The Pacific Northwest Core Shamanic Community

About Looking for a Healer

written by Tasara

Shamanic healing is an art form. Because of this, each healer's techniques will grow and flower over time as they are taught by their experiences, human teachers and spirit guides.

Because of this, each healer may present their Way a little differently. Some specialize in Divination, some in beautiful co-created Ritual, some may have learned techniques from Native American culture, some are rooted in Celtic Shamanism.

What is most important is that you feel safe with the healer or teacher you have chosen.

Tips when looking for a healer:

Boundaries: A good healer has excellent boundaries. This means that they will not ask you to do anything you are uncomfortable with. It also means that they will be very clear on what is expected in your role with the healing work to be done.

Compassion: Love heals, not techniques. If you do not feel heard or cared for as a person, do not work with that healer or teacher.

Deferring to the Spirits: A good shamanic healer will never tell you what they think is "wrong with you" or what they think you need for healing.

The first thing a shamanic healer does when encountering a client, is they go on a diagnostic journey to find out what you need and how to go about it. This is a safety precaution to take the healer's ego out of the picture and enable them to be a good "hollow bone", allowing spirit to work through them for your benefit.


~~ This listing of healing techniques is by no means complete.
Each healer is a unique bloom of flower,
developing their medicine in their own way.
Ask your practitioner what their specialties are. ~~

To get the monthly class summary via email, write to Susana at: