Here is a list of services Mikkal offers. Please contact us for additional information, and scheduling. Individual Mentoring Consultations (Fire Talks) – Mikkal draws on his decades of Jungian psychotherapy and shamanic counseling to assist you in clarifying your life- calling and heart-path, and for personal empowerment and removing of obstacles that suppress it.This is really about living and inspired and creative life, in which[…]
DOCTORING THE SOUL: Jungian and Shamanic Perspectives Saturday January 27, 2018 In this workshop we will build on active imagination as the classic shamanic journey, and upon the Four Foundational Archetypes of the Sacred Circle (Lover Within, Shaman Within, Warrior Within, and Elder Within as forms of soul development experientially apply it to soul doctoring of our clients, and introduce applications in shamanic energy medicine. These[…]
Here is a list of services Mikkal offers. Please contact us for additional information, and scheduling.
– Mikkal draws on his decades of Jungian psychotherapy and shamanic counseling to assist you in clarifying your life- calling and heart-path, and for personal empowerment and removing of obstacles that suppress it.This is really about living and inspired and creative life, in which you bring forth your Gift or Medicine and share it with the world. There are also psychoshamanic sessions available at Crows Nest or via Skype or tele consult for apprenticeship and shamanic skills development, for psycho-spiritual emergency management, and for career and midlife transition consulting. The basis for this Mentoring service was laid in his pioneering book, JUNG AND SHAMANISM IN DIALOGUE, and is available through Trafford Publishers and Amazon.com in paperback and ebook.
– Mikkal offers seasonal workshops on psychoshamanism, shamanic counseling, and a form of shamanic breathwork called “Sacred Breathwork (TM)” a powerful healing and initiatory ceremony that uses powerful nonordinary states of consciousness. Individually arranged wilderness Quests are possible at Crows Nest, and its surrounding 685 acre forest. Shamanic Expeditions into the Peruvian Amazon are available each July.
– Training Programs in Shamanic Counseling and Sacred Breathwork (TM). The certification programs aims to develop a certify professional shamanic counselors with the most potent capacities and skills needed for professional shamanic practice.
– This is a form of energy medicine that clears you of negative energies and helps you retrieve parts of your self that have disconnected due to trauma. It can be done through a drum journey ceremony, as well as through Fire Talks, special consultations of the heart-path, and whatever is blocking or is inactive and thwarting you on this path.
Spiritual Emergency Management
A spiritual emergence is a kind of awakening of your essential ground of being, your GodSelf. It can become overwhelming without the guidance of a knowledgeable ritual elder to guide you through the process, and offer you important tips to help you through the process of transformation and healing that is trying to occur. Kundalini awakenings, shamanic initiatory crises, the crisis of psychic opening, psychotic journeys of return to the center, are some of the more common forms, and these spiritual emergence process are often misdiagnoses by conventional psychiatry and psychology.
University Dissertation and Research consultation in fields Jungian Psychology and Shamanism
Peruvian & Ecuadoran Shamanism Expeditions
Endorsement for Mikkal’s Mentoring Service
If you’ve found your way to this information on C. Michael Smith’s mentoring service you are standing on the threshold of a life-changing opportunity. No mere self-help or coaching program, Mikkal offers the committed apprentice a transformed way of being: a more authentic, creative, power-filled life of joy and service in the world.
As a 6-year apprentice with Mikkal I experienced the full range of his mentoring, teaching, healing, and leadership gifts in one-on-one Fire Talks, intimate small group retreats, sacred ceremony, university classrooms, wilderness quests, and the Amazon jungle. He embodies the highest standards for quality, practice, and safety while demonstrating a master’s spot-on assessment and healing skills, all in actual nature-based settings like Crows Nest that foster intimacy with the living earth.
Much can be said about Mikkal’s visionary bridging of traditional shamanism and modern psychology, his encyclopedic knowledge of mythology and medical anthropology, his explorations in quantum healing, and his worldwide following. But most striking to me was his personal integration of mind and heart, of firm authority and kindly guidance. To sit with Mikkal around his sacred fire under the stars is to sit also with Rumi, Black Elk, Joseph Campbell, and Carl Jung: a living integration of tradition, soul, science, and capable outdoorsmanship.
Shamanism is no game. If you are ready to break the patterns of illness, stagnation, helplessness, or uncertainty in your life and bring your sacred medicine fully alive in the world, your search is over.
-Jeff Nixa, J.D., M.Div., is founder of Great Plains Shamanic Programs and author of The Lost Art of Heart Navigation: A Modern Shaman’s Field Manual (Bear & Co.).
“Mikkal is an extraordinary guide, with training both in the visible world (Ph.D. in Depth Psychology), and in the “invisible” world (he is a powerful shaman speaking the language of the Earth). His manner is gentle and direct. He lives in the magical woods on his property at Crows’ Nest in Michigan, and is deeply connected to beautiful nature and the needs of the soul. I recently took an intensive workshop and also worked privately with him.
Working with Mikkal is a spectacular treat and a profound healing experience for those seeking to embrace their creative abilities, (their Archetype, or what they were meant to do in this life to align with their purpose) and for those willing to live a healthier life physically, spiritually and financially. Mikkal shares easy, yet potent practices that are alchemically developed over a life time of experience. These practices allow one to get clarity of the mind and of the heart, to re-write healthier mental beliefs, and to embody one’s gifts with more confidence and ease.
Mikkal quickly cuts through any confusion (things we mostly hide from ourselves), so even a short time spent one-on -one with him (such as a w-end), can accelerate one’s growth. His compassion, sense of humor, and love for humanity are powerful catalysts during the process he guides. After our work together, I felt lighter, happier, and also, delighted and incensed to embody some of the gifts that I have resisted for a long time.
If you are serious about living from the heart, then book a w-end with Mikkal and prepare to be enchanted, challenged and supported in ways that are both healing and generative.”
-Ligia Buzan, Ph.D. Strategy Consultant
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