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My session with Eric was life-changing. He is very grounded, competent, and knowledgeable. Utilizing his skills with hypnotherapy and shamanic techniques, we were able to quickly zero in on my presenting problem. We then identified and released a major blockage that was keeping me from resolving this issue so I could move forward in my life. This was a challenging situation to say the least, and Eric was completely present and held firm a very safe space within which we were able to shift a monumental piece I had been working with for years. Since that session, and the release of that blockage, I have been able to make significant positive changes in the direction of my life.

S.W. (psychotherapist) Florida October 4, 2015

It was an absolute delight meeting with you . . . Eric, you have such a gentle, loving energy, that many a time, I feel your clients will heal just from being in your energy field. You must trust yourself because you are so kind and amazing. You don’ t really have to ‘ do’ anything sometimes. Even as I sat down to reply to your mail, I am guided to tell u this..:). You can surely choose to ignore it if you think I am being intrusive!

V.R. India October 2, 2015

Two to three days following our session, I felt a little lightheadedness, but overall, a lighter spirit of appreciation, mindfulness, and unadulterated caring and love unfiltered by ego, and a sense of being more whole. My wife sensed a change in me, as well, quipping that it was nice to have me back. We have since started reconnecting spiritually. My daughter has also noticed a change in my attitude: a return to my old, gregarious, and joyful self. I have a better feeling of peace, love, and understanding. I didn’ t have any great or jarring transformational experience in our session, but there seems to have been an ionic cleansing, as it were, in which some negative ions were dissipated in the process. Thank you so much for this new feeling.”

P.G. Virginia October 3, 2015

The shamanic journey experience with Eric is deep and profound and at the same time subtle and gentle. His work has been like a much-needed breath of fresh air and a helpful hand on my journey to understand and embrace my own wholeness.

T. S. Maryland October 1, 2015

Eric offers a safe way to uncover and bring closure to life’ s events so you’ re not limited by negative childhood beliefs. He offers valuable guidance and counsel in addition to hypnotherapy and shamanic healing. In just two sessions, we identified a couple of anxiety-causing events and worked them through to resolution.

I have far more confidence about test-taking and other pressure-filled situations: In my last exam, I got a 94% and a congratulatory word from my teacher. I credit our work for settling my soul. I think it’s highly likely that our work together enabled the good grade.

I’ve noticed a marked improvement in my temper while driving (as has my wife).

Eric has also worked with me to heal and bring closure to a major childhood trauma that negatively affected my outlook on life and my decision-making. Overall, I have less baggage and feel like a load has been lifted from my shoulders. I’m more present, creative, and free to respond to life as it comes to me, in ‘real time’.

K. R. Virginia October 5, 2015

I met Eric through a men’s group, and when we discovered that we were both healers, we decided to exchange processes. My issue was maintaining strong boundaries. Eric performed a soul retrieval, bringing back a power animal that is known for its fearlessness. I felt the difference immediately, but found myself being too aggressive. Eric did a second ‘journey’ for me long-distance, and we found a healthy balance. It’s been about a year now, and the work we did is still solidly in place.”

J. L. Maryland September 29, 2015

“I came to Eric at the suggestion of a mutual friend (a PhD in Counseling and a university professor). She knew Eric, felt I had changed somewhat after a stroke, and believed he could make a difference.

Having known Eric for several years, I knew he was a serious man who has worked hard to help others. I had grown to trust him.

We did two sessions of shamanic healing work. The atmosphere was informal and pleasant. Eric quietly asked questions and explored thoughts. In the first session, Eric’s wife Cindy joined us briefly to do what they described as “soul retrieval” work. Eric reported extracting a black mass and replacing it with sunshine, and when my eyes were closed during this session, I saw images of figures dancing, then a fearsome black mass, which was replaced by a positive bright white energy. Other than that, nothing of note happened.

But, two days after each encounter, I felt different. I can’t describe the changes specifically, but they were noticed and appreciated. These feelings have increased over time.

What did we do? How did we do it? What was it? I don’ t know. It was simple. It was profound.

I am better now. I am more focused. A burden feels lifted. I move through my daily tasks with enthusiasm I haven’ t had in years, and I no longer feel as if something is keeping me from moving forward.”

D. B. Virginia September 30, 2015

How Does Shamanism Fit in with Western Psychology and Medicine?

Two of the four mental health professionals who guided me in my career path do shamanic healing, while the third has hosted shamans at his retreat facility.

“Jung realized that in spite of their apparent differences, both shamanism and analytical psychology focused on the healing and growth (individuation) of the psyche. Inspired by this work, some therapists have continued exploring shamanism in order to enhance and perhaps even redefine the ways they treat patients.”
Donald F. Sandler and Steven H. Wong, “The Sacred Heritage: The Influence of Shamanism on Analytical Psychology”

Here’s a partial list of books by shamanic practitioners and scholars who have conventional Western psychological or medical training:

  • Robert Alcorn, M.D., psychiatrist, author of “Healing Stories: My Journey from Mainstream Psychiatry toward Spiritual Healing”
  • Howard Brockman, LCSW, “Dynamic Energy Healing”
  • Cecile Carson, M.D., and the Society for Shamanic Practitioners: “Spirited Medicine: Shamanism in Contemporary Healthcare”
  • Jeannett M. Gagan, Phd, psychologist, author of “Journeying: Where Shamanism and Psychology Meet”
  • Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD, psychologist, author of “Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Using Shamanic and Jungian tools to Achieve Personal Transformation”
  • Sandra Ingerman, psychotherapist, author of several books
  • Christa MacKinnon, psychologist, author of “Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice”
  • Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., professor of clinical psychology and author of several books, including “Remapping Your Mind: the Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story”
  • Sharon Mijares, PhD, author of “Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World’s Religious Traditions”
  • Arnold Mindell, PhD, psychologist, author of 20+ books (including “The Shaman’s Body: a New Shamanism for Transforming Health, Relationships, and the Community”), developer of “process oriented psychology”
  • Llyn Roberts, psychotherapist, author of several books, including “Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness”
  • Michael Samuels, M.D., cancer specialist, co-author of “Shaman Wisdom, Shaman Healing”
  • Donald F. Sandler, psychiatrist, and Steven H. Wong, psychotherapist, “The Sacred Heritage: The Influence of Shamanism on Analytical Psychology”
  • Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo, M.A., clinical psychologist, author of “Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life”
  • Jose Luis Stevens, psychotherapist, author/co-author of ten books on shamansi, metaphysical teachings, and spiritual practice
  • Edward Tick, PhD, psychotherapist, author of “Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War”
  • Alberto Villoldo, PhD, psychologist, author of several books (including “Power Up Your Brain,” co-authored with Dr
  • David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist)
  • Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., (U. of California professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology), author of “The World of Shamanism”

Other resources

“Could Shamanic Healing be the Answer You’ve Been Looking for?” by Laura Eraser, Prevention Magazine
http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotional-health/how-shamanic-healing-works

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
www.shamanism.org

Mary “Tyrtle” Rooker
www.shamanicspring.com