Shamanic healing has been practiced throughout the ages, and can be traced back within all cultures. In modern western society, there appears to be a lot of stress, anxiety depression, and disconnection between and within individuals. Such conditions cause secondary suffering within the body, such as auto-immune conditions, and many of today's modern diseases simply didn't exist in ancient cultures practicing Shamanism, as is the case in many Indigenous cultures today.
"In many Shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?"
Put simply, enjoying life, feeling connected, and being at peace within one's own mind.
Shamanic practices are ultimately about respecting and recognising the power and life force within all living beings, and connecting with it on a deep level. Shamanic practices can be incorporated into modern life in varying degrees depending on the individual; and experiencing Shamanic healing techniques is a great starting point.
Shamanic Healing differs from other Natural/Spiritual Healing practices as it is said to connect with the clients inner wisdom, or soul; thus enabling a deep connection and insight. By using this inner wisdom together with the universal energy source and effective techniques, very powerful reconnections and accelerating self-healing can be assisted.
Shamanic Healing is more than reconnecting with the source, as it very ceremonial, including the client in the process; and for this reason I see the practice as somewhere in-between other Natural/Spiritual Healing techniques, and dynamic mind therapies such as Hypnotherapy.
Ultimately it's about achieving the desired outcome for you, the client, and so an array of healing techniques to choose from, enables a tailor made therapy, assisting the client in achieving their desired outcome.