Are you considering starting a shamanic healing and/or divination practice and would like some guidance? Do you have an established practice and would welcome the opportunity to discuss ethical issues and other pragmatic aspects with other practitioners?
This two-day workshop developed by Susan Mokelke provides participants with guidelines for the development of a healthy shamanic practice.* Subjects to be covered include the ethical practice of shamanic healing and divination; legal considerations;** what to say to potential clients; the screening process; payment issues; useful forms to have; organization of your practice; and other pragmatic matters related to practicing shamanism in an ethical, professional, and effective way. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and interactive-experiential exercises, including journeying.
What participants say:
"Thank you so much for the wisdom and time and energy that went into creating and providing the Shamanism Practicum. I found the workshop full of valuable information and an outline of things to reflect upon and incorporate in my evolving practice."
Excellent and extremely useful workshop in exactly the right time for me! A lot of information with good pacing of journeys and activities. I like the role-playing in particular."
"Thank you for offering this aspect of shamanic healing as a practicum through the Foundation. I learned a lot and felt it was useful and informative. It is an area of the training of shamanic practitioners--at least for those who are navigating through the modern (Western) world--that has been inadequately addressed until now. As shamanism becomes more integrated into mainstream awareness and complementary healing options, these considerations become more vital." --Catherine Valentine
Prerequisite: The Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman®: Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing
Recommended reading: "Ethical Considerations in Shamanic Healing" by Susan Mokelke.
- Drum and/or rattle
- Eye covering
- Blanket and/or cushion (optional)
- Bag lunch (optional)
* Since the seventies, tens of thousands of students have trained in core shamanism – originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner after extensive field and cross-cultural investigation, experimentation, and personal practice. This workshop is intended to promote the ethical and professional practice of shamanic healing and shamanic divination.
** Legal Considerations. Workshop content related to legal considerations is provided for information purposes only as a service to those seeking and practicing shamanic healing or divination. It is not legal advice or counsel and is provided only as general information, which may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. The Foundation makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information and does not endorse or sponsor any website links provided. The Foundation does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice), which is provided or any linked sites incorporated into it by reference. The information is provided on the basis that all persons taking this workshop undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of all content. If you require advice in relation to any legal matter you should consult an appropriately qualified lawyer.
Please note that on rare occasions the dates and locations of listed programs may change, depending upon the availability of facilities and faculty. FSS reserves the right to change or cancel any program if necessary. In such cases, enrolled participants will be notified promptly and deposits refunded or applied to another program.
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FSS Europa. Für Seminare in Europa (in Deutsch und in anderen Sprachen) besuchen Sie die website von FSS Europa www.shamanicstudies.net. Vielen Dank.
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All Foundation workshops and training programs are offered for teaching purposes only and not for the purposes of providing healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.
*All workshops are part of the core shamanism program, and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner and are copyrighted. Shamanic Training in Creativity™ was developed by Sandra Harner and is copyrighted.
Core shamanism consists of the universal, near-universal, and common features of shamanism, together with journeys to other worlds, a distinguishing feature of shamanism. As originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner, the principles of core shamanism are not bound to any specific cultural group or perspective. Since the West overwhelmingly lost its shamanic knowledge centuries ago due to religious oppression, the Foundation’s programs in core shamanism are particularly intended for Westerners to reacquire access to their rightful spiritual heritage through quality workshops and training courses. Training in core shamanism includes teaching students to alter their consciousness through classic shamanic non-drug techniques such as sonic driving, especially in the form of repetitive drumming, so that they can discover their own hidden spiritual resources, transform their lives, and learn how to help others. Core shamanism does not focus on ceremonies, such as those of Native American medicine men and women, persons who do both shamanism and ceremonial work.