What is shamanic healing?

A shamanic practitioner may use a drum, rattle, herbs and feathers during your healing

As a shamanic healer, I’m often asked to explain what I do; it’s a difficult answer to fit into a nutshell but, essentially, shamanic healing is healing at the spiritual level.

Really, shamanic healing is a kind of spiritual reconstruction – a method of reuniting us with lost parts of our soul and removing spiritual blocks.

In today’s Western society, it is not uncommon for people to feel lost, or that a piece of their vital essence is missing. From a shamanic viewpoint, when we face periods of difficulty, or trauma, throughout our lives, part of the soul – our essence – can actually split away. In most cases, this happens as part of a coping mechanism; the piece leaving us takes with it the worst of the pain and, in some cases, a selection of the memories connected with the trauma. However, although this allows us to manage and get on with our lives, we are usually left with the sense that something is missing.

Soul loss and dis-ease
Soul loss can lead to many problems later on – not least depression, illness and other forms of dis-ease. So, soul retrieval is one of the core shamanic healing methods.

Properly trained shamanic practitioners are able to search the world of spirit, find the lost soul piece and bring it back to the client. In doing so, the healer is bringing back the client’s lost power and restoring them to vitality and wholeness.

Sometimes, the healer will also check to make sure the client is not holding onto any energies that do not belong there; if any are apparent, the shamanic healer will be able to remove them to their rightful home.

The shamanic healer will also be able to help the client find their power animal – a strong spirit ally that can help the client to access lifeforce, find their true self and guide them towards their true path.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please do ask. Until then, walk in beauty.

Taz / Yellow Wolf Moon xx

About Taz Thornton (www.firechild-shamanism.co.uk)

Speaker | writer | firewalker | empowerment coach | shamanic artist | mentor | encourager. Debut tome underway for Moon Books. Follow me on Twitter - @TazThornton and find FirechildShamanism and TazThorntonOfficial on Facebook.
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1 Response to What is shamanic healing?

  1. Thanks for this post. I eventually agree with what you are saying. I have been talking about this subject a lot lately with my father so likely this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!


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