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Shamanic

Training

shamanic courses
  • Introduction to Shamanic Journeying

  • Shamanic Divination, Middle World Journeying & Power Animal Retrievals

  • Shamanic Ancestral Healing

  • Shamanic Extraction

  • Shamanic Psychopomp

  • Shamanic Shadow Work

*Please see below for full course descriptions

What to bring to ALL shamanic courses:

  • A drum or rattle – if you do not have a rattle, one will be provided for you in class

  • A blanket or pillow so that you can be comfortable lying on the floor to journey

  • Something to cover your eyes while journeying

  • A journal or notebook as well as a pen so you can write down the things that you experience. **Please note that courses are taught in an oral tradition, come prepared to take notes. 

  • Lunch or snacks to share with others

  • A blessing altar will be set up for the class. You are welcome to bring a few stones or other small objects that you would like to be blessed by the Spirits.  Participation in the blessing altar is not a requirement of the course. 

  • And most importantly, please bring an open heart and inquisitive, eager spirit!

introduction to shamanic journeying

A psychic isn't necessarily a medium, but a medium is a psychic. This is an important distinction and a good place to start, because I meet clients all the time who misunderstand the difference and confuse the two.

Psychics tune into the energy of people or objects by feeling or sensing elements of their past, present and future. Simply put, psychics rely on their basic sense of intuition and psychic ability to gather information for the person being read.

Mediums take it a step further. A medium uses his or her psychic or intuitive abilities to see the past, present and future events of a person by tuning into the spirit energy surrounding that person. This means mediums rely on the presence of non-physical energy outside of themselves for the information relevant to the person being read.

Similarly, all medical students are required to take the basic entry-level medical courses, such as physics, biology and chemistry. Premed students are trained in the basics before moving on to higher-level courses and choosing their medical specialty, such as cardiology, pediatrics or oncology. 

The emphasis of my work is mediumship: making connections with and delivering messages from people who are no longer living to those who still are. I receive information primarily and directly from the dead, spirit guides and angels. 


While there are a few different forms of mediumship, I work as a mental medium, which means I communicate with spirits through the use of telepathy. Spirits impress my mind and body with thoughts and feelings that come in the form of "clairs." I mentally "hear" (clairaudience), "see" (clairvoyance), "know" (claircognizance) and/or "feel" (clairsentience) messages from spirits. I like to say that I act as the bridge between the spiritual and the physical world, with the intention of healing both worlds.

Another important distinction is that while psychic readings often focus on predicting future events, mediums primarily tune into past and present issues. It's my opinion that predicting the future, while sometimes helpful, runs the risk of disempowering people. Always remember that you do have a say in how your future unfolds. Despite what any psychic or medium may "see" in your future, it is important to remember you were given the gift of free will when you came into this world, and at any moment in time you can absolutely redirect your course and create the life you want by changing your thoughts and actions. Psychic information is often just insight into what potentially could happen based on the road you are currently traveling—and it should be used only as a guideline to help you make the best choices for yourself.

Just as in any profession, mediums have specialties and areas of expertise. Unlike Allison Dubois in Medium, I don't work with the police in solving crimes. Or, unlike Melinda Gordon in The Ghost Whisperer, I don't help tormented souls cross over. Over the years, it has become very clear that my job lies in working with souls who have happily crossed over to the other side and, for the most part, are at peace. Sure, they may have regrets or unresolved issues, but they're not haunted or lost. Oftentimes, it's the living that are not at peace. The main goal of your deceased loved ones and spirit guides is to assist you in moving on, free of grief and struggle, so you can fulfill your life lessons and enjoy your time here on earth.

Some people ask if I, much like a doctor, chose this specialty as my service. On a basic human level, the answer is no...it chose me. On a soul level, though, I am certain this is what I signed up to do in this lifetime. My responsibility lies in simply acknowledging my "gift" and what comes naturally for me, and embracing the calling to serve as a messenger for Spirit.

From time to time, it may be helpful to seek out the counsel of someone objective for guidance or connection with spirit, and/or to gain a clearer read on your life. If a psychic, medium or any other intuitive healer speaks to you, I encourage you to set your intentions and then simply let go and go with the flow. Spirit will guide you as to who and what is in your highest and best good in that moment. Also, please remember that no one knows you better than yourself, and no one has a closer connection with your deceased loved ones and spiritual guides than you do. By learning to go within, listen to and trust your own inner voice, you gain access to everything you'll ever need to know. And what could be better than that?

Read morehttp://www.oprah.com/spirit/what-is-a-medium-rebecca-rosen#ixzz4lQN6lNIs

shamanic divination, middle world journeying & power animal retrievals

Dates:  Sun, 11/24/19 

Time:  9:30am - 5:30pm

Cost:  $95 Early Bird Registration before 11/17/19 - $115 after 11/17/19

Repeat Fee:  $50

Location:  Chicago Women's Health Center, 1025 W. Sunnyside Ave 2nd Floor Classroom

This is a one day course designed to teach you how to do a Shamanic Journey.  Shamanic  journeying is a very powerful technique for personal growth and healing.  Shamanism is an ancient form of spiritual healing, it is believed to be the oldest form of healing on the planet dating back approximately thirty thousand years. It has been found in many indigenous cultures in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Central and Northern Asia, Eastern and Northern Europe and Africa.  A shamanic practitioner is a healer who moves into altered states of consciousness to access different realities in the spirit world in order to bring back healing, information and power.   The word shaman means “one who sees in the dark,” and widely refers to those who are medicine women/men, healers and seers. Shamans never work alone, they always work in conjunction with the helping spirits who guide them in providing what is needed for healing. 

This introductory course will teach you how to do a Shamanic Journey for yourself and for others. It is the basic foundation course that is a prerequisite for any other more advanced Shamanic studies, such as Ancestral Healing, Shamanic Divination, Power Animal Retrieval, Shamanic  Extraction, Soul Retrieval, etc.  In this workshop you will learn how to journey to different dimensions in non-ordinary reality such as the Lower World and Upper World; this is done by using percussive sound such as drumming and rattling. Within these other dimensions you will meet your helping spirits- this course will focus on meeting with a Power Animal and a Teacher in Spirit. The techniques that you learn in this course, as well as the teachers and guides that you will meet, will support you long after the workshop as you move forward on your spiritual path. The Shamanic Journey is a tool which supports all life goals and all forms of healing. Shamanism is the path of direct revelation – it is a way of directly accessing spiritual information to support your own healing and the healing of others. 

This course would be helpful to you if:

  • You are looking for new self-care tools to stay grounded during stressful times

  • You’re looking to try something different for your own personal healing

  • You are seeking to deepen your own spiritual connection

  • You would like to meet your Spirit Helpers and Allies, or deepen your already existing connection

  • You are a practitioner or psychotherapist looking for new tools to further support your clients on their healing journey

  • You work in a healing profession or social services and are looking for ways to recharge yourself to avoid burnout and feeling depleted

  • You want to be part of a loving, supportive and safe spiritual community seeking to bring more love, light and kindness to their own lives and to the larger world

To register for the Introduction to Shamanic Journey course, click here:

For REPEAT registration only, please click here:

Dates:  Sun, 4/14/19 

Time:  9:30am - 5:30pm

Cost:  $95 Early Bird Registration before 3/7/19  /  $115 after 3/7/19

          

Location:  Tribe 1819 W. Belmont Ave

Prerequisite:  Introductory level journeying skills are required to participate in this course - this class assumes a working knowledge of Lower and Upper World journeying

This is a one day course designed to teach you about the ancient practices of Shamanic Divination, Middle World Journeying, Power Animal Retrievals and Soul Remembering.  The primary focus of this course will be to learn to facilitate different shamanic healing practices for other people, animals, places and the environment. 

This course will provide in-depth instruction and hands on learning experience on the following topics: 

  • How to utilize the practice of shamanic journeying to divine information for others (diagnose the core issue of any ailment, illness, or life circumstance; receive information or guidance regarding a specific question; receive insight on possible future outcomes of any situation; receive guidance on a helping medicine, plant or ritual to facilitate healing for others; etc.)

  • How to mindfully and safely navigate middle world journeying. 

  • How to utilize the practice of middle world journeying to facilitate long distance shamanic healing, to recover lost or stolen objects, to journey back in time to recover lost ancient healing practices or speak with our ancestors, to journey to the future to receive guidance from our descendants, and to journey to any of the nature elements or planets and stars to receive guidance and healing.

  • How to effectively perform the ancient and very powerful practice of power animal retrieval for a person, animal, office, building, neighborhood, etc.

  • How to perform the incredible practice of Soul Remembering for clients and loved ones.

  • How to utilize a community ritual to facilitate planetary healing

To register for the Shamanic Divination course, click here:

Shamanic ancestral healing

Date:  Sun, 5/19/19 

Time:  9:30am - 5pm

Cost:  Early bird registration $95 before 5/12/19  -  $115 after 5/12/19

Location:  Chicago Women's Health Center  1025 W. Sunnyside Ave, 2nd Fl 

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Shamanic Journeying (Introductory level journeying skills are required to participate in this course - this class assumes a working knowledge of Lower and Upper World journeying)

This is a one day course designed to teach you about the ancient practices of Shamanic Ancestral Healing.  There are many different shamanic techniques and approaches to facilitating ancestral healing, and we will explore several of these different techniques in this course.  The primary focus of this course will be on facilitating healing for our own ancestral lines, and also learning how to perform shamanic ancestral healing work for others.

This course will provide in-depth instruction and hands on learning experience on the following topics:

  • Identifying specific patterns and pathologies (physical, mental, emotional, etc.) that are common in our families and present throughout our lineages. Examples include: anxiety, depression, allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, guilt, shame, addiction, alcoholism, abuse, violence, secrecy, etc.

  • Connecting with a specific Power Animal, Guardian Spirit or Teacher in Spirit that will serve as our Guide for ancestral healing work.

  • Identifying and meeting an Unbroken Ancestor in our family lineage.

  • Journeying within our DNA and matrix of the blood to access information about our ancestral line.

  • Journeying to access the Ancestral Field in order to identify, remove and heal the root cause of a particular ancestral pathology or pattern.

  • In this course we will first perform this healing work for our own ancestral lineage, and then we will pair up with a partner in class to practice facilitating ancestral healing work for others.

To register for the Shamanic Ancestral Healing course, click here:

Shamanic extraction

Date:  Sun, 6/23/19 

Time:  9:30am - 5pm

Cost:  Early bird registration $95 before 6/13/19  -  $115 after 6/13/19

Location:  Tribe, 1819 W. Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657

Prerequisite:  Introductory level journeying skills are required to participate in this course - this class assumes a working knowledge of Lower and Upper World journeying

This is a one day course designed to teach you about the healing practice of Shamanic Extraction.  Shamanic extraction is the removal of displaced energy, which is also sometimes called an intrusion. An intrusion is energy that does not belong in the body and may cause illness. No energy is truly bad from a shamanic perspective. If energy is misplaced or it isn’t in accord with the environment (the human body, or the body of land…) it often brings illness or weakness.

This course will provide in-depth instruction and hands on learning experience on the following topics:

  • Where misplaced energy comes from, and how people can get intrusions and send intrusions to others

  • Several different techniques on how to perceive, identify and diagnose misplaced energy in a person

  • How to properly prepare yourself to do an extraction and how to clean and clear yourself after a session

  • Several different techniques on how to safely remove (extract) misplaced energy without harming your client or yourself

  • The importance of telling healing stories to our clients about the things that we see so that we don't unintentionally traumatize people or plant harmful seeds in them

  • How to safely remove (extract) misplaced energy from the Earth and a body of land

  • How to safely dispose of and neutralize the misplaced energy

  • Learning how to distinguish between an intrusion and a possession in your work with clients

  • How to properly protect yourself and the space you are working in throughout this process

  • How to perform a shamanic extraction for yourself

  • How to use shamanic extraction to remove cords and curses at their source

To register for the Shamanic Extraction course, click here:

Shamanic psychopomp

Dates:  PART 2 - Sun, 10/27/19

Time:  10:00am - 5:30pm

Cost:  Early bird registration for PART 2 $95 before 10/13/19  -  $115 after 10/13/19

Location:  Chicago Women's Health Center  1025 W. Sunnyside Ave, 2nd Fl Classroom

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Shamanic Journeying & Psychopomp Part 1 

This is a weekend course designed to teach you about the healing practice of Shamanic Psychopomp.  Psychopomp is a Greek term meaning conductor of souls, or guide of souls.  Shamans provide healing to both the living and the dead.  The primary focus of psychopomp work is to learn to provide assistance to those who are in the dying process, and once transitioned, to be a guide to help the soul cross over to the Light.

This course will provide in-depth instruction and hands on learning experience on the following topics:

  • How to provide healing, compassionate support to those who are in the dying process, or who are actively preparing for their transition.

  • The different places that souls can visit or linger after death.

  • Some of the different reasons that souls may become stuck or linger instead of completing their transition, as well as some of the effects that stuck souls may have on the living (including pets) and how to provide assistance with this.

  • How to provide healing to the soul of the deceased and help them to gain closure on their life here on Earth.

  • How to work with your Helping Spirits to help the soul move into the next realm and transition them into the Light.

To register for the Shamanic Psychopomp course, click here:

shamanic shadow work

Date:  Sun, 8/4/19 

Time:  9am - 6pm

Cost:  Early bird registration $95 before 7/24/19  -  $115 after 7/24/19. Repeat fee $70.

Location:  Chicago Women's Health Center 1025 W. Sunnyside Ave (2nd Fl Classroom)  Chicago, IL 60657

Prerequisites:  None

A exploration of shamanic techniques for identifying, accepting and integrating our own shadow energies in a healthy and empowering way. This course will emphasize a deep exploration of our relationship with our shadow energies. It will also identify techniques for finding the blessings within our shadow energies, and how to utilize the messages of the shadow as a doorway to access our greatest gifts and life purpose.

Shadow work is critical at this time in our collective. It is raw. It is real. It is vulnerable. It is transformative. And it is life changing. Shadow work is about cultivating unconditional self love for ALL of the parts of you that make you YOU. I invite you to challenge yourself to look at those parts of you that you resist and don't like, those parts of you that make you feel unlovable, and to open yourself up to finding the incredible gifts that are within them. Self love is a journey with many layers, and learning to love these "darker" sides of ourselves is a necessary part of the work. This work will be held in an environment of love, safety, intention and gratitude. You may contact me by email or phone with any questions about the course. 

To register for the Shamanic Shadow Techniques course, click here: