name is Iris Michael and shamanic healing work is my calling. It
is a path of service for healing all peoples and the Earth which
deeply engages my heart and soul. It is an active, sacred
relationship with all of creation and our Creator which is based on the
principle of reciprocity or, more simply, the continuous flow of love.
a shaman healer, counsellor and facilitator, I draw on a solid foundation
of training, experience and personal work in counselling, energy healing
and shamanic healing. I am highly intuitive and listen with my whole
being to each client and to the loving guidance I receive. Please
read some testimonials from clients
and workshop participants. In addition, I have been interviewed by Live It! Magazine on my holistic approach to healing grief.
background includes six years of formal training in the healing arts, which
began in 1996. I am a Certified Shamanic Healer and graduated in
2002 from an intensive three-year program in ancient Inka healing
taught by the Wiracocha Institute. I am
also a Certified Spiritual Healer, Diplomat of Earth Stewardship, and an
Ordained Minister with the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers
and Earth Stewards (SHES).
I chose to be ordained because this healing path is about being a
bridge between the world of Spirit and the physical world.
have several years of training (1997-2000) as a Healing Touch Practitioner
Touch Canada. Healing Touch is a nursing-oriented program of
energy-based healing techniques that is offered in hospitals across North
America to help address a variety of health concerns.
education is a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Queen's
University. In addition, in 2000, I graduated from the
three-year part-time Counselling Skills Certificate Program at Vancouver
Community College (VCC). This program has enhanced my skills
and ability to competently and ethically work with the issues that clients
present during healing sessions.
training I have includes: "Coaching Skills for Mental Health Professionals"
at VCC, "Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress" at the Justice
Institute, workshops in group facilitation through the Self Help Resource Association of BC, "Instructor Training" with the Vancouver School Board, and a course in "Harmonic
Overtoning", an ancient, healing vocal technique.
work I offer is an integration of everything I have learned over the years.
It includes clearing energies that are creating imbalance (trauma, grief,
illness, etc.), expulsion of intrusive energy, assisting clients in reconnecting
with disowned power and soul essence, facilitating past life regressions,
promoting the healing of wounds, and balancing the body's energetic systems.
information about interventions that may be used, please read the technique
offer sacred healing ceremonies, such as the
despacho, fire ceremony and house cleansing and blessing, as well as ceremonies
for special occasions.
have served people from all walks of life in a variety of settings: