There are many types of energy healing modalities. Shamanic energy healing is one of them, but there are many different schools, techniques and approaches.
The one I’m trained in is taught by The Four Winds, a world leading energy healing school lead by Dr. Alberto Villoldo, who has spent decades training with the Shamans of Perú. He is also an anthropologist, medical doctor and psychologist, so his unique teachings integrate the traditional healing practices of the Native American Shamans with the latest discoveries in neuroscience.
The shamanic techniques allow the client to access deep healing, working on removing the imprints on the energy field that might be manifesting as negative experiences, toxic relationships or physical symptoms.
So what happens exactly in a shamanic energy healing session?
I will mainly work on your energy field. Traumatic experiences can get stored in the energy field, and with time, they can manifest in your life in the form of limiting patterns or behaviours, negative experiences and even physical symptoms.
We will start the session by discussing what you want to work on and what you want to achieve from the session.
After identifying what the priority is and what techniques need to be used, I will ask you to get comfortable (if you can lie down, even better!) and relax.
I will work on your energy field while guiding some breathing exercises or visualisations. Your job is to relax, surrender and set an intention to release anything that is not in your highest interest.
The sessions can be performed in person or online with the same effectiveness.
There are many different techniques that might be used in a shamanic energy healing session. The following is a small summary so you have an idea of what to expect:
Decoupling. This guided visualisation and energy healing technique resets the fight or flight system. We live in a stressful world, so most people have had their fight or flight system on for more than 40 years! This is detrimental for our health and well-being. Turning it off restores balance and will help you feel deeply relaxed and at peace. This technique is perfect for stress and anxiety.
Chakra balancing and illumination. This is the core of the shamanic energy healing sessions. It burns up the sludge and deposits adhering to the walls of a chakra, it combusts the toxic energy around harmful physical and emotional imprints and it erases imprints in the energy field. When this happens, it is possible to change negative emotions and behaviors.
Extraction: Some toxic energies can crystallise in the energy field and they need to be extracted using a different process.
Intrusive energies or entities can attach themselves to a chakra and through it connect to the central nervous system, where they enter into a parasitic relationship with the host.
Many psychological and physical problems are caused or exacerbated by crystallised or intrusive energies, including anxiety, depression, addictions, mood swings, and a host of other symptoms. Once the energy is extracted, the client can more readily change his behavior and often experiences spontaneous healing.
Cord cutting: Usually, we can connect and disconnect energetically with other people with ease. However, when we encounter energetic threads that we have an affinity with, whether positive or negative, we can become tangled up in them. Thus a cord is created. Our corded connection with another may be toxic; we become co-dependent, exchanging affinities and dark energies, emotions, and baggage we carry with us.
By cutting these cords and removing the affinity, we can put an end to toxic relationships and start relating to others in a healthy, nurturing and authentic way.
Soul retrieval: When we experience traumatic events, it is possible for a portion of the soul to separate, taking with it a part of our essential self. This what in psychology is called dissociation.
The soul-retrieval journey involves renegotiating obsolete soul contracts and discarding limiting beliefs.
Imagine that someone experienced a traumatic car accident as a kid where they lost a family member. A part of the self ‘flees’ as the experience is too painful to experience. Soul retrieval works on retrieving the unwounded part of the self and integrating their positive traits and qualities.
Ancestral constellation: Healing the relationship with our ancestors is key if we want to break free from any negative patterns running in the family. When we forgive, release and express gratitude, we can have healthier relationships with our family and honour our ancestors instead of blaming them for our not-so-successful life.
This technique consists of tracking where an ancestor lives within our psychic field and change our relationship with them.
I combine Shamanic Energy Healing with my background as a Humanistic Counsellor and Theta Healing (another energy healing technique I’m trained in) to make the sessions even more powerful and transformational.
Most people end these sessions feeling deeply relaxed and connected with themselves so I don’t recommend booking any physical or social activities after the session!
If you are interested and want to know more about these powerful techniques, every month I run FREE online events including Fire Ceremonies, Guided Visualisations, Manifestation and Healing techniques, downloads and more! Register here to unlock access to really empowering content!