Shamanism is as old as humanity itself. This ancient healing practice has been honed over tens of thousands of years yet remains as relevant and accessible today as when it first developed, for humans still become ill at ease and in need of healing.
From a animistic perspective, which shamanism arises out of, the whole universe is alive, made up of moving energy, or 'spirit' and everything within this universe has its own innate energetic intelligence, life force or soul. Because the shaman understands this simple truth; that at our core we are all made of the same energy, he/she is able to communicate with all things in the universe; be the invisible spirit of an illness, tree, rock or person. They are also able to travel beyond the confines of physical reality and into other invisible spiritual realities that have a profound influence on our own.
Through this process the shaman can assist in healing any imbalances that are occurring for a person in their lives, as outer symptoms will can often have a direct energetic root cause, being that that is what we are made of. The shaman travels directly to this spiritual cause of illness and assists in healing whilst also helping align the person with their soul; allowing them to tap into the vast storehouse of wisdom and healing there. This creates the opportunity for health. For, when we are alive and well in spirit, we are alive and well in life.
SPIRIT EXTRACTION: Through the process of everyday living we can quite often find ourselves absorbing and becoming loaded up with 'spiritual intrusions'- energy that is having a damaging affect on our well being. Being constantly around situations with a lot of emotional charge can have this effect as can the suppression of our own powerful thoughts or emotions, which turn these powerful forces that need release back onto ourselves. Our inner 'demons'on the invisble level become a literal reality. This work is done in layers, as we can also store in our energetic bodies memories and traumas that haven't been properly resolved and released. This can draw similar experiences to us as like attracts like in the invisible realms.
For example, if we are loaded up with unresolved grief or anger we can attract to us experiences that will provoke similar reactions, to give these stored up emotions something to feed off; literally 'feeding our demons'. Or, there can be belief systems that hold the energy system in place- again attracting situations or life experiences that will uphold these negative beliefs about ourselves. This powerful work involves going to the heart of the problem, witnessing compassionately then releasing the emotional or energetic charge that is holding these intrusions, separating it from the thought form or belief system that has built up around it. This creates the opportunity for healing by enabling us to change the patterns and destructive aspects of ourselves that keep us in a place of ill health, be that physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.
POWER RETRIEVAL: We all have powerful allies in the invisible realms that protect and support us and are guardians of our spiritual health. When we are loaded up with intrusions we have genearally lost a lot of our power by becoming disconnected from these helpers. We have lost part of our natural vitality, part of our spirit. Thus when the blockages have been removed, power is restored by reconnecting with these protectors, restoring the natural vitality of our spirits. The outer symptoms of such power loss can range from chronic misfortune to general low energy/depression to compulsive lying.
ANCESTRAL HEALING: We inherit DNA. We can also inherit a lot of unresolved wounding that has been passed down our family line, often without realising. This being shown on a scientific level through the study of epigenetics. We live in a very psychological age and often look to experiences in our lives that may have set up destructive 'patterns' that repeat themselves later in our lives. However, sometimes the 'patterns' are set up before we arrive here, and may be then difficult to resolve through just the working out of our own problems.
The last century, with its unprecendented violence, warfare and destruction, has created a lot of trauma which is still affecting us on a grand scale. Family secrets, emotional and physical abuses and the breaking of taboos can also be passed down the blood line, causing further grief. There are a lot of 'ghosts' from the past that need laying to rest.
This powerful healing involves going directly to the source of the ancestral wound and healing it, thus freeing the person who has inherited this heavy burden. This also has the positive affect of allowing greater access to the ancestral gifts and talents that have also been inherited but may being laying dormant,
PSYCHOPOMP work may also be carried out for the release of deceased relatives or friends that have been unable to move on from this world fully and are still adversely affecting those left behind. The dead often need as much healing as the living, and by healing the dead we also heal the living.
SOUL RETRIEVAL: Whenever anything traumatic happens in our lives (and trauma is always relative to the individual experiencing it) part of our essence can escape from us; we can fragment on a soul level. In modern psychological terms this process is called 'disassociation'. It is a natural self-preservation method, simalar to the flight or fight response, but on a soul level. Problems can arise when the part of us that has fragmented gets lost and remains disconnected from who we are. This can be due to the suddeness of the trauma, post traumatic stress disorder is a classic sympton of soul loss, or if this part of us refuses to come back when the situation is chronic such as ongoing emotional, psychic or physical abuse. Alternatively, we can simply give away or lose part of our souls through difficult circumstances or even difficult choices made in life: 'I left my heart in such and such a place,' or 'I've never been the same since such and such happened.' 'I don't feel rightly myself'- these are classic signs of soul loss. Other symptoms of soul loss can be addiction (literally trying to fill the hole left in us); emotional dependency (looking for that part of ourselves in others); acute anxiety ; vague feelings of having lost part of ourselves; depression/ loss of direction etc.
In many ways the modern world is suffering soul loss on a mass scale, it has become somthing of an epidemic, hence the need to constantly fill our lives with 'stuff'. This powerful healing tool always comes at the end of a healing, when the energy body has been prepared and cleansed fully through spirit extraction and any ancestral burdens have been lifted. The soul part then has a much greater chance of integrating, returning the person to wholeness and well being. Again, this allows for the possibility of new choices to be made that will enhance health, based upon wholeness rather than fragmentation.
Individual consultations contain a mixture of all of the above. They also involve exploring and getting to the heart of what is really causing difficulties beneath the outer symptons through conversation and careful listening. We will look at how any wounding stories can be transmuted into healing ones, so that all the healing work done on the invisible level transfers sucessfully to the everyday. Rituals will often be prescribed to assist with this and also to bring you back into balance and hamony with yourself and your environment. Healing always involves some kind of deep transformation, be it in belief, behaviour, response or action. It is my job, in partnership with spirit, to assist you in this change and initiation into a new way of being, in health and harmony with yourself and life.
£195 for an initial full three hour session
£150 for any subsequent sessions (if needed)