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COURSE CALENDAR 2020

BASIC COURSES:

The Shaman's Journey
13-15 Nov 2020, Jutland, Denmark
29 April-2 May 2021, Halland Sweden
14-18 July 2021, Halland Sweden

COURSE REGISTRATION
 
ONLINE COURSES:
Into the Journey
Begins 6 Oct, 5 sessions
Help for Helpers
Begins 10 Oct, 5 sessions
Open to Power (introduction course)
Begins 5 Nov, 4 sessions
Stories of Nature
Begins 15 Nov, 6 sessions
 
ADVANCED COURSES:
Spirit Voice  
19-21 Feb 2021, Copenhagen
Iceland Seidr
28 April-2 May 2021, Iceland
Circle of Life
5-9 May 2021, Tokalynga Sweden

Shamanism, Death & Life
21-27 July 2021, Tokalynga Sweden

 
OTHER EVENTS:
Talk: Asking for Help
29 Sept 2020, free online event
 
COURSES NOT IN SEASON:
Legacy of the Wise Ones
Shamanic Healing
Soul Retrieval
Return to Spirit
Blessed by the Moon
Spiritual Ecology
Into the Journey
Seidr
Forest Seidr
Spirit Dance & Ceremony
Voice of the Earth
Shamanic Counselling 1
Shamanic Counselling 2
Stories of Nature
The Deepening Path
Help for Helpers
Blessing the Shaman's Way
Rhythms of Life 
Step Into Change
Being Home

 


HELP FOR HELPERS - Mentoring Retreat

This special mentoring retreat is aimed at supporting shamanic practitioners who actively work with clients.

Working together with the Spirits to help others can be inspiring and rewarding, and it can also be challenging and demanding. Shamanic healing is a path of constant learning. Techniques are necessary, but a genuine and effective shamanic healing practice is about developing and maintaining a powerful relationship with the Spirits, trusting them deeply and working in partnership.

A healing session can also be influenced by our presence as human beings – how we meet and welcome the client, how we hold healing space, how we listen, and how aware we are of our own relationship to power. In this work, we have to continually deepen our understanding of what the Spirits tell us. We have to be humble, open, and dedicated. We have to be ready to let go of our expectations and our egos.

This retreat will explore ways of nourishing ourselves so our work can be stable and sustainable in the long term. We will share examples of good practice and reflect on difficulties to see what they teach us. We will reconnect with our commitment and deepen our connection.  

This is not a standard course but a retreat with a slightly different format. We will work together in circle during mornings and evenings, using talking stick, drum journeys, nature work, song and ceremony. Afternoons will be spent working either in small groups or individually so participants can reflect or do personal work as guided by the Spirits.

We will work together as a group, sharing experiences, challenges and questions. Mentoring and supervision will be offered by Jonathan and Zara to help you see your work more clearly - as part of a bigger picture, through the Spirits’ eyes, and as an invitation to go further on your healing path.

** Please note that this is not a training course in how to work with shamanic clients. This is a mentoring retreat for experienced practitioners who already work with clients in a shamanic way.

Prerequisites: to attend this retreat, you need to have an active shamanic client practice. You should be working with others regularly, offering either healing work and/or shamanic counselling. You need to have previous training in shamanic healing, soul retrieval and shamanic counselling, ideally with us. If you are not sure if you fulfill the prerequisites, you are welcome to email us and ask.

Application: Please send a list of your shamanic training to courses@asbacka.org  You will then receive more information on how to book. A few months before the retreat, all participants will be asked to write a preparation letter in response to a set of questions, describing your shamanic client practice and what you want help and guidance with. These letters will inform our time together, as we open to the Spirits and listen to their teachings. 

To read about each course, click on the links in the Course Calendar on the left.
To get general information about booking a place, click on Registration.