Embracing Your Creative Spirit Through Shamanic Journeying


 
Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition, tens of thousands of years old. Anthropologists coined the word shaman from the Tungus tribe in Siberia and the word has been used to refer to the spiritual and ceremonial leaders among indigenous cultures worldwide. Shamanism is often viewed as the universal spiritual wisdom inherent in all indigenous tribes. As all ancient spiritual practices are rooted in nature, shamanism is the method by which we as human beings can strengthen that natural connection.
 
In the first session, participants will learn to alter their consciousness to “go on a shamanic journey” using classic, non-drug techniques (e.g., drumming) so that they can discover their own hidden spiritual resources, transform their own lives, and learn to creatively solve problems. In their first journey, students will meet their spirit animal.
 
By viewing creativity through the direct experience of the shamanic journey, we find that creativity is not a special ability limited to the gifted few, but instead, creative potential can be awakened across many disciplines.
 
How often have you gone to bed mulling over a problem, only to awaken with a simple and beautiful solution? This is exactly what happens in a shamanic journey. When we journey with a clear intention or question, we always return with an answer. Whether the question is about the illness of a beloved, or how to solve a problem in the workplace, or how to develop a new painting technique, we will always find a way. The shaman’s way.
 
In the second session, participants will use the shamanic journey to find a creative solution to a real-life problem or question.
 
What to bring: Wear comfortable, loose clothing, bring a bandanna or eye mask, a cushion for your seat, a blanket, and/or yoga mat to lie on when engaged in the journeying practice. An important part of shamanic work is recording your journey immediately after you return. If you have ever kept a dream journal, you know that you can quickly lose the dream after waking, and so it is with shamanic journeying. Bring a journal and pen to record your journeys. It is highly recommended that you do not drink alcohol or take any mood-altering drugs twentyfour hours before you journey. Eat a very light breakfast the morning of the class, and bring a bottle of water with you. We will have water and snacks available, too.
 
Sue Kullerd, LPC
Jun 22, 29 (F)
10am-12noon
$95 (Pre-registration required.)

Sue Kullerd, LPC, completed her MA in Counseling in 2010 at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. She facilitated DBT skills groups in the Intensive Outpatient Program at Seton Mind Institute before starting her private practice in 2013. Prior to being a counselor, Sue taught public high school math & science for 8 years and before that she was a mechanical engineer for 13 years. She is a certified EMDR therapist and is currently training as a Shamanic counselor. Sue describes herself as “a Soul having a human experience.”


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Friday, June 22, 2018
Jun 22, 29 (F) 10am-12noon
Seton Cove
3708 Crawford Street
Austin, TX 78731