: A ceremony is a formal act or ritual, often set by custom or tradition, it is also is an event or ritual of significance, performed to mark a rite of passage, this can include a birth, death, initiation, wedding, moving into adulthood etc…
Shamanic work is, at it’s heart, for the community and is ceremonial in that we are often called to welcome babies, perform wedding ceremonies, and to provide support when loved ones are dying. Shamanic healing in between these big events, serves to support us as we move through the typical messiness of life, it’s trials and initiations, and can help us to understand how to better walk on our path and move into our life’s purpose.
A Shamanic Healing Ceremony is a technique, in which I connect to my spirit guides in order to ask them for healing on behalf of my clients. In this way I offer various different modalities of healing that supports clients on a physical, mental, and emotional level.
It’s important to know that Shamanic Healing Ceremonies are often just the beginning of healing for a client, and not a cure by themselves. It is also important to note that I am just a facilitator for healing and not the “healer” myself, this is because I connect with my guides and spirit helpers, on behalf of my clients, and they work through me to assist the healing. I may also refer a client to different healing or counselling outside of my scope if needed after a session.
What a session will looks like: Our first session together is usually about an hour and a half if not longer and involves me getting a basic understanding of the situation at hand. I then will connect with my helping guides to ask for advice and to see what direction is best for the client.
Once I come back I will relay what I have seen and share what healing direction my guides have told me to go. At this time the client can decide if he or she is comfortable with this direction, and if they are, we will begin the healing ceremony. I have listed some of the possible healing's that may come up in a session below:
Living and working on theunceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.