Session Information & more info about how healing works

 

What happens during a session?

 

Shamanic healing always takes place in sacred space. In this protected environment we call in the help of the lineage of wisdom keepers (the medicine men and women that have walked this Earth before us) and my helpers in the spirit realm. Together we create a safe, sacred environment, where you are nurtured and protected. We bring up the energy of what you need to release and we work with a multitude of tools and techniques to help facilitate an energetic healing shift in your spiritual body.

In a typical session we talk, delve into your current stories and what is going on for you. We work on what stories need to shift, we may use Tarot or oracle cards, we work with my mesa (my sacred medicine bundle that holds my medicine, the wounds I have turned to wisdom in my own life) and then we move on to deeper energy work before coming back to wrap the session up.

 

Your session may 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)

  • 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)

  • Cord-cutting (removing energetic cords to people and places)

  • Divination, not to predict the future but to gain insights for YOU to select your best path ahead

  • 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

  • Psychopomp - helping spirits go to the light if they 'walk into the room with you'

  • 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

  • Shamanic Coaching

  • Journaling Techniques

  • Spirit flight

  • Ancestral Work

  • Drumming, rattling, music, writing exercises, spirit water, Palo Santo, Essential oils

 

...Whatever spirit calls me to do, but always with integrity and your highest wellbeing in mind. 

 

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 experiences as the trauma is released from deep within your being.

 

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. 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 

  • Wellbeing

  • 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 a better future for yourself and the Earth

 

..and much more.

 

​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. 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. 

 

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'. Nor can we expect the effects to last if we do not take responsibility for creating change in our own lives after the session. 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, 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 1.5h 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 spend 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!)

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 later on the same day).

 

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. If you are unwell on the day of your session we can reschedule even if within the 48h time bracket. In the highly unlikely event that you are not happy with my services, please let me know and we can discuss a refund. 

 

Disclaimer

 

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, sage, Palo Santo, 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. 

20% of all takings on this site are donated to give back to the Q'ero people where my shamanic lineage comes from.

This happens via the Inca Medicine School (founded by my Elder & Teacher Master Don Alejandro Apaza) that helps Indigenous communities in the Andes. Learn more about their projects here: https://incamedicineschool.com/ 

Two trees are planted (one in Australia and one in the Amazon) per Shamanic Healing Session booked with me across all platforms.

(via https://onetreeplanted.org/)

I wish to offer all Indigenous clients a 15% rate reduction for Shamanic Healing Sessions.

Sliding scale fees are also available for those needing it, Indigenous or not.

(Please fill in the contact form before booking in to make these arrangements.)

I acknowledge Country and the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the true Traditional Custodians of the land where I live and work and how sacred the land we stand on is. I would like to pay my respects to Elders, past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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