Medicine Wheel Healing
Please note: these sessions are not what you might expect in a ‘traditional’ shamanic healing. I have gathered many tools from my shamanic studies and have used these to develop an offering of my own – which weaves elements of shamanism with other modalities.
These sessions are based on the shamanic medicine wheel. The wheel is a symbol of life and its cycles. Embedded in the wheel are the four directions (north, south, east and west), as well as the earth, the sky and all that surround us. Each direction represents the stages of life, the seasons, elements, phases of the sun and the moon, as well as plants, minerals and animals.
Understanding the natural cycles of life can help us see where we are on our own personal journey – whether that be the darker shadows of the west, or the warmer, lighter aspects of the east.
Why is this important? Well life was never meant to be one straight line. Life moves in cycles and it is only natural that we experience highs and lows, light and dark, ebb and flow. By trying to remain ‘level’ we miss the opportunities and growth in all the phases. For example the winter is a time of turning inward, a time of rest. Without allowing the rest, our bodies become tired, we’re more susceptible to illness, and we miss the insight that comes when we pause.
By understanding where we are on the medicine wheel, we find it easier to navigate through the challenging periods. We come to understand the importance of moving through all the seasons and completing a full cycle – rather than bypassing the harder sections or constantly pushing ourselves to move faster, heal faster or ‘get over it’.
What to expect during a session?
During these sessions, you are given the opportunity to share your story, and together we explore where you may have become stuck or disconnected – in relation to the medicine wheel. I then tune into your energy and intuitively find what you need at this point in your life. What will support you, what needs clearing in order to move forwards?
I draw on the tools from the medicine wheel – the seasons, elements, phases of the sun and moon, plant, mineral and animal allays, the archetypes (maiden to crone). I may work on the energy body and clear energetic blocks, take you through a guided meditation or shamanic journey, a power animal retrieval or soul retrieval. Your session is unique and unfolds in the way it needs to.
By the end of a session you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the medicine wheel and our natural cycles, and most importantly how to work with these to harness your inner wisdom and super powers!
You can expect to gain insight, clarity and guidance into where you have become stuck or disconnected, why you have become stuck and what you need to move through your unique situation.
And you can expect to walk away with instructions on how to create your own personal ‘medicine bag’ – including a list of tools and techniques to support you on your journey. This may include recommended practices, meditations, visualisations, flower essences, oils or crystals, all based on your session.
$110 (allow up to 90 minutes)
Animal Spirit Journeying
These sessions are a beautiful introduction to shamanic healing for children. Children are naturally very connected to the earth and in touch with the spirit world. Each session is like a gentle reminder of what they already know deep within.
In many shamanic cultures, spirit animals or ‘power animals’ are seen as the gentle teachers of the spirit world. They are always present, only we don’t always acknowledge their presence. They can be called on when we are feeling lost or disconnected, when we feel dis-empowered, or when we simply need some guidance in moving through challenges.
Unlike other teachers or guardians, spirit animals can be called on at anytime and anywhere. When the time and space is created to connect to our spirit animals, they become a very powerful ally, helping us develop a renewed sense of power, confidence and self-worth, and reconnect with our higher selves.
What to expect during a session:
These sessions do not use a ‘traditional’ power animal retrieval process. Instead of journeying on behalf of the child, I engage children in the whole process – allowing them to experience the magic of the unseen world.
I use oracle cards to explore the spirit animal which is being called on, and together we look into the characteristics of the animal chosen, and what the child associates with them. I tend to rely less of what is written ‘in the book’, and more on what the child intuits from the card.
This is then followed by a guided journey to meet their spirit animal. A journey is a simple meditation which takes us into the ‘unseen’ world. It is here that the child will connect with their animal and learn about the ‘medicine’ it brings. For example, eagle’s medicine may be the ability to see from another perspective. Or lion’s medicine may be strength and courage to stand up for what you believe in.
After the session, children are gifted a ‘medicine bag’ in which they can collect items which resemble their animal. This is then carried as a reminder of the ‘powers’ they have retrieved!
$60 (allow 60 minutes)