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Welcome to Shamanic Soul Work, thank you for choosing to book a session with me and congratulations on investing in your wellbeing and growth! You have chosen to work with spirit and dig deep, which is a brave thing to do. :)

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.

 

Preparation:

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 health care professional’s advice and take any medicine you need! If you usually have a 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).

If you are having your session via Zoom you want to make sure you are able to lie down comfortably (and probably need a blanket) and that you are undisturbed and able to rest in a relaxing space in your home. The Zoom meeting room ID is in the confirmation e-mail you received when you made your booking.

 

I will also (during the session and/or in an e-mail after) give you some recommendations in regards to how you can work on integrating the healing after your session. This could be anything from having detox baths to creating a little ceremony or working with your thoughts. I may also send you on a little quest…but more on that later! 

If you are having an in-person session it is important that you are aware of the current COVID restrictions. If you feel unwell in any way before, during, or after your session please let me know and we will take action accordingly. I suggest dressing comfortably and bringing a pair of extra socks if your feet tend to get cold (there are no shoes allowed indoors and our current COVID guidelines also prohibit bare feet). I see most of my clients online (due to many being located overseas) and I have always been thorough in changing sheets between clients seen in-person, cleaning, hygiene, and so forth. However, to ensure your safety I have taken steps in accordance with the COVID guidelines to ensure both our safety and wellbeing such as:

  • Deep cleaning of the treatment room frequently

  • Washing sheets between clients

  • Handwashing and hand sanitizing being required before/during/after your session as appropriate

  • Physical distancing where possible

  • Face mask used by myself where required

  • No food/drinks provided on the premises (please bring your own water bottle)

You can also help stop any spread by following guidelines such as showering before/after the appointment and so forth. If you are concerned and would like to change your in-person appointment to a Zoom session please let me know. 

The address is 75 Tangemere Way, Cranbourne East, VIC, 3977, Australia. There is street parking or you can park in our driveway if there is space (please do not leave valuables in your car).

Please be aware that my husband may be on the premises during your session, however, for your privacy, he will of course not be present in the treatment room. We also have a small dog that lives in the house with us.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you need to reschedule your session, please contact me via e-mail: tessa@shamanicsoulwork.com 48h prior to the start of your session and we will find another date and time to meet up in sacred space. In the highly unlikely event that you are not happy with my services, please let me know and we can discuss a refund. If you are unwell on the day of your session please let me know and we will reschedule no matter how late notice and I will do the same (we can't be too careful when it comes to COVID).

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.

What happens during a session?

Shamanic healing always takes place in sacred space. I will call on the forces of the 6 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 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 etc depends on your own spiritual development. 

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 regards 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)

  • Tarot/Leaf/Stone readings

  • 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

  • Journaling Techniques

  • 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)

  • Ancestral Work

  • Guided shamanic journeying/meditation to assist you

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 wellbeing 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.

 

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, 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.

A Destiny Retrieval or Soul Retrieval is unlikely to happen during the first few sessions. Although they can be done, there is little point if you are still holding on to too much stagnant or heavy energy - it is a process. Although a single session can make a big difference in your life, I highly recommend having a set of sessions or seeing a shaman every couple of months as I do myself. 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.

Whether in-person or online, I welcome you to gather in sacred space with me…and our work begins!

In Munay (with love),

Tessa

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