Shamanic healing is a broad discipline that encompasses many techniques, approaches, and methods, and seeks to engage directly with energy and unseen forces in order to address the root causes of imbalance.  Shamanic healing does not seek to cure illness, but instead works with energetic balancing and harmonization, the clearing and removal of heavy energies, archetypal and symbolic understanding of oneself and the world, and engagement with ritual as a way of inviting personal shifts and repatterning.   Inviting the support of benevolent guides, totems, and ancestors, Angela invites clients to engage in their own healing process both during sessions and beyond.  Ultimately, the integration of shamanic healing work requires to conscious and intentional participation on behalf of the client.  Seeing herself as a guide for the journey of self-healing and empowerment, Angela holds a safe and nurturing space for clients to come home to wholeness within themselves.

Is shamanic healing right for me?

There are many holistic healing modalities, and no one approach is right for everyone.  If you are curious about shamanic healing, and want to know a little more about the way this modality works, below are some essential elements involved in the process.

Letting go ~ sometimes it’s essential that clients let go of the need to actively engage with the work, and enter into a state of receptivity.  Letting go of the busyness of the mind and connecting with the body are essential to this process.  From an open, receptive state, clients are able to enter an energetic flow that allows for the clearing of heaviness, and leaves them feeling lighter and revitalized.

Intuition ~ all humans are equipped with an intuitive guidance system, and this can become clouded and blocked through day-to-day living in a left-brain world that honors rational mind above all else.  In this way, we are conditioned from the time we are small children by family and culture, and inner knowing often recedes into the background.  Even when we receive inner guidance, we struggle to trust it.  Through the clearing of heavy energy, clients find greater openness within, and it is natural for them to find greater access to their own intuition.  Trusting themselves more and more, the answers to life’s deep questions and challenges are found within their own hearts and minds.

Shadow work ~ some energies clear readily, and others linger because of life experiences that have left a strong mark, often resulting in wounds and traumas.  In a safe and protected space, moving slowly, these wounds and traumas can be uncovered, explored, understood, and healed, with full respect and gentleness for the lived experiences that brought them into being.  As shadow work brings things to light, profound changes can happen, bringing clients to experience a greater sense of freedom and joy in their lives.  Shadow work may also include the powerful process of soul retrieval, which seeks to reunite all parts of oneself in wholeness, and is a beautiful engaged process of entering into profound self-love and soul relationship.

Emotional release ~ when energy is moving and shifting, it can sometimes feel like one’s very foundation is rocked.  Both in sessions, and for a period of time after, it is possible for clients to experience increased sensitivity, and allowing space for this to emerge is essential.  While not all sessions will trigger a strong emotional release, it is possible that clients will feel sadness, grief, confusion, anger, frustration, and more, and this is a welcome part of the process!  It is important to allow all feelings to emerge within a safe container, and to have a grounded and helpful way of engaging in that process.  It’s important to remember in moments of powerful emotional release that no one is ever stuck there ~ feelings come and go.  Someone wise once said, “by the time you even know what you’re feeling, it’s already heading out the door.”  Learning to allow and be present with the full spectrum of human emotion is deeply healing.

Personal empowerment ~ in the old paradigm, clients would come to a shaman or healer so that that person, a person of power, could heal them.  Many years ago, Angela was guided to understand that while a healer may be able to support a client in coming back to balance for the moment, lasting healing and change are possible only when a client enters into the work with full intention and courage.  Angela supports clients in stepping into their own personal power, their own inner knowing, and their own healing flow, providing a strong container and process, compassionate guidance, and sensitive listening all along the way.

What else should I know?

Once a session is booked, Angela will be in contact by email to discuss the your particular needs and intentions for the work, and will craft a session that meets you in the moment with what is needed most.  A single session can be helpful, bringing clients into deeper presence and alignment, and clearing any accumulated heavy energies.  For deeper personal work, including complex and ongoing challenges, a series of sessions is encouraged, preferably with enough regularity to tap into the same process as it unfolds and shifts over time.  This allows the work to move in a progressive and cumulative way, diving deeper into the roots of challenges with ongoing support for the transformative process that is engaged.  Whether choosing a single session or a series, clients are often asked to do some “homework” in order to support and integrate the continued process of healing and change that is initiated in the healing session.