Shamanic Healing Online Workshops

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Please visit the SHAMANIC HEALING ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM description page for important information for prospective students.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND Q & A with Susan Mokelke, FSS president (audio, 2/2/21)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: ONLINE SHAMANIC HEALING PROGRAM
This FAQ may answer many of your questions.

In January 2021, FSS is the FSS launched the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program. The program will consist of the primary shamanic healing methods, with supporting workshops in healing-related topics to provide depth and increase participants’ effectiveness in the methodologies. The workshops will be rolled out one at a time, with each workshop serving as a prerequisite to those that follow. (Selected FSS in-person weekend workshops may serve as prerequisites for some of the online offerings.) Online workshops will be taught by the FSS faculty, and students may choose workshops at their convenience from among the calendared offerings.

Please note: These online trainings do not duplicate the full and rich content or the group experience of the in-person weekend workshops, though the healing methods themselves are the same. The online workshops do NOT qualify as prerequisites for the in-person workshops; online and in-person training are separate tracks. When we are able to offer in-person training again, it is highly recommended that those who desire additional depth and hands-on practice, take the in-person weekend workshops to master the methods.

Please visit the SHAMANIC HEALING ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM description page
for important information for prospective students.

Sequence of Shamanic Healing Online Workshops

Offerings are subject to change as necessary.*

PREREQUISITES TO PROGRAM ENTRY (available online now):

Shamanic Healing Online Series workshops (2/10/21)

FSS MEMBER DISCOUNTS: Members of the Circle of the Foundation will receive $10 or $20 off tuition for 7-hour or 14-hour workshops, respectively. Discount will be applied by the instructor during registration. Not a member? JOIN US.

  • Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing (7 hours): Overview of main healing methods; introduction to the spirits of the three worlds; learn and practice power animal retrieval
  • The Shaman as Psychopomp (10.5 hours), 7 hours training in method and practice, plus additional 3.5-hour practice session/Q&A
  • Shamanism in Practice: Ethical, Effective, and Inspired Shamanic Healing™ (online) (14 hours)
  • Shamanic Extraction Healing (14 hours), 7 hours training in method and practice, plus 2 additional 3.5-hour practice sessions/Q&A
  • Power Soul Retrieval™ (14 hours), 7 hours training in method and practice, plus 2 additional 3.5-hour practice sessions/Q&A
  • Advanced Shamanic Healing Practice (online, 14 hours): Review and practice of psychopomp work, extraction healing, and power soul retrieval methods

*NOTE: The Shamanic Healing Online Program, while based in decades of experience teaching shamanic practice, is a work in progress. As such, the series and the workshop content are subject to adjustment. Once the first series of online workshops are complete and we are able to meet again in person, FSS in-person workshops and training will be rescheduled and future online programming will be evaluated.

Shamanic Healing Online Training Program Description

PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

Since 1985, the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) has been offering authentic, effective, and powerful shamanic training in its internationally-recognized in-person workshops and advanced residential programs. FSS training is based in core shamanism, as originated, researched, and developed by anthropologist Michael Harner (1929 – 2018) over many decades.

In May 2020, the FSS for the first time began offering an online shamanic divinatory series designed to bring shamanic knowledge and the power of the compassionate spirits to address personal, local, and global issues. While the urgent impetus for starting in 2020 was the pandemic, the FSS has been working toward adding an online training program for some time. Since May, FSS faculty members have been experimenting with and testing the Shamanic Knowledge and Power Series. It has become clear that high-quality online shamanic training, including fully interactive participant exercises, is a powerful and effective addition to FSS in-person programming. (See Shamanic Training in Digital Space.)

It is time for the next step. In January 2021, we are launching the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program. This series is not meant to duplicate or replace the FSS in-person training (which must be taken as a separate program, including in-person prerequisites); online and in-person programming are two distinct tracks.* Instead, the healing series offers a viable stand-alone choice for students who want to learn the “way of the shaman,” where travel, work, family or other personal considerations make in-person attendance impractical. Online training also provides flexible options for those seeking to review, deepen, and enhance their shamanic practice and knowledge.

ABOUT THE SHAMANIC HEALING ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND Q & A with Susan Mokelke, FSS president (audio, 2/2/21)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: ONLINE SHAMANIC HEALING PROGRAM
This FAQ may answer many of your questions.

SHAMANIC HEALING ONLINE WORKSHOPS
(February 2021, proposed workshops. Subject to change as necessary.)

The series will include the fundamental shamanic healing methods: power animal retrieval, extraction healing, psychopomp work with the spirits of the deceased, and power soul retrieval. It will also incorporate enrichment experiences designed to provide a depth of knowledge essential to an effective shamanic healing practice.

Each workshop in the series will build on the previous workshop. To provide rigorous training and preparation, workshops are designed to be taken in a certain order and will be rolled out beginning in January 2021, with each new addition serving as a prerequisite for the next. The initial prerequisite online workshops (The Shamanic Journey, Shamanic Divination, and The Shamanic Worldview) necessary to take the first workshop (Shamanism, Spirits, & Healing) are already available online. After prerequisites are met, participants may take the next workshop in the healing series in their own timing with any FSS faculty member.

PRACTICING SHAMANISM

Overview of shamanic healing and what makes a shaman: Shamanic Healing: We Are Not Alone by Michael Harner.

The Foundation’s authentic and powerful training in shamanic methods provides the basis for an
effective shamanic practice. To practice successfully, in addition to the methodology, one must build
strong connections with the helping spirits. These connections develop in strength over time through
disciplined training and experience. The Foundation does not grant diplomas or certify that a person is a shaman – only the effective practice, deriving from knowledge and power provided by the helping
spirits, can make one a shaman. The FSS does, however, provide certificates of completion for selected programs, confirming a student’s participation in Foundation trainings. Traditional continuing education credits are also available.

Ultimately, we have found that success as a shamanic practitioner is dependent upon two things:
1. Developing spiritual power through working with the helping spirits over a period of time, and
2. Disciplined application of the methods taught in the workshops and trainings.

ONLINE PROGRAM CONSIDERATIONS

The workshops in the series have been specifically designed and tested to be effective in an online format.

FSS faculty members are experienced at forming a safe and sacred circle at the beginning of each workshop. They will discuss important privacy and permission issues for personal interactions during and after the training.

The training is offered via Zoom video conferencing. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. (All students must participate with audio and video and access the meeting through their own individual device.) Instructions for Zoom (free to individual users) and workshop access will be provided by the instructor after registration.

For Educational Purposes

All Foundation workshops and training programs are offered for teaching purposes only and not for healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.

Confidentiality

Michael Harner (1929 – 2018) originated, researched, and developed core shamanism. Workshops and training programs offered by the FSS were created by Dr. Harner, with additional workshops based in core shamanism developed by Sandra Harner and Susan Mokelke. All FSS workshops and training programs, including online offerings, are copyrighted.

  • A signed confidentiality agreement will be requested of you during registration for each workshop by the FSS faculty member teaching it.
  • Electronic recording, audio, video, photographic, and the use of computers are not permitted during the workshop.
  • Participants are being trained to practice shamanism and shamanic healing, not as teachers of shamanism.

*NOTE: The Shamanic Healing Online Program, while based in decades of experience teaching shamanic practice, is a work in progress. As such, the series and the workshop content are subject to adjustment. Once the first series of online workshops are complete and we are able to meet again in person, FSS in-person workshops and training will be rescheduled and future online programming will be evaluated.

FSS Online Community Meetings & Workshops

The FSS is postponing in-person workshops and training programs during the pandemic. Though we may not be able to meet in person for a time, many powerful digital tools are available for face-to-face learning and practice. The Foundation and the FSS faculty are offering fully interactive and experiential workshops and community meetings by Zoom video conferencing. Once the crisis passes, FSS in-person workshops and training will be rescheduled and future online offerings will be evaluated.

ONLINE OFFERINGS INDEX

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NOTE, MEMBER DISCOUNTS: Members of the Circle of the Foundation will receive $10 or $20 off tuition for 7-hour or 14-hour workshops, respectively. Discount will be applied by the instructor during registration. Not a member? JOIN US.

I. Core Shamanism Online Community Meetings

II. For Graduates of FSS Advanced In-Person Weekend Workshops: Online Reviews

III. Online Shamanic Workshops: Knowledge and Power

IV. LAUNCHED JANUARY 2021: Shamanic Healing Online Training Program

I. Core Shamanism Online Community Meetings

FSS Core Shamanism Online Community Meetings are designed to support the shamanic community in these challenging times. Attendance is free. There will be opportunities to practice shamanic selfcare, share stories of hope and inspiration, and journey for ways shamanism can be used to help ourselves, others, and our world.
Information and schedule of offerings

II. For Graduates of FSS Advanced In-Person Weekend Workshops

FSS Advanced Two-Day Workshops Online Reviews

FSS faculty members are offering online review sessions for selected FSS advanced two-day in-person workshops. The online sessions are available to those who have taken the in-person workshop and who wish to clarify, practice, and deepen their understanding of the material.
Information and schedule of offerings

III. Online Shamanic Workshops: Knowledge and Power

The following online workshops focus on content that offers powerful and effective methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to resolve persistent problems facing humanity, our precious Earth, and its inhabitants.

The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power™

The shamanic journey is a remarkable visionary method for entering into another reality with discipline and purpose. Using classic drumming techniques to alter consciousness, participants will be introduced to the shamanic journey to awaken one’s soul and dormant spiritual power. Prerequisite training for other FSS online workshops.
Information and schedule of offerings

Shamanic Divination in Practice

The skilled practice of shamanic divination, the process of consulting the spirits for knowledge, is an essential aspect of shamanic healing and of bringing the wisdom of the helping spirits to bear on personal, local, and global issues. This workshop offers students opportunities to practice journeying to contact their compassionate spirit helpers and to enhance their abilities to form on-topic questions and interpret the messages received. Participants will also experience classic shamanic ways to build and nurture strong relationships with their own spirits.
Information and schedule of offerings

Shamanism for Inspired Local & Global Change™ (online)

In these challenging times, shamanic work, when combined with ordinary reality knowledge and action, can make an immense contribution toward effective long-term solutions for community and global problems. Shamanic divination – asking the fully compassionate spirits for answers to questions – is particularly helpful in providing inspired and workable ways to address complex issues in ordinary reality. This workshop offers practical methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to resolve persistent problems facing humanity, our precious Earth, and its inhabitants.
Information and schedule of offerings

The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive™

The shamanic worldview underpins the ethical and effective practice of shamanism. Experiential knowledge of this worldview leads to a profound awareness of the sacred nature of our world and an awakening of compassion, resulting in a deep desire to relieve pain and suffering and restore balance and harmony.
Information and schedule of offerings

IV. LAUNCHED JANUARY 2021: Shamanic Healing Online Training Program

Please note: These online trainings do not duplicate the full and rich content or the group experience of the in-person weekend workshops, though the healing methods themselves are the same. When we are able to offer in-person training again, it is highly recommended that those who desire additional depth and hands-on practice, take the in-person weekend workshops to master the methods.

Offerings are subject to change as necessary.

New Workshop – Shamanism for Inspired Local and Global Change

The FSS is pleased to announce a new workshop, Shamanism for Inspired Local & Global Change. In these challenging times, shamanic work, when combined with ordinary reality knowledge and action, can make an immense contribution toward effective long-term solutions for community and global problems. This workshop offers practical methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to resolve persistent problems facing humanity, our precious Earth, and its inhabitants.

“For years, many of us had been discussing our desire to learn how to use Shamanic practices to help heal the planet. What the workshop presented so well was an ethical framework for how I can proceed.”

“The many journeys to and with my helping spirits allowed me to focus on possible solutions, some of which came to me after the workshop ended. The workshop gave me the luxury of time and focus for an issue I care about deeply and reminded me to connect more frequently with my helping spirits. I had forgotten how much I love to do so and how much help they are.”

“This workshop helped me to recognize some of my barriers to making a difference in this time and offered tools/practices to engage my spirits in my daily work. I often feel that I cannot make a difference. The workshop showed me to journey more, connect with my spirits more, engage all elements with heart and compassion It is freeing and simple.”

Shamanism for Inspired Local and Global Change, was offered for the first time in the San Francisco Bay Area in April 2019. See student comments above. FSS Faculty are in training now to offer this transformative method throughout the USA and Canada. Details, and workshop schedule. NOW online: Shamanism for Inspired Local and Global Change (online): https://shamanism.org/workshops/calendar.php?Wkshp_ID=44.

FSS President Susan Mokelke was invited to teach Shamanism for Inspired Local and Global Change in Ohlstadt, Germany, to participants and FSS Europe faculty members. In September 2019, a large group of participants from various European countries successfully completed the training. In the coming year, Roland Urban, Director of FSS Europe, plans to train the faculty there to teach this method to students throughout Europe.

West Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, June 2020 – Postponed

Amanda FoulgerWest Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, June 7-18, 2020, Northern Marin, California (San Francisco Bay area). This life-changing course will be taught by Amanda Foulger.

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.

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Harner Shamanic Counseling Training, August 2020 in San Francisco area, CA

HARNER SHAMANIC COUNSELING TRAINING™
“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.” –Susan Rossi

Harner Shamanic Counseling Training
August 3-7, 2020
San Francisco area, California
Taught by April Tuck, CSC

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This five-day course provides intensive preparation in a highly effective system of personal problem-solving and guidance for those who wish to use the methods for themselves or professionally for others. Harner Shamanic Counseling (HSC) was originated in the early 1980s by Michael Harner based on his earlier devised core shamanism.