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Creative Shamanism Practitioner Training 2019 - 21

The Creative Shamanism 8 workshop Practitioner Training

commences 18 May 2019

The new Creative Shamanism Practitioner Training is here!

Please note you will need to have taken at least 2 of the 3 (but those who take 3 will be given preference for commitment unless they have taken other training workshops) workshop pre-requisites to be eligible for this training. One of these will need to be Spiritual Commitment. Shamanism is a deeply-fulfilling and ecstatic path but it is challenging on all levels. I am only accepting people on this training who show the commitment in the opening stages. There is a list of questions and a series of journeys to make so that we can both ensure this is the right training for you. Please see my website for endorsements by previous practitioners who have successfully completed the 3 year training to get an idea of what the training will be like and to sense a resonance with what your own soul is looking for. 

18 - 21 May 2019 Holding Power
17 - 21 Aug 2019 Soul Restoration
19 - 22 Oct 2019 Healing Light: Extraction and Transmutation 
29 Feb - 3 Mar 2020 The Light of Death and the Holding of Life
23 - 26 May 2020 The Storyteller and the Player 
15 - 19 Aug 2020 Middle World Restoration
31 Oct - 3 Nov 2020 Land Healing & The Orienteer
3 - 7 April 2021 Ceremonies with the Ancestors & Graduation

The 7th Creative Shamanism training travels a new direction. I am taking the next training to Forres in Moray, Scotland. I will be based at Newbold Trust. There are 22 spaces available. The training commences in May 2019. 

There is a weekend introduction course held there opening the ethos to Creative Shamanism in March 2018. The Spiritual Commitment workshop is October 2018. Rites is February 2019.

Creative Shamanism is a contemporary conception of shamanism which I have developed from years of studying the creative process, watching how people learn and from training with a wealth of shamanic teachers and psychotherapists. My knowing is that Shamanism cannot be taught. It is an innate ability. However, the conditions for fostering shamanic abilities require experienced and firm handling and direction from a clear and spirit guided shamanic teacher. People who come to shamanic training can then learn through an experiential and instructional platform to become practitioners with depth and awareness of their own unique gifts and edges. From my own experience and journey I know that learning how to hold the human is as crucial a part of the training as the shamanic element. As a trained psychotherapist and an educator with over 25 years of experience in working with people and developing human and nature based curriculums I am confident that the training you receive with the Centre for Creative Shamanism will equip you to be a first class creative practitioner in Shamanism.  

I also have found that students need to be given the opportunity to align with the natural cycles and join the fellowship of the other beings of this planet. It is only when we acknowledge our place within the whole and hold awareness of the spirit of all the other members of this earth community and beyond that healing and restoration of wholeness can meet its true power and potential.

I have been guided to hold inclusive trainings and give people time to integrate the process over three or more years. My own training took several years with many teachers. Creative Shamanism takes you initially through a deep process of alignment and connectivity with the web of life. It directs you out of a linear polarisation and pulls you into spiral consciousness. It shows you methods and preferences that will help you to change your focus from feeding unhealthy habits and story lines to freeing your soul’s true inclination and setting loving and vibrant boundaries for yourself and others.

All of the sessions are held in circle. Circle is another area which I highlight. We have lost the ability to heal some some of the biggest crisis material of our times because we have forgotten how to weave with the power of the circle. The nature of duality and the war within bodies, couples, families, communities and countries that can generate from this dual state needs more than its members to hold space for it. The power of the circle heals. The circle heals because its sum is greater than its parts and there is a magic inherent in its infinity and its healing gaze. The secret of the circle is something you will learn about too, and something you will carry as a model out into your communities and your life. If you are one of the people who is meant to join the Creative Shamanism course this time, you will find the circle which gathers for the 3 year training will be the template of resonance and power that you have been waiting for all of your life.

My brief as a facilitator has been to work with the idea of theatre. We work with this model closely. Everything which manifests in our lives is an invitation to see and open the imprint of our karmic nature. Every script which happens is happening for us and not to us. Seeing this is one of the best teachings we can give to ourselves. Everything is an opportunity to unlock drama and change programmes. When we are able to see how situations will repeatedly psychodynamically be played out through us as human and spirit systems we finally come to our place of natural power. Once we can click with the ways of the theatre we can do much to disentangle ourselves and others from the powerlessness and strain we may have been experiencing. Shamanic theatre and constellating play work will be some of the methods and trademarks you carry out into the world if you choose to train with Creative Shamanism.

The way of the world is changing. The methods we have in place as Shamanic practitioners will be outdated soon. We are being called by the world to step out of control and mind-organisation and to move instead to a place of deep listening and allowing. Creative Shamanism is designed to help you to develop the ability to listen, to attune the connection you have with your spirits, to trust the guidance and ideas which come to you and to unleash your unique way of awakening an authentic, positive and creative vibration everywhere you go.

Shamanism isn’t a job. It is a way of being. Being Creative isn’t just about expression. It has an order and a flow to it which is inherent in all parts of life.

Creative Shamanism will help you to hold this way of being and anchor you with the true and dependable patterns of nature. Through these simple alignments you will birth both a powerful creative and shamanic practice and a more magical and wholesome you into the world.  

You will need to take this Introduction to Creative Shamanism weekend before you begin this training. 

Friday 23 - Sunday 25 March 2018

4 - 10

10 - 10

10 - 4

The Introduction to Creative Shamanism weekend takes you through the philosophy of circle which underpins this work. You will be taken inside shamanic practice, become familiar with journeying, reading signs, omens, seeing the world through spirit and ego eyes and will become acquainted with the idea of life as a theatre. Straight away we will step into the idea of life being a communication system which reflects back our inner stories to us and begin to read the information of our lives through shaman eyes. Creative Shamanism will be explained as a practice which seeks to empower the knowing in everyone (the word shaman meaning she or he who knows) and we will begin to explore the many different facets of creative shamanic expression and practice with them. We will look at healing (to make whole) as being about allowing everything to have its place and to be able to live its true expression and will begin to see ways to bring this back into being in these times. You will set off on an exploration of your own knowing and soul's natural expression journeying through six months of working with the moon cycles. The importance of the natural cycles and its facilitating processes and guides will become apparent and bring much medicine and healing. There will be opportunities to work in pairs and as a group to experience the power of intention and deep listening. Furthermore we will liaise with the spirits of the land and the stars to open up important gateways and alliances in the cosmology of life. 

You don't need any previous experience of Shamanism to take the Introduction weekend, but there will be a system of assessment for students with no prior experience who apply for the full 3 year training.

This weekend is £350 and includes full board and accommodation. A £150 deposit is payable to Carol Day on booking.

The Practitioner Training 

times 
Sat 4 pm - 10 pm
Sun 10 am - 10 pm
Mon 10 am - 7.30 pm
Tues 10 - 2 (with lunch at 12.30)

(the 5 day workshops have an additional 10 am - 6 pm day and finish at 2 pm)

1 - 4

18 - 21 May 2019 Holding Power
17 - 21 October 2019 The Great Soul Restoration Project
19 - 22 Oct 2019 Healing Light: Extraction and Transmutation 
29 Feb - 3 Mar 2020 The Light of Death and the Holding of Life

In the first four workshops, the practitioner in you really comes to life. Skilful methods of holding space for people, keeping your self clear, understanding programmes and keeping within the wholeness template in shamanic work are taught to you.

Holding Power takes you into the concept of power and the importance of the initiation cycles in this work. We will work with the knowing of the shaman and of all beings and will begin counsel work listening to the multiplicity of voices and expressions in the many fields of existence. You will open up your shamanic nature and claim your power right from the start! 

The Soul Restoration project introduces you to the concept of soul loss and teaches the retrieval of soul from many different angles. You will be guided to work with a clear method to begin with and keep your practice simple. However, your practice of soul retrieval will greatly evolve through the duration of the training! You will be guided on a clear method to check you have everything in place to practice with confidence and safety and provided with your own self-assessment pack which I will shadow you with. 

Healing light and extraction teaches healing with spiritual light and bridges extraction core methods with transfiguration practices that are becoming more prevalent and necessary in contemporary shamanic practice The second workshop teaches psychopomp work, holding the living who let go of their loved ones and models and processes for the healing of grief. We journey deep into the Spirit of the Land to look for the temples transmitting the mysteries of death and an important initiation is completed for everyone here.  

Case studies are required for this year of the training. 4 books are also chosen by yourself from the reading list.

5 - 8


23 - 27 May 2020 The Storyteller and the Player 
15 - 19 Aug 2020 Middle World Restoration
31 Oct - 3 Nov 2020 Land Healing & The Orienteer
3 - 6 April 2021 Ceremonies with the Ancestors & Graduation

The Storyteller and the Player module takes your practitioner skills to a whole new level when we bring in the theatre and bardic crew of guides and begin to restore the mythological as well as the human levels of life. Creativity really opens up at this point and the shaman in you begins to come onto the full stage. We have ceremonies for the inner shaman and much merging with spirit brings a great and lasting change.  

What follows is a very advanced level of shamanic practice. By this stage your confidence is strong and you will find yourselves more in tune with the healing power of the circle and the sense of being a part of something very magical and much more beyond what you could ever have imagined. Life can become the supernatural experience you knew it to be as a child again. 

Middle World Restoration is vast. We go into looking at the factors that block someone from fully taking their identity and power. We explore the archetypal and ancestral banks to bring back soul, learn the craft of de-possession from a compassionate place, work with a crew of disentangling guides to change programmes and undo contracts, curses and beliefs from different lifetimes and through ancestral lines. We access a real powerhouse of strength and love in this workshop.

Land Healing and the Orienteer focuses on healing projects with land and place and invites nature to be even more our teacher. In this penultimate workshop we set up a manifestation programme with the guidance we have received about our soul purpose through the entirety of the training. We work with the descendants to set our course forwards and embark on a two month programme with another student as we begin to simultaneously be available for shamanic mentorship work. We learn the craft of shamanic coaching. We receive guidance on how each person is uniquely endowed to bring our work with individuals, groups, communities or places into the world.

The final meeting is graduation. For this we bring in ceremony after ceremony working with the ancestors and learn about healing the ancestral lines. We call throughout the shamans and medicine men and women of our heritage and they provide the blessings for the graduation. We tap into the shamanic theatre practice again to bring our Ancestral Guides into the ceremony and impart guidance and empowerment for each of our peers. In the closing of the programme we belong ourselves deeply with our roots and step into the world with the calling of those who come after us.  

There are case studies for the first 2 elements of this year required. You will complete a drama observing project. Two more books are chosen for reading. A presentation of your final vision is required for the graduation workshop.  

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be emailed application details for the full training. 

There are questions to ponder and journeys to make to apply.

All applicants must complete two of the three introductory workshops in Creative Shamanism. Of these, Spiritual Commitment must be one of them.

The Creative Shamanism fully residential Introduction weekend is £350 and includes meals and accommodation. A £150 deposit is payable to Carol Day on application which is taken from the balance.

The Creative Shamanism Practitioner Training training is £550 for each 4 day element (except graduation) which may be paid in instalments of £550 for each element and is payable to the venue. This includes full board and meals. Soul Restoration and Middle World Restoration are both 5 day workshops and are £650 each and the Graduating workshop is £650.  

A £550 non-refundable initial payment is payable on top of this on acceptance to the 8 part training. This is payable to Carol Day.

This means that each workshop is paid in advance apart from the last workshop for which £100 is payable as an end payment. I am doing this to ensure that neither the venue nor myself are let down by people who break the commitment. As a special allowance, if you are taken exceptionally ill for a single workshop, the venue will still be paid and I will arrange alternative tuition for you for the part you miss.  

On completion you will receive a paper which will pass you to practice as a Shamanic Practitioner. The course has been approved by insurance agencies and they have details of the depth and range of the curriculum taught and the importance I place on safety and professional practice.

Event Properties

Event Date Saturday, 18 May 2019
Event End Date Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Registration Start Date Sun May 21, 2017, 12:00 am
Capacity 22
Registered 0
Available place 22
Cut off date Sat May 18, 2019
Individual Price £550.00
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