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
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
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)
$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.”