CURRENT COURSES 2009.

August 22 SHAMANIC EXPLORERS (First meeting, Richmond). Further 2009 SE gathering dates Oct 3, Nov 1, and Dec 5. 

Shamanism has always been about mediating between different worlds and beings to bring healing and balance within and without. Seeking answers not only for our own lives but also for the difficult questions troubling the world we live in is a way of healing in itself.

It is too easy, when faced by the many global realities of crisis; to become disempowered by the belief that there is no way we can make a difference. We can all see the need for creative healing solutions but so often we become overwhelmed and shut down or overstretch and disconnect in response to the suffering around us.

Being part of Shamanic Explorers  means becoming consciously engaged for the good of life on earth. We come together to discover sustainable healing answers to living in our world. We bring humor and common sense to these explorations as well as wisdom and compassion to keep us balanced and nourished in this work.

This is an open group. In regular gatherings we will use group shamanic journeying for deep exploration and research. We will focus on the big issues of our times. Our intention is to share our findings with the wider community to empower and inspire. We will also include people who cannot physically attend but would like to participate in this project and contribute to the research pool.

We ask for a £5 donation per gathering towards running costs. The meetings run from 1-5 With Kathy Fried and John Hambrook. Booking is essential because of numbers.

If you are interested in this gathering or project or have further questions please contact Kathy Fried. info@kathyfried.co.uk

Sep 26-27 CREATING THROUGH THE EYE OF THE HEART pt 1 (Richmond) Oct 24-25 pt 2, Nov 28-29 pt 3

The experience of making art through shamanic practice offers everyone the freedom and power to express creative soul. These three weekends (spread over three months) explore various ways of creating with the help and guidance of our helping spirits. There will be group work and work in pairs in addition to the personal creative work, which evolves throughout the course.

Artists, inventors, musicians, performers, writers and many other creative folk

Often find that their best work comes through when they are “guided by their muse”, “have a flash of inspiration” or are “in their creative flow”. On this course shamanic states of consciousness and spirit connection help us to move beyond what often blocks us from our full creative expressions.

Learn to see through the eyes of your heart. Be inspired and embody your visions with spirit guidance and practical help.

John Hambrook is a sensitive and intuitive artist/cartoonist with qualifications in Art, Group work and Humanistic Counseling as well as trainings in Healing and Shamanism. He has lots of experience of supporting people both technically and emotionally on their creative path and has worked with both adults and children in this capacity.

Kathy Fried is creative herself and loves to support this in others. She is qualified in Bodywork, Healing, Group work and Humanistic Counseling. Kathy is also trained in Shamanism and has maintained and run a private healing and counseling practice for over 18 years in addition to teaching.

 

£300 includes most materials (deposit £100) If you are interested in this course or have further questions please contact Kathy Fried.

info@kathyfried.co.uk

 

Oct 3 SHAMANIC EXPLORERS (Richmond)

 

Oct 24-25 C REATING THROUGH THE EYE OF THE HEART pt 2 (Richmond)

 

 

Nov 1 SHAMANIC EXPLORERS (Richmond)

 

Nov 14-15 MAKE, SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL (Richmond)

With spirit guidance and practical help, make and decorate your own rattle and learn more about working with the rattle.

Healing art and tool making has always been part of the shaman’s craft. Throughout this course we will be connecting with our spirit helpers for inspiration and instruction on the various aspects of creating and working with rattles. Practical help with skills and techniques will lead you through a step-by-step process of making and decorating a sacred medicine rattle for use in your shamanic practice. £120Includes most materials (deposit 50)

With Kathy Fried and John Hambrook.

If you are interested in this course or have further questions please contact Kathy Fried. info@kathyfried.co.uk

 

 

Nov 28-29 C REATING THROUGH THE EYE OF THE HEART pt 3 (Richmond)

 

 

Dec 5 SHAMANIC EXPLORERS (Richmond)

 

COURSES AND OFFERINGS AVAILABLE.

 

I have been teaching and developing shamanic courses since 1997. I teach with deep gratitude to my teachers and to the indigenous cultures where traditional practices continue to inspire and caution us to approach this work with awareness, heart, responsibility and respect.

All courses available use shamanic practice to explore and work with different areas of life. I am happy to work with students from other teachers on any of my courses as long as the teachings and level of work is compatible. Mentoring agreements are also available to support participants between courses. For any further information or special requests contact me atInfo@kathyfried.co.uk

 

Courses by request: Any of the courses out of season can be booked by request. If you are interested in a particular course, let me know. When there are enough uptakes this course will be arranged. I will run most courses with 4-8 participants at our Center in London. Certain courses are available as Individual training agreements.  Inquiries for workshops at other venues or courses designed specially to suit your group’s requirements are welcomed.

 

 

ANCIENT TRACKS, PRESENT STEPS. (Arranged by request)

These are a series of courses teaching some of the essential elements of shamanism, a spiritual and healing practice, which traces its roots to our prehistory. The intention here is to bring the universal healing and wisdom of this ancient path through in ways, which serve our culture and these present times.

 

Basic shamanic practice courses.

 

These courses teach basic shamanic ways of shifting consciousness and connecting with power through rattling singing and the use of the drum. The focus is on learning the shamanic soul/spirit journey and establishing good connections with your spirit helpers and teachers. Participants are introduced to a shamanic perspective of life and initiated into some basic healing practices.

SHAMANISM 1 ORIGINAL CONNECTIONS

SHAMANISM 2 LIVING IN CONNECTION

 

 

Advanced shamanic practice courses.

 

These courses introduce and teach the foundations of the shamans work with;

Healing, nature, soul retrieval, transitions in life and death. Guidance work is also taught: assisted deep journeywork for seeking help, healing or council from the spirits.

SHAMANISM, HEALING AND NATURE

SOUL RETREIVAL

LIFECROSSINGS

SHAMANIC GUIDANCE

 

(Ancient Tracks, Present Steps  courses are currently arranged by request because of the wealth of courses available on these subjects. I am happy to work with students from other teachers on any of my courses as long as the teachings and level of work is compatible. For people particularly interested in doing any of the foundational work with me courses will be run with 4-8 participants. Mentoring agreements are also available to support participants between courses. Contact Info@kathyfried.co.uk for further information)

 

 

Continuing Shamanic practice.

Practice development and Skills support.  These courses and offerings are for those, both new and old to the practice, who feel, committed to working shamanically. Being able to journey and having a good connection with your sprit helpers is essential.

 

MENTORING  (individual by arrangement)

Mentoring agreements are available to support people interested in ongoing shamanic practice. Mentoring can be for people who chose shamanism solely as a personal practice and for those who are or wish to work for others as shamanic practitioners. Contact Info@kathyfried.co.uk if you are interested.

 

APPRENTICE DAYS  (1day or individual mentoring by arrangement)

We are all in a continuing apprenticeship to the spirits in this work. These one-day courses are focused around the various foundation practices. These trainings are meant as refreshers and practice days for those who have done the relevant courses and want to deepen their work in these areas. Topics covered on separate days include; healing, nature work, soulretreival, transitions in life and death and guidance work.

 

ETHICS FROM THE HEART (2.5 days or individual training by arrangement)

Journeying with our spirits we discover ways to nurture good shamanic practice and begin to define our ethics from within. This course celebrates our love and respect for shamanic work and how we take care with others and ourselves. Using shamanic skills and working in pairs, small groups and the larger circle, participants are set on a path, with their spirits, to find and give form to their own code of ethics. We explore what makes good shamanic practice for each of us and learn to refine and renew our work through special ways of seeing. Sharing our teachings may begin to show us whether we can find a common vision, of ethics and practice, as a shamanic community.

 

HEALING CONNECTION (2.5 days or individual training by arrangement)

Counseling skills taught by spirit and embodied in sacred practice for healing work and personal relationships.

 

The shaman’s job of mediating between the worlds includes being present, paying attention, listening deeply and asking clear questions. The quality we each bring to these tasks affects the clarity and power of our work. On this course we ask for wisdom from spirit to deepen and empower the ways we connect with our fellow human beings. Weaving in my experience of counselling into the course, I bring key skills into focus; our spirits teach us to recognise and embody each skill; practicing in pairs we explore their teachings in a safe space. Work in the circle offers a community of equals where we can share our learning in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect.

 

MEETINGS ON THE PATH (2 days or individual training by arrangement)

Our closest friendships, when they are healthy, are those where trust and commitment allows us to risk being open to life. In shamanism our relationships with our spirit helpers lie at the heart of the work. This course looks at how we relate to our spirit helpers and they to us. This exploration can offer deep insights into our own nature and the path that we are on. Getting to know our helpers and teachers takes us deeper into our shamanic practice and offers a clearer understanding of working with them as a team.

 

LIVING POWER (2 days or individual training by arrangement)

Power is one of the central issues in shamanism. How we use it or lose it deeply affects our lives, our relationships and the world around us. In this course we explore how best to connect with and use power. With our spirit helpers we learn to recognise and remedy daily power loss and work with sacred and ordinary power practices to enhance our lives.

 

MISSION IMPECCABLE (1 day or individual training by arrangement))

In the shamanic journey our mission statements reflect our purpose. When we have a very clear mission our work becomes more powerful. Clear statements also make it easier for us to connect with the help and insight we receive, and to incorporate these gifts from spirit into our lives in useful ways. On this course we will learn to formulate clear, strong and appropriate missions and also how to choose the right kind of journeys to suit our purpose.

 

LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL (1 day or individual training by arrangement)

Our spirit helpers and teachers communicate with us in ways designed to touch us with meaning. They speak to our souls, yet because we often expect something else or compare ourselves with others, we can miss the fuller meanings on offer. This course is about exploring and opening to the soul language of our journeys. We will also be working creatively with the answers or teachings we receive to bring them back into our lives in user-friendly forms. 

 

SPIRIT AND CRAFT

Working with the spirits can fire imagination and free creative potential. These courses work to inspire and midwife our personal creative expressions as well as teaching us an infinite number of sacred ways to craft and use our expressions as medicine ways, power objects

or tools for empowerment and healing.

 

MAKE, SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL (2 days)

Healing art and tool making has always been part of the shaman’s craft. Throughout this course we will be connecting with our spirit helpers for inspiration and instruction on the various aspects of creating and working with rattles. Practical help with skills and techniques will lead you through a step by step process of making and decorating a sacred medicine rattle for use in your shamanic practice.(Includes most materials)

 

SHAMANIC HEALING ART (1 or 2 days)

Discover the magic of making. Create empowering and transformational images and objects with intention and spirit. For personal and communal healing

 

CREATING THROUGH THE EYE OF THE HEART (3 weekends/6days)

The experience of making art through shamanic practice offers everyone the freedom and power to express creative soul. This course explores various ways of creating with the help and guidance of our helping spirits. There will be group work and work in pairs in addition to the personal creative work, which evolves throughout the course.

 

Artists, inventors, musicians, performers, writers and many other creative folk

Often find that their best work comes through when they are “guided by their muse”, “have a flash of inspiration” or are “in their creative flow”. On this course shamanic states of consciousness and spirit connection help us to move beyond what often blocks us from our full creative expressions.

 

Learn to see through the eyes of your heart. Be inspired and embody your visions with spirit guidance and practical help.

 

MEDICINE STORIES, TEACHING TALES. (2 days)

Stories are one of the most ancient and enduring ways that humans have used to communicate with each other. They have been used to share vital information, Record group histories, teach survival skills, ethical thinking and to provide wisdom and healing when needed.

On shamanic journeys our helping spirits often teach and heal us trough the use of story and Shamanic training in receiving and sharing the power and wisdom of our spirits through the healing ways of storytelling. The power of story can be immense; it can touch our hearts and minds in infinite variety of ways.

 

LIFE ON EARTH.

These courses, gatherings and offerings embrace social, cultural and global issues. Exploring the healing potential of socially engaged shamanism: seeding good community practice and working towards sustainable solutions for human beings to live together in harmony with each other and the rest of life on earth.

 

ROUNDING THE CIRCLE (tailor made)

Shamanism is a community practice. With our spirits we will find ways of being in our power with others. Learning to share in the power of the circle allows us to bring our own special gifts and talents and to serve or be served by our community.

This tailor made work is offered to help new groups create healthy and supportive learning communities or to restore harmony and seed practices that nourish healthy change in existing communities (also available to specific projects or working partnerships).

 

XMAS SPIRIT SURVIVAL COURSE (1 day)

Obligation, pressure and the countdown of shopping days have become the hallmarks for Xmas. More and more people say that they no longer enjoy or even actively hate this time. Some have switched back to celebrating Solstice, which is great, but the Xmas spirit is still in big trouble! This shamanic day is about re-connecting with the true spirit, power and magic of this festival, and finding ways to transform seasonal stress into grace and healing so we can celebrate with heart.

 

SHAMANIC EXPLORERS. (Regular half-day gatherings)

Shamanism has always been about mediating between different worlds and beings to bring healing and balance within and without. Seeking answers not only for our own lives but also for the difficult questions troubling the world we live in is a way of healing in itself.

It is too easy, when faced by the many global realities of crisis; to become disempowered by the belief that there is no way we can make a difference. We can all see the need for creative healing solutions but so often we become overwhelmed and shut down or overstretch and disconnect in response to the suffering around us.

Being part of Shamanic Explorers means becoming consciously engaged for the good of life on earth. We come together to discover sustainable healing answers to living in our world. We bring humor and common sense to these explorations as well as wisdom and compassion to keep us balanced and nourished in this work.

This is an open group. In regular gatherings we will use group shamanic journeying for deep exploration and research. We will focus on the big issues of our times. Our intention is to share our findings with the wider community to empower and inspire. We will also include people who cannot physically attend but would like to participate in this project and contribute to the research pool.

 

Living Spirit.

Spiritual development includes taking care of our emotional, mental and physical work. These courses focus on discovering the tasks, steps and gifts of our personal and spiritual paths and learning to incorporate this into our daily lives. Various aspects of our personal journeys through life are explored with the wisdom and support of our compassionate helping spirits.

 

SPIRIT IN THE MIRROR. (2 days or individual training by arrangement)

Having a good sense of our whole self is a vital key to navigating both our personal life and our spiritual path with wisdom and compassion. Yet often the view in the mirror becomes clouded with images that we take on from others or develop ourselves. At times it might feel as if we have lost the original prints but they are always there, waiting within us. Our spirit helpers have many ways of pointing us towards our core identity and helping us to track and work with what hides us and keeps us from ourselves. Clarifying self-awareness means that we can begin to fully claim our gifts, talents and skills and make strong choices about how we want to be and live.

 

TIDES OF THE HEART. (2 days or individual training by arrangement)

Emotions are part of being human and how we dance with them shapes our lives and the world around us. However we are often unfamiliar or uneasy with our emotional selves, becoming stuck in states of overwhelm or repression. By working closely with our helping spirits we can learn how best to ride the tides of our hearts. Looking into the major emotions, this course offers empowering ways of meeting and working with these forces in our natures. The knowledge and help we receive through this exploration rewards us with the freedom to be ourselves more fully and to learn the unique dance of our emotions so that we can move with greater ease.

 

SIGNPOSTS TO PURPOSE. (2 days or individual training by arrangement)

We all feel more fulfilled and alive when we engage in life in a way that has heart and meaning for us. Whether we have one purpose in life or many it is good to find what we are uniquely suited for and uplifted by so that we can bring forward our special talents and gifts and share our magic with the world. Working with our spirit helpers is a wonderful way to find our purpose and get help to achieve it.

 

SHARED SPIRITS. (2 days or individual training by arrangement)

Connection with others is a profound part of our experience as human beings. We can bring great happiness or great suffering to others and ourselves, depending on how we learn to manage this vital aspect of our lives. With the perspective and guidance of our helping spirits this course explores the nature of how we relate to others. Whether our relationships are work related personal or even spiritual, we can gain insight into how to strengthen and enjoy what serves or how to transform and release what hinders our shared dance.

 

HARVESTING JOY. (1 day or individual training by arrangement)

Joy can powerfully transform our lives. Joy is as great teacher as sorrow and suffering yet we often see the latter two as the main routes to ‘getting’ our lessons. Guided and supported by your spirit helpers learn how to welcome joy into your life and work with this special energy in a sustainable way to bring balance, healing and more joy.

 

TRANSFORMING LOSS. (2 days or individual training by arrangement)

Loss is a natural and inevitable. We will all experience many losses throughout our lives, from those so small they escape our notice to those so great that the pain of them can obliterate all meaning in our lives and cause us to lose connection to our power and ourselves. We often get stuck in grief because we lack the right support and guidance. Shamanic work with grief allows its cycle to flow and complete naturally, re-connecting us fully with life. Our compassionate helping spirits empower us and lead us through this deeply transformative process. This healing work embraces any kind of loss, old or new.

 

 

 

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