Tending to souls is an important aspect of any healing work, yet the conventional Western model of health care addresses only the biomedical and emotional aspects of a patient, and suggests that those two realms constitute complete care.
The missing third component, soul-level care, beckons us to consider what is known as “transpersonal medicine,” a term coined decades ago in psychology that recognizes the role of mind, consciousness, and spirituality in healing—powers that transcend those of the limited body or personality of the individual person. The potency of the oldest known form of transpersonal medicine, shamanism, is demonstrated by its persistence throughout many millennia.
In this gathering we learn shamanic healing techniques from some of the most renowned leaders in the field—Sandra Ingerman, José Luis Stevens, Alan Davis, Cecile Carson, and Lewis Mehl-Madrona. Through talks, shamanic healing practices, question-and-answer sessions, and experiential exercises, we:
- Review shamanism as a personally transformative process for the clinician and practitioner
- Discuss types of shamanic healing practices and how they can be integrated into Western health care
- Demonstrate how shamanic healing supports patient and client care
- Explore the barriers to integrating shamanic practice into the Western health care system
Additional topics to be covered include soul retrieval, dream healing, developing intention, patient empowerment through Journeywork, developing spiritual resources, and the role of forgiveness in healing.