Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing™

IN THE Shamanic Healing Online Training Program

Effective shamanic practice depends upon knowledge of the spirit realms and how to access them to build strong relationships with the compassionate helping spirits. Powerful shamanic healing requires training, discipline, and experience.

In this experiential workshop, which sets the context for the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program, you will have the opportunity to personally explore:

  • The three worlds of the shaman (Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds) and the qualities of ordinary and non-ordinary reality;
  • The nature of the spirits of the three worlds;
  • Middle World non-ordinary reality spiritual aspects and their relationship to illness and wholeness.
Primary shamanic healing methods will be described, including shamanic extraction healing, psychopomp to help the spirits of the deceased, and soul retrieval. You will learn and practice power animal retrieval, with the chance to work with another participant to both retrieve and receive a power animal.

What participants say:

"This was a profoundly powerful and helpful workshop for better understanding the differences in perception from ordinary reality to non-ordinary reality. The practices helped to emphasize the experiential nature of this understanding and it was lovely to work with new people and delve in deeper. I would highly recommend it!"

"Fantastic! It was an excellent balance of lecture and practice, solo work and partner work, and really built beautifully on the previous trainings. I loved being introduced to Middle World work with a lot of clarity and guidance on safety, and felt very moved at how familiar all these souls are to me. As someone who primarily started this training inspired to connect with animal helpers for my own healing, I'm now feeling inspired to work with them to heal others."

"Excellent. Fascinating content and exercises. Results of exercises were affirming, helpful, intriguing and educational. Renewed my interest in more journey practice and helped me feel more confident. Furthered my education. All good!"

This experiential online training taught by FSS faculty members is offered via Zoom video conferencing, which is free to individual users. 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 and workshop access will be provided by the instructor after registration. The course consists of 7 hours of training. Faculty members may teach the workshop in two 3.5-hour sessions or one seven-hour session.

PREREQUISITES to Shamanic Healing Online Training Program entry (available online now). NOTE: Participants must be able to successfully journey to contact at least one helping spirit from the Upper or Lower Worlds.

    Take workshop 1 OR both workshops in 2. Workshop 3 is recommended but not required.

  1. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman (in-person workshop)
  2. OR The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power AND Shamanic Divination in Practice
  3. Recommended* The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive (available online only)
    *The Worldview workshop is a required prerequisite (along with Shamanism, Spirits & Healing), for all subsequent workshops in the Healing series.

7 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. Completion of the entire workshop (7 hours) is required for credit.

FOR THE MEETING. Please have handy a notebook/pen for notes, a rattle, a drum (optional), and an eye covering (bandana or Mindfold) to block ambient light. Please have available for the workshop: 1. A rock (NOT a crystal), approximately 2 -3 inches in diameter, preferably found in nature, new to you. (Remember where you got it so you can return it after the workshop.) 2. A small piece of artwork (large enough to be visible to a partner from your screen). Examples: A sculpture, ceramic dish/vase, painting, weaving, stuffed animal, jewelry (larger), drawing, etc. NO ELECTRONICS OR PHOTOGRAPHS -- nothing with people in it.

Before the workshop, select a private location where you are unlikely to be disturbed to facilitate your experience and that of the group participants. Consider a comfortable chair or place to sit or lie down for journeys. Many Zoom users find that headphones or ear buds provide an enhanced listening experience. Check the battery power on your computer/device; you will need it to last 3.5 hours. Please download the latest version of the Zoom app the day of the workshop so you can fully participate. Zoom participant instructions and audio/video settings.

REGISTRATION. Please see the calendar listings below to find a workshop. FSS faculty members are independent contractors and register their own workshops. For registration details, please contact the instructor for the workshop you wish to attend.

Member Tuition Discount. Members of the Circle of the Foundation will receive $10 off of tuition for this workshop, beginning November 1, 2020. Discount will be applied by the faculty member during registration. Not a member? Join us.

Electronic recording of audio, video, and images is not permitted during the workshop.

Find Shamanism, Spirits, & Healing (online) in Your Area

The workshops calendar is updated frequently with additional offerings. If this workshop is not currently being offered in your area, check back again soon or check for other workshops now being offered in your area.

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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.

All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner (except as otherwise noted).

United States
Mar 09-10, 2024
Midwest MST
Mar 9 9am-12:30pm
Mar 10 9am-12:30pm
Ellen Winner
7 FSS CE credits
Ellen Winner
Jul 13-14, 2024
West MDT
Jul 13 10am-1:30pm
Jul 14 10am-1:30pm
Robbie Staufer
7 FSS CE credits
Robbie Staufer
Apr 13-14, 2024
Central Canada EDT
Apr 13 10am-2pm
Apr 14 10am-2pm
Mora File
7 FSS CE credits
Mora File
Jun 14-16, 2024
Eastern Canada EDT
Jun 14 8:30am-11:30am
Jun 15 8:30am-11:30am
Jun 16 8:30am-11:30am
Mira Chen
7 FSS CE credits
In Mandarin
Mira Chen
Latin America

Taught in Spanish, en Español

Apr 09-10, 2024
Latin America (GMT-3)
Apr 9 7pm-10:30pm
Apr 10 7pm-10:30pm
Gerardo Roemer Gerardo Roemer
Aug 27-28, 2024
Latin America (GMT-3)
Aug 27 7pm-10:30pm
Aug 28 7pm-10:30pm
Gerardo Roemer Gerardo Roemer

Please note that on rare occasions the dates and locations of listed programs may change, depending upon the availability of facilities and faculty. FSS reserves the right to change or cancel any program if necessary. In such cases, enrolled participants will be notified promptly and deposits refunded or applied to another program.