What is the course about?
This day offers a brief historical, anthropological overview of traditional and contemporary shamanism, exploring how these ancient cross-cultural healing methods can be used today. This course is facilitated by an experienced integrative counsellor and shamanic practitioner who teaches shamanic journeying and healing.
What will we cover?
Shamanic principles such as:
- History and anthropology of traditional shamanism
- Core shamanic practice of shamanism in the western world
- The shamanic world view
- The shamanic cosmology
- Concept of spirit world and spirit helpers
- Shamanic understanding of power
- The shamanic concept of illness
- Shamanic healing and soul-retrieval
- The shamanic journey.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Outline the culture and background of shamanism
- List the core principles of shamanism
- Describe how the practice of shamanism could be used in the context of professional health practice, psychology, counselling and personal development.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for learning and self-development, it is not a therapy course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is a balance of presented material and experiential learning, including tutor talk with discussion, questions and answers and clinical case material. Hand-outs and visual material will be used as well as experiential exercises. There will be an opportunity to participate in a shamanic journey (optional). You will be supported to continue finding out more about the subject if you feel motivated to do so.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
None. It is useful to bring notepad and pen to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are a number of professional and personal development courses available in the Psychology, Counselling and Personal Development department. A list of relevant books will be provided during the course.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details