Medicine for the Soul in the Wake of Abuse

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Experienced Shamanic Practitioners: please note the deadline for registration for this program is October 2, 2017. On-campus rooms are limited and are assigned first come-first served. Check out this great article by Jean, recently published by Essential Wellness.

In my shamanic practice, I have often wondered how to best serve clients who are survivors of childhood abuse. Although I am not trained as a mental health therapist, it is apparent to me that people who survived abuse as children face challenges that are direct and specific consequences of their difficult pasts. In an effort to be of better service to these clients, I have studied, and I have consulted with my helping spirits, and my colleagues and teachers. 

I'm very happy to announce that I will sponsor one of these colleagues and teachers, who - as a licensed psychologist and trained shamanic practitioner - is uniquely prepared and qualified to teach those in the healing professions who wish to work more holistically with survivors of abuse. Jean Chagnon, PhD, LP has devoted her career to working with survivors of abuse, and is the author of The Art of Inner Listening: Medicine for the Soul in the Wake of Abuse. Jean and I met during Betsy Bergstrom's first training for teachers of compassionate depossession. She is a brilliant, inspired practitioner and teacher. She will present a three-day intensive, Medicine for the Soul in the Wake of Abuse, near Philadelphia, November 16-19, 2017. In Jean's words, "This training will deepen practitioners’ understanding of the impact of childhood abuse, explore the modifications to traditional shamanic practice that are helpful and appropriate for clients who are survivors, and teach healing techniques that will allow practitioners to work at the intersection of soul and somatoenergetic healing." For more information, please click on the link for the application.