In addition to the in-depth information below, I encourage you to listen to the podcast episodes on Shamanic Healing that I recorded with Dr. Sherif Tawfilis. These episodes cover a lot of aspects of the nature of our work (link to the podcast in the footer) including information about distant vs. in-person work, shadow work etc.
Can you schedule a phone call with me? What support do I offer post-session beyond the follow-up e-mail?
I do not take phone calls, I do not have a business phone number, and all communication with clients is done via e-mail. If you have read the information on this page and listened to the podcast episodes suggested and your question has not been answered, feel free to send me an e-mail via the contact form on this page and I will get back to you as soon as possible (check your spam too!) :)
There are many reasons why I do not schedule phone calls with clients including:
It is important that you make the choice to work with me from your intuition and that you trust that guidance. It is also important that you dare to take a chance/risk/face fears as this is part of the nature of this work. Shamanic Healing has to be experienced, you cannot heal from the level of the mind/predict everything/understand it before you have a session. It is a leap of faith. You will have the experience you need with it, what that is varies from person to person and session to session.
It is important that we do not treat this work as a talk therapy session/get caught in the story - you will be able to share your situation in the session with me before we do deeper energy work, however, phone calls in my experience often become a talk-therapy session which is not energy work.
I am also a full-time mum with a toddler and a baby, my work hours are my allotted client session spots, and I am not able to answer client phone calls throughout the day/outside of my work hours or when I am busy with clients.
If you feel you need to connect more with my energy before booking a session (which may be the reason for requesting a phone call) I encourage you to go to my Instagram profile (@shamanicsoulwork) where you can read posts, watch videos etc.
Any post-session support will also happen via e-mail, not via sms or phone calls. I am always willing to support my clients, however, it is also important that I nurture a relationship where you are in your full power and trusting your capability to do your own integration work. E-mailing back and forth about every fear/thought/experience that comes up in your 30 plus day post-session healing journey means I would be making you feel like you cannot manage your own healing experience. I will be there to empower you to do your own inner work with great care and support, but also with healthy boundaries for both of us. :)
What happens during a shamanic healing session?
Shamanic healing takes place in sacred space. In this energetically protected nourishing environment, we call on the help of the lineage I work with (the Q'ero Inca) and other helping energies to assist us. We bring up the energy of what you need to release and work with a multitude of tools and techniques to help facilitate an energetic healing shift in your soul & energy body.
In a typical session, I first hold space for you to share your intention for our work and what is coming up for you, and then we move into deeper energy work.
I will typically give you some suggestions for how you can continue your inner work after our session. If you wish to book a follow-up session I suggest you allow 4-6 weeks before coming back to see me (otherwise you are still processing the previous session).
Your session will be guided by spirit but some things I may do include...
Decoupling (resetting your fight-or-flight system)
Illumination (a shamanic chakra clearing & re-balancing)
Extraction (removing unhelpful 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 and to facilitate shifts from what we perceive as other realms)
Soul Retrieval (Shamanic journeying to retrieve a lost soul part) - please note this is unlikely to happen if it is your first session
Shamanic Rebirth/Spiritual Dismemberment - an energy clearing method facilitating new beginnings
Guided shamanic journeying, meditation, or mindfulness exercises
Destiny Retrieval (an energetic approach to helping you align with your highest destiny) - Please note, this is an advanced technique and not something done early on with clients
Cord-cutting (removing energetic cords to people and places)
Rites of Passage
Death Rites & Surrogate Death Rites (not described here as these are not usually part of your typical shamanic healing session)
Installing the Bands of Power & Protection
Giving the Rite of the Womb
Spirit flight (this is an advanced technique for those who have been doing years of inner work and have had many shamanic healing sessions)
We don't select a 'technique', we pick the ones most needed in your session (based on what comes up). Be aware that you may require several sessions of Illumination/Extractions and basic groundwork before you will be ready for something like a Soul Retrieval. Healing cannot be rushed, foundations need to be put down first and you need to do deep work between sessions for it to be effective. Spirit once gave me the analogy of a garden: if you want to plant an incredible exotic new plant you don't just pop it in the ground, you first take care of the weeds, make sure the basic soil is in good condition, and so on and only then can this new 'energy' take root and thrive.
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 not done 'to you' and is not a 'treatment'.
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.’ It is not uncommon for sessions to bring up intense feelings, inner experiences, body aches, anxiety, and all sorts of energies as the trauma is released from deep within your being. Just like after an operation or tooth extraction, we may not feel that great when we are in the 'recovery' period. Yet, the pain is worth it for our overall long-term wellbeing.
My shaman has described it to me as a 'pimple popping' and then all that was trapped having to clear out. He has also described healing as the process after having surgery - we have done the intervention but a set bone or wound can hurt as it heals (and yelling at it won't make it heal any faster). There is nothing to fear - spirit only gives you what you can handle and the cost of not addressing our pains and shadow is far greater than the uncomfortable aspects of a healing journey!
What are the benefits?
Shamanic healing can be used for addressing pretty much anything that has a spiritual cause. However, healing is circular, it is vital not to think of it as a treatment with a specific outcome, it is more complicated than that. Benefits include but are not limited to:
Removing unhelpful energies that you may have 'picked up' along the way
Working through core woundings (betrayal, trauma, loss, etc.)
Resetting the fight-or-flight system, cultivating true peace and stillness
Clearing recurring issues such as addictive patterns, self-sabotage, negative thinking
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
Releasing family patterns and what we have been conditioned to believe
Removing fear & other unhelpful blocks
Finding your authentic voice, path, self-love
Creating the life you desire through healing and learning to dream up a better future for yourself and the Earth
Is shamanic healing right for me?
Shamanic healing is ancient (possibly over 50 000 years old), powerful and transformational. It can be very blissful & certain techniques such as the spirit flight are incredibly enjoyable & sacred. However, it is DEEP work and not just gentle blissful healing. Relaxation can be healing BUT when we do actual healing work it is just that: work. It is not done to you, it is done with you and you have to be willing to face fears and walk through the integration period that can be difficult.
You are in charge of what you bring up to work with in the session and my job is to work with this 'medicine' to assist you. If you have never done any inner work prior to the session a lot of what happens may be outside of your awareness, whereas to those who have spent time feeling their own energy field and connecting with spirit it may be a very intense experience. What you perceive has mostly to do with where you are at on your journey, but either way, spirit always makes sure you receive what you are currently ready for. As with all spiritual paths - when we dedicate ourselves and show up, spirit rewards us, but it is slow and we start by giving before we receive...
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. Shamans often refer to this work as 'psychic surgery' - aspects of your energy field are manipulated to help you heal, it is not simply a relaxation tool like many modern healing modalities are. 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 what you put on the canvas that is your life. All this takes work and is not always easy.
We can most certainly not expect to have a session and be 'fixed' (this is a Western concept of giving our power away to someone else instead of understanding that we are the creators in our lives. However, when clients come in without a belief that they will be fixed right then and there, I have also seen that happen...for most of us, however, it takes time).
For me personally, every session I have had has been transformational BUT it is a long and deep journey. It took me two years to work through the basic layers of what I had to heal. After two years I had e.g. not yet had a 'destiny retrieval' with my shaman. Oftentimes we have to work through the basics like energy clearing, cutting cords, changing our diet and habits, etc before we are even ready for the spiritual journey to become a sacred path. It can't be rushed. On your healing path, you will also find that there are layers to everything. You may think you have healed an 'issue' only for it to come back around because you are ready for a deeper layer to be cleared.
This is not to say that everyone has to keep seeing a shamanic healer forever, (quite the opposite, we wish for you to see us less often and do your own healing work in between!) but my aim is to point out that healing is circular and something you are in charge of. It is up to you to make shifts in your life. Sometimes a healing session will make you feel a little worse for a while to allow you to feel amazing long-term. It cannot be seen as a treatment, cure, or method applied to you in a linear fashion. How deep you want to go with spirit and on your life path is always your choice and will match your own energy and time investment as you relearn and rediscover what lies within.
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'. Unless you make friends with your 'shadow' and 'wounds' they create problems in your life. In other words: it may be scary to face your fears, but not as scary as having them run the show in the background from your subconscious! Spirit never gives you more than you can handle, and all work takes place in a loving and safe environment. Your unique experience will depend on the sensitivity of your field and how much healing you have had. You may e.g. experience slight discomfort whilst a chakra is cleared or you may not. It is also important to remember that a session with me is not a 'fix all and cure all' that you have accumulated over a whole lifetime (and perhaps several lifetimes). Nor will every experience, feeling, emotion and pain rising up after the session be a result of the short session time spent with your healer.
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 since there is a good chance that you will feel tired (yet elevated!)
Sessions via Zoom
If you are new to healing it may seem strange that sessions can be held via Zoom/online. I often get asked how these sessions would work and the answer is: just like in-person sessions! Shamanic Healing is not done to your physical body, we work in the energetic space, so there is no need to physically be in the same room. I, personally, see more clients online than in-person (I always did because a lot of my clients are in other countries), however, it is also beautiful to share sacred space together in the physical plane sometimes.
Ultimately it comes down to your preference. If you feel resistant to an online session I do not recommend it - it may impact your session (however, it may also be that this doubt is exactly what you need to heal and that this is the first thing spirit will work on with you). For me, as the healer, the work is the same - just without having a physical body in the healing room.
In my experience, it is as effective as an in-person session, sometimes more so, however, shamanic healing is not a cure or a treatment. We are here to do soul work, it is not linear where we do 'x' and 'y' happen. It is the way of the feminine. We can do the same thing to 10 people all having different sensations, experiences, and results. It is VERY important not to see this work as cause and effect the way we would with e.g. Western medicine. Of course, we want healing to be helpful, however, it is a spiraling interactive journey - it is not a result-driven venture.
So, the simple answer is - the work is technically the same whether we see each other in-person or not, but, if you do not feel called to have an online session it probably is not the best option for you.
Postpartum Shamanic Healing Triple Pack
If you are interested in booking the Postpartum Shamanic Healing triple package the information above and below still applies. This can simply be a set of three 1.5h sessions a month apart, however, seeing that you will just have gone through pregnancy and birth I suggest the following focus for your sessions (along with anything that is coming up for you of course!)
Session 1: Pregnancy & Birth Integration, fight-or-flight reset, extractions, and illumination (core shamanic healing techniques).
Session 2: Shamanic Journey to the lower world to release any stagnant energies from the initiation of birth. Further extractions and illumination/energy work required as guided by spirit.
Session 3: Womb healing (this is energetic, not physical), further extractions, illumination, and intention setting for the motherhood journey ahead.
Please note: everyone is different and this is just a basic guide to postpartum healing. We will tailor the sessions to your needs and always be guided by spirit.
Preparation & Follow-Up
I recommend that you stay off alcohol and recreational drugs for at least 48-72h before your session and that you limit caffeine (to help you relax). I will give you suggested follow-up exercises after the session (usually in an e-mail sent within 48h after your 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 in sacred space. If you simply do not turn up for your session I am not able to reschedule/refund you.
Please note: to book 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 mental - or physical 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, homegrown sage, Aura Sprays, and similar (if you have any allergies please contact me before booking in). Session notes may be digitally saved for my future references, but never with your full name or personal details. I do not record live sessions and I do not allow clients to record sessions for both our privacy and because healing is in the 'now' and not to be re-watched at a later date (although I, of course, help you work out what to do after your session to continue your own inner work!) Shamanic healing is not mediumship, we only work with spirits if e.g. they 'walk in with you' to the session and need to be crossed over, we don't channel messages from crossed over relatives in my tradition unless a spirit approaches us with a message. By booking in you agree that you have read the session information including the disclaimer/cancellation policy etc, as advised in the session descriptions. Energy healing can bring up memories, wounds, and pain that needs to be worked through and that may be perceived as unpleasant. How you react to healing is unique to you. By booking in you agree that you are ready to do deep inner work which may at times bring up uncomfortable feelings, emotions, memories, and so forth. Please note: it is important that you come to the session with an idea of what you want to work on (although that can then lead us in all sorts of directions), this is not a psychic reading where you need to hold back information. Energies are not just something that is 'happening to you' but intrinsically woven with your life lessons, intention, how you operate etc and healing and home energy clearings are not a 'treatment', they are spiritual in nature. There is no guaranteed 'outcome'. The session fee, i.e. the energy exchange between us is to cover the time I spend working on your behalf , but there is never a guarantee of a 'specific' outcome or that you will 'notice a difference', energy work is a lot more complicated than that.