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With Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday

Starting date: TBA Feb 2019 (14 places)


Pre-requirement: Year 1 Foundation Training in Shamanism and Level 1 of Feather Stone Energy Healing.


Booking: Please send us an email saying: 1) What inspires you to take part in this work with us? 2) What would you like to gain from it? 3) Do you have any special requirements or needs?  4) What support do you feel you need? 5) What do you intend to do with the teachings received?


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If you are already studyng with us: find the dates of your training here


Year 2 - Practitioner Training in Shamanism

10th 11th Feb 2018 Soul Retrieval I
28th 29th Apr 2018 Soul Retrieval II
16th 17th Jun 2018 Extraction work
01st 02nd Sep 2018 Psychopomp work
17th 18th Nov 2018 Past life work
16th 17th Feb 2019 Creative community


Times: Arrival 10:30am for registration and tea. Start 11am finish 6pm both days.


About the course

This course will take you a step further into exploring shamanism in a much deeper way with the aim to become a Shamanic Practitioner in this wonderful path of service. The practitioner group meets every 2 Months. Training at Practitioner level includes theory, demonstration, practice, case studies and access to support and supervision. Practitioners can become members of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners and be insured to practice. Ceremonies and nature are at the heart of shamanism and are also included in our trainings.



Modules of the course


Soul Retrieval I


When we suffer a trauma, be it small or major, a part of our soul, a part of our essence flees our body departing to safety leaving us to cope or survive. Sometimes it can also happen that we give away parts of ourselves to someone we love, or through abuse or neglect we may lose a soul part. This soul loss is a process that helps us cope mentally, physically and emotionally. Part of being human is having this adaptation mechanism for our survival. That part of us - our essence or life force - has the ability to live in other dimensions because we are, by nature, multidimensional beings. When soul loss occurs, we are left with a feeling that something is missing but we are not quite sure what that is. Sometimes it is a sense of not being here, not being present, sometimes it is a sense of confusion, not being able to have clarity or direction, sometimes it is being stuck in enacting suffering and pain, depression may set in, suicidal thoughts haunt us. Childhood trauma is also a very common reason for needing soul retrieval. With the help of a shamanic practitioner, the inner helpers will tell us how many parts need to come back to help solve a specific problem in our lives. When a healing takes place at a soul level, when the re-union takes place, very often, it has an effect in all other levels. Soul retrieval, although very simple, is one of the most powerful shamanic healing one can have..



Soul Retrieval II


Developing a bit further, challenging all our assumptions, we will now explore the process of taking a step back and simply facilitating the soul retrieval. How to identify if the client is empowered enough, how to monitor the process, how to trust and let Spirit do the work. There is no better feeling then the feeling of seeing your client empowered and in charge of their own healing process. When your client is fully empowered is when real healing takes place.


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Extraction work and Entity release


A very common type of energetic illness and complain brought for Shamanic practitioners to work on is the removal of intrusive energies. If for whatever reason we have a hole in our energy field, negative energies can come and stay in that space. Those energies can manifest themselves as negative thoughts, physical illnesses or pain and sometimes even suicidal thoughts. Those energies can also be coming from other people e.g. envy, bad thoughts or anger. If they are there for a very long time, they become entities who have their own mind and are able to control the person's thoughts and feelings. Fully formed entities can also attach themselves to people and zap their energy. During the weekend we will learn to identify when an extraction work is needed and how to perform an extraction. Also learn to identify when an entity is present and how to release an entity. This is another ancient healing technique where the shaman has to have sufficient power, therefore, the importance of learning to be ruthless is fundamental for this work.



Psychopomp work and House Cleansing


Psychopomp work: One of the most important roles of the Shamanic practitioner is to help lost souls to complete their journey into the afterworld. Compassion and unconditional love are the essential powers to accomplish this work.


House Cleansing: removing trapped energies, transforming places of negativity, space and house clearing are also part of the teachings this weekend.


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Past Life Work

As the veils between the spiritual and the physical worlds are becoming thinner and thinner, past life problems and memories have been one of the main causes for people to seek shamanic help. We are all multidimentional beings and on the shamanic path time does not exist, therefore we can journey back into past lives for healing purposes.


Creative Community


We will finish the course celebrating who you are and sharing your shamanic gifts with your people. With the Creative Community work we want you to explore how is it to step into your power and fully become a shamanic practitioner. You will be given the opportuntiy to share your gifts and unique ways with others in the group by facilitating 1 1/2 hours of shamanic work for your group.


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Exchange for the Practitioner Training


Year 2:
Instalments of £193 /  £176 / £144 / £127 / £110  (high / medium / low income / benefits / others) paid at the weekend we meet.


Important Note: Once accepted in the course you are commited to paying all weekends including the ones you miss and you will be able to do your catch up on the following year if you really need to miss a weekend.


It is our wish to include everyone who feel drawn to our work and are ready for this course, therefore, the exchange for our courses are on a sliding scale. For those restricted financially, you can divide the weekend cost in more instalments if you need. Or if you need to pay in a different date that your group meets, that is also fine; we are flexible and happy to help.


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What to bring


Tools: drum, rattle (if you have them). Notebook for the year, pen.


Food: Please bring lunch to share. We will have access to an oven and a cooker to warm up the food. We normally take 1 hr break for lunch around 2pm.


Clothes: Weather permitting we will also work outdoors in the woodland. Please bring with you warm outdoors clothes and wellington or walking boots.




Please note: we are not able to offer accommodation, we recommend these B&Bs near by: click here.


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Read also about:

Support and Supervision

Year 3 Advanced Training

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ





Modules of the course


Exchange for the training


What to bring