A shaman understands that everything in creation is alive and inter-connected in the web of life. Everything has a spirit, the animals, plants, rocks, places and that every spirit has power and wisdom to share with us. A shaman is able to access and communicate with spirit in whatever form by enetering an altered state to gain wisdom, guidance and healing for others.
Traditional and ancient cultures lived their lives in close harmony with nature and the ancestors and connected with spirit through the Shaman healer who developed a close working bond with their spirit allies, be it animal, plant or mineral, for guidance for themselves and others.
As a practitioner in shamanic healing, Derek is able to access this for the benefit of others in several ways:
Shamanic healing addresses the spiritual cause that underlies illness, dis-ease or difficulties. It can often help when conventional means have failed.
Shamanic Healing - Power Retrieval
Power Loss can occur for many reasons within our hectic daily lives such as when we suffer emotional stress or pain, or lose our self respect or strength. The Shaman healer can help restore this power by journeying to retrieve a power animal that represents your reconnection to your life force. By acknowledging and honouring this reconnection we can work within our own revitalised strength and power.
Shamanic Healing - Extraction
The Shaman healer views illness as an intrusion of harmful energy into the body. This can often be felt as localised pain or infection. By journeying with the help of the shamans spirit allies, these harmful intrusions can be extracted and transmuted into healing energy, for the well being of the client.
Shamanic Healing - Soul Essence Retrieval
We are all born with the power of our own life force, our soul essence and this grows and develops as we also grow. Occasionally under stress or trauma, part of our soul essence can break away as part of a survival strategy and retreat into other dimensions. This can often lead to a feeling of something missing, incompleteness and not being as one, an inability to move on from losses and relationships, or feeling drained or disconnected. The Shaman healer can journey to these other dimensions to locate these soul parts and retrieve them for the client, making them feel whole again.
Shamanic counselling is a spiritual counselling method where the client is taught the basic techniques of shamanic journeying and is able to access the information and guidance directly in a safe and supported way.
The shamanic universe can be seen to consist of three worlds; lower, middle and upper and the shaman journeys to these worlds during an altered state of consciousness in order to gain advice, wisdom or for healings.
Derek guides shamanic journey circles once a month in a small and friendly group. See the Workshops page for details of the next circle and venue.
Derek is also available for your group or meeting for an evening and to give a demonstration of leading you on a journeying using the drum and other tools.
Within his practice as a shamanic healer, Derek offers the opportunity for you to reconnect with your true self. If you feel shamanic healing could help you, or you would like to discuss any aspects of this, then for more information or a personal appointment please contact Derek
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