Shamanism & Shamanic Healing in Santa Cruz, CA
The world’s oldest known system of healing dates back more than 30,000 years, Shamanism is the original mind, body and spirit medicine. Shamanism is neither a religion nor a belief system, but rather a method of healing the spirit, mind and body by journeying through an altered state of consciousness into the spirit world.
Shamanic healers operate primarily within the spirit world to affect body, mind and spiritual ailments in the temporal human world. A shaman restores proper body, mind and spirit balance, which results in the elimination of many ailments. Shamanic practices, though doubted by non-believers, have attracted the interest of medical scholars, anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, religious scholars and psychologists.
Shamanic healing may include:
One of the most common causes of physical and emotional illnesses is the partial loss of the human soul. This can occur during times of trauma, accidents, abuse, great stress or significant personal loss. Soul retrieval is a shamanic method for healing that partial soul loss and restoring the fragmented self to wholeness, while cleaning excess negative energies which pollute the soul.
Power Animal Retrieval
When we don't feel powerful or "power-filled," we are prone to illness, accidents and bad luck. A power animal retrieval restores our sense of life force and feeling "power-filled."
Just as there are infections that get into the body, there can also be spiritual intrusions that act like infections. These need to be removed because they interfere with the overall health of the body.
A psychopomp is a guide who escorts souls to the afterlife, but they can also serve as guides through various life transitions. A psychopomp or "soul conductor" helps souls cross over to the other side when the time is right. In our culture, death is typically a very scary thing. The psychopomp can help people at the end of life transition peacefully to the other side. When there are souls left behind who do not cross over, we may experience them as "ghosts." The psychopomp can compassionately guide them through the transition.
Curse Unraveling or Spell Breaking
A curse is a binding and restrictive energy – a thoughtform, a repetitive damaging emotion, a physical pathology, even a spiritual limitation – that is placed on a person, a clan, a bloodline, an object, building or place. It is fueled by life force. Curses can be unraveled in compassionate ways so as to avoid any unintended consequences. The one who has experienced the effects of the curse will typically feel lighter, more energized and more optimistic.
Vital health and “good luck” can return and blocked possibility can suddenly become expansive.
The practitioner accesses information from the compassionate spirit world to help answer questions about the client’s current direction in life. The spirits will never tell a client what to do, but rather will present general guidance for leading a life of balance, health and empowerment.
Today, there is renewed interest in shamanic healing as many people in Western civilization search for alternatives to traditional Western medical concepts that focus on invasive surgery and powerful prescription drugs as their primary treatments. As a psychopomp and shamanic healer herself, Dr. Pat Shea prefers to do healing work from her Santa Cruz office. When that is not possible, she does long-distance healing for people and their pets. Here's what her clients have said about her:
"I recently had a shamanic healing with Dr. Shea and I have to say that it was extremely profound and very helpful. I felt empowered and totally taken care of. I have taken this experience and integrated it into my daily life and it's been very helpful.
"Working with Pat in my shamanic journey has opened the door to a realm of spirituality I had been unaware of and had never tapped into. By working with Pat in this capacity I was able to learn things about my spiritual past and well-being that enlighten and empower me. I had no idea what to expect from the session but found it a relaxing and calming experience."
Discover how shamanic healing can help with just about any health problem. Call us at 831.425.4525 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form. Our shamanic healing patients come to us from the surrounding areas of Soquel, Aptos, Bonny Doon, Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. They also come from San Francisco, to the north, and the Carmel Peninsula to the south. For further information please visit the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and the Society of Shamanic Practitioners.