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Shamanism & Personal Transformation™

Shamanism has much to offer those seeking personal knowledge and emotional and spiritual maturity. Shamanism & Personal Transformation teaches us how to work with our spirit helpers and in ordinary reality to transform personal attitudes, emotions, and blocks to living a fulfilled and inspired life. Exercises are provided to help participants see and move beyond personal limitations to a centered and compassionate state of being. In so doing, we bring these qualities into the world to the benefit and ultimate transformation of our Earth and its inhabitants.

This workshop offers practical methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to your personal life:

  • Reconnect with your soul's purpose and discover your role in the larger context of our world
  • Practice applying shamanic divination/journeying methods to personal issues using a standard problem-solving process
  • Uncover personal attitudes and emotions that block and limit personal growth and wholeness
  • Use shamanic divination to discover how to move beyond your limitations to live a compassionate and transformative life

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 10.5 hours of training. Faculty members will teach the workshop in three 3.5-hour sessions or in a 7-hour plus 3.5-hour session.

NOTE: Participants must be able to successfully journey to contact at least one helping spirit from the Upper or Lower Worlds.

  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
Recommended, not required: The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive

10.5 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. Completion of the entire workshop (10.5 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. 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. Please check the battery power on your computer/device; you will need it to last 3.5 hours. DOWNLOAD Zoom participant instructions, including 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 $15 off tuition for this workshop. Discount will be applied by the instructor during registration. Not a member? Join us.

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

Find Shamanism & Personal Transformation 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 04-12, 2023
East EST
Mar 4 10am-1:45pm
Mar 5 10am-1:45pm
Mar 12 10am-1:45pm
Dana Robinson
10.5 FSS CE credits
Dana Robinson
May 13-20, 2023
Midwest MDT
May 13 9am-12:30pm
May 14 9am-12:30pm
May 20 9am-12:30pm
Ellen Winner
10.5 FSS CE credits
Ellen Winner
Register Online
Jun 08-27, 2023
Northeast EDT
Jun 8 5pm-8:30pm
Jun 15 5pm-8:30pm
Jun 27 5pm-8:30pm
Alex Solomon
10.5 FSS CE credits
Alex Solomon
Register Online
Dec 03-04, 2022
Western Canada MST
Dec 3 9am-5pm
Dec 4 12pm-4pm
Wade Prpich
10.5 FSS CE credits
Wade Prpich
Feb 11-12, 2023
Prairie Provinces CST
Feb 11 9:30am-5:30pm
Feb 12 1pm-4:30pm
Susan Opie
10.5 FSS CE credits
Susan Opie

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.