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I was called to the shamanic path in 1987, when I was a journalist and an activist, not a "spiritual person." During a time of profound personal suffering, a compassionate spirit had compassion and graced me with the spontaneous healing of my decades-long clinical depression. My life was changed forever.


Intensive training with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) let to certification as a Harner Method Shamanic Counselor in 1993.

Later, completed the FSS Three Year program with Sandra Ingerman, and further trained in and helped her teach Medicine for the Earth. Over the years I also have been blessed to study with a number of indigenous shamans, including Malidoma Some, Sobonfu Some, and Martin Prechtel.

I hold an MA in International Studies from the University of Washington; a certificate in advanced Chinese language studies from Peking University; and a BA in Communications from ...See All

Experience and Distinctions

Certified Harner Method Shamanic Counselor, 1993

I have been teaching and performing shamanic healing, counseling and consulting since 1992 -- nearly 25 years. I enjoy teaching introductory courses, intermediate courses, and training others in the shamanic healing arts.

I also have pioneered in applying shamanic practices to social healing. I have published about this work in The Sacred Hoop, Reclaiming Quarterly, The Journal of Shamanic Practice, Alternatives Magazine, and Journal of Contemporary Shamanism.

For testimonials about me and my work, you can visit my web site or my LinkedIn profile.

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Tuesday Jul 7, 2015
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