Creative Shamanism Introduction

When: 23rd March 2018 @16:0025th March 2018 @16:00

In this weekend workshop, you will be taken inside shamanic practice, become familiar with journeying, reading signs, omens, seeing the world through spirit and ego eyes and will become acquainted with the idea of life as a theatre. Straight away we will step into the idea of life being a communication system which reflects back our inner stories to us and begins to read the information of our lives through shaman’s eyes. Creative Shamanism will be explained as a practice which seeks to empower the knowing in everyone (the word shaman meaning she or he who knows) and we will begin to explore the many different facets of creative shamanic expression and practice with them. We will look at healing (to make whole) as being about allowing everything to have its place and to be able to live its true expression and will begin to see ways to bring this back into being in these times. 

You will set off on an exploration of your own knowing and soul’s natural expression journeying through six months of working with the moon cycles. The importance of the natural cycles and its facilitating processes and guides will become apparent and bring much medicine and healing. There will be opportunities to work in pairs and as a group to experience the power of intention and deep listening. Furthermore, we will liaise with the spirits of the land and the stars to open up important gateways and alliances in the cosmology of life. 

This course is also one of the 3 courses provided as a prerequisite for the Creative Shamanism Practitioner training at Newbold Trust. 

Facilitated by Carol Day

Carol Day founded the Centre for Creative Shamanism in 2009 and has been developing and perfecting this person-and-spirit-centred deeply effective model of teaching and working with shamanism with several student apprenticeships since then. Carol took a shamanic and spiritual education at Findhorn Foundation 2004 – 6, where she lived for two years studying the sun and moon cycles.  She was endorsed as a Shamanic Practitioner by Sandra Ingerman and completed shamanic trainings with Stephen Mulhearn of Lendrick Lodge.  She is also Teacher Trained by Sandra Ingerman and travelled to New Mexico in 2012/13 to complete the two-year teacher training programme. She assisted Sandra with teacher training in 2016.  Carol also studied with Heather Ash Amara and Raven Smith of the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz (author of The Four Agreements). She is trained in Advanced Compassionate Depossession and Curse unravelling by Betsy Bergstrom  with the Sacred Trust. 
Carol is a qualified psychotherapist and completed a three-year postgraduate in Pluralistic counselling at Abertay University spanning 2011 – 2017. Carol incorporates the work of Bert Hellinger on Family Constellation and systemic ritual in her practice. She has studied with a range of teachers of the Knowing Field practice since 2008 including Clare Crombie, Dan Booth Cohen,  Emily Blefield Volden and Nikki Mackay.  Carol is also a nature-educator, which she sees as an integral part of Shamanic work. She spent her earlier years teaching children and researching different models of facilitating children’s natural expression. She cites the spirit of the child as her main director in this work. In 2007-9 she collaborated with Cathy Bache, founder of the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery, an innovative project facilitating an environment of natural learning for pre-school children. Together they created the ‘Nature of Teacher’ curriculum. Carol is a qualified Advanced Firewalk Instructor trained with Peggy Dylan.  She is also a Reiki Master.  



Residential Cost – £350 (includes meals and accommodation). A £150 deposit is payable to Carol Day on booking.  The remainder is payable to Newbold Trust prior to the course.

Non Residential Cost – £280 (includes meals and workshop). A £150 deposit is payable to Carol Day on booking. The remainder is payable to Newbold Trust prior to the course.

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