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& COUNSELLING SERVICES:
offer transformative shamanic healing and counselling sessions to clients
who wish to make ongoing positive changes in their lives. These sessions
promote well-being on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
healing is based on the knowledge that all of creation is interconnected,
alive and sacred. It is a powerful ancient way of consciously connecting
and communicating with one's inner power and soul, with nature and divine
Love. From a shamanic perspective, illness, discomfort and dis-ease
are viewed as the direct result of imbalance in one's life. Shamanic
healing brings back the balance by releasing the energies that aren't serving
you and by calling back the energies you need to feel whole again.
make positive shifts during healing sessions because they are guided to
access the powerful healer within and because we are supported by the Divine
power of Love. Spiritual traditions from around the world have different
names for the power of Love: Great Spirit, God, Goddess, Universe, Creator,
etc., but no matter what we call it, Love is available for us to contact
and connect with at any time. In truth, we are never really separate
from Love at all, and shamanic healing helps us to remember this.
Above all else, it is Love that heals. (For more information on shamanism,
here is a short article I wrote: "What
the years, I have successfully assisted clients to return to a state of
wholeness, harmony and balance. Please read some testimonials.
My expertise is in assisting clients to release and heal:
Intervention: If you require immediate crisis intervention services,
please contact your local crisis line, mental health centre or hospital
emergency, or call 911.
OF HEALING INTERVENTIONS:
read the technique descriptions for information
about interventions that may be used.
intention for all healing sessions is to ensure that you do not relive
trauma and are therefore not retraumatized. When a person has experienced
or witnessed a life-threatening or traumatic situation, their body and
brain undergo chemical and physiological changes, including storing up
energy for a flight or fight response. The soul and energy field
may also be wounded and require healing. If trauma has not been healed
and released then the "charge" or energy of the experience is still stored
in the body and energy field, even in cases where there is no conscious
memory of an event.
education and experience has shown me that healing can be done in a gentle
and powerful way without re-experiencing a traumatic situation.
Together, we focus on locating the stored energy in your body and energy
field and use shamanic techniques to safely and gently release it.
We will also focus on healing energetic wounds to your soul, mind, and
body and restore any energy you may need to come back into balance and
you heal, it is possible that memories may begin to surface. This is not
the same as reliving the experience and is part of the healing process.
You may also receive new insights about your life, behaviour, thoughts
and beliefs. It is also possible that you may go through a period
of grieving as you heal the past. Please know that I am here to assist
you with this process in a gentle, loving and respectful manner.
in the realm of the sacred is the core element of shamanic healing.
As a shamanic healer and counsellor, my role is to create a sacred healing
space where you are safe and cared for. I always intend for
your highest healing during our sessions, and call on the support of Love
in its many forms, including the Archangels, to assist us in our work together.
role is to gently facilitate and guide your healing process and to help
you activate the healer within you. My approach is "client-centred"
which means that the sessions are focussed on your healing needs. It means
that I will always respect your choices and your boundaries in our sessions
addition, sessions can be done with or without touch. The choice
is entirely yours and I will only touch you with your consent.
is an active process, not a "quick fix", so it is very important that you
be willing to participate in our sessions together. I am here
to facilitate and assist you, but it is your body, mind and soul
that will undergo the transformation. Essentially, it is the healer
within you that makes the shifts. No one can do this for you, but
you. Therefore, your commitment to your healing is essential.
remember that shamanic healing is a very powerful way to make positive
change, however, you must allow yourself the time to integrate the changes.
After all, the purpose of the healing sessions is to make lasting change
in as gentle a way as possible. If you've carried something for a
long time, such as a chronic emotional, spiritual or physical condition,
it will likely take a series of sessions to clear that energy. Shifts
do happen in a short amount of time, however, making dramatic change is
usually easier to integrate and handle in "smaller doses" over a longer
period of time.
is a sampling of some of the feedback I have received both verbally and
in writing from my clients over the years:
"I just wanted to thank
you for the appointment yesterday. I'm very pleasantly surprised at the
positive difference, which is significant, and the gentleness of your healing
approach...The feeling in me during the past 2+ years that something was
wrong is gone, replaced by a feeling of uniformity/wholeness that I haven't
experienced before...I am very pleased with your services and will definitely
recommend you to others. You have a gift for healing and I imagine that
many people could benefit from your talents."
"I would just like to thank you for
yesterday's session...today a few light bulbs have gone off. You really
do have a gift and seemed to ask just the right questions at just the right
"Amazing! Since our last session,
the hip pain I'd had for years is completely gone!"
"This healing session was excellent!
"Iris is a well informed, compassionate
and joyful healer."
"I am definitely going to recommend
"I had no pain after my surgery,
and I believe it's because of the healing you did with me."
"I can feel that something really
deep and powerful has taken place."
"Thank you! I feel like myself again."
our first session I ask that you read and complete a consent
form. Then, at the beginning of each session we will engage in
a brief interview and assessment in order to identify your current healing
needs. I will outline the approach/techniques and encourage you to
ask any questions you may have.
Sessions Take Place:
majority of our work together will be done with you lying comfortably and
fully clothed on a healing table. Or if preferred, sessions can also
be done while you are seated.
session is 1.5 hours.
I am happy to accommodate a variety
of healing needs and goals. If
you have a chronic condition, I recommend a minimum of three sessions.
people make substantial progress toward their goals in three to 10 sessions
for complex and chronic issues. However, some concerns may only require
one or two sessions. In addition, some clients choose to see me intermittently
for energetic "tune ups" to stay balanced.
more information about interventions that may be used, please read the
allow approximately two weeks to integrate the effects of a healing session.
Gentleness with yourself is the key to lasting progress. You may
wish to spend some quiet time in nature, or journal any new insights or
changes that you may observe. If you have any questions or concerns
that arise after a session, please contact me. There is no charge for phone
call support (10 minutes or less) or for occasional email support.
$100 per session
do not offer diagnoses or cures for any health care concerns (physical,
mental, emotional), however, I do offer healing sessions intended to promote
a return to a sense of wholeness and balance.
sessions are not intended to replace visits to your licensed health care
provider(s). Please read consent
form for further information.
you require immediate crisis intervention services, please contact your
local crisis line, mental health centre or hospital emergency, or call