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Creative therapeutic and shamanic approaches can help us to articulate things that are difficult to explain verbally. Both approaches work with our innate bodies wisdom and imagination. These techniques help our souls to express themselves through journeying and the creative arts, allowing us to fully release and bring into balance whatever may be holding us back from our fullest potential.
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Shamanic Practitioner and Arts Counsellor
A warm welcome, thank you so much for taking the time to look around here.
I weave a shamanic approach, artistic therapies and the Andean mystical tradition because I believe passionately that this is the most inspiring and effective way I can honour and help you to bring your life into balance.
As you can see, I weave very different, yet complementary approaches together. I am a weaver and I honour the master weavers from the Q’ero Indigenous community who weave daily. The Q’ero also have a great way of bringing harmony and munay (love imbued with will) to group work. They incorporate a sense of sacred play or pukllay into their work and this is also something I like to bear in mind when I’m offering workshops or training.
The intention for this space is dedicated towards enabling you to express your fullest beauty, well-being and creativity through the heart. I can help you to express your authenticity and truth in the world. Your future destiny awaits…
I’m honouring my tradition from the Andes by not using the word ‘Shaman’ or ‘Shamanic Healer’. A shaman is usually a word designated to a person working on behalf of the community. In contrast to this is the mystic, where there is no intermediary between mystic and spirit and nature and God. A shaman may have a helper or ally, or a power animal, a mystic has a direct personal connection which they cultivate.
I have to call myself a shamanic practitioner otherwise people wouldn’t have a clue what it is I can offer!. In the Andean tradition, a healer is called a Paqo and this is what I prefer to call myself. This is the term for a person who is trained in and practices the Andean Mystical Tradition.
It’s not necessary for the mystic to induce an altered state in order to connect directly with God or nature. The Andeans are definitely closer to the mystical than they are to the shamanic. I believe as part of the Andean mystical tradition, I’ve enjoyed developing my relationship with the natural world. However, I also use shamanic techniques to call upon my allies and guides for help and I feel that I definitely work on behalf of my community.
The point of my training has been to be able to weave the mystic, shamanic and artistic approaches into my normal waking state of consciousness, with no induction techniques necessary. This is a natural part of who we all are. I took this ability for granted as a child, when I practically lived outside in the garden. In all three approaches, a connection to the natural world is paramount.
Because of my background in fine art, theatre design and textiles, I offer ways of working therapeutically using the arts and nature. Working artistically with clients is holistic and gentle, yet proven with clinical research to support a client’s journey to wellness and wholeness.
Creative therapeutic and shamanic approaches can help us to articulate things that are difficult to explain verbally. Both approaches work with our innate bodies wisdom and our imagination. These techniques help our souls to express themselves through journeying and the creative arts, allowing us to fully release and bring into balance whatever may be holding us back from our fullest potential.
So, my practice envelops many traditions. I am also deeply committed to the approach of Rudolf Steiner and his work through anthroposophy, which is the science of being human.
As a Shamanic Practitioner and Arts Counsellor, I see clients as 1:1 or in small groups. I will be offering Creative Wellbeing classes and Retreats in East Sussex and the surrounding areas very soon.
I offer shamanic healing, energy healing interventions that help clients to let go of their old scripts and stories. There are many ways of doing this: through simple clearing techniques like kuya lympia, illumination or solid/fluid extraction techniques, as well as shadow or ancestral work to soul work. There are a myriad of ways that are designed to meet each client’s individual needs.
Shamanic healing can be so poignant, deep and really track the root of the issue very quickly.
Shamanic work and Arts Counselling can help us to access the dreamtime available to everyone. This could be through drumming, painting, clay, or dynamic drawing, as well as meditation.
Our dreams are one of the ways that we can access our unconscious or subconscious patterns of behaviour. When we work with the archetypal energies showing themselves this way, we facilitate a deep communion with the parts of ourselves in need of help or support.
We are also connecting with our highest potential to heal and redress the balance.
Once we have brought something up to the surface for healing, we can use the arts to embody the healing process and the natural world to ground and integrate this new knowledge in our energy field. Working with the seasons, the natural world and developing a relationship with nature creatively, helps to give us a pure sense of well-being, satisfaction and grounding through the daily rhythms of our lives. When we look through the lens of our lives with the support of our relationship with the natural world, we can move mountains.
I’m interested in what your heart yearns for, what do you want instead? Are you holding the burdens of your ancestors on your shoulders?
Are you the catalyst for their healing? Do you feel overwhelmed by the task ahead? I hold space for you to do the work. I will do my best for you as a practitioner and I also ask you to work hard, as you probably know, there is no magic wand. Begin your journey today by speaking with me on or do feel free to use my Contact Form out of office hours and I’ll return you call.
View the different workshops in 2021 in your local forest areas (or nearest computer for Zoom classes!) and remember to reserve your slot for 2021 as my sessions are limited to a certain number of participants. I also offer 1-2-1 counselling and energy therapy appointments.
Ali is an artist and has exhibited widely abroad and in the UK, more details to follow.
Arts Counselling allows our hands to be the eyes, to tell the story, rather than our heads. This is excellent when we know something needs to shift but we can’t find the words to express our needs. Or we may know why we’re hurting but we don’t feel safe enough to talk about it. The arts are a way of working with the mythic. The mythic is the place where we can re-create a new map of our lives into something that we feel so excited about, we can’t wait to start.
Throughout the mists of time, the arts have been an expression of the soul. In this way, Rudolf Steiner and his colleagues Ita Wegman and Dr Hauschka suggest that different art materials like clay modelling, wet-on-wet- watercolour painting and dynamic drawing are like medicine for aspects of our soul life. This is an excellent approach for bringing our heads, our hearts and our hands into alignment with our soul’s calling.
Painting for example, helps us to sense the expansion and freedom of the universe and the cosmos. A series of painting sessions allow us to connect deeply to another spiritual sense, sourcing comfort and healing from this place.