Shamanic Healing Aftercare SuggestionsFollow-up to a shamanic healing session is extremely important. Below are some shamanic healing aftercare suggestions to help integrate the healing after our session.
All healing happens in layers, and each session only addresses the layer that is presenting itself at the time. Each layer of healing is important no matter how insignificant it may seem at the time. After a period of Integration in which you, your body, your spirit, and your energy field have absorbed this session, you may choose to seek further healing from me.
Suggestions to assist in integration after a healing session
- True Self guided imagery
meditation - the True Self is our
First Ally, our grounding ally. I that you do this
meditation at least once a day, twice if you can
manage. The effects are cumulative and strengthen,
balance, and integrate you from the inside. This
guided meditation, the work of my teacher Betsy
Bergstrom, is easy, quick, deep and powerful and is
remarkably refreshing. To experience the True
Self guided meditation (15-22 minutes long, depending
on the version you choose), use this gadget or the
link that follows it:
- For Help After a Soul Retrieval - After a
soul retrieval, set aside time each day to thank and
to welcome each new soul part back with great
article on soul retrieval aftercare from Christina
Pratt may also be of help.
- Nurture yourself - Rest, drink lots
of water, eat healthy food, and take a soothing Epsom
salt or baking soda & sea salt bath. I
recommend 1 quart of Epsom Salt per bath, and to
continue daily baths until you feel better - one bath
might not be enough. Feeling out of sorts or bad
means that you need it! The body and energy
field will continue to detoxify, self care will assist
with the process.
- Nature - Get outside and let
yourself feel and receive the Earth's blessings and
messages. The natural world has a high level of
life force and vitality. This can support and
feed your energy body.
- Timing - allow yourself 3
days to adjust and assimilate what you received in
your healing session. Different people
integrate this work at different rates. The
luminous and physical bodies need time to adjust to
the transition. It can take up to 2 weeks for
the new patterns to establish themselves. New
patterns can continue to subtly and gently unfold over
- Resynchronization - Expect Change!
I never know in what ways the healing work will
present itself. Pay attention to what begins to
seem different in your life. People may respond
to you differently, or you will find yourself not
reacting to situation int he ways you have in the
past. Unusual resynchronization, signs, omens,
comments from a friend or stranger may present
themselves. Pay attention to life ... new things
- Create a New Reality - make a
conscious choice to respond to situations in a
positive and life-affirming way ... this is a time to
re-pattern out of old, unhealthy mind-sets and
behaviors so the new way becomes permanent. As
you engage in different choices, the new aspects and
essence of the soul creates a new reality. There
can be a chain reaction of healing realignment.
Your choices help reaffirm your wholeness.
- Community - Find support, talk to
trusted friends and loved ones, a counselor or group.
Share your healing story with those who are open
and can honor your healing process.
- Develop a Regular Spiritual Practice
- learn to journey, practice meditation, yoga, Tai
Chi, prayer, a walk in nature. Create personal
ceremonies. Read books on spirituality. Go
on a spiritual journey, Vision Quest or pilgrimage.
Join a drumming circle, take a workshop that
teaches spiritual healing or a spiritual path. A
spiritual practice (one that truly resonates to you)
will support your healing and make you stronger than
anything else. Find a way of connecting spiritually
that feels comfortable and authentic to you.
- Journal - Keep a record of your
experience and change. Confide in and honor
yourself. Sometimes the most powerful insights
come from re-reading the old records of your
- Honor - If you receive special
instructions (homework) from your session, follow
these instructions to support the healing journey.
- Follow-up Care - Give your healing process time to integrate. I encourage feedback to hear how you are doing. Work with a practitioner when you feel ready to tackle new layers of your healing journey. Pay attention to right timing, but don't endure unnecessary suffering before seeking help.
Aftercare suggestions courtesy of my teacher: The Hollow Bone - Ana Larramendi
Instructions adapted by Ana Larramendi from Jaes Seis