Healing Tree Therapies and Shamanic Practice
I offer this as in person ceremony where you come to my healing room, or if you dont live near me,either via zoom 0r over Skype or telephone or whattsapp,or through facebook or email.
What is Shamanic Healing?
Shamanism here the UK uses both ancient and modern wisdom: it incorporates ancient healing practices and applies them to the types of healing needed in the present day.
Shamanism teaches that everything in existence has a spirit, is alive and that we are all connected and are unconsciously and consciously affected by each other. This includes other humans, the animals, the plants, the trees, the elements, the earth etc.
Shamans therefore "know" there is more to us and to our lives and the world around us than just what we can see and hear.
Shamanism Practices that everything, including us, is made of energy.The shaman can "see" this energy and because of their experience and wide range of healing abilities, will know which a client needs to ensure healing and cleansing on all levels.
The shaman is a healer who travels to the realm of spirit to ask for guidance and knowledge on behalf of her client , so as to find out the answers to their life questions or to ask for help with their healing.
In modern speak a shaman will by pass the conscious state of a persons mind and work directly with the unconscious. This is where the healing needs to take place, where the shifts and blockages need removing as the unconscious directly affects our conscious state, mind and body. We heal with the use of words- so talk through our problems or use positive affirmations breathing or physical exercises to change our ways of behavior or thinking. The unconscious mind however works with symbolism- and so a shaman will use modern day psychology, hypnotherapy,breathing techniques, visual imagery techniques and meditations to help a client to relax deeply and allow their own healing to happen .
These techniques are integrated when working with a client in an energetic way. This may involve clearing spiritual or energetic blockages from the body; bringing back information or guidance from the spiritual realm; recovering soul parts or power that has been lost. Each session is different as the shaman is guided by the clients needs and the information from her spirit ally as to which healing techniques she will need to carry out.
A client may be guided to do this work for themselves , or the practitioner will do it on their behalf.
Shamans will use tools to aid this work including music, voice, drum , rattle, sacred herbs, feathers , crystals and stones , divination, shells or runes.
what happens during a shamanic healing session?
From a shamanic view point all illness and disease- whether physical, mental or emotional is caused by only three possible reasons;
1-Soul & 2-Power Retrieval
Power loss may cause depression, chronic illness or a series of misfortunes and the shamanic healer will journey to restore the client's lost power. Soul loss would be comparable to the psychological concept of disassociation
This may have occurred as a result of physical, spiritual or emotional trauma such as an accident, surgery, abuse, war, or surviving a natural disaster.
During such experiences a fragment of ourselves may flee, a part of our soul may splinter and we go into "survival mode" >In most cases the soul fragment will return when we feel more balanced and have had time to process the event. Sometimes however, the soul part may become "stuck" or lost which may initially leave us feeling as if we are not really present in our lives but simply observing. This will leave us finding decisive making hard, it may be hard for us to hold down a job, or we may struggle with ourselves or with others.
If ignored, this situation may ultimately result in some of the more serious conditions previously mentioned. Other symptoms that would indicate soul loss to a shaman include: depression, a feeling of incompleteness, an inability to move forward on some issue, lost memories, feeling like your not in control your life, people who say I felt like part of me died when..., or people who say I feel like so and so stole my soul. Soul loss is often accompanied by a feeling that something is missing from life.
In these cases a shamanic practitioner would journey to the Spirit World on behalf of the client and with the help of their Spirit Teachers and Allies, would find the lost soul parts and would persuade them to return back to the client.
In the Spirit World there is not such thing as linear time and often the soul part is found in a situation that represents (symbolically or literally) what the client was experiencing when the soul part left. If a soul fragment is caught up in an event then on an energetic level it is if that event is still happening to the client, they are frozen in time and unable to move on. Returning the soul part to the client is the will aid healing and bring a feeling of wholeness that has been missing.
If a person has experienced either soul or power loss then they are said to not be living in "full power" or aren't "powerfull" This then weakens the energy body and so is at risk of outside energies being able to get into a person energy field .
In the case of shamanic extraction they are working with misplaced energy. No energy is 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 will bring illness.
Shamanic extraction is the removal of displaced energy, sometimes called intrusions. This is energy that does not belong in the body and may cause illness.
Where does misplaced energy come from?
We all are aware that emotional states can effect health. Stress is acknowledged to cause backaches and ulcers. Shamans believe that your emotion takes the form of energy and can be stored throughout the body and eventually lead to illness. So you store your stress or anger in your stomach, or you get angry and send your anger out at someone. We can see this if can remember a time when someone's anger or sadness seemed to have an effect on a room: "her anger hit me like a blow" "you could cut the tension with a knife."
The energy that can be stored in the body does not have to be from anger but could be from other reasons as well. In the shamanic mind there is no distinction made based on where the energy came from. The shaman sees that the energy does not belong there and removes it.
Other types of misplaced energy could be the energy left behind from an injury. Someone sprains his/her ankle and an energetic injury may remain which could perpetuate weakness in that location.
Intrusions can become lodged within our bodies via conscious or unconscious thought projections. Like “curses” or psychic attacks they can have a strong negative effect on the Spiritual body, but they can just as easily be self-created thought forms that have become toxic over years of negative self talk and poor self image, or from living in a Spiritually toxic environment.
These toxic and invasive spiritual energies may also cause illness, or pain, often of an inflammatory nature, usually in localized areas of the body, although they may move from place to place. The inflammation and pain may often be deemed by Western medicine to be psychosomatic or to have no identifiable cause.
As part of the healing it may be necessary to perform psychic surgery. This is where my spirit guides work through me to remove something on the spiritual/emotional/mental realm from the client.
This can cause a physical reaction or even physical pain. As soon as the client is off the couch and is grounded there is no pain.
I perform this type of healing using crystals, feathers or my hands.
Psychic surgery is performed when someone has pain whether physical or emotional that they can not release, or a blockage that is causing a physical problem. Removing the blockage can then help to relieve the symptoms on a physical level.
Past Life Healing
This type of healing may be necessary when a client has a problem that they cant seem to overcome.
Past life contracts and agreements are not about some legally defined relationship with a written contract in some cosmic courthouse.
Rather, they refer to a pattern of emotional relationship that persists across many lifetimes and affects our present relationship with another person in a very powerful way. Or could be that it is preventing a client from moving forward because of the contract or agreement from a past life.
An example of this might be that in a different lifetime a person might stated..."i will always love you"..."i will wait for you"..."we will always be together"..."i will never love another"...
These were said in the moment and were true in that moment or that incarnation. This however is no longer true in this incarnation , yet this contract we made to the other person might still be holding us back now.
In these type of instances, spirit will show me these contacts, and it will be my job to then undo these contracts or to help the client put another contract in its place.
With this contract broken the client will find that they are able to then move forward in this and subsequent incarnations without this contract affecting them any longer.
"We are the dreams of our Ancestors..."
We carry patterns passed down to us from our Ancestors, all held within our DNA. Sometimes these are obvious - the colour of an eye, the shape of the bone structure in our faces.
But at the same time, there are patterns arising within us which are not so obvious, which may be related to the belief systems we carry - both consciously and unconsciously, and also our patterns of behavior and thought patterns that come into play within our day to day lives.
Native Americans believe that we are the embodiment of every thought, experience , memory and action of each of our 7 ancestors back on our mother and our fathers line.
This can be both a very positive but also detrimental to our present day lives. These past down patterns could be the reasons we are experiencing problems in our lives and might be where the healing needs to take place.
As we go into deep healing, it can be that this healing is held in our ability to work with the Ancestors, healing the patterns and belief systems passed down to us.
All that remains unresolved in your ancestral line, the violence, injustice, and suffering, has impact on your life today. It is the job of the ancestors to remember and the job of the living to change and heal.
Ancestral healing recognises the importance of inherited traits from past generations which continue to affect us today. Through learning to connect with these energies from the past we can free up and balance their impact on our lives and on the lives of future generations.
There have been accounts of individuals remembering a death from a wound in a previous life and finding a scar on their body in exactly the same place in this life. This suggests that the soul has a power to affect the genetic structure of the body. It may indeed be able to draw out specific patterning from the genes of the parents so making a conscious choice on the life to be led.
Spirit Release/Entity Removal
Sometimes if we have been feeling weak, or have been out of balance we can sometimes get energies attach themselves to us....this can cause changes to our personality, exaggerations of our more negative personality traits, increased addictions, increased depression or anger....increased tiredness...physical illness..
The shamanic counselor will "see" this spirit attachment and will remove it from the client and re-balance their energy field and carry out any soul or power retrieval or cut any energy cords that is need .
When a client contacts me
When a client contacts me, I ask for some information from them, and ask them what they would like from the healing session
Before the client arrives I will spend time meditating on what the client will need, and gain information from my spirit allies.
On the day, i ask more information from the client such as more about themselves and why they have come- this may be because of a health issue, and emotional situation, the death of someone close to them, or because they are struggling in their life and need direction.
I do not diagnose a medical condition , but find out energetically what is happening with a client and use appropriate
The client then lies down, usually on my therapy table and a blanket is placed on them for warmth.
Music is played and herbs, aromatherapy oils and candles are burnt.
The session usually involves use of crystals, herbs,flowers or feathers , drum, rattle, Tibetan bowl and chimes
If the client agrees I may often talk the client through a visualization or journey for the client to retrieve their own answers or To find aspects of themselves which are lost or i do this on their behalf.
After the client is offered a drink and we discuss how the session went for them.
The client will then be encouraged to keep me informed of how they are doing in between visits .
"People are equal partners with the plants and
animals, not their masters who exploit them."
Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders