What does it mean to be healed? It can be as simple as feeling "unstuck." Finding relief from chronic or mysterious symptoms. Feeling a regained or new sense of direction. Saying goodbye to self-sabotage, or saying "Finally, I feel good! "
Many people seek healing because they have something that is troubling them, challenging them, preventing them from being fully present in life. For others, they are seeking relief from post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), spiritual ailments, or chronic physical or emotional pain.
While Western medical care has made amazing advances in healing physical trauma to one's body, it can be blind to the relationship between emotion and physical illness. Too often its practitioners don't see the "whole person" and miss the mental, emotional and spiritual traumas and stresses that can be the root of internal disease.
healing the whole person means treating "body, mind and spirit"
As a shamanic healer, I treat the whole person. This begins with assessing their physical well-being, emotional health, and the connection of their spirit to the world around them.
My teachers, elders, and gods have also shown me how to see my client's lives in the unseen world: how their current feelings, behaviors and challenges are unfolding from the totality of all their experiences.
My 20 years of apprenticeship, pilgrimage and initiation have prepared me for my life-long commitment to assist people with their own deep self-healing.
wESTERN SCIENCE IS BEGINNING TO RECOGNIZE THE MYSTERIES OF shamanic HEALING
This article from National Geographic magazine presents scientific studies and interviews with people who have experienced healing when treated in ways that are grounded in shamanic and spiritual belief systems.
In Merced, California, Hmong shaman Va Meng Lee performs a home-based curing ceremony for a man who fell ill during a funeral. Recognizing the healing power of belief, Dignity Health’s hospital in Merced allows shamans to work with patients in its medical facility.