Shamanism Practicum: Guidelines for a Healthy Shamanic Practice™

Ethical and legal considerations and practical tools for your shamanic healing practice.

Are you considering starting a shamanic healing and/or divination practice and would like some guidance? Do you have an established practice and would welcome the opportunity to discuss ethical issues and other pragmatic aspects with other practitioners?

This two-day workshop 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 interactive-experiential exercises, including journeying.

Prerequisite: The Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman: Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

13 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available

WHAT TO BRING. Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one. Wear comfortable clothing, warm socks, and bring a bandanna, cushion and/or blanket (if the sponsor does not provide cushions), and a pen and notebook to record your journeys. (Electronic recording, audio, video, photographic, and the use of computers are not permitted during the workshop.)

Recommended reading: "Ethical Considerations in Shamanic Healing" by Susan Mokelke.

What participants say:

"Thank you so much for the wisdom and time and energy that went into creating and providing the Shamanism Practicum. I found the workshop full of valuable information and an outline of things to reflect upon and incorporate in my evolving practice."

" Excellent and extremely useful workshop in exactly the right time for me! A lot of information with good pacing of journeys and activities. I like the role-playing in particular."

"Thank you for offering this aspect of shamanic healing as a practicum through the Foundation. I learned a lot and felt it was useful and informative. It is an area of the training of shamanic practitioners--at least for those who are navigating through the modern (Western) world--that has been inadequately addressed until now. As shamanism becomes more integrated into mainstream awareness and complementary healing options, these considerations become more vital." --Catherine Valentine

* Since the seventies, tens of thousands of students have trained in core shamanism -- originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner after extensive field and cross-cultural investigation, experimentation, and personal practice. This workshop is intended to promote the ethical and professional practice of shamanic healing and shamanic divination.

** Legal Considerations. Workshop content related to legal considerations is provided for information purposes only as a service to those seeking and practicing shamanic healing or divination. It is not legal advice or counsel and is provided only as general information, which may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. The Foundation makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information and does not endorse or sponsor any website links provided. The Foundation does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice), which is provided or any linked sites incorporated into it by reference. The information is provided on the basis that all persons taking this workshop undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of all content. If you require advice in relation to any legal matter you should consult an appropriately qualified lawyer.

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United States
Nov 03-04, 2018
Sierra Madre, California
Amanda Foulger
13 FSS CE credits
Amanda Foulger
(310) 455-3758
Apr 27-28, 2019
Ottawa Area (Almonte), Ontario,
Glenn Campbell
13 FSS CE credits
Glenn Campbell
(905) 655-6756
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