Overview of Services: I offer mentoring and counsel for enhancing conscious relationships, life transformation and somatic awareness. Remote healing and consultations available. Seasonal ceremonies, workshops/classes, and custom designed retreats are also offered.
A container is created in which you may discover the source of your own well being, empowerment and spiritual autonomy. I bring my commitment, presence, humor and expertise in the areas of relationship, spirituality, trauma, sexuality, addiction, and body-mind awareness.
Shamanism is rooted in working directly with the Spiritual realm, summoning the helping, compassionate spirits that surround us, including the wisdom of the Earth and our natural environment. The methodologies are drawn from ancient traditions from many indigenous cultures. All Shamanic methods are provided, depending on what is most appropriate to the needs of the client. Shamanic support through one's dying and Psychopomp, House Blessings and House Clearings and other types of ceremonies are also available.
Death, dying and beyond - It is a profound privilege to bring compassionate presence and guidance to those facing their death, as well as support for the loved ones through their caregiving, goodbying, and grief. Shamanic practices can offer clarity, healing and support for a myriad of issues, such as illness, chronic misfortune, trauma, unwanted repeating patterns, depression, to name a few. The work supports the client in developing their own spiritual power, to deepen their connection to Self at levels of heart and soul and spirit, difficult to reach through traditional Western counseling. Permission is always required to do Shamanic healing. I work with individuals and pets, either in my office or remotely, depending on what practices are of greatest service for the client.
It is not up to me. It is up to the Helping Spirits.
My Shamanic practices include:
~ Power Animal Retrieval
~ Soul Retrieval
~ Extraction (removing localized spiritual intrusion)
~ Psychopomp (assisting the dying and beyond death).
Soul Retrieval can be profoundly effective for those who are dealing with a sense of emptiness, recurring unwanted patterns or illness, fragmentation due to loss, grief or trauma. Soul loss is a common occurrence, though not commonly named as such. It means that pieces of our divine essence have left, detached for their own safety, as a result of trauma, loss, abuse, illness addiction.
~ Home or Office Clearings
Recommended websites for further information on Shamanism:
The following Shamanic classes are offered in cross-cultural shamanism as researched and taught by Sandra Ingerman for those who wish to deepen their own Shamanic connection and/or provide shamanic services to others.
- Introduction to Shamanic Journeying
- Healing with Spiritual Light
- Medicine for the Earth
- Soul Retrieval
Please see the Events page for information and schedule of classes.
Chanupa - Sacred Pipe Ceremony
All cultures have sacred ceremonies, rituals to convey prayers through use of fire, smoke, and other elements. Chanupa - the sacred pipe, is used in council, for decree, prayer and revelation in such ceremonies.
To honor the turning seasons and the medicine of the Earth is both common and auspicious. As was taught and passed on to me, we sit together in sacred circle and raise our prayers to Creator.
The medicine of the pipe and its use are very powerful. With love, respect and gratitude, we use this ceremony to express what is in our hearts. To bear and receive witness is a most humbling and profound experience. We are seen and heard in the circle and Beyond, held in the vulnerability of our expression, even when we are silent.
Witness the radiant Light in our shared humanness as we sit in ceremony.
We light our hopes on fire!
This is for those who have a range of experience in Shamanic journey work. Every third Sunday of the month from
11-12:30, our drumming circle convenes to be of service to each other, our loved ones, and the planet. We practice long distance healing and divination journeys for those who have requested to receive our help. Occasional adjustments to the schedule due to illness or Holidays, etc. may be made. If you wish to join Journey Circle and have not yet received basic Shamanic Journey instruction, contact BJ for private lessons or sign up for her Introduction to Shamanic Journeying class.
Harner Shamanic Counseling
Harner Shamanic Counseling (HSC) is a method, set in a structured series of 5 sessions, that follows the ancient principles of shamanism. As a method of spiritual counseling, the goal of HSC is facilitating the client toward autonomy and the strengthening of one's spiritual connection. This is a problem-solving system where the client learns a divination practice to gather information, developing one’s own spiritual power and to face personal issues in their ordinary, every day life. The series of 5 sessions consist of journeys that are audio recorded as the client narrates their journey, while the Shamanic counselor simultaneously transcribes the client's journey. Each journey builds one to the next, where the client discovers the true "counselors" are with the helping spirits met in non-ordinary reality.
Shamanic healing can work beautifully in tandem with other holistic or allopathic approaches, and is an effective adjunct to counseling. I am honored and blessed to offer these Shamanic healing methods Shamanism has always held the core intention to heal the pain and suffering in our community (tribe), friends, ourselves, for the land and animals, and in our world. Those who've completed this series may attend the monthly Journey Circle.
Body-Centered Psychotherapy - This is a more holistic approach to counseling for those who want to go deeper into self awareness. The approach assists clients in developing sensory acuity and clarifying how certain issues are held in contracted spaces in the body. Individuals, couples and groups have benefited with this non-traditional approach to enhance communication issues in relationships, deepen connection in oneself and others, and fine tune a sense of presence and clarity through small and great challenges and transitions. This provides good results to those who seek to shift recurring unwanted patterns due to various forms of trauma, illness or addiction. Those who want to experience a more sustainable sense of wholeness and well-being, even when traversing the more difficult or confusing times in life, can benefit. I offer this counseling to adolescents, adults, and elders.
Long distance consultations are also available and I've had clients in other states and other countries who have benefited from this work. Integrative Body- Psychotherapy is an experiential model that views the self as the source of well being, This work facilitates new ways to transform old wounds and defenses using concrete steps for staying empowered. Awareness of body, breath, and boundaries provides the clarity and insight needed for change.
In a day both restful and energizing, you will view a specially chosen, evocative film summoning what your psyche is ready to reveal to you. The movies are magically framed with guided meditation, music, your inner teacher’s urgings, and BJ’s deft facilitation. This combination brings the power of a film to a new level, making of it a lucid dream - the psyche speaks and is heard. The experience is unique among self-explorative ventures - it retains a lightness and pleasure in the day, even as deep work is being done together.
Reiki - Either directly or at a distance, this energy work may be administered to those seeking increased well-being and healing for emotional, physical, psychological concerns. This ancient healing art was brought to us by 18th century Japanese scholar, Dr. Mikao Usui.
Trauma Touch TherapyTM - Taught at the Colorado School of Healing arts, by Chris Smith. This is a healing approach specifically to those who are dealing with either old or recent trauma. Trauma, whether physical, emotional or psychological, can take up residence in the body. It is completely client centered and touch only occurs with full permission of the client. I offer this to adults, young and old.
"We're all just walking each other home."
~ Ram Das