What exactly happens in a shaman healing?

Each session is completely unique. I blend my tools & experience to best meet your needs. So I'm going to share a series of blogs exploring different "types" of healings.

One of the common things I do in a shaman healing session is to support a client in releasing emotional wounds from a past trauma. This often presents as self limiting thoughts, patterns or behaviour in heir current life.

Why wouldn't you have processed the pain at the time? Lots of different reasons, perhaps-

  • You were a child and weren't quite sure how to.

  • You were protecting someone else by suppressing your emotions (often a parent, partner or child)

  • You had commitments that prevented you from taking the time needed (work, study, dependants)

  • You worried that you wouldn't be able to put the pieces of your life back together, once you started you would just unravel.

  • You are used to holding this emotional weight now, it has become comforting. So as more trauma hits you just push those emotions away.

What do I mean by "trauma"

I use this term to cover a very, very wide range of meanings.

  • Sometimes this is deep in early childhood, perhaps birth or the womb.

  • Often it is experiences that were emotionally crippling as a child, but looking back as an adult almost seem mundane. This can be difficult, as the inner child remains terrified, but the adult tries to dismiss it as all a bit silly. (getting lost, parents arguing, parental illness, bullying at school)