Introduction to Shamanism

Therapeutic Shamanism

Shamanism is our most ancient spiritual tradition. It has been practiced for tens of thousands of years in every part of the world where humans have settled. It is the spiritual practice that the overwhelming majority of our ancestors practiced, going way back into human history. It has seen cultures rise and fall. The fact that it has survived and thrived is testament to its truth, power and usefulness.

Shamanism is not a religion, and is not incompatible with any open-minded religious traditions. Shamanism has no priests, no hierarchies, no sacred texts, no dogma, no sects or factions, no external moral injunctions. It is based on a direct and immediate personal connection with the sacred. Throughout its long and varied history, shamanism has taken many forms, appropriate to the culture it has found itself in. Therapeutic Shamanism combines the principles of shamanic work with those of modern counselling and psychotherapy. It is highly relevant to modern life and its dis-eases. It provides an easily-learnt toolkit of techniques and methods that are profoundly useful for personal healing, help with life issues, raising self-awareness, personal and spiritual development, and much more.

This experiential course covers the basics of shamanic practice. It is usually an eye-opening experience, that opens up a rich and amazing world of possibilities. Participants will be shown simple yet profound techniques to enter shamanic reality to reconnect to their own spirituality.

No prior experience is necessary. The course will include:

  • the history of shamanism
  • the key concepts of the shamanic universe
  • how to enter a shamanic ‘journey’
  • the basics of how to journey for others

Attendance on this course enables one to apply for the intermediate and advanced courses.
Please note: If you are interested in this course but cannot attend these dates, please contact me and let me know. I will try and arrange another course, dates and numbers permitting.

Course Tutor:

The course will be led by Paul Francis, an experienced homeopath and psychotherapist, who has been practicing and teaching Shamanism for many years. For more details please visit

Date & Time:

28th and 29th June 2008




£100. A deposit of £40 secures a place (non-refundable, except in the event of the course being cancelled).

Contact Details:

For bookings contact Paul Francis on 01524 67009 or by email on paulfrancis [at] mail [dot] com