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Shamanism, Soul Retrieval, and Healing Trauma

Published in the journal Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Volume: 24 Issue 5: October 2018


I have found shamanic healing in general and soul retrieval in particular to be the missing element in our health and mental-health system and an important component in the healing of trauma. Our current medical and mental-health system is incomplete and sometimes inadequate to help us fully heal because it only addresses the physical, emotional, and the mental and often fails to consider the soul or the spirit. Despite great advances in medicine and technology, we are sicker and unhappier as a nation than ever. In order to heal trauma, we need to heal the soul or the spirit.

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Sacred Healing and Sacred Space: Shamanism and Psychotherapy in Practice

Published in the journal Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Volume: 21 Issue 6: December 2015


Sacred space is an essential part of the foundation for an effective counseling and healing session practice. It allows clients to feel safe, welcomed, comfortable, and nurtured. I view my role as a facilitator, conduit, and channel for transformation and healing.

A key part of my work with clients is sacred preparation for each session.... I create beauty and comfort in my office, and the natural light that shines in from the large window in my office is uplifting to my clients. I have sacred objects in my office that are connected to my relationship with Spirit. These objects hold their own sources of power and healing and contribute to the positive energy of the room.

Prayer and intention are a key part of creating sacred space. Before I work with a client, I pray to all the spiritual allies who assist me in my work, including ancestors, power allies, spiritual teachers, nature spirits, saints, and angels. From the moment a client makes an appointment with me, I hold the intention to be the clear and open channel for whatever healing that client’s body and soul will allow.

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Shamanism Unveiled: An Expert Shares Ancient Healing

Guest blog post Paranormal Healing Project, March 31, 2016


Ordinary reality is the world we live in. Non-ordinary reality is another world that is very real, but not so ordinary. This non-ordinary world is full of all variety of spiritual beings — including (but not limited to) power allies who can appear in many forms, such as animals, winged ones, fish, nature devas, plant and tree spirits, to name a few; as well as angels, ancestors, spiritual teachers such as saints, ascended masters, great ones who previously walked the planet, medicine men and women, shamans, and deities from all religious backgrounds.

Shamans believe that every cause of illness and dis-ease has its root cause in a spiritual imbalance, and that this imbalance is caused by one or more of three factors: soul loss, power loss, or the intrusion of unwanted energy. Shamanism focuses on restoring wholeness and balance to an individual by moving into an altered state in order to bring back power, retrieve lost soul parts, remove unwanted energies, and/or receive information or guidance for the client. Healing may also include ancestral healing to heal something that may have been passed down through the lineage, as well as healing trauma from past lives which may be bleeding into the present life.

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Shamanism in the New Millennium

Published October 2018

Shamanism in the New Millennium is an exploration of shamanism through the stories of sixteen individuals revealing how a person is called by Spirit (often reluctantly) to become a shaman/healer, what that journey looks like from multiple perspectives and traditions, what becoming a shaman/healer entails, and how that journey is transforming in the face of rapid cultural changes, loss of traditions, loss of ecosystems, and the loss of interest in "the old ways."

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