"Excellent, intense, and unexpected. I’ve been journeying and studying for years, and there were plenty of surprises, emotional moments, and solid focused information." – Allison R.
INSPIRED SHAMANIC PRACTICE -- ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE & PRINCIPLED SHAMANIC HEALING
An effective shamanic healing practice depends on a combination of factors, including authentic and rigorous training in methods and direct experience with clients. As a spiritual healing method, the pragmatic aspects of the profession may be easily overlooked, and yet can make the difference between a valuable experience and a profoundly healing one from the client's viewpoint.
A well-designed container for your healing practice that supports your clients and inspires you, can considerably enhance the effectiveness of your work. This training is appropriate for those beginning a shamanic practice who want to see what issues to consider and how to plan their future practice. It can be especially helpful for seasoned healers to dialogue with other practitioners and to help deepen their own work. NOTE: Some students who are very new to the work find it beneficial to have had more training and practice (particularly in the healing methods such as psychopomp work, extraction, and soul retrieval) before taking this workshop.
Purpose of the workshop:
To help you develop an ethical, effective shamanic practice that has integrity and is based in respect for all beings;
To offer you guidelines and ways of deciding for yourself regarding ethical issues - such as whether there is permission to do shamanic healing work in a specific situation - rather than "one size fits all" rules or answers;
To increase the professionalism of the practice by helping you create a supportive "container" that enhances your practice, including appropriate boundaries, safety, and freedom to practice within that container.
What will be covered: Ethical issues such as permission, talking with and screening potential clients, what to do before and after a session; brief legal considerations (not legal advice*); practicing with integrity and respect; and some pragmatic aspects of an effective shamanic practice.
What will not be covered: Shamanic healing and divination methodologies.
The online workshop combines lecture, small group discussion, interactive exercises, and journeying. Please note: This workshop does not address marketing issues.
This experiential online training is offered via Zoom. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups as well as in the full circle. All students **must participate** with audio/video and access the meeting through their own individual devices. Instructions for Zoom and workshop access will be provided after registration. The course consists of 7 hours of training.
What You Need
Please bring the following items to the Zoom workshop:
notebook/pen to take notes
eye covering (bandanna or mindfold) to block ambient light
blanket if you tend to get cold easily
If you'd like recommendations for items that Amara uses in her in-person workshops, click HERE.
Before the workshop begins, select a private location where you will not be disturbed. Consider a comfortable chair or place to sit/lie down for journeys. You might also like to use headphones or ear buds for an easier listening experience (but these are not necessary).
NOTE: The use of a laptop/desktop computer, or at minimum a tablet, is recommended for this workshop. A smart phone screen is too small for effectively viewing other participants during the direct healing practices. AC power is suggested. Please download the latest version of the Zoom app the day of the workshop so you can fully participate. Download participant instructions HERE, including audio/video settings.
The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power (online) OR Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman (in-person)
Shamanic Divination in Practice (online)
RECOMMENDED (not required):
NOTE: Participants must be able to successfully journey to contact at least one helping spirit from the Upper or Lower Worlds.
7 Continuing Education Credits/Units
CE/CEUs have been accepted for FSS trainings by associations for RNs, therapists (such as MFT, LMFT), bodyworkers-massage therapists, social workers, hospice workers, and many others. You can verify CE/CEUs with your licensing agency by clicking HERE for more information.
Qualifying for Advanced FSS Workshops
This workshop is the prerequisite for other online workshops offered by the FSS. Please note: This workshop does not meet the prerequisite for the FSS in-person advanced weekend workshops. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman will still be required for the in-person workshops.
The FSS requires participants to be 18 years of age or older.
If you need to cancel, please contact us right away. We offer a full refund up to 30 days before each workshop. For cancellations later than 30 days, your fee can be applied to another class.
The FSS reserves the right to cancel a workshop if necessary. If this happens, enrolled participants will be notified promptly and class fees refunded immediately.
Final Workshop Details
After registering, you will receive an email with further details about the workshop including Zoom link information.