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Shamanic Healing (ca 1.5h) - Available in-person in Melbourne, VIC, Australia (Berwick) or via Zoom/Skype. 


What happens during a session?


I 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. A typical session would include gathering in sacred space and using shamanic tools and energies to delve deep into whatever issue you are currently facing in your life. We work with my medicine stones and then move on to energy work.


Your session may include:


  • Decoupling (resetting your fight-or-flight system)

  • Illumination (a shamanic chakra clearing & re-balancing)

  • Extraction (removing energy/entities 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)

  • Soul Retrieval (Shamanic journeying to retrieve a lost soul part)

  • Shamanic Rebirth/Spiritual Dismemberment - an energy clearing method

  • Destiny Retrieval (finding the original self that can help you reach your highest destiny)

  • Cord Cutting (removing toxic cords that you may have formed with people you are or have been, close to)

  • Divination such as Tarot-/Leaf-/Stone- readings

  • Shamanic Tracking - I connect with spirit and delve deeper into what is going on for you at the moment on the different levels in your life

  • Coaching in regards to diet/lifestyle changes (always see your medical professional before making such changes in your life)

  • Rites of Passage

  • Death Rites & Surrogate Death Rites (Psychopomp - helping spirits cross if they are attached to you)

  • Installing the Bands of Power

  • Shamanic Coaching

  • Journaling Techniques

  • Spirit flight

  • Ancestral Work


I may use a drum, rattle, my shamanic altar (mesa) which includes crystals and stones that I have used for my own healing and that have gone through various ceremonies and therefore now hold sacred wisdom to assist you. I may use music, writing exercises, a pendulum, feathers, spirit water, sage, Palo Santo, essential oils (if you have any allergies please contact me before booking in)...whatever spirit calls me to do, but always with integrity and your highest wellbeing in mind.


Shamanic healing is a deep process and it is important not to rush forward. Deep healing and change take commitment, work, and engagement (both during and after the session). A common experience is to find the process very intense, but also that issues shift over the next moon cycle ‘in the background.’


Shamanic healing is like peeling the layers off an onion: when we remove the obvious obstacles we can find out what is really going on at a deeper level. In other words: if you are committed to deep healing in your life, shamanic healing can help you, but it does not happen overnight. It is also important to find a shaman that suits you as a person. 


I highly recommend having a set of sessions/seeing a shaman every couple of months (which I do myself). You may need 1-3 sessions to begin to see shifts in your life. 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 can handle the energy.


What are the benefits?


Shamanic Healing can be useful for:

  • Restoring peace

  • Restoring balance

  • Removing toxic energy and entities

  • Clearing recurring patterns such as addiction, self-sabotage, negative thinking and other patterns that hold you back

  • Wellbeing

  • Spiritual Development

  • Working through core woundings (betrayal, trauma, loss, etc.)

  • Bringing light to shadow aspects - the part of yourself that you have stored away that may be holding you back

  • Helping you connect with a deep spiritual path and your highest destiny

  • Removing fear & other unhelpful blocks

  • Finding your authentic voice, path, self-love


..and much more.


Please note: shamanic healing is NOT curing nor used to treat physical illnesses, the way a medically trained professional would. Shamans work on the energy field & the spiritual causes behind various problems you may face. For more information I recommend the book 'Shaman, Healer, Sage' by Dr. Alberto Villoldo and the documentary 'Healing the Luminous Energy Field' by Dr. Villoldo. Healing can happen without curing, just like curing can happen without healing. Curing is focused on the body and physical symptoms, which is the field of trained medical professionals and not shamanic healers.


​Is shamanic healing right for me?


​Shamanic healing is powerful and transformational. It can be very blissful & certain techniques such as the spirit flight are incredibly pleasurable & sacred. However, it is DEEP work and not just gentle blissful healing. The shamanic process goes to the core of what is going on, removes unhelpful energy and brings up what needs to be released and the energy works on you for a good amount of time after the session. To heal and thrive we need to face both the light and the dark within ourselves and be fully in our power. When you face your fears, shed your karmic destiny and do your ancestral work, you clear the slate for yourself so you are in charge of your life. All this takes work and is not always easy. If we are unaware of our shadow aspects, our ancestral karma and what runs in our family, we are bound to repeat stories and scenarios in our lives that are not really 'ours'.


Fears can be brought up, you may e.g. experience slight discomfort whilst a chakra is cleared. Your experience will depend on the sensitivity of your field and how much healing you have had. At this point in my life, I can e.g. feel energy removed from my system, but if you are new to healing you may not.


All work is done in sacred space, under the watchful eye of the lineage of wisdom keepers that have walked before me. However, if you are not ready for deep work, not willing to engage during the session (and after) and not ready to create a big shift in your life, you may wish to have a gentler form of healing till you feel ready. As mentioned earlier, healing is not 'done to you' so you have to be a key player and ready to work with the energy you are given.


Ultimately YOU heal yourself, the healer holds space and is the hollow bone for spirit to come through, so it is imperative that you are ready and onboard. Sessions last roughly 1.5h depending on what is needed. I recommend taking the rest of the day off for self-care after the session where possible.


In Munay (with love),



Preparation & Follow-Up


I recommend that you stay off alcohol and/or drugs for at least 48-72h before your session and that you limit caffeine. I will give you advice either during the session/in a follow-up e-mail/both helping you to continue your work beyond the session. This could be anything from having detox baths to journaling, sand-paintings and so forth. We will find something that suits you and will help you along your path.

If you are having an in-person session you will receive further information such as the exact address etc after booking in (via e-mail). 


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 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.




Please note: to book in you need to be at least 21 years of age and not suffer from epilepsy (due to the hypnotic state drumming and rattling can induce). Healing is not curing. I am not a medical professional and I do not treat illnesses. All services on this website are spiritual in nature and are NOT intended to replace professional medical care. I reserve the right to refund you and cancel our session, should I feel that I am not the right person to help you. In addition, please be aware that I use essential oils, sage, Palo Santo, Aura Sprays and similar (if you have any allergies please contact me before booking in) and that there is a dog on the premises. For my personal safety my husband is at home during the times I offer in-person sessions, but will not be present in the room for your healing. Session notes will be digitally saved for my future references, but never with your full name or personal details.