Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and a way of life. The teachings of shamanism
focus on our connection to nature and promote the well-being of all creation. In
it’s simplest terms shamanism works to restore balance by recognising the spirit
in all life.
Thought to be one of the oldest healing practices stretching back thousands of years
and linking to indigenous cultures across the globe, shamanic healing is essentially
an energy-based therapy. It is rooted in the belief that everything has an energy
or spirit and that, sometimes, work needs to be done in order to recover a sense
of balance or wholeness.
Traditionally, a shaman was an important part of tribal life - a medicine person,
said to be able to communicate with spirits and 'journey' to spirit realms with the
help of their own spirit allies. Modern-day shamanism follows a similar pattern,
with properly-trained shamanic practitioners working with power animals and spirit
helpers to seek advice and healing for the client.
Typically, the shamanic practitioner sees health issues as being connected to the
loss of energy, or power, and will work to balance these issues, often seeking to
return lost energy, remove negativity and return the client to wholeness. Sometimes,
the practitioner will bring back advice from the spirit realms, perhaps action points
or 'homework' for the client to aid them on their healing journey. As with most
energy-based therapies, there is always some responsibility for the client to be
absolutely willing and ready to make the change towards a positive, healthier way
During your session, the practitioner may use drums, rattles, chimes, chanting and
song, as well as 'sacred smudge' - a method of burning herbs or incense to spiritually
cleanse and bless the area. Sometimes, the practitioner may use other healing tools,
such as feathers, as well as a combination of hands on, or off, healing, similar
to that experienced during a reiki session.
Sessions are carried out in full clothing, on a futon at floor level. Please wear
loose comfortable clothing.
Sessions cost £75 ~ please allow up to 2 hours per session.