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Frequently Asked Questions

Isn't Shamanism a spiritual gift one is born with or is passed down from the ancestral line? if so, how can someone do courses on it?

We are all born with spiritual gifts and the ability to heal one another. Some to a higher degree, others on a lesser degree. Finding a community who validates your spiritual gifts and support you on the path is fundamental if you are born with a healing gift or if you are developing your healing gifts.

Some people choose to do the course for their own spiritual empowerment and to become their own spiritual authority. Some people, for some reason, cannot have that choice, they are some how forced by the Spirits to develop their gits as life keeps presenting them with very difficult initiations.

At the Shamanic Centre we see that everyone is born with a spiritual gift and we help and support them to develop it whatever level they are.

The call for this path, the parth of the heart, service to others and Mother Earth, is a deeply personal one between the person and the Spirits.


What do I need to do to become a Shamanic Practitioner?

If you intend to become a Shamanic practitioner, as well as the year 1, you will need to complete the Practitioner Training year 2 with all case studies completed and Level 1 of the Feather Stone Energy Healing as a minimum requirement to start working with your community.

It is important to ground the teachings you receive as well as to state your commitment to working with Spirit. Year 3 Advanced training will also help you to continue your spiritual development and to learn more at an advanced level in order to continue helping others.


What happens if I miss a weekend?

To keep the continuity of the work for you and for the group it is best if you don't miss a weekend. However, we understand that it might happen that you have to miss a weekend because of circumstances beyond your control. If that happens, you will be able to catch up by attending that module with another group in the following year.


We have divided the full payment into instalments to make it easier financially for everyone. However, if you miss a weekend, you will be required to pay for that weekend you miss and you will be given a date for your catch up with another group the following year. We have a waiting list of people who want to train with us, if your application is successful, we would expect full commitment from you for the course.


Am I required to attend all modules?

If you are considering to practice as a Shamanic practitioner, everything taught in both years will be essential for you as a practitioner. Therefore it is important that you catch up by attending the module you have missed. To receive a certificate at the end of year 2 and be able to register for insurance to practice, you are required to attend all modules of year 1 and year 2.


Is there any other work I could attend to support me on the path?

Deepening our Nature Connection is a wonderful work to help you to fully immerse with Nature. This work happens Apr to Oct in the Falkland State in Fife. Feather Stone Energy Healing is essential if you would like to work with energies which is the base work in Shamanism. This work happens in March, September and December.  


Can I do the first module and then decide if I want to committ for the whole year?

Please tell us in advance if that is the case. If you are in two minds, come and talk to us and have a taster of our work either on a one to one basis or by attending the weekly group we offer in Portobello. Because our physical space is limited we can only take 14 people for the training. We usually have a waiting list and you could be taking a place from someone who is sure about commiting for the whole year training.


I am already a Shamanic practitioner, could I join your trainings?

Everyone is welcome and our work and experience can add a different flavor and enhance the work you are already doing.


Can I do Year 2 without doing year 1 if i already have some experience?

The Year 1 offers you the opportunity for self-development and gives you a very strong shamanic base, while Year 2 is quite intensive training preparing you to work shamanically with your community. The Year 1 is fundamental for you to work on yourself and it also gives you the foundation for Year 2. We usually do not take a student directly into year 2 without doing Year 1.


Do I get a certificate at the end of the course and will I be able to be insured for my work?

The Shamanic path of service is a spiritual call between you and Spirit where a piece of paper is not required. However, in the world we live in today, if you are going to offer your services through any organisation, even if it is just renting their space, they will ask for copies of your certificate and your insurance papers. Therefore we do offer you a certificate at the end of your year 2 training. You will need to complete 90% of the modules and case studies to receive your certificate.


As soon as you start the Practitioner Year 2 course you can be insured as a student practitioner during that year. And as soon as you complete the practitioner course, you will be able to have full professional insurance as a Shamanic Practitioner.


Any insures recommended?

Holistic Insurance Services

181A Watling Street West, Towcester

Northamptonshire, NN12 6BX.


Insurance costs between £60 and £100 per year depending on the insurer. If a broker is in the middle it will cost you 25% or 30% more. It is worth shopping around to find out the best deal. You will need to keep basic notes of your private sessions for your insurance to be valid.


If you already have insurance, you can just add shamanic work to your insurance by presenting them a copy of your certificate.





When training usually starts?


Feather Stone Energy Healing:

Level 1 usually offered in March and September.

Level 2 usually offered end of November.

Teacher of Level 1 usually offered in March and September

Teacher of Level 2 usually offered end of November.


Year 1 Foundtion training usually starts in May or June and covers 5 modules. Occasionally we offer two groups a year with the other one starting in November.


Year 2 Practitoner training usually starts in February and covers 6 modules.


Year 3 Advanced training usually starts in April and covers 7 modules.