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Services by Mikkal

Here is a list of services Mikkal offers. Please contact us for additional information, and scheduling. Individual Consultations (Fire Talks) – Mikkal draws on his decades of Jungian psychotherapy and shamanic counseling to assist you in clarifying your life-path, and for personal empowerment and removing of obstacles that suppress it. These sessions are also good for apprenticeship and shamanic skills development, for psycho-spiritual emergency management,[…]

A One Day Shamanic Drumming Workshop, April 29th 2017

In this workshop we are setting aside a day just for shamanic drum journeying, as a community. There will be no workshop fee for this day. We will offer both basic and advance journey themes, so that new people are invited to come and experience Crows Nest, and those who are experienced can refresh and further develop their journey skills.  The journeys will be placed[…]

Sept 23rd – 25th Workshop with Mikkal

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Published on: August 24, 2016


When: Friday Sept 23rd 6pm – Sunday Sept 25th 5pm

Where: Crows Nest Center for Shamanic Studies

Cost: $300 | $250 Early Bird when paid in full by Sept 2nd Click here to register and pay

This workshop on Psychoshamanism will go more deeply into curanderismo as a rich framework for enriching and understanding psychoshamanic counseling and practice. Empacho means blockage. Its primary meaning is a blockage of the digestive tract. There is a special sacred ceremonial Empacho-massage for removing blockage in the gut that will be demonstrated by Laura Burkett. We will explore how the gut is the source of so much physical illness.  

We will then explore how we can have empachos or blockages in other dimensions, and how these can be related to each other. To do this we will learn a model of the multidimensional person in Five Empacho Dimensions, in five related and intermingling dimensions of the person: The spirit, the heart, the mind, the emotions, and the body. We will explore the nature of each dimension in the client, and how to assess other dimensions than the one the client is focusing on, and scan for a blockage in any or all dimensions. We will also explore ways to resolve a blockage (empacho). 

The workshop will also include Sacred Breath Work, a purification lodge, and some psychoshamanic dream theatre, with Susan Pound. For more information on Sacred Breathwork, please visit the Resource page and scroll to the bottom. There are several documents available to read. 

What to bring. Bring sleeping bag and personal items, journal and pen, drum or rattle, eye cover, and something to share for the post-sweat feast on Friday night, and for the evening meal on Saturday night

Upon Registration you will receive a Welcome document which will answer many questions. If you do not find answers to any of your questions, please contact us.

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