Shamanism in San Francisco
What Is Shamanic Healing?
Spiritual healing techniques known as shamanism are ancient healing practices common to indigenous cultures around the world. A shamanic healer works by journeying to non-ordinary reality to ask the assistance of helping spirits in healing a person's spirit or soul. These spirits may include power animals, spirit guides, teachers or even ancestors. Gifted shamans work with the creativity of the spirits in order to facilitate meeting your spirit guides, power animal retrieval, soul retrieval, and removal of old energy blockages within the body or house cleansing.
Shamanic Healing Services — My Approach
I integrate shamanic techniques with Reiki to ensure the client's success rate with the transformations taking place on all levels of mind, body and spirit. I suggest the client come in and start with three Reiki sessions in order to prepare for the procedures below.
Meeting Your Spirit Guides
I offer to introduce my client to her/his own spirit guides to help assist us in the healing process. I use a guided visualization into a safe meeting place where we all come together for an introduction. Here you can receive pertinent information and healing from your very own spirit guide.
Power Animal Retrieval
All individuals have guardian animal spirits which, among other things, are fundamental to health. The presence of a power animal increases one's physical energy, ability to resist contagious disease, and increases one's mental alertness and self-confidence. Sometimes when we are ill (in mind, body, or spirit) it is because we are out of touch with our animal guides. As a shaman, I journey to seek the power animal who is willing to assist the client in reclaiming his/her power. Once you have a power animal retrieval, you will be able to continue receiving information from this guardian animal. You will then have a continued relationship with them.
Distance Power Animal Retrieval
Distance power animal retrieval is a three-part process for those not able to make an in-person session. Power Animals bring us strength and healing for our mind, body and spirit. First we have a thirty-minute phone session about your specific concerns. The second part is the power animal retrieval ceremony that I do separately for one hour. After the journey, I send a letter (or email if you prefer) with all of the information regarding your power animal retrieval. The third part is a thirty-minute session together by phone on how to continue working with and learning from your animal guide. The cost for this is $150.
Soul loss is the loss of individual soul essence, life force, and vitality. This loss happens when individuals suffer an emotional or physical trauma. Some causes of soul loss can be car accidents, surgery, sexual abuse, war, stress, divorce, and so forth. It is a part of us that leaves because it doesn't feel safe anymore. A shamanic healer tracks the lost parts of the client's soul and brings them back for reintegration to become whole again. It is important to retrieve lost soul parts as soon as possible after they have left to ensure the least amount of disruption in the client's health.
Distance Soul Retrieval
I offer distance soul retrieval for anyone who is geographically distant, has mobility considerations, or is otherwise unable to make an in-person session. The distance soul retrieval healing involves three parts: First we have a thirty-minute phone session about your specific needs. The second part is the soul retrieval ceremony that I do separately for one hour. After the journey, I send a letter (or email if you prefer) with all of the information regarding the soul retrieval, as well as crystals that pertain to the recovered soul parts, thus completing the retrieval process. The third part is a thirty-minute closure session together by phone. The cost for this is $150. Additional phone time is $40 per half an hour.
Learning Through Illness
Illness is often an initiation that tests our abilities to follow the guidance of and remain in alignment with Spirit in our lives. These techniques work to bring you back into alignment with your whole self through meeting and working with your spirit guides and power animals, and through soul retrieval. True healing requires the client to answer the question "What changes do I need to make in my life to support my ongoing health and well-being?" The client's job is to take the time and make the commitment to learn from the experiences during the spiritual illness and to change his/her life where needed to support continuing health.
Shamanic House Cleansing
As a shaman I work with my spirit guides of love and light to rid peoples' homes of unwanted spirits or energies that are not serving their highest good. Sometimes a spirit isn't able to successfully cross over after death for various reasons or there are unwanted energies that are trapped in a house that need to be cleared. I use a drum and rattle to shift and change the energies of the home. I like to have the occupants of the house participate in the cleansing ritual as well, if they are interested. The process usually takes about 2 1/2 hours.
I was trained in shamanism by Shelley Stump who was taught by Sandra Ingerman, shaman and author.
Singing the Soul Back Home: Shamanism in Daily Life by Caitlin Matthews
Animal-Wise The Spirit Language and Signs of Nature, by Ted Andrews
Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide, by Sandra Ingerman