Welcome to Shamanic Soul Work, thank you for choosing to book a session with me, and congratulations on investing in your well-being and growth!
Below is some information that will help you prepare for your session. I will also provide you with information on how to continue working with the energy after your session in most cases.
Online Zoom session preparation: Sessions generally start with you sitting and then you can lie down for the deeper energy work (if you choose to). I recommend making sure you have a bottle of water, pen, paper, and a blanket/pillow at hand if you prefer. I do not have to be able to see you for the deeper work you could simply sit at a desk and then move to the floor/couch/bed - we just need to be able to hear each other.
The Zoom meeting room link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6504087627
I recommend that you stay off alcohol and recreational drugs for at least 48-72h before your session and that you limit caffeine to allow you to go deep and truly relax your system. This is NOT medical advice, always follow your healthcare professional’s advice and take any medicine you need! If you usually have coffee or tea in the morning, that is fine (if you skip your morning coffee you may get a headache). These are just suggestions, you are the expert in your life. I also recommend that you stay well hydrated before/during/after the session and rest if you feel the need to (it is quite common to feel tired after a healing session).
Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you need to reschedule your session, please contact me via e-mail: email@example.com 48h prior to the start of your session and we will find another date and time to meet up in sacred space. If you simply do not turn up for your session I will not be able to reschedule/refund you.
Disclaimer: Healing is not curing. I am not a medical professional and I do not treat mental or physical illnesses. Any advice or recommendations given are simply that - suggestions - it is your responsibility to clear any changes you make in your life with your health care provider as appropriate. If you did not read the Session Information page before booking, I encourage you to do so: https://www.shamanicsoulwork.com/in-person-shamanic-healing-info
What happens during a session?
Shamanic healing always takes place in sacred space. I will call on the forces of the 4 directions before our session, setting the intention, and getting ready to hold space for you to safely go through your own healing process. It does not matter if we meet in person or online, the energetic preparation of the space and myself is almost the same (and so are the benefits). Shamanic Healing is an energetic intervention, time and space do not matter in terms of its efficacy. If/how you e.g. feel energy depends on your own spiritual development.
Energy work is not a 'treatment', it is a deep inner journey and you always receive the 'medicine' you need on a soul level. This, however, on the human level may not always be what we were asking for. There are often many layers to shed and in session one we are not ready to receive the 'medicine' we receive ten years down the healing path. Your healing journey is a lifetime commitment (that is not to say that you need to keep seeing healers all the time!)
We are the creators of our life and whether you come to a session with heartache or feel someone has done black magic on you - the answer always lies in taking your power back, healing your wounds, and becoming 'whole'. This takes work and commitment from you during and after the session. The Western idea of 'someone else will fix me' or 'there is a quick fix out there' does not apply to sacred shamanic energy work. That being said, it is a powerful ancient sacred medicine that has changed my life and that of many of my clients. I welcome you to go on this journey with me.
Every session is different depending on your needs and what spirit is willing me to do, but a typical session would include building rapport, discussing what problems you are facing, and tracking what is going on at the different levels in your life in regard to the problem you are facing. We bring up the energy of the problem, work with my medicine stones, and then move on to deeper energy work.
Processes may include but are not limited to:
Illumination (a shamanic chakra clearing & re-balancing)
Extraction (removing energies that are not meant to be in your field)
Journeying (I may use shamanic journeying to get advice from spirit on how to help you) or to do further energy clearings in your field.
Decoupling (resetting your fight-or-flight system)
Soul Retrieval (bringing back aspects of your soul that we perceive as lost)
Destiny Retrieval (assisting you to align with your highest destiny)
Cord-Cutting (removing toxic cords with people/places)
Shamanic Tracking - I connect with spirit and delve deeper into what is going on for you at the moment
Coaching in various ways
Rites of Passage
Psychopomp (assisting spirits to cross over to the light)
(Death Rites/Surrogate Death Rites – this is not part of a typical healing session but can be needed to create deep shifts, to release loved ones to spirit, etc)
Installing the Bands of Power & Protection/Rite of the Womb
Spirit flight (an advanced technique, not common in sessions unless you have worked with me for a long time)
Little Death (don’t let the name scare you, this is simply a gentle lifting/shaking of your energy field)
Guided shamanic journeying/meditation to assist you
...and many unique ways of working that spirit directs us to during the session
Shamanic healing is a deep process and it is important not to rush forward. As an example: I had not had a Destiny Retrieval yet after going to a shaman for 2.5 years - deep healing and change takes commitment, work, and engagement both during and after the session. This is not simply for relaxation but deep energetic interventions that work on you 'in the background' during and after the session.
Please note: it is not uncommon to feel tired, drained, a little down, in pain, or emotional after a session. This is a sign that you are healing (although it is not always that pleasant!) – allow emotions to rise and use your breath and self-care to release them. Spirit (and YOUR spirit) will only allow you to take on as much as you can handle. I know from personal experience that some sessions are blissful and others stir up our shadow aspect and can even bring on a ‘dark night of the soul’ – however, all for your long-term well-being and freedom from triggers, unhappiness, limitations etc. I also encourage you not to overanalyze every aspect of what you experience after a session. Some experiences will be unrelated to your session and others may be temporary as energy clears. This is not about the mind/understanding - it is about assisting your energy field to heal. In other words, be patient, take care of yourself, and avoid 'creating stories' about what/why you are experiencing/feeling e.g. emotions or shifts in the weeks after your session. Energy work needs to be approached from the heart and soul, not the logical mind.
Allow your individual healing process to take the time it does. Like my shaman says: ‘yelling at a broken limb doesn’t make it heal any faster’ (I’m paraphrasing but you get the point!) – healing takes the time it does. Sometimes it is fast, and sometimes it is slow…but be sure that you will always find another amazing layer to work through that will bring you forward and closer to spirit. Some issues take years to heal because you needed the experience of the journey it took you on. Others are fixed on the spot. This is not up to us but spirit.
Although a single session can make a big difference in your life, I highly recommend having a set of sessions or see me every couple of months to start with. Over time you may simply wish to have a couple of sessions a year for your growth and for 'maintenance'. As always, your daily inner work is key to success. Everyone is different and there are no set rules for how many sessions to have or when to do which intervention, however, as a general guideline, you would probably need 2-3 Illumination/Extraction sessions before deeper work like Soul Retrievals to ensure you are ready to work with the soul part that comes back and handle the influx of energy. Ultimately I do what spirit guides me to in each session, within the sacred safe container of shamanism and under the watchful, protective, eye of the lineage of wisdom keepers in spirit.
I welcome you to gather in sacred space with me…and our work begins!