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Workshops and Retreats

We currently offer the following workshops and retreats in the Austin, Texas area.  All clases are limited to twelve people unless otherwise noted, to keep them small and intimate. Because class size is limited it is highly recoomended that you sign up, and pay a deposit, in advance to secure your seat. To register for a class please use the sign up botton below!!

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Energy Medicine Certification Program

Once one is a shaman initiate, or Full Mesa Carrier, they have become a hollow bone, and are ready to train as an Energy Medicine practitioners, or Modern Day Shaman. By combining ancient knowledge and wisdom with cutting edge scientific research, the modern day shaman is a well balanced shamanic healer. This training teaches you how to work with clients to maximize their healing experience. It is aimed at anyone wanting to deepen their energy medicine practices and is a great complement to established healing, medical and counseling professions. Becoming  Full Mesa Carrier is a prerequisite.

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Healing

Shamanic healings at ASC are one-on-one sessions designed to help you access the unconscious aspects of yourself that keep you in dysfunctional life patterns and in illness. Your soul is a living energy field that contains the entire personal consciousness, or psyche, of who you are, and have ever been. Often our minds bury the uncomfortable aspects, however, in a effort to better “function.”  When we suffer from trauma, or deep wounding, for example, we may tell ourselves we are fine, but if we are still experiencing blocks, stagnation, immobility, and illness, to name a few, this wounding is at the level of the soul and until is is addressed there, it is still unresolved. Through the use of breath work and ancient Andean energetic practices, the shamanic healer at ASC helps you step out of your wounded psyche state, and into a place of Grace, where you can reset and restore balance to your lives on all levels, and hold it.

No amount of talking about our issues will shift us out of the fear based states that drive our anxiety, depression, PTSD, or our chronic illnesses. Nor can talking shift us out of the perceptive paradigms that keep us locked in dysfunctional relationships. The mind has created these dysfunctions and is using them to feel safe. If you perceive the world as adversarial, for example, no one can convince you otherwise; all of your relationships will include some kind of distrust and conflict as a result. We have to actually change states of consciousness to release how the mind is holding us in our wounded state. This is the premise of the advanced shamanic healing we do at ASC. 

More than just the sweeping of feathers, and the burning of sage, ASC shamanic healings dig in deep, and asks you to show up too. We do use ancient energetic clearing techniques from the Andes, but because it is our state of consciousness that drives our energetic sluggishness, we compliment them with more modern consciousness shifting techniques, like breath work, to open the soul up to a place of Grace where it can shift out of the protective but restrictive mind, and realign with its original expansive state. In this sense we go beyond simply clearing energetic "symptoms," and dig in for the root cause. We do this effectively and efficiently, in 90 minute windows, without the use of psychedelic plant medicines, which have a long recovery time. In fact, because our practices are so focused, and immediately integrative, people not only report getting much more healing from these sessions than they do group plant ceremonies, they often come back to this work to integrate and move through unresolved aspects of their plant ceremony experiences.

When appropriate, we ground these shifts, and the aha’s made in the session, by giving homework that helps anchor in new neuro-pathways the session opened in your brain, directing your life in more constructive directions.  As you relax into your shifts you begin to think differently, express new DNA, your perceptions change, and you heal!

 

Most healing work at Austin Shamanic Center is done as one on one sessions. Couple work is available, but the personal sessions are a big part of that work, as every couple feeds off the combined energies of the two individuals that comprise it. We therefore start with one on one sessions for each individual.

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Private Consultations

Private Consultations are two forms of mentoring to help you along the way when you need a consult but not healing work. They differ from Healings in that no energy, or deep soul clearing work is done. It is strictly at the level of conversation.

In the Personal Mentoring sessions we often use sacred tools to flesh out the unconscious aspects of self asking for integration. This is perfect for dream work interpretation and plant medicine integration.

The Professional Mentoring sessions allow the Healer a way of getting professional guidance as they evolve with their medicine. It is offered as a way of answering any professional questions you may have as you step more deeply into your profession. It is most useful for graduates of ASC's EMC program.

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Ceremonies

Traditionally shamans are the equivalent of priests in tribal communities. As such they officiate over the various ceremonies in their tribe, from births to death, from Rites of Passage to Weddings. As a trained shaman and Minister of The Church of Life, Christina is available to her community to perform Fire Ceremonies, Birth Ceremonies, Weddings, Rites of Passage and Death Rites. Ceremonies are about marking a transition. Austin Shamanic Center can help you design the ceremony of your dreams. And no, we do not offer Ayahuasca ceremonies.

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