Advanced Shamanic Workshops

 

Many people follow a shamanic path — for its own sake, for journeying, for growth — as the spiritual road that calls them.  Theirs is a personal practice. 


Some of the following classes are for those who — in addition to a strong personal practice — are also called to train for healing work on behalf of others.   These are clearly marked “Training for healers” and may have different requirements.  Those marked TYTT meet the prerequisites for Sandra Ingerman’s Two-Year Teachers’ Training program.


Once you’ve taken the Beginning Shamanism weekend, and are becoming comfortable with the practice of journeying, I suggest taking the Shamanic Self-Care & Well-Being or Midwifing Death: Shamanic End-of-Life Practices as a follow-up workshop.   Both are filled with specific journeys and exercises to help us take good spiritual care of ourselves.  This is an especially vital foundation if one has larger goals in terms of doing healing work in the world.


2019 Schedule as of October 2019



Intro to Northern European Shamanism -

(Seidr-work)

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10am - 5:30pm

Denver metro area, Colorado*


In 2014, I was in Sweden exploring the pre-Christian practices known in Old Norse as seidr - the Swedish term is sejd (pronounced much like our plant name sage). This day-long workshop is an array of those seidr workings that can readily compliment and expand your existing shamanic practices.


  We’ll look at

  1. Bullet using Sejd for prophecy and oracles

  2. Bullet the “High Seat” ceremony

  3. Bullet some of the deities associated with Sejd

  4. Bullet Sejd’s place in the Web of Life

  5. Bullet Runes and their uses

  6. Bullet “Galdr” - the magical powers of song and speech

  7. Bullet and visit some early sacred sites via PowerPoint.

Reasonably good journeying abilities are a prerequisite for this training. * 
At a private Denver-area location
Tuition: $80-$95 (self-determined sliding scale) - Please read about how this works.

Deposit $40 :
   Click
here for PayPal. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink.
  
Or use Venmo to: Renna-Shesso. “Note - November Norse” and please include your email.


“Renna combines careful research and artistic background

with her extensive training and experience in shamanic practice.

This class illuminates the Runes and their deities

and introduces journeying within their realms.

Renna is a gifted professional whose ethics I completely trust.”


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2020 workshops


Intermediate” Shamanism

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10am - 5:30pm

Denver metro area, Colorado*


     We’re living in exceptional times! People now learn many of their shamanic practices from books and on-line, from afar, and this is an incredible gift for those who don’t have teachers in their nearby communities. For those crafting a personal spiritual path - learning these practices for our own use - this can be a perfect fit, making this a true gift of accessibility.

     But there’s often a gap for those who aspire to work with clients, offering our abilities to our communities as practitioners:
Shamanism flourishes and indeed comes into amplified power when working among and with others. This is especially true in spiritual healing work with clients. This interactive, physical aspect of the path is better learned in the physical realm, where we can sit in circle and interact, learning together in person, physically and energetically being of support to others and allowing ourselves to be supported.

     This one-day workshop is a bridge into some of the physical and interactive aspects of shamanism, designed especially for those who aspire to work as practitioners with clients, but who, so far,

  1.   have been learning mainly through books;

  2.   have been learning mainly through on-line/distance-learning programs;

  3.   have both book and distance-learning experience, but little or no in-person experience.
    It may also speak to those who

  4.   have studied with teachers who work very differently, i.e. using only spoken-word guided visualizations rather than drum/sound-based trance/journeying;

  5.   have learned to journey in a class that didn’t include interacting with other students as partners;

  6.   have been journeying just fine on their own, but feel called to revitalize their skills in an interactive group setting;

  7. perhaps most importantly, for those interested in the advanced workshops aimed at working with clients - specifically Shamanic Extraction and Soul Retrieval - but whose sole experience so far is through book and/or distance-learning, this physical-world class is a prerequisite and preparation (and if you aren’t sure where you fit, please ask!)
        And if you’ve already taken the Beginning Shamanism weekend class with me or another teacher, relax! You’re covered!


Tuition: $65-$80 (self-determined sliding scale) - Please read about how this works.
Deposit $50 :
   Click here for PayPal. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink.
   Or use Venmo to: Renna-Shesso. “note - intermed” and please include your email.

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Midwifing Death -

Shamanic End-of-Life Practices

(aka Death, Dying and the Psychopomp)

Sat. & Sun., March 14-15, 2020
10 am - 5:30 pm both days

Denver metro area, Colorado*

  


     Where are we going when we leave? How can “stuck” souls be assisted across to the Other Side?  How can we work compassionately with the dying and deceased? How can we get past our fear of (...spooky music...) death? Especially our own?
     This is the classic role of the psychopomp, the trained spiritual adept who guides spirits in their transition across to the Other Side. 


We'll cover:

  1. Bullet  Working in good partnership with our own spirit guides to assist transitioning spirits

  2. Bullet  A deep journeying look at where we each go after departing this life

  3. Bullet  Personal "passageways" between worlds and practice moving "between the veils" to and from the Other Side

  4. Bullet  Profoundly healing Psychic Dismemberment work

  5. Bullet  Ways to help transitioning loved ones to find clear pathways to the Other Side

  6. Bullet  Ways to assist "stuck" departed spirits so they can fully cross over

  7. Bullet  Evolving traditions of care for the departed and support for their loved ones


     This life-enhancing class is considered advanced, but is not just for those on a healer’s path: this is useful information for all.  It’s great training for health-care and hospice workers, those called to move into death doula work, and any who want to be able to better support family and friends in end-of-life transitions.

“I've had deep and profound experiences as well as those of joy and comfort.

Fascinating, intriguing and uplifting!” – Chaz


Teacher Renna Shesso: A midwife assists those coming into their new earth-life; 

the psychopomp assists those transitioning out of earthly existence.

I originally was trained for this work in 1993 by Sandra Ingerman,

and I've used and taught this knowledge repeatedly since then. 

The subject may seem to be death, but I consider this amazing work

both life-saving and life-transforming: It has profoundly changed how I live.


Prerequisite: Good journeying skills. 
Tuition: $150-$175 (self-determined sliding scale) - Please read about how this works.
Deposit $50 :
   Click here for PayPal. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink.
   Or use Venmo to: Renna-Shesso. “note - dying” and please include your email.

This class meets the required prerequisite for Sandra Ingerman’s Two-Year Teacher Training. TYTT 

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Shamanic Extraction of Misplaced Energies -
Training for Healing Work

Sat. & Sun., April 4-5, 2020, both days,
10am - 5:30pm

Denver metro area, Colorado*


     In shamanic extraction, we work with our spirit-plane allies to locate and remove misplaced energies that are causing trouble for the client.  Done well, you “liberate” these invasive, stuck energies out of the client, and help them go where they need to go.
     Done not-so-well, you risk taking those misplaced energies into yourself.  Hence, careful training.

We’ll cover:

  1. Bullet   Finding and then working in good partnership with your specific spiritual ally for extraction.

  2. Bullet   Comparative shamanic extraction practices and beliefs in various traditions.

  3. Bullet   How to safely handle the energies you help release.

  4. Bullet   Good client-care in shamanic healing practices.

  5. Bullet   Keeping yourself safe and clear when working with spiritual intrusions.

  6. Bullet   ...and more.
    Note: This class is for those who want to learn this healing techniques, NOT for those seeking this healing for themselves.


Prerequisites:
— Good journeying skills and strong connections with your spirit allies.
— Do you need to take the Intermediate Shamanism workshop first? Scroll up...
Tuition: $170-$195 (self-determined sliding scale) - Please read about how this works.
Deposit $75 :
   Click
here for Paypal. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink.
   Or use Venmo to: Renna-Shesso. “note - ext”

This class meets the required prerequisite for Sandra Ingerman’s Two-Year Teacher Training. TYTT

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Soul Retrieval — Training for Healing Work 

Two weekends, May 16-17 and 23-24, 2020.
10am - 5:30 pm all four days
Private Denver-area location;
space is limited
       TYTT

     I first trained in Soul Retrieval in 1991, then refreshed and extended my training in 2001. Soul Retrieval is a vital component in shamanic healing - a life-altering spiritual interaction.  In this practice, we work with our spirit-plane allies to locate those parts of the client’s soul that have fragmented off in times of trauma to avoid being injured.  Please read Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman and the page on this website to get a clearer picture of what can be involved.


     We’ll explore and carefully train in Soul Retrieval techniques, and then move on to work with the equally important follow-up practices used to fully support clients on their healing path.

We’ll cover:

  1. Bullet  Finding, and then working in good partnership with your specific spiritual ally for soul retrieval.

  2. Bullet Keeping yourself safe and clear when working in this way

  3. Bullet Practices of good client-care, and safety and support for your clients

  4. Bullet  Keeping yourself safe and clear in this work, including ways to safe-guard your own energy

  5. Bullet  How to retrieve soul parts that are lost vs soul parts that have been stolen or given away

  6. Bullet  Communicating the heart of the healing story to the client

  7. Bullet  Follow-up work that helps support your client in their healing

  8. Bullet  Ethical considerations about how soul retrieval is offered to your clients

  9. Bullet and more - there’s a lot here!


Note: This class is for those who want to learn this healing technique, NOT for those who seek this healing for themselves.

     This class meets the required prerequisite for Sandra Ingerman’s Two-Year Teacher Training.   TYTT
     Sandra Ingerman has confirmed that this workshop satisfies the prerequisite for her Two-Year Teacher Training and for Soul Retrieval trainings in general: While configured differently than her own Five-Day Soul Retrieval Training, this is the extended, multi-day training that she recommends for working as a practitioner.

Prerequisites — In the highest interest of you and your fellow students all getting the most and best from this training, you’ll need:
— Strong journeying skills and connections with your spirit allies.
— Shamanic Extraction training, either with me or someone else teaching in a comparably thorough way.
— After you register (or before, if you prefer - just
ask) I will check in with you by email about your prior shamanic experience. * *

Cost: $360 - $395 (self-determined sliding scale - read about this here)
Deposit : $125
  
Click here for PayPal. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink.
   Or use Venmo to: Renna-Shesso. “Note - soul” and please include your email.


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Midwifing Death -

Shamanic End-of-Life Practices

(aka Death, Dying and the Psychopomp)

Sat. & Sun., October 10-11, 2020
10 am - 5:30 pm both days

Denver metro area, Colorado*

  


     Where are we going when we leave? How can “stuck” souls be assisted across to the Other Side?  How can we work compassionately with the dying and deceased? How can we get past our fear of (...spooky music...) death? Especially our own?
     This is the classic role of the psychopomp, the trained spiritual adept who guides spirits in their transition across to the Other Side. 


We'll cover:

  1. Bullet  Working in good partnership with our own spirit guides to assist transitioning spirits

  2. Bullet  A deep journeying look at where we each go after departing this life

  3. Bullet  Personal "passageways" between worlds and practice moving "between the veils" to and from the Other Side

  4. Bullet  Profoundly healing Psychic Dismemberment work

  5. Bullet  Ways to help transitioning loved ones to find clear pathways to the Other Side

  6. Bullet  Ways to assist "stuck" departed spirits so they can fully cross over

  7. Bullet  Evolving traditions of care for the departed and support for their loved ones


     This life-enhancing class is considered advanced, but is not just for those on a healer’s path: this is useful information for all.  It’s great training for health-care and hospice workers, those called to move into death doula work, and any who want to be able to better support family and friends in end-of-life transitions.

“I've had deep and profound experiences as well as those of joy and comfort.

Fascinating, intriguing and uplifting!” – Chaz


Teacher Renna Shesso: A midwife assists those coming into their new earth-life; 

the psychopomp assists those transitioning out of earthly existence.

I originally was trained for this work in 1993 by Sandra Ingerman,

and I've used and taught this knowledge repeatedly since then. 

The subject may seem to be death, but I consider this amazing work

both life-saving and life-transforming: It has profoundly changed how I live.


Prerequisite: Good journeying skills. 
Tuition: $150-$175 (self-determined sliding scale) - Please read about how this works.
Deposit $50 :
   Click here for PayPal. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink.
   Or use Venmo to: Renna-Shesso. “note - dying” and please include your email.

This class meets the required prerequisite for Sandra Ingerman’s Two-Year Teacher Training. TYTT 

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Concerning the Trainings for Healing Work, please read this:


* In the interest of helping to prepare and “birth” well-trained and effective shamanic healers out into the world, there is some screening for admission into these workshops.  Remember that you’ll be working on — and being worked on BY — your fellow students. It’s in the best interest of everyone that each student comes in with a good grasp of their basic skills. Please have at least a year invested in becoming more comfortable and familiar with the act of journeying, and developing your own good habits of what this path is for you at present, so your personal practice of shamanism has had time to really take root. And please read over the Intermediate Shamanism description and see if those circumstances apply to you.


* About your journey skills: We can’t guarantee how effectively or smoothly we’ll journey 100% of the time (NO ONE can!) but before registering for these workshops, please be comfortable enough with the  process to confirm that you’re having reasonably consistent success with getting into your journeys, meeting your Guides, receiving useful information from them, and then clearly returning from the journey and putting the information to use. This is especially true when we train in Shamanic Extraction and/or Soul Retrieval, where one’s own well-being and that of the other students we’ll be working with is a serious consideration. If you aren’t sure, ASK ME!  Thanks!

  1. *Denver metro area, Colorado - Unless listed differently, all workshops take place in a private home on the east side of the Denver metro area, about 20 minutes due east of downtown.


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Seven circuit labyrinth, spectrum colored. Drawing © Renna Shesso 2006.