For over a decade, I have dedicated myself to my own healing practice of re-aligning myself with my authenticity and healing old traumas and unhealthy ancestral patterning. I am committed to continue asking for guidance from my peers, mentors, and guides, as I believe that we should never stop learning, healing and growing - awareness and humility are the keys to freedom and joy.
In May of 2018, I completely a four year apprenticeship and initiation as a traditional animist healer/spirit worker, which was a very deep plunge into traditional spirit healing and ancestral animist traditions through the lineage of Spirit Healers and Mystics, taught and held in community by Nikiah Seeds. (More under My Community tab)
What is Traditional Animist Healing? Traditional Animist Healing is an ancient type of healing, wherein I connect with my spirit guides and helping ancestors who guide me to which aspect of spirit healing is appropriate for the client in the moment at hand. The modern spiritual overculture would call this shamanic healing, but the word "shamanic" really truly only applies to the healers in certain specific regions of Siberia, and the word shaman comes from the Tungusic Evenki language of North Asia. As I have not trained as a shaman, I feel it would be inappropriate and an appropriation to use this title. Traditional Animist Healing may seem similar to shamanic healing in that I often use a variety of sound tools such as a drum, a rattle, bells, or song to move into a trance-like or altered state of consciousness in order to better connect with my guides during the healing session, but how I engage is unique to me in that I am working with guides that are a part of my own personal cosmology and my specific ancestral lineage connections to them.
I currently offer healing sessions in my home, via distance, or on occasion I will visit a client's home for an extra fee. Before the healing session begins, we will discuss the concern at hand, but once in the healing ceremony, I entrust the aspect of spirit healing to what my guides deem best for the client at that time. We humans can have an agenda of what we desire to occur, but sometimes there is actually something else that needs looking at first. Please note that I myself am not the "healer" even though it is a way to describe what I do that makes sense to most, but a facilitator in a person's healing of themselves by means of Spirit moving and working through me. After I have seen and experienced information from Spirit, I will relay this information to the client and then we will go forward from there.
Some types of Spirit Healing that may occur: -Forest Animal Re-Connection (also known as Power or Spirit Animals) -Soul Re-membrance (re-membering/re-integrating fragmented/lost/forgotten soul pieces into the body that most likely "left" due to a traumatic event) -Energy Extraction (removing energy from the body that does not belong) -Ancestral Healing -House/Land Clearings and Blessings (removing energies that do not belong, and restoring right relationship between the person living in the home with the spirits of the land) -Vibrational/Energetic clearing/healing with song
An important thing to remember is that healing ceremonies are often just the beginning of healing for a client, and not an immediate fix or cure. Choosing to book a session and show up for healing work is a good indication that the healing process has already begun. If I feel that what the client requires is out of my range of expertise, I may refer a client to different healing modality or to counselling after a session.
I offer a sliding scale per session of $100-$140, and sessions are usually 1.5-2 hrs in length. This monetary energy exchange is reflective of the preparatory work done by me before each session, a post session check-in and homework for the client. Homework is often prescribed and is very beneficial if not necessary for the work.
Please contact me with questions or to learn more.