When we think about personal healing, we tend to think on the emotional, physical, and mental level, but we also have the spiritual level—that which relates to our energy and soul. Energy medicine is the healing method of clearing the human energy field to promote health, balance, and relaxation. This work can come in many different styles, ranging from craniosacral therapy to reiki, among others.
Shamanism is an ancient form of energy healing which connects ourselves on the soul level to all of nature and the universe. Shamanism is an ancient healing method that has been practiced by many different indigenous cultures across the planet. It is the oldest form of spirituality on the planet, which sees everything as connected.
Shamans who facilitate this type of healing are connected to universal wisdom and consciousness. A shaman views illness and disease as the presence of negative energy or a disconnection from the soul. Through shamanic healing, the shaman works to create a multidimensional sacred space that supports healing.
Although shamanic healing is tens of thousands of years old; nowadays, shamanism is practiced as a life path in modern society by individuals who are seeking a deeper meaning in their lives. In fact, shamanic healing is currently experiencing a revival in the US, as many Americans describe themselves as having a loss of connection to nature and the planet. Shamanic healing can help fill that spiritual void.
Shamanic healing is one of the various types of energy therapies offered here at The Viva Center. Marie Rodriguez, ND, is a Viva affiliate and licensed naturopathic physician who uses energy medicine and shamanic healing with her clients. Dr. Marie’s shamanic healing techniques include chakra cleansing, removal of heavy or intrusive energies, and soul retrieval – bringing back vitality and soul essence that is often lost due to trauma.
Dr. Marie has seen many people who have experienced the benefits of shamanic healing. She explains, “it’s really powerful for anybody who is stuck because it works on a soul-energetic level.” It releases negative energy blocks from the body, and in doing so, re-wires the brain, enabling people to feel more confident, connected, lighter, and creative. Shamanic healing can also work to heal anxiety, depression, and to help people who feel “stuck.”
Shamanism is a form of healing that everyone can use because we are all spiritual beings. Shamanic healing can also work as a powerful complement to modern medicine and therapy. According to Dr. Marie, “it’s a really wonderful way to catalyze the healing process and have people profoundly resourced. A lot of people don’t have a strong spiritual connection, and shamanic healing can open that up to people.”