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"Amara is simply wonderful. She provided me with insight and guidance to a very serious situation I was facing with my grandson and daughter. I'm incredibly thankful for her abilities and know that she is guided by love."  ---- Sandy B.


Amara teaches individuals how to journey through private lessons using the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Harner Shamanic Counseling™ (HSC) method, a system of shamanic counseling that follows the ancient principles of shamanism, not of psychology. As a method of spiritual counseling, HSC's goals are life-enlightenment, guidance, and wisdom. It is a problem-solving system for discovering one’s own spiritual power and finding the knowledge, support, protection, guidance, and healing we need in our lives. 

HSC is a copyrighted system based on classic shamanism with the addition of certain important innovations created by Michael Harner (founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies) through years of his own practice of shamanic counseling. Concepts, practices, and goals used in HSC include: non-ordinary reality; the shamanic journey and shamanic divination (both undertaken by the client); the realization of one’s own personal spiritual power; and the discovery of one’s ability to obtain extraordinary and practical spiritual wisdom and answers to important personal questions.

In essence, YOU learn how to ask questions that matter to you and receive answers from your spirit helpers with the help and guidance of Amara, your trained shamanic counselor. One of the features of HSC is that the real shamanic counselors are in non-ordinary reality (spiritual realm). These are sacred teachers that you can spontaneously encounter in your shamanic journeys who provide the non-ordinary reality answers to your questions. The ordinary reality HSC counselor (Amara), in contrast, does not provide substantive answers or interpretations for you. Instead, her role is of an experienced shamanic facilitator who provides encouragement, guidance, and methodological shamanic advice based upon her extensive experience in shamanic journeying and shamanism.

HSC uses the sonic-driving technique originated by Michael Harner (drumming using a specific beats-per-minute rhythm) to alter your state of consciousness to move you “outside of time” to use ancient shamanic problem-solving methods. You will be trained in the unique Harner-invented simultaneous narration and recording method of shamanic journeying to amplify the quality of your experience and have an ongoing recording of your experiences. Through your experiences in the shamanic journey, you have the opportunity to overcome inhibitory fears and to gain self-confidence while acquiring heart-felt wisdom, a sense of personal empowerment, and a new-found joy in existence.

Since HSC is a spiritual rather than a psychological system, we will use this method and technology to help you obtain answers to questions that are important to you. You will act as your own shaman as you make the journeys into non-ordinary reality for information that is personally relevant to your life and spiritual path.​

How the Sessions Work

3-5 separate shamanic journeying sessions are required. During these sessions, you will perform specific journeys designed to help you navigate the shamanic state of consciousness, develop relationships with helping spirits, and retrieve important information. ​

Journeys are recorded and the information is yours to keep and access, allowing you time to listen, reflect, and interpret your guidance more deeply. Amara's role is to:


  • Provide you with a safe, comfortable environment.

  • Teach you the journeying process.

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  • Help you improve your journeying process for best results. 

  • Take notes while you narrate your journey to give you a more complete picture of what happened during your journey. 

  • Help you review, evaluate, and begin to interpret your journey during recorded playback.

  • Help you form open-ended questions to clarify your intentions. 

  • Point out classic shamanic experiences and remind you of any forgotten material.

  • Offer gentle assistance on how to improve your journeying technique. ​

  • Support you through this learning process.

Shamanic Counseling sessions are taught one-on-one by appointment over the course of a multi-week period through 3-5 journeys spaced seven days apart. Each training session lasts about 60 minutes. At the end of our time together you will be proficient in using this method for personal problem solving and have confidence in working with your helping spirits.

What You Will Need

  • Computer or phone with camera, microphone, headphone jack, recording device. 

  • A stable internet connection.

  • Good quality headphones or ear buds.

  • Paper and pen.

Important: Please be sure your device has a camera, microphone, and internet connection as these are required to enable viewing, dialogue, and communication between you and Amara. Amara uses the Zoom platform (free for you to use) for all online sessions. 

Group Learning

If you are interested in learning how to shamanic journey in a group setting instead of private lessons, please contact Amara for upcoming workshops.

Session Rates

Three sliding scale rates are offered for sessions because we believe shamanic and spiritual services should be accessible for everyone. Please choose the rate that is reasonable for your budget. Those who are able to pay the higher rate make it possible for those who need to pay less to receive the gifts of spiritual services. Please click HERE to see a full listing of services and rates. 

Please Note

Shamanic practices are spiritual in nature. They do not interfere with any medical treatments an individual may be following under a doctor’s care and are in no way intended to take the place of a doctor’s care. Shamanic treatments are seen as a complementary aid to an individual’s physical and mental well-being. Amara is not a physician, therefore, does not diagnose or treat medical injuries or illness nor prescribe any medications. 

Amara is a shamanism teacher with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and a consciousness studies trainer with the Monroe Institute.
Please see her bio, training, and certifications.

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