This workshop focuses on exploring and creating healthy, fun and very helpful connections first with yourself, and then expanding to spirits, spirit guides, animal guides, and natural energies. It is 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 best 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 within a safe, respectful environment.
There will be a concurrent workshop for spirits who want to learn how to better connect with humans.
Comments from participants in past workshops:
“A validation and encouragement that I do have the capacity to communicate with nature spirits.” “I learned to be open to receiving and to allow my imagination to run free. That it’s okay to be really weird!” “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.” “Lovely, informative and playful.”
“Jan Ögren has given us a set of tales and adventure stories for both children and adults that masterfully speak to the beauty and potential of the human spirit, without ever becoming preachy or feeling like lessons. I highly recommend this book – AND I’m putting it on my bedside table to remind me to stay in a state of wonder and mystery as I make my way through each day.”
Cassandra Vieten, President/CEO Institute of Noetic Sciences and author of Mindful Motherhood and co-author of Living Deeply.