What is Shamanic Healing?

Shamanic healing is a traditional spiritual practice intended to help heal spiritual wounds and correct spiritual problems affecting a person's overall state of health and wellbeing. Problems with soul and spirit can manifest to produce different forms of illness, disease, distress, and suffering. A shamanic practitioner can identify and help correct such spiritual health problems, promoting the client's return to wellness. Please read on for more information.

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Body, mind, emotion, and spirit are profoundly interconnected aspects of human existence. When a problem affects one of these aspects, it tends to affect the other aspects as well. The shamanic practitioner looks for problems affecting a client's spiritual health and works to remedy them using a variety of traditional spiritual techniques. The shaman's intention is that any related physical, mental, and emotional problems affecting the client will be moderated or alleviated by the spiritual healing as well.

There are two main goals in traditional shamanic healing: to restore vital spiritual components that have gone missing, and to clear foreign spiritual intrusions that don't belong. The main restorative techniques used are soul retrieval, guardian spirit retrieval, and power restoration. The main clearing techniques are intrusion extraction and entity removal.

Soul Retrieval

Soul retrieval is the restoration of missing parts of the soul that fled in response to traumatic life circumstances. The shamanic practitioner journeys to the spirit world, locates missing soul parts, and returns them to the client. Please see my blog post What is Soul Retrieval for in-depth information about soul retrieval and how it works.

Guardian Spirit Retrieval

Guardian spirits are personal companion spirits that protect us and help us succeed in life, but many people remain unaware of their presence and strong beneficial influence. Guardian spirits can also weaken or withdraw due to neglect and other common factors. Guardian spirits can take a variety of forms including spirit animals, spirit guides, ascended ancestor spirits, and guardian angels. Guardian spirit retrieval is the restoration or introduction of a guardian spirit to a client.

Power Restoration

Power restoration refers to the replenishment of vital spiritual power, the energy which "fuels" us spiritually. When people have suffered power loss, they become spiritually debilitated and are vulnerable to chronic adversity, illness, and suffering. Power is required to heal properly, to stay well-protected, and for success in life. Power can be restored in various ways, but the most potent way is a strong relationship with a guardian spirit (see above).

Intrusion Extraction

Spiritual intrusions are disruptive forms of negative energy that can become integrated into a person's energy body, potentially causing illness and disease. These sorts of intrusions are often attracted to areas of the soul that are wounded or vulnerable. Intrusion extraction is the clearing or removal of foreign spiritual energy. Extraction work is often accompanied by restorative and protective work which helps prevent new intrusions from taking up residence.

Entity Removal

Entity removal another form of clearing work. If a person happens to become associated with a disruptive spirit or entity, it can become attached. This can lead to a variety of different adverse health conditions, psychological issues, and personal problems like addiction. Removal of an entity is often accompanied by restorative and protective techniques which helps prevent new entities from attaching.

Complementary Healing

Shamanic healing differs from significantly from conventional medical treatment, but it is not incompatible with it. Shamanic healing is complementary, and often works best when it is used together with other healing methodologies both conventional and alternative. Shamanic healing is ultimately most effective when the client participates in the healing journey, playing a very active role in the healing process.


The word "heal" comes from the same root as the word "whole." Healing, then, can be thought of as a return to wholeness. This includes all aspects of an individual: the physical, the mental, the emotional, and the spiritual. Shamanic healing promotes wholeness and wellness on all levels by helping resolve problems related to the soul and spirit.

Robbie - June 15, 2022