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Green Forest

Foundation for Shamanic Studies Online Workshops

Online Workshops
All online workshops are held live via Zoom
All workshop times are in Eastern Time

Workshop cancellation policy: 

 

Refunds will be given, minus a $40 processing fee, up to one month before the workshop.  50% refunds will be given up to two weeks before the workshop.  Within two weeks of the workshop, no refunds will be issued.

Please note that it is against FSS policy to record any workshops, whether online or in person. Online workshops will not be recorded; you must be present for all sessions in order to complete the workshop, and in order for it to count as a prerequisite for advanced workshops.

Preparation for online workshops:

 

Please be located in a private, quiet place, without  background noise, where you will not be disturbed

Please be able to have your camera and microphone on during the workshop

Dress comfortably 

Please have with you a rattle, as well as pen and paper to record your experiences (see individual workshops for additional items to bring)

Headphones are recommended but not required

Online Shamanic Training Series

Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing

Wednesdays May 29 and June 5, 5pm-8:30pm

**Prerequisites: The Shamanic Journey and Shamanic Divination in Practice (online) or The Way of the Shaman (in person)

**Strongly recommended: The Shamanic Worldview

 

This workshop is require to continue with the Healing Series

Effective shamanic practice depends upon knowledge of the spirit realms and how to access them to build strong relationships with the compassionate helping spirits. Powerful shamanic healing requires training, discipline, and experience.

In this experiential workshop, which sets the context for the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program, you will have the opportunity to personally explore:

  • The three worlds of the shaman (Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds) and the qualities of ordinary and non-ordinary reality;

  • The nature of the spirits of the three worlds;

  • Middle World non-ordinary reality spiritual aspects and their relationship to illness and wholeness.

Primary shamanic healing methods will be described, including shamanic extraction healing, psychopomp to help the spirits of the deceased, and soul retrieval. You will learn and practice power animal retrieval, with the chance to work with another participant to both retrieve and receive a power animal.

In addition to the items listed at the top of the page, please have with you:

A rock (NOT a crystal) about 2-3" in diameter, preferably found in nature, that is new to you

A human-made piece of artwork that is able to be visible on your screen (Examples: A sculpture, ceramic dish/vase, painting, weaving, stuffed animal, jewelry (larger), drawing, etc. NO ELECTRONICS OR PHOTOGRAPHS -- nothing with people in it.)

Cost is $160 for this workshop

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The Shaman As Psychopomp

Wednesdays July 17, 24, and 31, 5pm-8:30pm

**Prerequisites: The Shamanic Journey; Shamanic Divination in Practice; and Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing and its prerequisites (online) or The Way of the Shaman (in person)

**Strongly recommended: The Shamanic Worldview (this will be required for the next workshop in the series)

 

Shamans are concerned with the human soul, with healing during life and assisting the soul's passage out of the Middle World after death. Familiar with the realms of the dead, a shaman can act as a psychopomp - a conductor of souls. A trained shamanic practitioner is able to guide the soul of a deceased person out of the Middle World to a place where the soul can receive help in taking the next step on its path. The focus of this training is on learning and practicing the psychopomp method.

In this fully experiential workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore what happens for human souls from a core shamanic perspective after they leave the body - the "destiny of human souls" in the Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds

  • Learn and practice the psychopomp method to help the souls of the deceased out of the Middle World to a better place

  • How to locate a soul in the Middle World that may be stuck and in need of help

  • How to obtain the soul's permission to offer shamanic assistance

  • How to guide the soul to a place in the Upper or Lower World where it will be helped to continue on its journey

Cost is $235 for this workshop

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Inspired Shamanic Healing Practice

Wednesdays August 14 and 21, 5pm-8:30pm

**Prerequisites: The Shamanic Journey and Shamanic Divination in Practice (online) or The Way of the Shaman (in person)

**While it is not required, I strongly recommend you have begun the Healing Series before taking this workshop

 

An effective shamanic healing practice depends on a combination of factors, including authentic and rigorous training in methods and direct experience with clients. As a spiritual healing method, the pragmatic aspects of the profession may be easily overlooked, and yet can make the difference between a valuable experience and a profoundly healing one from the client's viewpoint.

 

A well-designed container for your healing practice that supports your clients and inspires you, can considerably enhance the effectiveness of your work. This training is appropriate for those beginning a shamanic practice who want to see what issues to consider and how to plan their future practice. It can be especially helpful for seasoned healers to dialogue with other practitioners and to help deepen their own work. NOTE: Some students who are very new to the work find it beneficial to have had more training and practice (particularly in the healing methods such as psychopomp work, extraction, and soul retrieval) before taking this workshop.

 

Purpose of the workshop:

  • To help you develop an ethical, effective shamanic practice that has integrity and is based in respect for all beings;

  • To offer you guidelines and ways of deciding for yourself regarding ethical issues - such as whether there is permission to do shamanic healing work in a specific situation - rather than "one size fits all" rules or answers;

  • To increase the professionalism of the practice by helping you create a supportive "container" that enhances your practice, including appropriate boundaries, safety, and freedom to practice within that container.

 

What will be covered: Ethical issues such as permission, talking with and screening potential clients, what to do before and after a session; brief legal considerations (not legal advice*); practicing with integrity and respect; and some pragmatic aspects of an effective shamanic practice.

 

What will not be covered: Shamanic healing and divination methodologies.

The online workshop combines lecture, small group discussion, interactive exercises, and journeying. Please note: This workshop does not address marketing issues.

Cost is $160 for this workshop

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Shamanic Extraction Healing Training

Wednesdays September 11, 18, and 25, 5pm-8:30pm

**Prerequisites: The Shaman As Psychopomp and its prerequisites, and The Shamanic Worldview (online) or The Way of the Shaman (in person)

 

Shamanic extraction healing is a powerful practice for treating localized pain and illness resulting from spiritual factors. "The shaman works to remove things that interfere with the health of the body, such as spiritual intrusions, and extract them. This is not done through journeying. It's done through working here in the Middle World in an altered state of consciousness." Michael Harner, Shamanic Healing

In this fully experiential online workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn methods to build spiritual power to prepare for extraction practice

  • Sense and see spiritual intrusions, which may be causing localized illness

  • Practice with other participants to safely extract (remove) spiritual intrusions

  • Re-empower a client after a shamanic extraction to restore health and well-being

Cost is $235 for this workshop

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Coming later this year:
 

October/November--Power Soul Retrieval Training
December/January--Core Shamanic Healing Practice

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