Shamanic Healing

Practices Common to Many Cultures

Shamanic Healing is used around the world in many different cultures and shamanic practices vary from culture to culture. But the goal — to heal people, communities, institutions and the earth and to live in balance — is always the same.

The word “Shaman” means “one who can see in the dark”. Shamanic healing is a path for direct revelation for people who suffer the ills of contemporary life such as: stress, the sense that life has no meaning, or  unfulfilled desires.

Shamanism, though filled with elements of ritual, is not a religious practice rather a way to work with our spirit to achieve healing.

The Following Shamanic Experiences are Offered:

  • Power Retrievals-reconnection to energy and gifts within you.
  • Energy Removal-removal of energy that is no longer needed or not yours.
  • Space Clearing-removal of energies from homes, land and items.
  • Soul Retrievals-returning lost parts of your soul followed by Soul Part Integration-healing retrieved soul parts to restore integration with you.
  • Death and Dying consultation and preparation.
  • Ancestral healing-clearing today’s issues by healing your ancestral line.
  • Curse Unraveling and Clearing.
  • Energy Clearing of suffering beings
  • Personal Ritual-creation and execution of healing ritual.

Stop in and discover Shamanic Healing for yourself and experience the kind of impact it can have on you.

Learn more about Shamanic Healing and our services in the informational sections below.

Rates & Sessions

1 Hour Reiki Session – $70.00
30 Minute Reiki Session – $35.00 *
45 Minute Reiki Session – $55.00
Crystal Reiki Session – $70.00*
Shamanic Reiki Session (90 min) – $80.00 *

Schedule an appointment to receive Reiki via our online scheduling system or call us at 989-486-3820

** Other healing techniques can be used with Reiki, such as Crystals, Aromatherapy, Guided Meditation, Emotional Clearing, and Chakra Balancing.

What Session Is Best For Me? We recommend 45 minute sessions if you’re new to Reiki. Once you can easily relax with the process, a 30 minute session is great for lunch hour treatments, instant relaxation, rejuvenation, and focus! A 1 hour session is recommended for a deeper experience and is optimal for healing. NOTE: It is suggested that a client receives at least 4-6 treatments for maximum results, as the energy will have the opportunity to build and increase for maximum support.

What is Shamanic Healing and How Does it Heal?

by Jeff Currier

Shamanism is the ancient practice of healing wherein the shaman goes into a trance like state and communicates with spirits. They do this to get information and knowledge, and to request healings for other beings (and sometimes for themselves)

Soul Retrieval

Shamans believe that when a person suffers from a physical or psychological trauma a part(s) of the soul splits off and no longer contributes to the person’s whole being. Instead it stays fixed in the event, but in non ordinary reality. This dissociation is called soul loss, and it often results in loss of memory, or a feeling of incompleteness. This disengagement makes it easier to survive traumas such as accidents, abuse, or emotional disturbances. Children can suffer soul loss from events that are traumatic to them, but may seem trivial to adults. Soul loss can also occur when another person “holds” onto a part of us, and doesn’t let go. (An old lover perhaps.)

Once the traumatic event is over complete healing can occur when the soul part(s) that is missing is returned. The shaman facilitates this event by journeying into non ordinary reality and, with the help of spirit allies, finding the missing soul parts and bringing them back home. Then there is a period of integration, where the client gets to know the returned soul part(s) again, and together they work to heal the old wounds.

Power Retrieval

All people and animals can enjoy the power, strength and comfort of an alliance with a spiritual power animal. The spirits of wild animals work with shamans, guiding them through their journeys, giving advice and performing healings. Often the first thing a modern shamanic healer does for a client is retrieve a power animal for them. The person then bonds with the animal by honoring it in ordinary reality, visiting it during quiet meditation, and dancing in a way that lets the animal move through his or her limbs.

Energy Removal

Often illness has a spiritual component as well as a physical component. When people are vulnerable and dis-empowered it is possible for energy that doesn’t belong to us to enter our bodies. These misplaced energies can cause persistent sickness, soreness and other undesirable things. As a shaman one of my key functions is to work with my spirits to extract these misplaced energies and deliver them to a neutral place, where they can contribute to the overall good of things (instead of causing harm). This process is called extraction, and it is a very common healing activity in my work. The results are immediate and powerful. After an extraction I always fill the space with Reiki healing.

Curse Unraveling

Our words have power, far more power than most of realize. The curse at the person who cut you off in your care, the negative self talk we all do, this all builds up and the result is that we limit our personal power by the words we use, the emotion we put behind them and the life we give them when we say them. when a problem has been running in a family for generations, it may be a result of a curse placed many generations ago on an ancestor. That hurtful intention stays in place and affects the generations that follow until it is spiritually located and removed with compassion.

Unintentional curses are the most common. When someone declares to himself with conviction: “I’ll never love again!” it acts like a curse as one becomes locked into that energy. Things that we hear from our parents can affect us like curses as well.

Energy Clearing of Suffering Beings

Whether you believe in spirits or not, they do exist and can cause problems. There are many ways a spirit can become attached to a living person, animal, place, building, land, river, forest, country, etc. All things, all beings can suffer from an unwanted spirit attachment. I use the method of compassionate caring to assist the spirits to their true home and to remove energy that does not belong to the person or place. Often the presence of an attached spirit is recognized by new and sudden behaviors, feeling like a part of your body isn’t yours, and new or odd pains that suddenly appear. Once these beings leave, often they symptoms also disappear.

Space Clearing

Space Clearing consists of cleansing, purifying, blessing, and gridding the home and land to bring your space into peace, balance and harmony. Just like our bodies, our homes and work spaces are our temples. And in a similar way to our bodies, the spaces we live in have immune systems that can be very sensitive to energy. Non-harmonious energy in our living and working spaces can also create disturbances within us. I will work with you to understand what intent you want set for the home, property, or space. Those that would like to may work with me to provide assistance with clearing the space.

When should you do a space clearing?

  • Moving into a new home/office space (this can include a Blessing as well)
  • Resetting the energy of a home or business
  • Cleansing from a major event – fire, divorce, death

What are the signs that your space needs cleaning?

  • A space that feels uncomfortable or has “emotional imprints”
  • Plants might have difficulty growing
  • Noxious environments can cause illness, headaches, restless sleep or lack of energy
  • Dyslexic symptoms can manifest: difficulty focusing, mental fatigue, lethargy, low stamina
  • Persistent nightmares and sleeping problems
  • Perception of entities associated with the area or hauntings
  • History of “bad luck” and other problems
  • Knowledge of past evil that has occurred on the premises

What is the process of space clearing?
Space clearing processes differ according to the types of imbalances that are occurring in the space. The approach is always one based in compassion and positive intention. Usually the process takes an hour or two. The process may involve the use of smudging with sage, crystal gridding or other techniques.

What are the benefits?
People generally experience an alleviation of the events or experiences that had been undergoing before the clearing. People report the space feels “lighter” or more relaxed.

How can I maintain the space after clearing?

You will be given some ideas that are specific to your situation after the clearing has happened.

The Benefits of Shamanic Healing

Benefits of Shamanic Healing Techniques

  • Remove energy blocks
  • Correct chakra imbalances
  • Cleanse your energy (luminous) body
  • Break old patterns – remove the “magnets” that draw the same situations to your life
  • Understand the root cause behind physical illness and heal it
  • Heal emotional trauma and conditioning from childhood
  • Heal deep emotional trauma and conditioning from sexual abuse
  • Heal emotional pain and patterns from relationships
  • Heal trauma and conditioning from past lives (whether you believe in them or not!)
  • Remove the negative effects or restrictions of past lives
  • Remove energy attachments and assist them on their way home
  • Heal yourself, your ancestors and future generations
  • Restore your soul to wholeness – retrieve missing parts of yourself
  • Reconnect with spirit /Creator
  • Change limiting or negatives beliefs
  • Remove the restrictions that stop you from feeling free, light and positive about your life
  • Enable the body to heal from physical injury or ailment
  • Remove phobias
  • Release negative behavioral patterns
  • Understand the reasons behind weight issues or eating/drinking disorders
  • Remove and heal the need for dependencies
  • Understand yourself and your soul contracts
  • Correct relationship issues
  • Prevent future illness/disease
  • Obtain support through your transition period
  • Obtain support to help you achieve your goals
  • Have someone to speak to who really listens to you
  • Achieve your dreams – be all that you can be
  • Liberate your life!

Disclaimer: Shamanic Healing is a form of energy healing and supports the natural healing processes of the mind and body. Shamanic Healing is not a replacement for any treatment prescribed by a doctor licensed health care professional or mental health professional.

What Symptoms and Conditions Can A Shamanic Healing Help?

Shamanic Healing focuses on the illness at a spiritual level

Shamanic Healing addresses the spiritual aspect of illness. By that I mean it addresses the part of the illness that is in your spirit, soul, or energy body. Shamans believe that illness/injury appears in this spirit before it shows up in the physical body, and that if the body is injured the injury will also exist on the level of the spirit. Shamans believe that healing on the spiritual level can prevent conditions from appearing in the body, and also that healing the spirit helps or allows the body to heal once a condition has appeared.

Unlike western medicine, the way the spiritual illness effects the body is not always the same. The way to address the same condition may be totally different from one client to the next. The “one method/one pill cures all” idea doesn’t work in shamanism. Shamanic healing has effected cures on many different types of conditions. It is capable of addressing any illness. However, there is a difference between a healing and a cure. Healing occurs on many levels: in the emotions, in the body, in relationships with others, and in relationship to the planet. A cure is one dimensional, you have an illness and a cure eliminates it. Cures do not address your sense of well being, or whether your life is rich and full of power and not all healings result in a cure.

Please note, a shaman should never suggest that his or her healing can take the place of western medicine. There is no reason that shamanic work cannot be done in conjunction with western medicine. An ethical shamanic practitioner would never suggest you give up your doctor or your current treatments. You should always consult with your doctor if you feel adjustments need to be made to your current medical treatments.

Lost Power

  • Depression
  • Low Energy
  • Series of tough luck
  • Sense of
  • Reduce Stress
  • Chronic Illness
  • Trouble feeling
  • lack of purpose

Soul Loss

  • Chronic Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness to emotions
  • Lack of Vitality
  • Unhealthy connection to
    any person
  • Watching life from
    the outside
  • Chronic Illness
  • Emptiness filled by
    external things
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Difficulty staying present

Space Clearing

  • Unsettledness in the space
  • A space that feels uncomfortable
    or has “emotional imprints”
  • Plants might have difficulty
  • Noxious environments can cause illness,
    headaches, restless sleep or lack of energy
  • Dyslexic symptoms can manifest:
    difficulty focusing, mental fatigue, lethargy, low stamina
  • Persistent nightmares and
    sleeping problems
  • Perception of entities associated
    with the area or “hauntings”
  • Knowledge of past evil that
    has occurred on the premises

Disclaimer: Shamanic Healing is a form of energy healing and supports the natural healing processes of the mind and body. Shamanic Healing is not a replacement for any treatment prescribed by a doctor licensed health care professional or mental health professional.

Ways To Wellness Shamanism Classes

Want to learn more?

Ways To Wellness offers a full range of Shamanic training in partnership with Spirit Weavers – Kate Durda and Stephanie Tighe. We also have a classes for the beginner who just wants to Journey and see if shamanic practices are right for them.

Our Classes

We offer different levels of Shamanic Training following the practices and beliefs of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

  • Intro to Journeying and Shamanism – Learn more and find out if Shamanic practices are right for you.
  • Power Animals – learn to work with your power animal and do power retrievals
  • Upper World: Teachers/Guides – How to go to the Upper World to work with your Teachers
  • Divination – Work with your guides to develop methods of shamanic inquiry
  • Spirits of Nature – Learn how the helping spirits in nature can heal and assist you

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