This mentoring programme is aimed at supporting shamanic practitioners who are actively working with clients, or people in other helping professions who look to their personal shamanic practice to support and guide them.
Walking a path of service and helping others can be deeply inspiring and rewarding. It can also be challenging, demanding and exhausting. However experienced and dedicated we are, we all need help. We all need to take time to stand still and reflect over our path, our practice and our presence. Wherever we are, we can learn more, and we can be inspired by others and their ways.
Working together with the Spirits as we help others can bring wisdom, compassion, and patience. It helps to nourish us over time so we do not burn out or lose heart. It can help us to see where we are and where we need to go. It can support us with power, clarity, focus and stamina. When we remember that we are not alone, and that we too can ask for help from Spirits and Nature Allies, we find our way again with renewed strength and inspiration.
During our time together, we will explore the following themes:
• Being of and in Service
• Working with Power, Trust and Discipline
• Holding Space
• Deep Listening
• Balance of Giving and Receiving
• Sustainability and Self-care
• Joy and Commitment
• Long-term Vision
We will work together as a circle, sharing experiences, challenges and questions. As peers, we will offer examples of good practice and reflect on difficulties to let them teach us. We will reconnect with our commitment and deepen our connection. 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 eyes of the Spirits, and as an invitation to step 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 programme for experienced practitioners who already work with clients in a shamanic or other healing way.
Prerequisites: to attend, you need to either have an active shamanic client practice, or have an active personal shamanic practice along with regular work where you help others in some way (psychologist, doctor, nurse, therapist, teacher, body worker, coach etc). You need to be working with clients regularly in some kind of healing capacity (shamanic or otherwise). You need to have solid experience in shamanic journeying in the way we teach and ideally have engaged with shamanic training over several years. You need to have a dedicated relationship to your Spirits and a wish to go further on your spiritual path as a Helper. If you are not sure if you fulfill the prerequisites, you are welcome to email us and ask.
The course is taught by Jonathan and Zara, in English.
This course is held as online meetings in a workshop group of max 24 participants. In between meetings you will also be asked to actively take part in small satellite peer groups, undertake personal shamanic work and regularly share reflections. Please make sure you can participate fully in all sessions as well as the work in between.
We will meet via Zoom once a month for 5 months, with a 3hr circle:
* Meeting 1: 10 Oct
* Meeting 2: 7 Nov
* Meeting 3: 5 Dec
* Meeting 4: 16 Jan
* Meeting 5: 13 Feb
Saturday afternoon, 15.00-18.00 Swedish time (CEST)
To make it more accessible, this course is offered at three different price levels. Please consider what you are able to give at this time and choose the one that is right for you:
4000 SEK - 3000 SEK - 2000 SEK
Please express your interest in booking by sending a list of your shamanic training to firstname.lastname@example.org including what courses you have taken with SCSS. Please also write 1-2 sentences about what you would most like help with. You will then receive more information about booking.
Before the programme begins, participants will be asked to write an in-depth preparation letter in response to a set of questions, describing your personal shamanic path and client practice, as well as what you wish to have support and guidance with. These letters will inform our time together, as we open to the Spirits and listen to their teachings.
* Please be aware that once your booking is accepted, there are no refunds.
Please only book this course if you are able to take part fully in all meetings and engage with the shamanic exercises in between sessions
You will need to connect to the Zoom meetings via a computer or tablet. In between meetings you will be given work to do at home as well as space on a dedicated facebook group for participant sharing and teacher comments. If you prefer not to use facebook, it is still possible to join in with the course through the Zoom meetings only.
If you have never taken part in an online course, it is quite simple and you will get technical guidance to help you prepare. This is a different way of meeting but very powerful in its own way.