Year Long Training in Advanced Shamanic Healing for Psychotherapists and other Helping/Health Professionals with Myron Eshowsky, M.S.
This is an intensive training on the integration of shamanic healing and its applications to the healing needs of patients in modern times. The training draws upon Myron’s nearly 40 years of application of healing practice to client concerns. He has adapted shamanic healing practices to a wide range of issues and populations including but not limited to: psychosis and other forms of spiritual crisis; drug/alcohol addiction; traumatized populations including people exposed to urban violence, war, refugee camps, and prisons; youth at risk including gangs and gang violence; peacemaking in dangerous situations; autism spectrum disorders; health issues with particular emphasis on illnesses with immune system involvement such as cancer, allergies, HIV, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia; muti-generational family issues ; place healing specific to peace making and/or health issues.
Myron worked for nearly 7 years as a shamanic healer within a community mental health center and was the first known shamanic healer to be covered by a major health insurance plan. He is the author of 45 journal articles on the application of shamanic work to modern problems as well as his book, Peace with Cancer: Shamanism as a Spiritual Approach to Healing.
Topics to be covered along with others based on needs of learners includes:
An exploration of spiritual delusion and madness. Learners will gain tools for understanding delusion, magical thinking, and psychosis. These tools inform methods used to bring certain clients out of states of disorganization.
An exploration of the range of traumatic experiences people encounter and the possibilities and limitations of soul retrieval work. Learners will look at the range of responses people have to trauma and healing needs which arise out of the individual’s particular response. Soul retrieval , trauma work, and integration will be taught as a three day focus on this topic.
The traditional role of the shaman as mediator/peacemaker between the ordinary world and the realm of the spirits. Learners will explore a spiritual peacemaking model for treating grief, despair, and illness.
Use of ceremonies, rituals, and symbols as treatment of larger group issues which effect us all.
Spiritual nature of addiction and compulsion and approaches for addressing these issues.
Healing work with cancer including the notion of cancer as metaphor for the spiritual human condition.
The format for the training will be three weekends (Saturday/Sunday) and one three-day training on Trauma/Soul Retrieval Work. The first meeting will be February 26-27, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. The other dates will be set by the group at the first meeting. Participants will be expected to present one case consultation to the group between each session for the learning process of the whole group. The trainings will be didactic and experiential and seeks to create a safe, nurturing learning community for the whole group. Readings will be suggested where appropriate. Fee for the year long training is 1000 dollars. Payment plans can be negotiated with Myron. Additionally, participants may pay by credit card.
There is a screening process for the training and group size is limited to 8-10 people. If you wish to register, a short letter responding to the following questions serves as application.
What is the context (work situation) for wanting to learn these tools?
Briefly share an assessment of yourself in your work. What do you see as your strengths, what do you see as areas of learning that you need personally as well as professionally?
Share a personal spiritual experience in your life that has been meaningful for you?
What was a particularly difficult time in your life (do not need to go into personal detail) and more importantly, what helped you get through it?
Are you able to do shamanic journeying? What problems have you had with it, how do you understand interpreting the information that you receive? If no to journeying experience, talk about a spiritual dream you had and how you understood it. Non journeyers will be required to read Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide by Sandra Ingerman (a short but solid description of the methodology).
Send your letter of personal responses as application to:
313 Price Place, Room 206
Madison, WI 53705
If you have questions email Myron at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 608-469-1627.