Harner Shamanic Counseling Training (HSCT) is intensive preparation in a remarkable and highly effective system of personal problem-solving and guidance for those who wish to use the methods for themselves or professionally for others. HSCT was originated in the early 1980s by Michael Harner based on his earlier devised core shamanism. The program is now open for registration. Taught by April Tuck, July 15 – 19, 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Area, northern Marin, California. Click for more information…
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Harner Shamanic Counseling Training Now Open for Registration – July 15 – 19, 2013, San Francisco Bay Area, CaliforniaWednesday, January 9th, 2013
Learning shamanism is not just a matter of acquiring methods, but also of increasing spiritual power and knowing how to use it. From the shamanic point of view, people who are not spiritually “power-filled” are prone to illness, accidents, and misfortune. Anyone who has had a traumatic experience may lose a portion of their soul, of their spiritual essence. There are also other reasons this may occur. In this workshop, participants will learn about soul loss and soul retrieval from a shamanic perspective. There will be a particular emphasis on the importance of shamanic power to do successful soul retrieval. Participants will also learn how to re-empower a client’s soul after it has been returned so that the client is once again spiritually power-filled, leading to greater health and well-being. This soul retrieval training is based on worldwide core principles and methods. It does not require Western psychological perspectives and practices. More information and advanced prerequisites required…
All of the Foundation’s programs are based on Michael Harner’s pioneering work in core shamanism – more than 50 years of research, experimentation, development, and teaching. The resulting workshops and training programs embody the authentic, ethical, and effective practice of shamanism and shamanic healing and are widely considered as unparalleled in the world.
New weekend workshop
Shamanism Practicum: Guidelines for a Healthy Shamanic Practice
This two-day advanced workshop, based in Michael Harner’s core shamanism and developed by Susan Mokelke, provides participants with guidelines for the development of a healthy shamanic practice. Subjects to be covered include the ethical practice of shamanic healing and divination; legal considerations; what to say to potential clients; the screening process; payment issues; useful forms to have; organization of your practice; and other pragmatic matters related to practicing shamanism in an ethical, professional, and effective way. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, including journeying.
Prerequisite: The Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman(R): Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing.
SHAMANIC TRAINING IN CREATIVITY
The first public offering of this new workshop was held August 20-21, 2011 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The enthusiastic group of participants left with new methods for accessing creativity personally and for the benefit of others and their communities.
This workshop is now being offered in locations throughout the US and Canada – check the website for a calendar of offerings.
Workshop Description. Creativity is so ancient that it is at once fundamental and complex, even a driving force in our lives. Shamanism brings a fresh approach to Westerners for cultivating their creative potential. In this workshop, based on years of research, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their creativity through the practice of shamanic methods. Selected historical and anthropological examples will illustrate connections between shamanism and creative abilities, and a variety of specific shamanic exercises will be taught that participants can apply to their personal lives. Learn more…
NEW Summertime Three-Year Program in the Pacific Northwest, begins June 21 – July 2, 2015, with Susan Mokelke – Interactive Video Sessions with Guest Michael HarnerThursday, September 16th, 2010
We are pleased to announce that the 3rd Pacific Northwest Summertime Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing will begin June 21 – July 2, 2015 in the Seattle, Washington area . It will be taught by Susan Mokelke. There will be three sessions of 11 nights each, one session each summer in 2015, 2016, and 2017. As in the current Three-Year programs, the same profound initiatory and advanced shamanic practices, as originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner, will be covered. Please check the website for details.
NEW 14th West Three-Year Program Begins October 26 – 31, 2014 – taught by Amanda Foulger, and featuring Michael Harner, in the San Francisco Bay AreaSaturday, July 17th, 2010
14th West Coast Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing
Begins October 26 – 31, 2014
Northern Marin – San Francisco Bay Area
Taught by AMANDA FOULGER and featuring MICHAEL HARNER
Assisted by Beth Beurkens
Michael Harner plans to be present in person or by live interactive video conference to teach one morning each session.
“The Three-Year Program has changed my life on a cellular level. It has been the best experience of my life!” – A Recent Graduate
“I love my life now. Since I’ve been doing this work, I have a deep sense of my purpose on this planet. That is not something I thought I would ever have. My life is deep, purposeful, profound and fun!”
– Three Year Program Participant
Originated by Michael Harner, this course is the most advanced training in shamanism and shamanic healing offered by the Foundation and generally is considered unparalleled in the world. It involves intensive extended training in progressively higher levels of very advanced shamanism, including initiations into rare and little-known practices and principles.
In this residential program, the same group of participants meets for a week twice a year (usually May and October) for three years, with practical assignments between meetings. The program is devoted to the objective of advancing the participants’ knowledge and practice as far as possible during the three years. Enrollment is limited. Sessions are held at a retreat center; on-site lodging and meals will be arranged during registration.
For registration information, fill out Workshop Interest form.
Contact: Michael Flanagin
Journeywork (R) Institute
fax: (503) 961-1699
We are pleased to announce Shamanic Dreamwork, a new workshop researched and developed by Michael Harner.
First Public Offering was taught by Michael Harner, assisted by Susan Mokelke, in August of 2010. Michael presented his recently formulated “A Core Shamanic Theory of Dreams.”
Additional dates and locations for Shamanic Dreamwork can be found on the website.
In this unique experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the nature, meaning, and use of dreams among shamanic peoples, with dreamwork practices from a range of cultures. Researched and developed by Michael Harner, subjects to be covered include shamanic dream theory and big dreams, as well as dreams and the soul, spirits, shamanic journeys, the Dreamtime, and the vision quest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to contemporary life, including the use of dreams in divination, health, and healing.
Prerequisite: the FSS Basic Workshop, with authorized FSS Faculty Member.
West Coast Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, June 4 – 15, 2016, with Amanda Foulger – Q & A Session with Guest Michael HarnerSunday, September 13th, 2009
West Coast Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, June 4-15, 2016, Northern Marin, California (San Francisco Bay area). This life-changing course will be taught by Amanda Foulger.
The course includes a live interactive video question & answer session with guest MICHAEL HARNER.
Originated by Michael Harner, this intensive training in advanced core shamanism is described by former participants as “amazing,” “transformative,” “life-changing,” and “the most important experience of my life.” A variety of advanced methods are practiced in this residential program, including extraction healing, power soul retrieval training, psychopomp work, divination, and work with the spirits of nature. There will also be work that is not included in FSS weekend workshops, such as selected advanced healing methods, the dream dance, explorations, and initiatory experiences.
The West and East Coast Two Week Intensives are the centerpiece annual programs of the Foundation and the best preparation for the Three-Year Programs. Enrollment is limited and early application is recommended. To assure a place in the program, please return your application promptly; acceptance will be according to priority received.
RESCHEDULED TO MAY 6 – 11, 2012
Originated by Michael Harner, this course is the most advanced training in shamanism and shamanic healing offered by the Foundation and generally is considered unparalleled in the world. It involves intensive extended training in progressively higher levels of very advanced shamanism, including rare and little-known principles.
Five-Day Training in Harner Shamanic Counseling
August 15 – 19, 2011, with April Tuck, C.S.C. Held in the Boston area, Massachusetts. Intensive training to develop skills for answering personal life questions with the assistance of helping spirits.
In essence, the clients become practitioners of divinatory shamanism for themselves, with the help and guidance in ordinary reality of the shamanic counselor. One of the features of HSC (previously known as HMSC) is that the real shamanic counselors are in nonordinary reality. These are wise teachers that the clients encounter in their shamanic journeys and who provide answers to the clients’ questions. The ordinary reality HSC counselors, in contrast, provide instruction, orientation, and methodological advice based upon core shamanism and shamanic journeying.
“The HSC work is among the most powerful I have encountered, not only for myself at the training, but in use with clients afterwards. With regard to the training itself, I really loved it. April is a very focused teacher and that discipline translated into a very practical, useful training. I came away, not only with insights and new practices for myself, but a method I can use to help clients develop their own disciplined work and connection to helping spirits.”
— Susan Rossi
All five days of this course are devoted to experiential practice in question framing, journeying, and shamanic interpretation in an intimate setting. The work is intense and exciting. As one participant observed, “The deepest journey I ever had occurred in this course.”