Suzi Crockford

Shamanic Healer, Drum & Rattle maker 

What is Shamanism?

Shamanism is the most time honoured system for healing on earth, having been practiced for over 40,000 years. It continues to be used today by indigenous peoples of all continents and has seen a huge resurgence in practice and profile in the west over the last 40 years which seems to go hand in hand with the growing awareness of our need for global responsibility, eco-consciousness and sustainability alongside our need to heal ourselves.

Shamanic peoples across the world and throughout time 'see' that there are two kinds of reality - the 'ordinary reality' of our daily lives in the material world - and the 'non-ordinary reality' of the energetic or spiritual worlds which are frequently seen as being 'behind the veil'.  Behind this veil live the all knowing, compassionate, loving and endlessly wise spirits; there to teach us and heal us if only we will listen.  

"Shamanism goes far beyond a primary self-concerned transcendence of ordinary reality. It is transcendence for a broader purpose, the helping of humankind. The enlightenment of shamanism is the ability to light up what others perceive as darkness, and thereby to see and to journey on behalf of humanity that is perilously close to losing its spiritual connectedness with all its relatives, the plants and animals of this good earth”
Dr Michael Harner (Way of the Shaman 1980)

Who is The Shaman?

A Shamanic Healer is a person who can change their state of consciousness by using the beat of the drum and heart led intention to come into contact with another reality, non ordinary reality, which they often refer to as the world of the spirits. They come to know this spirit world and journey there on behalf of their community in order to retrieve information for the benefit of that community for problem solving or for healing.  The Shamanic Healer works in consort with the spirit world to effect change and healing in the physical world, the non-physical world and the mysterious in-between places.

How does Shamanic Healing work?

From their contact with the world of the spirits the Shamanic Healer receives guidance on what is required for each particular circumstance. There are three main ways in which Shamanic Healing operates for individuals - these are most commonly known as 'Soul Retrieval', 'Removal of Spiritual Blockages' and 'Power Animal Retrieval'.  In any one healing session one, two or all three of these powerful and effective methods may be used, depending on what is necessary, as directed by the spirits.

Soul Retrieval

What is soul-loss?
Through shock or trauma some of our 'soul' or 'essence/energy' can leave our body and thus deprive us of our full power. Soul-loss can be seen as a built-in survival mechanism; the human psyche will fragment when it perceives itself to be in danger of harm, part of our essence will leave the body in order to go somewhere 'safe'. The body will survive without this part and If we are lucky the part will quickly return and all will be well. If the trauma is too big, or we do not know how to call ourselves back then we are left open to dis-ease and dis-harmony which can eventually become physical illness. The first signs are often felt as loss of connection to one's surroundings. Soon it becomes a feeling of loss of connection with one's self, the inability to function as we once did. Feeling empty, feeling numb, lack of motivation, memory loss, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviour; all these and more are signs that we are not at full power.

Soul Retrieval is a deep and life enhancing experience which brings us back to full power. The shamanic healer retrieves the missing soul or essence and brings it back to the body, this does not return any of the original trauma but instead brings wholeness and relief.

Removal of Spiritual Blockages

Sometimes we can have energy in or around us that does not belong to us which can lead to dis-ease or dis-harmony within us. Just like a spider in the bath there is nothing intrinsically bad about this energy, it is just in the wrong place. Working under the guidance of the spirits the shamanic healer gently removes this energy, releasing any blockages it may have caused.
 

Power Animal Retrieval

Power loss is a daily occurrence to some degree, we 'use' our energy in our lives and if we are connected properly to the cosmic web then our essence will be constantly replenished just as our physical energy is replenished by sleep and food. Sadly our twenty-first century lifestyle encourages us to give away our power to a certain degree and when this is not replenished we need to return to the sources of our power and re-acknowledge and reactivate them. Power is most usually retrieved in the shape of an animal, it's particular form being a message for the client about the nature of their personal power.


Who is it for?

Shamanic Healing requires that you be ready and willing to heal.  It is powerful and magical; the most ancient, time tested, healing practice on earth.
 
My work is spirit driven, so there is no 'usual' session, but one might include all of the methods listed above or simply one or two of them. I seek to return the individual to a state of mental, physical and spiritual balance,where good health and happiness can follow.
 
Shamanic work can also assist both the dying and the already deceased.
 
I have worked as a Shamanic Healer for 23 years and have undertaken a Professional Practitioner Training with The Sacred Trust.  The session usually lasts for about two hours.  There is no particular preparation required of you but it may be that you feel quite tired afterwards so it's a good idea not to have to go back to work or to a social event on the same day.  The fee for my time is ideally £100 but I am always happy to negotiate as I strongly believe that healing should be available to everyone.     

If you are interested in receiving a shamanic healing please feel free to contact me to arrange an appointment or for more information. I live on Dartmoor; between Lustleigh and Moretonhampstead but am willing to travel to see clients if access to me is difficult. I can be contacted through this website by e-mailing suzi.crockford@googlemail.com or alternatively by phone on 01647 277164.







Our Events

Appointments for Shamanic Healing can be made by contacting Suzi on 01647277164.

 
DRUM MAKING WORKSHOPS

I prefer to teach drum making one to one as I believe that you get a better drum this way.  I would like you to go home with a drum just as good as the one I would make for you. 
Phone or e-mail to arrange one at a date convenient to you.


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