This workshop focuses on creating both psychologically and spiritually healthy relationships based on the philosophy that all life is sacred, worthy of respect, and capable of communication.
I will be sharing techniques and practical tools that I have learned in over thirty years of apprenticing with Native American teachers and healers, who use their relationship with the spirit world for both wisdom and companionship. I will also be drawing from my background in neuroscience and my expertise as a licensed psychotherapist to help us expand beyond the blocks and fears that prevent us from fully embracing the abundant world we live in.
This is an introduction to Psychological Shamanism which is the branch of shamanism specifically suited for European and Western culture. From Descartes to Freud, from Socrates to Einstein, Western civilizations have focused on the mind as a tool to explore the world. Like all shamanic tools the mind needs to be treated with respect and care. It has the ability to both cause devastating destruction and create profound innovations and enlightenment. This workshop will help you use your mind as a shamanistic tool for healing and enlightenment.
The day will start with a ceremony of welcome and celebration for each person present. There will be in-depth explorations of what helps and hinders us in relating to guides and spirits. Within this safe environment will be time for sharing, questions, and a chance to normalize our natural capacity to connect beyond the accepted limits of the material world. The workshop focuses on re-affirming our innate abilities to connect with our natural world which includes spirits and different forms of energy, such as the weather, Grandmother Ocean, Gaia, trees, and animals. There will be a drum journey in the afternoon.
Gathering together in a small group creates a community for support - from the human, spirit and natural worlds. Following our authentic path encourages others to follow their unique paths into the love, mysteries and abundance of both the physical and non-physical worlds.
This workshop will be co-facilitated by the Guardian Spirits of Earthrise and other natural energies. You are welcome to invite any spirit guides, animal helpers or other beings that you work with. It is also an opportunity to connect with guides if you haven’t before, or if you have felt blocked or discouraged in connecting, or to expand your “family” of spirit and natural helpers.
There will be a concurrent workshop for spirits who want to learn how to better connect with humans.
Comments from participants in past workshops:
“Lovely, informative and playful.”
“I learned to be open to receiving and to allow my imagination to run free and that it’s okay to be really weird!”
“All pieces work well together. I liked Jan’s stories and easy manner.”
“I learned how to trust my experiences, be open to creative imagination and opening up to the Earth.”
“What I liked best about the workshop was meeting people with like minds and hearts and hearing these people say what I’ve been feeling myself.”
“A validation and encouragement that I do have the capacity to communicate with nature spirits.”
6 CEUs for LMFT, LCSW and LPCC & LEP - $20 additional for CEU certificate
see http://www.janogren.net/ceu---continuing-education-units.php for more details on the CEU program or contact presenter for more information