What is a Shamanic Healing Session?
In the shamanic understanding, the primary cause of illness is energetic:
the illness happens first in your energy field, and then manifests physically
in your body.
The three major causes of
illness or dis-ease addressed in the session are: 1. Intrusions, which are basically anything that’s stuck in your energy
field that’s not yours. 2. Disharmony, which is living out of alignment with what you know to be
true.3. “Soul loss”, or fragmentation of your energetic essence.
all over the world, shamans and mystics have recognized the holographic nature
of our energy for millennia. Like a hologram, we can divide our soul energy
(the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the body) and still have a
complete picture: every part of the soul contains all the information of
the whole, even though the strength of the original is diminished by doing so.
Indigenous healers have also
recognized a unique coping mechanism which allows us to survive physical and
emotional traumas, called “soul loss”, though fragmentation better describes
what happens. This is not synonymous with some religion’s idea of
"losing your soul", and neither are we talking about your Soul/ Oversoul,
which is the larger personal Soul field your mental/emotional-soul merges with
between your incarnations on Earth.
In soul loss,
some or all of our energy leaves our bodies during traumatic events, carrying
with it the very strongly emotionally-charged imprint of the trauma, which
could be anything from accidents, illnesses, natural disasters, war, physical,
sexual or emotional abuse, the sudden death of a loved one, job loss,
etc. People describe this phenomenon when they say they were
watching the event in slow motion or from a distance, as if it were happening
to someone else. Modern psychologists and mental health professionals see the
results of this and know that dissociation has occurred, but they cannot tell
you where the fragmented parts have gone, or how to get them back.
Those parts of
our emotional/mental energy are supposed to be quickly
reintegrated once the traumatizing event has passed and the
individual is safe enough to heal from the emotional pain. However, when a
person is not aware of that or circumstances do not allow for that to
happen, those energy “imprints” either stay stuck in the matrix of a
specific location (so-called “residual hauntings”) or they go to other places in
the spirit realms where they feel safe.
as a result, that amount of life-force energy is no longer available
to the individual, and his or her physical and emotional health often
deteriorates. When soul fragmentation is major, chronic, or on-going, the
person is left in a depleted energy state which is believed to be the
main reason for succumbing to sickness and disease, and even to premature
What is Soul Retrieval?
retrieval is the process by which a person trained in shamanic healing works with
their team of Spirit Allies to find and restore lost energy parts to a
client. This is a team effort, initiated by the client who must
first ask for help. In fact, the request is a key element to the protocol
because it signals the Spirit World that the client is ready to begin the
healing process and it also gives the practitioner permission to work on his or
What are the Symptoms of Soul Fragmentation?
Fragmentation is easy
to spot if you know what you're looking for. Here are of some of the
classic symptoms, though not everyone will experience all of these:
of being scattered, of not being "all here".
memory--an inability to remember parts of one's life.
inability to feel or receive love from another.
sudden onset of apathy or listlessness.
lack of initiative or enthusiasm for something one used to enjoy.
lack of joy.
failure to thrive.
inability to make decisions.
and living "on autopilot".
thoughts and/or tendencies.
or despair ("Eeyore syndrome").
"If I don't have those major symptoms, but I've lived through
some traumatic events, do I still need to have a Soul Retrieval
Traumatic events are notorious for
affecting some people to the point of disability, and for affecting others not
at all. One person may be energized by the loss of a job and see it as a
catalyst for finally launching out into doing what they really love; and
yet, another person may respond to the same situation by nose-diving into
depression and alcohol addiction.
Then there are those
seemingly-little events which most people would make it through
just fine, but some people are deeply traumatized by -- such as being
called upon in class when you were not paying attention.
people know instinctively that they are "missing something", even if
they don't have any extreme symptoms. When they hear about soul retrieval, they
have an "aha" moment and it just makes sense.
Ultimately, I encourage you to trust your intuition about what is right for you
at this time.
What are The Benefits of Soul Retrieval?
following benefits are possible with soul retrieval, although there is no
guarantee what will happen, all soul retrievals are different:
may find it easier to move forward on an issue that has been troubling you.
may feel a sense of being more fully present in your life.
may find it easier to make certain decisions or make certain changes.
may find that some characteristic you have struggled with such as hopefulness,
confidence, anger…may improve or go away after a soul retrieval.
may find that you can connect to things more easily.
it is possible for the following challenges to be brought up with a soul
may have feelings of sadness or depression because of the time that went by since
this part of you left.
that you have previously been unwilling to deal with can come to the surface.
may find that you can no longer stay in a situation which you have been living
with - such that you find you must make changes in your life.
may find feelings that you previously did not wish to deal with assert themselves,
such as grief or anger.
may begin a long healing process.
a few cases a person may literally experiences a complete turn- around of their
life to a more joyful way of being. For others, it begins a process
of changes that take time to fully emerge. And of course, there are those
who feel that not much really happened as a result of their soul retrieval, and
it is not until months or years later when they are able to see a
pattern of change that was initiated at that time.
How does this process work in a
am able to offer my clients two choices in a soul-retrieval
session. There is the traditional approach, where I will journey on
your behalf and report my experience out loud, or I can guide you in your
own healing journeys through hypnosis.
How long does a session last?
plan on at least 1.5 hours, though Shamanic Healing sessions vary, depending on
the needs of the individual client, and can last up to 2.5 hours. This
gives us plenty of time to dialog about what brings you to seek my
services at this time, to impart some basic teaching on what will be
happening, and to brief you on post-session self-care.