All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.
Chief Seattle

SHAMANISM

Tap in to the resources of shamanic healing with Susan Hollins

IMAGINE WAKING UP NOT FEELING WEIGHED DOWN BY GRIEF AND SORROW. . .

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WHAT IS A SHAMAN?

Shamanism isn’t a religion. It’s an ancient way of life which is profoundly relevant to our lives today.

Shamanism is found in every part of the world. Each tribe, each culture, giving unique voice to a remarkably wondrous means of walking upon the earth and being in right relationship with the natural world.

The name ‘Shaman’ originates with the Tungusk tribe in Siberia.

A Shaman is ‘one who sees in the dark’, who treads the tracks between what we can see and what is unseen. Ancient tribespeople sought the healing skills of their Shaman when sickness came to themselves or to their animals and crops.

Some Shamans are descended from a long line of Shamans. In tribal cultures the role of Shaman – a deep vocation – was one given to a family throughout the generations.

Through ritual and ceremony, through prayer, and through cultivating and nurturing a deep relationship with unseen Guides and Allies a Shaman tends the sick, restoring balance and harmony, often giving messages of wisdom and information from Ancestors and other Guides.

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WHAT IS A SHAMAN?

Shamanism isn’t a religion. It’s an ancient way of life which is profoundly relevant to our lives today.

Shamanism is found in every part of the world. Each tribe, each culture, giving unique voice to a remarkably wondrous means of walking upon the earth and being in right relationship with the natural world.

The name ‘Shaman’ originates with the Tungusk tribe in Siberia.

A Shaman is ‘one who sees in the dark’, who treads the tracks between what we can see and what is unseen. Ancient tribespeople sought the healing skills of their Shaman when sickness came to themselves or to their animals and crops.

Some Shamans are descended from a long line of Shamans. In tribal cultures the role of Shaman – a deep vocation – was one given to a family throughout the generations.

Through ritual and ceremony, through prayer, and through cultivating and nurturing a deep relationship with unseen Guides and Allies a Shaman tends the sick, restoring balance and harmony, often giving messages of wisdom and information from Ancestors and other Guides.

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WHAT IS SHAMANISM?

Shamanism invites us to relate deeply and truthfully to Mother Earth, and to listen to her voice, and to the voices of all creatures as well as to rocks, trees, plants, and the earth herself.

Shamanism also invites us to consider and to experience that everything is connected and to take responsibility for re-balancing our personal and collective lives in relation to this.

The practice of Shamanism is here to stay in the Western world and is increasing rapidly. This is reflected in the responses to the England & Wales Census of 2021 in which 8,000 people described themselves as practicing Shamanism. This is a massive increase on the 2011 Census in which just 650 people described themselves in this way.

Reflecting this increase there are many types and styles of Shamanism and of Shamans. In the western world people who’ve undertaken what is called an Apprenticeship, and who are able to practice Shamanic Healing, sometimes describe themselves as Shamanic Practitioners rather than Shamans.

Shamanic Practitioners are those, like me, who’ve been called into Shamanism and to healing work, who’ve studied Shamanism and learnt – and continue to learn – the way of the Shaman – and how to ‘see in the dark’.

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WHAT IS SHAMANISM?

Shamanism invites us to relate deeply and truthfully to Mother Earth, and to listen to her voice, and to the voices of all creatures as well as to rocks, trees, plants, and the earth herself.

Shamanism also invites us to consider and to experience that everything is connected and to take responsibility for re-balancing our personal and collective lives in relation to this.

The practice of Shamanism is here to stay in the Western world and is increasing rapidly. This is reflected in the responses to the England & Wales Census of 2021 in which 8,000 people described themselves as practicing Shamanism. This is a massive increase on the 2011 Census in which just 650 people described themselves in this way.

Reflecting this increase there are many types and styles of Shamanism and of Shamans. In the western world people who’ve undertaken what is called an Apprenticeship, and who are able to practice Shamanic Healing, sometimes describe themselves as Shamanic Practitioners rather than Shamans.

Shamanic Practitioners are those, like me, who’ve been called into Shamanism and to healing work, who’ve studied Shamanism and learnt – and continue to learn – the way of the Shaman – and how to ‘see in the dark’.

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SHAMANIC DRUMMING

Drumming is integral to Shamanic ritual and ceremony. Drumming provides the rhythm helping us to Journey into different areas of consciousness, enabling us to keep focus and to expand our awareness.

Drums are highly regarded, being deeply personal to the individual. They’re rafted from hides and wood in ceremony as the drum maker calls in the Spirits to assist in the creation of the drum for a particular person and purpose.

Rattles play a similarly important role and can also be crafted with specific intention.

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SHAMANIC DRUMMING

Drumming is integral to Shamanic ritual and ceremony. Drumming provides the rhythm helping us to Journey into different areas of consciousness, enabling us to keep focus and to expand our awareness.

Drums are highly regarded, being deeply personal to the individual. They’re rafted from hides and wood in ceremony as the drum maker calls in the Spirits to assist in the creation of the drum for a particular person and purpose.

Rattles play a similarly important role and can also be crafted with specific intention.

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SHAMANIC DRESS

Around the world Shamans dress in highly distinctive ways. Each item of clothing  is  significant and symbolic, whether it’s a mask covering the face, a headdress made of beautiful feathers, an overgarment covered in small cymbals, shiny beads or covered in drawings of animals.

While I don’t dress up in symbolic garments I have and use certain items in healing work which have come into my life in random ways.

Some beautiful Owl feathers were on my path through woodland one late afternoon. It felt that they’d been gifted to me. I use these feathers in my healing work and treat them with immense care.

My Shaman’s Staff is one I crafted from a long branch of Silver Birch found on on a woodland path. Intentionally I waited 3 weeks for someone else to claim it before bringing it home. I’ve decorated it with other bird feathers, and animal bones. All the decorations are symbolic and are items I’ve been gifted as I’ve walked out with my dogs.

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SHAMANIC DRESS

Around the world Shamans dress in highly distinctive ways. Each item of clothing  is  significant and symbolic, whether it’s a mask covering the face, a headdress made of beautiful feathers, an overgarment covered in small cymbals, shiny beads or covered in drawings of animals.

While I don’t dress up in symbolic garments I have and use certain items in healing work which have come into my life in random ways.

Some beautiful Owl feathers were on my path through woodland one late afternoon. It felt that they’d been gifted to me. I use these feathers in my healing work and treat them with immense care.

My Shaman’s Staff is one I crafted from a long branch of Silver Birch found on on a woodland path. Intentionally I waited 3 weeks for someone else to claim it before bringing it home. I’ve decorated it with other bird feathers, and animal bones. All the decorations are symbolic and are items I’ve been gifted as I’ve walked out with my dogs.

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SHAMANIC Healing

Shamanic Healing is about restoring balance of body, mind and spirit
It’s deeply spiritual, energetic and transformative.

WAYS SHAMANIC HEALING MAY BENEFIT YOU

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If you find yourself adrift without a clear sense of direction, experiencing a lack of motivation and inspiration in your life.

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Nurture a more profound connection with yourself, with others, and with the natural world.

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Searching for guidance to break through and overcome negative or stagnant energy that hinders your progress in life.

SHAMANIC HEALING
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What is Shamanism & Shamanic Healing?

Shamanism is both an ancient healing tradition and a way of life, serving as a profound means of connecting with nature and all of creation. This enduring practice has deep-seated roots in cultures across the globe, spanning from ancient times to the present day.

Shamanic healing represents a form of energy healing that blends traditional shamanic techniques with the use of sacred tools like drums, rattles, crystals, and stones. Augmented by intuitive channeled insight and healing, this approach is designed to eliminate obstacles that may hinder you from realising your full potential. It also endeavours to recover lost soul fragments, facilitating a restoration of wholeness and balance in your life.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions you need will be unique to you. I don’t prescribe a set number of sessions.  I’ll work deeply with you and listen to you, tailoring the Shamanic Healing to you and your circumstances.

How can Shamanic Healing help me?

Shamanic Healing can help you Overcome and Release:

Fear, Stress, Anger, Despair, Futility, Sadness, Envy, Grief, Loneliness, Abandonment, Guilt, Shame, Emptiness, Frustration or Inadequacy.

Shamanic Healing techniques can also help you:

• Heal Trauma
• Treat Anxiety and Depression
• Recover from PTSD
• Treat Phobias and Panic Disorders
• Overcome Relationships problems
• Change your limiting beliefs
• Boost your Self-Esteem
• Connect with your True Self
• Find your Destiny and Soul’s Desire

How often should I recieve Shamanic Healing?

As the benefits of a Shamanic Healing act at depth and over time it isn’t necessary to have regular (weekly, fortnightly, monthly) appointments.  It’s important to allow the Healing to settle and to be aware of any changes to your health and wellbeing before engaging in another round of Shamanic Healing. I tend to work with clients over a longer period of time undertaking Shamanic Healing at irregular intervals based on their need and circumstances.  Some people choose to have one Shamanic Healing, to experience what it’s like, before returning for further sessions.

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HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER

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I offer a free 30 minute exploratory session – online or phone call – to help you decide if you’d like to work with me.
Shamanic Healing is offered both separately from grief counselling and in partnership with grief counselling.

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