Shamanic Healing Sessions
My shamanic healing sessions are the heart of what I do. They blend my intuitive gifts with many tools in the shamanic arts, including energywork, holistic touch, and meditation/hypnosis, alongside my training in Western clinical psychology. I do a lot of energy and soul retrieval, cord-cutting, clearing of old blocks and wounds, channeling of the past and future in ways that are useful to the present, and just offering practical, down-to-earth counseling and support as you need it. I work closely with the spirits and the Other Side, letting their wisdom guide me, and passing on messages from your guides, ancestors, and higher self, helping connect you more deeply with your spirituality and life’s purpose.
As a shamanic practitioner, I honor all my relations as my teachers, and may work with stones and herbs in my practice, along with drumming and vocalizing, and a connection to the land and spirits. In addition, my empathic gifts allow me to listen not only to your words, but also to the unspoken language of your heart, so that I can understand your joys and troubles at the deepest level. There is something powerfully transformative about having an ally who can be with you in your darkest hour, with loving compassion, while holding, like a torch, an unwavering vision of the best you that you can be. Together, we can walk into the light, and I’ll be right beside you the whole way, with care and support, and all the tools I have to offer. Transformation begins now: let’s get to work!
My Specialty: Healing the Wounded Healer
“The cure for pain is what’s in the pain. Good and bad mixed.” -Rumi
I specialize in healing wounded healers, and I work almost exclusively with folks in helping professions, or those-in-becoming who are interested in developing their capacity for intuitive or healing work. (If you’re interested in receiving my style of shamanic work, but this doesn’t describe you, I have a number of amazing apprentices and colleagues I’ve trained, who specialize in many other things. Feel free to check out the page of other practitioners in the Balanzu Way, my healing tradition, to see if one might be a good fit for you.) If you feel called to serve humanity in some way, but you’re not sure if this path is for you, try reading, “Am I a Wounded Healer?” .
There’s a predictable arc of learning and growth that we go through as wounded healers. For many of us, we’re drawn to healing fields just to figure out how to move through our own pain. Once we have some handle on that, many of us realize that the dysfunctional environments we were raised in, or the difficult things that damaged us also gave us increased capacity to be aware of the suffering of others, and an intuitive understanding of what to do about it. Our work healing ourselves also gives us the tools to help others figure out how to do it for themselves, too. Thus the wounded healer is born.
The gifts of the wounded healer, like all gifts, come as a double-edged sword. The same urge to care for others, which can do so much good in the world, can also lead us to over-giving to the point of our own burn-out, exhaustion, or lack of wellness. In order to be effective in the world, and in our own lives, we need to learn to set boundaries, to protect and clear ourselves energetically, to engage in healthy relationships, and to move through the last of our own trauma and dysfunctional patterns, so that we can embody wellness, rather than giving it away in support of others’. We also need to deepen relationship with our spiritual practice, and with our team of spirit guides, so that we can be moving in alignment with our life’s purpose, in service to the highest good of all (which includes ourselves).
This is the process I’ll help walk you through in our time together, so that you’re ready to go out into the world and offer your gifts, whether as a professional, or just in your own life. Our world is desperately in need of each of us coming into our full power and light, so that we can help others do the same. Ready to work? Give me a call.
♦ Addiction, partners with addiction
♦ ADHD, partners with ADHD ♦ Psychic awakening
♦ Anxiety ♦ Relationship issues
♦ Attachment issues ♦ Schizophrenia
♦ Co-dependence ♦ Sexuality and sexual orientation
♦ Depression ♦ Spirit or entity attachments
♦ Gender identity
♦ Grief Special Populations
♦ Past life issues Healers, empaths, and intuitives
♦ PTSD/Trauma (soul loss) Gifted adults and children
–Child abuse Native folk and people of color
–Recovery from narcissistic partners Polyamory community
–Sexual assault or molestation BDSM/kink/sex-positive community
Shamanic healing sessions are offered as 1-hour appointments, every two weeks. Sessions are $100, with a sliding scale to $80 offered to students, teachers, and low-income individuals. I also have highly qualified apprentices whose scales slide from $10-70 per session. It’s important to me that this work be available to anyone who needs it, so please give me a call at 503-683-3085 and let’s find the right practitioner for you!
It used to be that folks with interest and capacity in the healing arts would work with me for a good while, seeing me every other week for six months to a year and half, in order to be prepared enough to step into an apprenticeship. Now, however, the need in our world is so great that folks are arriving on my doorstep ready to begin, and the spirits are ready to teach.
Not everyone who is interested in an apprenticeship in the Balanzu Way (the shamanic arts tradition I hold) will be called to it. There’s not even an application process. The spirits just tell me who belongs to us, and if you’re one of us, I’ll know that before I ever meet you. If you don’t belong to us, it doesn’t mean that you’re not good enough or shouldn’t do this kind of work, it just means that your path lies elsewhere, and I trust your guides will help you find it.
Even for those of you who are called to it, the Balanzu Way is not for the faint of heart. It is rigorous and demanding, and your entire life will change because of it. There are those who are called to the Way who don’t come into the tradition, because they’re not prepared to give what it asks of them. The Balanzu Way does, however, produce exceptional healing professionals for those who are able and willing to brave the path. If you’re interested in apprenticeship work, please read more about the Balanzu Way under its heading, and browse the bios of some of my working apprentices. Meditate and open your heart to spirit and see if the call is there. If it is, then call me! Blessings on your journey…
House Cleansings, Spirit Removal, & Psychic Protection
Most people find themselves dealing with weird occurrences or things that go bump in the night at some point in time. Sometimes it’s just stagnant energy from daily issues, or energetic ‘echoes’ from something that happened in the space that needs to be cleansed. Other times it may actually be human spirits attached to a house that need counseling or help to cross over to the other side. More rarely, there may be insidious or malevolent entities attached to a particular person instead of a space, that may have to be convinced to move on more forcefully.
Whatever the case, I can remove whatever is troubling you, and can help teach you how to protect yourself and your space in future. I’ve even worked with sensitive children and adolescents; sometimes the ‘monsters under the bed’ are real. When you call me for a consultation, I can psychically check what’s going on for you, and can let you know what I see and what it’s going to take to clear it. And, if you really are just jumping at shadows and there’s nothing there, I’ll tell you that honestly, too.
House cleansings are a flat rate of $300, which includes my time for travel, teaching, cleansing, permanent house protection if needed, follow-up support, supplies such as smudge, and an honorarium for gas within a 15-mile radius of Portland. Take heart: I know how invasive and troubling it can be to not feel safe or comfortable in your home. When I come out, I’ll take however much time is needed to make sure your space is clear, and I guarantee my work.
Rituals & Rites of Passage
I’ve spent many years doing rituals with large and small groups, and designing ceremonies for events and private individuals. I’m an ordained interfaith minister, and have performed dozens of commitment ceremonies. These are some of the following I’ve facilitated:
Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
Funerals and Memorials
Youth Vision Quests
Women’s Life Stages Ceremony
Opening and Closing Rituals for events, conferences, etc.
Call me, and let’s talk about what you’re interested in. Most rituals are $100/hr with a one-hour minimum, plus an honorarium for travel expenses. Wedding and commitment ceremonies are a minimum $300, pricing depends on amount of time for planning, rehearsal, and ceremony. A sliding scale is offered to students, teachers, and low-income individuals.
Teaching & Speaking Engagements
I’ve been teaching a variety of subjects, to a variety of audiences from pre-school to senior adults, for almost 20 years. I’m known for being a lively, hands-on, and entertaining speaker, who enjoys making a crowd laugh as much as holding them spellbound in suspense. I enjoy offering workshops, events, storytelling performances, and speaking engagements to conferences, college classrooms, churches, New Age stores, non-profits, and others. Please see my Facebook page for my latest events.
Speaking engagements are $100/hr with a one-hour minimum, plus an honorarium for travel expenses. Workshops and events may be negotiated based on time commitment and projected attendance. Contact me and let’s talk about what you’re interested in.