Starts in October
The core intention of this training is to learn and practice a wide range of time-honoured shamanic methods of healing and transformation, building confidence in their application and nurturing the role and responsibilities as a shamanic practitioner. This inevitably requires a willingness to deep self-enquiry on what will be a powerful personal journey. Individual limitations and false beliefs will be challenged, whilst unknown and authentic hidden gifts are awakened, allowing them to merge with the healing methods and knowledge the course will provide. Confidence will rise as individuals, challenged by personal limitations, begin to emerge as independent workers of the ancient ways dancing their dreams and empowered to act.
By undertaking this journey as a group, we will tap the dynamic energy of community effort, ever increasing the quality and depths of working within the realms of spirit.
This Training Course consists of the following main subjects:
Soul loss occurs mainly through traumatic experiences. Through this loss one may feel incomplete, fragmented, or disassociated from life and relationships with other people. We will explore in detail the causes, treatments and the effect of a soul retrieval on a client.
This is an ancient healing art of ‘extracting spiritual intrusions’ or ‘misplaced energy’ from a person’s physical and/or ethereal body. Transmutation of these intrusions will be introduced and practiced in a safe way for both the practitioner and the client.
The Garden of Soul
This modern healing method is a form of ‘shamanic counselling’ which establishes direct communication between the individual and their illness/condition, nurturing a deep and intimate relationship where transformation can take place.
Ceremony & Ritual
From weddings to funerals, from rites of passages to ecstatic dancing, throughout history human kind has attempted to contact the divine via various ceremonies and rituals. We will work with a wide range of ceremonies from shamanic cultures worldwide, and you will learn about the key elements necessary to create ceremonies for the self, other individuals, the community, the land and the earth’s cycles.
Earth Skills & Time in Nature
To complement the spiritual aspects we will expand our understanding of the natural environment through the application of a range of bush skills employed both for ceremonial and practical purposes. A good deal of time will be spent outdoors in the rich natural environment around the centre. This crucial connection with nature has been referred as viewing the “visible face of Spirit”.
Shamanic Divination is mediation work which involves the use of tools such as bones, twigs, stones, bark, beads etc. to foresee trends based on the present/past, or to understand the present based on patterns revealed by those tools.
The original use and purpose of the Medicine Wheel are open to conjecture, although today the primary function of the Medicine Wheel is a ceremonial tool for healing and self-discovery. A variety of uses of this ancient tool will be shared with you, including the exploration of your personal unique Medicine Wheel through the spirit keepers of the four directions.
The synergy of Group Healing work lies at the heart of core shamanic practices and provides opportunities for healing that simply cannot be found otherwise. We will be working in-depth with this ancient form of healing, participants will assume a range of roles in this highly collaborative practice with every participant having the opportunity to be on the receiving end.
The Ancestral Realms
Without the Ancestors, we would not exist. They bequeath us life – we inherit it from them. All indigenous societies recognise and revere their Ancestors and we will commune and work with our blood ancestors as well as ancestral spirit teachers and shamans.
“Psychopomp” and Death as our Ally
Part of our journey together will be dealing with the issues of death. This includes the method of ‘psychopomp’, a Greek term meaning ‘to lead the soul’, helping earthbound spirits to cross over to the land of light.
Art, Music & Dance
Essential to any kind of shamanic work is integration of an experience, and manifestation of the underlying intention of the practices. Music and dance will be commonly employed to aid this process plus a range of creative activities such as the making of sacred objects, drawing, whittling, and the making of ceremonial items such as smudge sticks.
This course fulfills the necessary requirements to work as a shamanic practitioner and with successful completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate.
Pricing & Information
The course is limited to 16 participants and consists of four week-long residential gatherings at Anam Cara with a programme of supervised practice to be undertaken at home. It starts in October 2023 and concludes in March 2025, followed by a three-month period of integration and correspondence work.
The gatherings start on Tuesday at 6pm and finish the following Tuesday at 2pm.
- 24 – 31 October 2023
- 19 – 26 March 2024
- 27 August – 3 September 2024
- 4 – 11 March 2025
Venue: Anam Cara, Inverness
Total Cost: £4160.00 (fully residential)
Trainer Fee: £2200 includes all tuition, materials and supervision of work undertaken at home
Accommodation and Food: £1960
If you have any questions or would like to take this course, please get in touch.
The Ancient Ways – Introduction to Shamanism or equivalent is the pre-requisite for this training. Participants from overseas have the option of obtaining a self-learning programme instead, once they have made a booking for the above course.
Please note: 50% of the trainer fees from this course will be donated to the newly established shamanic charity ‘Heart of the Wild’