"Shamanic counseling puts clients in touch with their own personal support team. These spiritual helpers and teachers provide the client with emotional and spiritual support, advice, and incentives to work through their issues."


"The more we truly desire to benefit others, the greater the strength and confidence we develope and the greater the peace and happiness we experience."
-- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Shamanic Counseling

“Why should I see a Shamanic counselor instead of or in addition to a regular therapist? What does Shamanic Counseling offer that traditional therapies do not? How can Shamanic counseling enhance the work I am already doing?”

     Clients often ask these questions. As both a certified counselor and a Shamanic practitioner, I believe that I offer the best of both worlds. I treat the whole person not just the aspect encompassed by psychological theory. I often combine psychological techniques with Shamanic methods, including teaching the client to journey, which is an effective tool for self-empowerment.
     When a client learns to journey, they are able to access the deepest part of their own inner wisdom. The way I combine these approaches is tailored to fit each client. I also encourage people to seek help from other healers and health professionals if they feel that they can benefit from their services.
     Another advantage of Shamanic counseling is that it focuses on restoring the client’s personal power. Consequently, their ability to make productive and long lasting changes in their life increases. From the Shamanic perspective, all physical illnesses and psychological problems are the result of “power loss”. Power loss refers to the loss of a person’s original essence or energy. By restoring personal power, the client becomes able to act effectively and move forward.
     In traditional therapy, clients may “know” what they need to do in order to transform their lives, but often do not possess inner resources to implement these changes, despite good advice and counseling. In Shamanic Counseling, when a client learns to journey, they receive mentoring and guidance from their spiritual helpers and teachers. They are encouraged to listen to and respond to the strong internal voice of their soul. When this occurs, perspectives change and profound shifts in behavior occur.
     Shamanic counseling puts clients in touch with their own personal support team. Each person has many spiritual helpers and teachers who are waiting to be called upon once the client knows how to contact them. They provide the client with emotional and spiritual support, advice, and incentives to work through their issues. These allies and guides are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are very happy to make house calls! Their constant presence and encouragement allows the client to progress quickly and to take responsibility for their own healing.

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