Shamanism in Practice:
Ethical, Effective, and Inspired Shamanic Healing™

Formerly Shamanism Practicum

This two-day workshop designed by Susan Mokelke is for those seeking to more effectively use their core shamanic training to alleviate pain and suffering and to help others in the world.* A well-designed container for your healing practice that supports your clients and inspires you, can considerably enhance the effectiveness of your work. The training is appropriate for those beginning a shamanic practice, as well as for seasoned healers looking to deepen their work.

This training provides an opportunity to create your ideal container for your practice. It includes:

  • The ethical practice of shamanic healing and divination
  • A brief look at legal considerations**
  • Practical matters such as payment for services, useful forms to have on hand, and more
  • How to describe your shamanic services, talk with clients, and screen potential clients
  • Creating a healing space that supports and inspires you
  • Consulting with your helping spirits about various aspects of your healing practice

The workshop combines lecture, small group discussion, interactive exercises, and journeying. Please note: This workshop does not address marketing issues.


  1. The in-person weekend Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman; OR
  2. Three one-day online workshops, if in-person Basic Workshop has not been completed:

13 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. (Link for information on how to verify acceptance of FSS CE credits with your approval board.)

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:

"This is one of those classes that a person should take very early in their shamanic studies. I didn't realize how much I could have used this information early on in my personal and professional practice."
Antoinette Cresci de la Torre

"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 at exactly the right time for me!"

* 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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