What is a Shamanic Healing session?
Shamanism was introduced into the West through the work of 19th and 20th Century anthropologists who studied indigenous people. Some of these people appeared to enter trance like states to access other worldly dimensions, to bring power from spirits and spirit helpers for the purpose of healing. The word shaman is thought to come from the Siberian Tungus Evenki tribe and is translated as “the one who sees, or the one who knows.”
The shaman’s purpose is to bring about balance in all of life, working with and connecting with Mother Earth, receiving power directly from Her. The shaman is a messenger between both this reality and the spirit world, bringing messages from spirit, communicating with trees, plants, animals, and all of the elements. The shaman becomes the hollow bone, she becomes a channel for spiritual power.
Whilst Andi has completed 3-year Shamanic training with Chris Luttichau from Northern Drum Shamanic Centre, she would not be so bold as to identify as a Shaman but prefers the term Shamanic Practitioner. That is to say she has received the original teachings and blends this knowledge and wisdom with contemporary teachings in a trauma informed and non-judgmental space. My guides have shown me that my medicine (my gift) is my healing and having worked as a nurse for most of my adult life, I guess that’s no surprise! These days I prefer to work with nature & the ancient wisdom of our elders and trauma healing is my area of interest and specialism. Andi has also trained with the Shamanic Priestess Ruth Cato, working with sacred women’s cycles and blood mysteries, birth and death rites and trauma release through shamanic practices.