Shamanism is a spiritual practice stemming back over 30,000 years, that developed similarly throughout all world cultures, even though there was no physical contact between them. It is not a faith, but a wisdom tradition in which we learn from our own individual, collective and personal experience. The shamanic view is the belief that everything has a spirit, is alive and can therefore be communicated with.

The shaman can at will, enter non – ordinary states of reality in the imaginal realms, to engage with the spirit helpers, ancestors and forces of nature to develop relationships, solve problems, perform healing’s and enhance balance. The shamanic healer is able to work simultaneously in both the spiritual world inhabited by spirit guides, power animals and plant healers and the physical world, to facilitate change or offer advise from a Divine source. The shamanic view is that the weakened soul or spirit is the cause of sickness, weakness or imbalance of the physical, emotional or mental body.This is the result of trauma, spiritual dissociation or a compromised energy field.

The shaman, with a deeply benevolent intent and an unwavering focus, is the vessel by which the vital spiritual healing energies enter our sub- conscious awareness, allowing for alignment, re- association and powerful transformations at the soul level. In being a results based modality, it follows the premise, if it works do it and if it doesn’t, don’t bother!

Benefits of a Shamanic Healing:

+ Enhance ability to create desired life changes
+ Increase vitality and power
+ Heal trauma and conditioning from sexual abuse
+ Expanded sense of wholeness and well-being
+ Release addictions and maintain change
+ Stronger connection to spiritual source and soul purpose
+ Remove energy blocks and cleanse your energy (luminous) body
+ Understand the root causes behind physical illness and heal them
+ Heal emotional trauma and perceptions from early childhood
+ Remove the negative effects or restrictions of past lives
+ Remove energetic attachments
+ Restore your soul to wholeness – retrieve missing parts of yourself
+ Change self limiting or negatives beliefs
+ Release negative behavioural patterns
+ Obtain support through transitions


The session begins with investigation into what you are hoping for from the session and the history of the condition. This allows for both you and Alan to be clear about where to put primary focus. It will also help you to be more in your body and open up to the Shamanic Healing that is about to commence. It also provides an opportunity for you to find out more about the process.

You will then lie fully clothed on the floor or on a massage table and Alan will begin the shamanic healing ceremony whilst drumming or rattling to call in the spirits. During the ceremony you will keep your eyes closed, relax and focus on the energies or visualizations that may come in to your conscious awareness. Some people experience very strong sensations of energetic movement and some do not. There may be strong feelings of emotional release or changes in body temperature. Because the healing is not topical but working on sub-conscious elements, it goes to the area that the spirits feel it is most needed to transform the conditions you are not happy with.

Alan will also use light hand touch on your chakra points to impart Reiki energy and use sound healing techniques incorporating voice, bowls, didgeridoo etc. to help with your relaxation and receptivity to the shamanic healing. Because shamanic healing is by its very nature intuitive, each ceremony is quite unique depending on the guidance he is receiving from spirit.

Towards the end of the shamanic healing session, Alan will often lead his clients through a Depth Hypnosis visualization (which he records) to allow them to become more actively involved in the healing and integration process. This is not normally part of an indigenous healing session but Alan feels that in our western more analytical way of understanding our reality, it is helpful for the client to be engaged in a linear process to allow the healing to fully ‘stick’.

As in Reiki, Shamanic Healing is outside the limits of time and space and so the person being healed can be in another country. Alan offers powerful distance healing’s around the globe, using Skype to communicate with his clients in the physical realm.

Each session is 2 hours long and will include a variety of techniques, including all or some of the following: Shamanic Healing, Sound Healing, Reiki Healing, Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Perfume Cleansing, Light Healing, Somatic Healing, Guided Imagery Healing and self empowerment techniques.

*Although Alan offers single sessions under certain circumstances, he does not feel that the work can offer a deeply sustained transformation unless the client commits to a minimum of 3 sessions. Not only do we need to delve into the individual’s core self limiting beliefs of body, mind and spirit but then focus a healing to the places and memories of most need and subsequently work on the integration of healthy memories and updated core beliefs. He is committed to helping with a deeply sustained healing transformation and not just ‘band aid’ techniques: Similarly Alan requires that his clients also are committed to their own deep healing, which is understandably a process and not a ‘pop-a-pill’ technology.

Alan Waugh is not a physician, psychotherapist or psychologist. Alan’s spiritual and shamanic work through Spirit Wisdom Healing, is not offered as a substitute for health care with a licensed physician or mental health provider, but as a complementary service.

Alan Waugh: 415.516.2462

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