Shamanic Healing

Shamanic Healing is as old as humanity itself. This ancient 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. One-to-one shamanic healing sessions with our shamanic practitioners assist in the removal of the spiritual cause of sickness to bring you back to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Our healers

Jez Hughes


Jez is the founder of Second Sight. He has studied shamanism intensively for over twenty years with various teachers, from both contemporary shamanism and indigenous elders across the world. 


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Kate is a healer, musician and mother living in Sussex on the South coast. Having completed her training with Second Sight in 2020 she has been working with individuals and groups to help facilitate healing and a reconnection to their innate ancient wisdom and practices.


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Anja is a shamanic healer, facilitator and tarot reader. She has worked as a full time shamanic healer in both 1-1 healings and group ceremonies and has participated and assisted in multiple ceremonies with a variety of indigenous elders, western shamans and others.  

Huw Shamanic Trainer
Huw Mackin

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Huw supports and guides new initiates through the initiation and training process. Huw’s profession is as a child therapy practitioner and he is an international mountain leader, a rock climbing instructor, a natural horse handler, and a bushcraft and survival expert. 


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Uli is a shamanic healer, group facilitator and tarot reader.  Growing up in Eastern Europe, Uli has been immersed in spiritual folk practises since a young age having descended from a long line of medicine women including his mother, from whom he learned tarot. 

Treating the spiritual cause

Imbalances that are occurring for a person in their lives as outer symptoms can often have a direct energetic root cause, being that energy 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. If you would like to know more, get in touch.

What happens during a healing?

Because the shaman understands 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, a tree, a rock or a 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 energetic imbalances that a person is experiencing as outer symptoms. 

Deep transformation

Our shamanic healings also involve exploring and getting to the heart of what is really causing difficulties beneath the outer symptoms 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 successfully to the everyday.  Rituals will often be prescribed to assist with this and also to bring you back into balance and harmony with yourself and your environment. Healing always involves some kind of deep transformation, be it in belief, behaviour, response or action.  It is the healer’s 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.

Healing Practices

There are several practices that are common in shamanic healings. Healings may contain any and/or all of the following, as identified as necessary by the Healer...

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 invisible 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.

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.


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 generally lost a lot of our power by becoming disconnected from these helpers. We have lost part of our natural vitality, part of our spirit.  The outer symptoms of such power loss can range from chronic misfortune to general low energy/depression, to compulsive lying. When the blockages have been removed, power is restored by reconnecting with these protectors, restoring the natural vitality of our spirits.  

We inherit DNA.  We can also inherit a lot of unresolved wounding that has been passed down our family line, often without realising.  This has been 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.

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.

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, similar 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 like 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.

Common questions answered

If you’ve never had a healing before, we understand that there many be questions you would like to ask before booking. We have prepared the answers below to several common questions, which we hope will put you at ease. But if you would like to speak to one of us, we welcome you to get in touch.

Healings last anything up to 4 hours, however the usual duration is between 2-3 hours. Remote healings tend to be a little shorter than in-person healings but are no less effective.

The length of time is determined by spirit and the work that is needed and able to be done at the time.

Healings involve physical contact between the practitioner and the client, but all contact is gentle and explained during the first part of the healing. In addition, the client might experience some physical sensations; both before and afterwards the session.

Healings also involve talking about the issues that are causing us pain or blocking us in our lives however, so it’s right to expect that emotions will be stirred – again, both during and after the session. Everyone responds to a shamanic healing differently and if you are concerned about anything, it’s important to share this with your practitioner at the beginning of the session.

Different practitioners will work in slightly different ways and in different places. Some may invite you to a designated healing space within their homes, while others may be based in another appropriate private space – including outside on the land.

Yes, you can drive after a healing, but we advise that you maybe go for a little walk or grab some food to ground yourself first.

Ideally, we advise taking some time for yourself after a healing and not jumping headfirst back into ‘normal’ life but appreciate that often this isn’t an option. At a minimum, try and allow just a little more space for yourself over the following days in any small ways that you can.


Every shamanic healing and every individual is different, as is their experience each time they come for a healing. Some clients feel the benefits very quickly whereas some feel the benefits much more gradually. Some clients require 2-3 healings before they start to experience significant changes and some experience life changing transformation after just one session and don’t require any further support.

It is important to note however, that as with everything, shamanic healings are not magic wands or pills. No lasting change can occur without the client meeting spirit halfway and playing an active and intentional role in their own healing journey.

This means the client staying committed to changing any negative patterns or ways of thinking/viewing the world they have quite simply through the practicing of healthier ones. This crucial element will be discussed between the practitioner and client during the last part of the healing.

The practitioner will share any helpful information that they received during the healing with you and quite often this will include whether another healing is needed.

As explained in the answers above, it will largely depend on the reason for the healing in the first place, the benefits the client experiences during the weeks following the healing and how much work the client puts into the healing process themselves.