Recommended Resources and Links
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Betsy Bergstrom is a full-time Shamanic Practitioner who has studied with shamans
and healers from many cultures. She is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic
Studies 3-Year Program. She has been trained by a number of indigenous shamans and
healers who have encouraged her and shared with her their wonderful teachings. Her
calling is to work in partnership with the Helping Spirits, to help the living and
with the dead. She says, "...the feedback from my classes has been that the
teaching (of Heart Centered Shamanic Depossession) defused much of the fear that
some people felt in approaching the work of clearing and depossession."
Alida Birch is an acknowledged shamanic healer. Her love and passion for helping
people fuels her soul as she assists them in recovering their true selves. She is a
bridge between the seen and unseen. She is certified as a shamanic counselor by
Michael Harner ('93) and trained to teach shamanism by Sandra Ingerman ('03-'05).
She has a thriving counseling, teaching and healing practice in Eugene Oregon.
||Jan Engels-Smith: The LightSong School of Shamanic Studies
Jan Engels-Smith assists individuals in finding their personal power, which is a
path to healing and wholeness. Her healing practice derives from decades of
experience as a shamanic practitioner, counselor-psychologist, and a science
teacher. She has seen amazing transformation take place by combining these
disciplines. Jan is a licensed professional counselor, a chemical dependency
specialist, a marriage & family counselor, reiki master as well as a hypnotherapist.
Carla Meeske has been offering shamanism and animal communication for
clients across the globe since 1998. A
member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and The Society for Shamanic
Practitioners, I follow the path of core shamanism, using healing techniques that
are common to many cultures and compatible with our modern world. I have trained
with the Foundation in soul retrieval, power animal retrieval, death and dying,
divination and healing, and completed the Foundation's three year training program
in 2000. I work with people and with animals. Cats, dogs, horses, goats and
chickens have been recipients of my spirit allies' gracious healing power.
My mission is to help serve the Spirits in the most compassionate manner possible. My intention is to help others
"wake up" to their lives through the work of the compassionate spirits showing the way of healing to the client.
I believe my work is about "planting a seed, grows a thousand trees" of happiness, joy, bliss, healing and right action;
helping to make our human condition more exquisite and life affirming. The flame in each of our souls shines brighter
serving one another and the Mother (Earth and all its creatures).
||Karen Furr: Spirit Drum
Spirit Drum is the heartchild of Karen, a former Franciscan Sister living in Kingman, Arizona.
For her there is no separation of the realities of seen and unseen, and her work as a healer is rooted in the belief that it is not what
we "do" that heals, but what we allow ourselves to become.
As a Shamanic healer and Reiki Master Teacher, Karen understands illness from perspective of loss of essential power.
As a former Catholic sister, she walks the path of the mystic and healer, seeking to integrate all the worlds for healing of self, community and
Earth. She is aware that it is in bringing Light into the world that healing and wholeness can happen.
||Valerie Nunnelly: Shamanic Teacher & Practitioner
Valerie is a Shamanic Teacher and Practioner residing in the Southeast United States. Utilizing a hands-on approach, Valerie works
closely with the Medicine Wheel and has developed a number of in depth workshops that provide students with an insightful look at
the healing power of plant and animal spirits. Her curriculum includes a two-year program of shamanic study called "Compassionate
Journeys: The Shamanic Path to Spiritual Healing," which includes a shamanic vision quest.
||Susan McClellan: Shaman Song
Shaman Song is offered as resource to anyone interested in learning more about shamanism -- newcomers and experienced shamans
alike -- and to those seeking community and support on their journey to self-awareness, self-healing and self-mastery.
Susan, a native of Wales, is an active shamanic practitioner, teacher, facilitator and counselor. She is the founder of Dream Song:
The Center for Shamanic Studies, and a co-founder of The Seventh Academy, both based in Wilmington, Delaware; and she has her
own shamanic healing & counseling practice.
||Michael Dunning: Transformation and Healing from the Sacred Yew Tree
The yew tree is one of our first and greatest spiritual teachers. The language of the yew communicates with the body
from the subtle and generative realms of the Otherworld, inspiring the arts of seership and prophesy, as well as
illuminating the ability to access our innate self-healing processes. I am honored to have been called to learn from
one such teacher - a solitary and ancient female yew tree in Scotland that not only renewed my dying body, but
gave me deep insight into an ancient practice of healing that I have named Yewshamanism.
||Eleanora Amendolara: Sacred Center
Sacred Center is a beautiful space in New York State's Hudson Valley where Eleanora Amendolara offers a
two-year healing arts school program and works professionally as a healing artist. Healing arts education, training,
and workshops; individual private sessions; mentoring; and journeys to extraordinary places in Peru are some of the
resources she uses to help people discover and experience life with acceptance, joy, and flexibility for themselves and
||Claire Von Karls: Riverside Counseling Center
Claire Von Karls is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Private Practice in Littleton, NH. For over 30 years she
has worked as a psychotherapist, counselor, and workshop presenter. Claire is also a Shamanic Practitioner and
Dreamworker. She has extensive training in earth-based spirituality, Native American philosophy, and experiential
Dreamwork skills. Her workshops focus on Practical Dreamwork, personal empowerment, intuitive wisdom, and ancient
methods of healing.
||Carlisle Berquist: Vantage Quest
Vantage Quest helps access creativity that may astonish you. It works by stilling the
mind and allowing material to enter the field of awareness from the subconscious and
transpersonal realms of consciousness. Like a shaman's journey, it is diving into the inner
formless unknown and returning with a gift to help repair our outer world. It is
receiving to give. Vantage Quest is a instrument for applied reverie in service of
your creative, meditative, and healing work.
||Michelle McKinney: Healing Winds
The healing and intuitive work I offer integrates insights distilled from life lessons, inspiration and wisdom from helping
spirits and nature, clairvoyance, and in-depth training in: Shamanic Healing, Energy Healing, Hypnosis/NLP, and
Systemic Constellations. It is only through the process of my own healing and life challenges that I was introduced to,
if not initiated into, these truly remarkable methods. They have been transformational for me in many ways, and I
continue to be in awe of the results I witness with my clients.
||Donna M. Callaghan: Peace Place
Donna M. Callaghan, B.A., is a Transpersonal Facilitator, Shamanic Teacher/Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist, offering individual personal
growth services for adults and couples as well as providing shamanic services. Peace Place hosts a wide variety of Individual Personal Growth,
Shamanic and Specialty Services, including Workshops & Classes for your Journey of Self-Exploration and Spiritual Quests in the south suburbs
of Chicago, Illinois. Our goal is to provide a place of Peace in which one can Remember the Journey of their Soul.
||Donna Cooper: The Wildcast Bronze Sculpture Gallery
I believe creative expression is an inherent attribute available to each of us.
It requires believing in yourself, acquiring the necessary skills to do the work,
and finding your medium of expression -- whether that is writing, painting,
teaching, sculpting or working with people.
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