Soul Deep

Shamanism Year Two

Value of

Apprenticeships

A shaman in an indigenous tribe would have spent a lifetime apprenticing with the current Shaman in preparation to one day become a shaman within the community and the leader of the tribe.

Apprenticeships like this are not readily available to modern shamans. There are few fortunate enough to be invited into a tribe for the purposes of studying their ways and being allowed to learn the practices. However, these apprentices are usually months at a time over the course of a few years. It is because of these honorary apprenticeships that we are able to learn and practice shamanism in the Western world today.

Apprenticeships are not just about learning skills and techniques. One does not become a Shaman simply by taking a course or spending a year apprenticing with a Shaman. In addition to learning the ways of a shamanic practice, it is important to be a part of a community, to study with a shaman for several years to observe the behaviors and mannerisms of the role, and to have a platform to receive continued guidance and support as you step into this role for your tribe. I have watched many who chose this path quit after the first year and totally lose this connection, their confidence, and their way.  Some find their way back after years of struggling, but at a great cost of time and healing. Very few succeed without this continued commitment to learning and community support.

Year Two

Apprenticeship

In year two go deeper into your training by developing your shamanic healing practice.  Putting all your skills to work on clients by gaining confidence in your abilities to journey for and interpret the results for other people.  Learn how to integrate other healing modalities that you already know and use into your shamanic healing sessions.   Provide self-care and exercises for your clients that will assist them to continue processing and integrating the work you are achieving in their sessions.

Expand your knowledge of shamanic cultures and practices unique to them to enhance your skills and add new techniques to your medicine bag.  Explore the Celtic traditions including the Wheel of the Year, Fairy Doctoring, the Ogham, and sacred sites.   Through the Peruvian traditions of the Apacheta and Despacho take your offering practice to new heights and learn the importance of medicine bundle and how to use it.

Continue your path of personal healing with more archetype work, including the Wounded Healer, the Martyr, the Shaman, and the Healer.

Learn new methods of divination through the Celtic traditions, astrology, and the akashic records.

Soaring Hawk

Apprenticeship

The Soaring Hawk Apprenticeship will help you build your shamanic healing practice through case study, interview skills, and developing your instincts on what to focus on in a session. Continue your healing process by addressing additional archetypes that hold keys to our deepest wounds and karma, and learn new divination skills and daily offering practices from other shamanic cultures.

My approach to this shamanic apprenticeship is to help mold you into the empowered shaman who understands all aspects of the shamans ability to walk between the non-ordinary and ordinary worlds.

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Soul

Questions

Are you….

  • Ready to get serious about healing others?
  • Ready to dive deeper into your soul wounds and karma, healing them once and for all?
  • Looking for ways to connect more deeply to spirit?
  • Ready to feed your soul and spirit through pilgrimage?
  • Looking for ways to integrate the healing techniques you already know into your shamanic practice?
  • Looking to enhance your divination abilities?
  • Looking for a spiritual path that allows you to grow in new ways?
  • Ready to step out of the shadows and into a life where you can shine your authentic light?

Apprenticeship

Program

This 10 month Souring Hawk Apprenticeship program is taught online, using Zoom for live classes. Each week I will deliver new content and we will do the journeys together on the call.  This is a different type of online course that allows you to ask questions, share the results of your journeys and progress during the live calls.  You will receive the individual attention you need throughout the program.  1:1 calls are also scheduled over the course of the program to check on your progress, help you in areas you are struggling, and for general coaching.

This program also includes two in-person retreats:

  • Four day retreat to learn how to build an Apacheta, create your medicine bundle, and make and use Peruvian pray packets called Despachos.  I will take you to my sacred place in my enchanted forest on a soul quest to access the akashic records.

13 day pilgrimage to Ireland where we will deepen the connections to our ancestors and spirit allies through ceremony, ritual, and connecting with the ancient sacred sites of Éire.  Click here for the full itinerary of this special pilgrimage designed by a shaman specifically to compliment the Soaring Hawk Apprenticeship.

Small group sizes create an intimate space for the members of the Soaring Hawk tribe to bond and support one another.  This also allows me to provide personalized individual guidance to each of my apprentices throughout the program.  Each group of apprentices shape the conversations around lessons with their unique experiences and life struggles.

You are required to complete the first year apprenticeship to qualify for this second year program.  In most cases you will continue on with the same people who you created bonds with in year one.  A private Facebook group will allow you to connect with the tribe, share your journeys, and ask questions as well.

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What you will learn:

  • New intentions to journey into non-ordinary world
  • How to connect with other spirit allies for healing and divination
  • Fairy Doctoring
  • How to work with clients and build confidence in your practice
  • How to enhance your interview skills, session notes, and self-care plans
  • How to use Astrology in a more integrated way
  • How the Celtic and Peruvian cultures practice shamanism
  • How to make a drum and drum stick
  • How to understand Chiron and your deepest wound in this lifetime
  • The importance of an offering practice
  • Advanced astrology to understand how our charts can provide a road map for transformation
  • How to work with the akashic records through journey
  • New methods of divination based on Celtic traditions
  • The Celtic Wheel of the Year and how indigenous cultures used this calendar to survive
  • How to use Breathwork with journeying to achieve deeper levels of healing
  • How to identify and heal wounds associated with the Archetypes:  Wounded Healer, Martyr, and Shaman
  • How to maintain balance between the dark and light
  • Incorporating core shamanism techniques into your client healing sessions;
    • Intrusions and extractions
    • Personal power song
    • Dismemberment, recapitulation, and reclamation
    • Psychopomp and shadow work
    • Soul loss and soul theft
    • Soul retrieval for others
  • Incorporating other healing modalities into healing sessions
  • How to work with the ancestors to enhance your practice
  • How to make a medicine bundle
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Disclaimer:  This program is not for those who are dealing with severe psychological illnesses.  The intensity of working with our deep wounds can be too much for those who suffer from mental health issues being treated by a psychiatrist or psychologist.  If you are unsure if you should enroll in this program, please consult your therapist prior to signing up.  Kim Woodcock is not a doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist and is not qualified to handle any illnesses that are under a doctors care.

Potential

Outcomes

After completing this apprenticeship many opportunities will be available to you.

Become a Shaman in Your Community – Many who complete the program become shamans within their community.  Offering healing services, rite of passage ceremonies, ritual practices to celebrate special events, and community support.

Enhance your Current Healing Practice – Those who already have a healing practice in massage therapy, energy work, and psychotherapy find shamanism can enhance the healing benefits for their clientele.  Shamanism is a holistic practice that can be blended easily with other healing modalities allowing the practitioner to create totally unique, client oriented treatments that provide amazing results.

Heal Your Own Wounds – There are those who become shamans for their own healing purposes.  Healing begins with the self and as we heal our own wounds we also heal those around us.  Soul retrieval work is the key to success with this profound aspect of shamanic work.  Soul theft occurs in our relationships and is one of the most devastating types of soul loss.  When we focus on returning the parts we have carried from others and the burdens they present and retrieving the parts others have of ours, the path to wholeness heals both souls involved.

Heal Your Family Karma – Healing ancestral karmic patterns through family lines is one of the many beneficial ways to use your shamanic skills.  Abuse, alcoholism, neglect, family curses, etc. are hereditary in many cases being passed from generation to generation.  Opening lines of communications with the originating ancestors of the pattern can help you to understand and heal the pattern in this lifetime thereby breaking the pattern for future generations.  This is a gift to any family who endures these repeating patterns that have enslaved their families for generations.

Assist Those at End of Life – Some shamans choose to work in the shadows helping trapped souls to move on from the spirit world, assist those at the end of life to heal their fragmented souls and help them to pass through the doorway into the great beyond.  This work is also very important to the grieving process of those left behind to mourn.

The sky is the limit to what you can do with your shamanic training.  How will you use your shamanic powers to improve your life and others is up to you.  Use your new found connection to spirit to propel you toward your life’s purpose!

Why

Kim

The shamanic awakening puts us on a path of discovery that is best traversed with a guide that has been through the dark night of the soul and come through the healing process empowered and living life authentically.

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after divorcing my husband in 2002.  After two abusive marriages with alcoholics I knew I had to find a way to heal and fix the unhealthy patterns in my life that caused me to make the same bad choices over and over.  I took a Reiki Level I course that changed my life in June, 1999.  When I completed all levels of Reiki, I enrolled in the massage therapy program.  I graduated from The Valley School of Healing Arts in 2003 after about 4 years of studies to become a Reiki master, massage therapist, and astrologer.  From April 2004 – August 2006 I participated in a shamanic apprenticeship with Colleen Deatsman.  The techniques and principles of shamanism have been integral in my life for the past 14 years.  In 2013 my health issues got out of control once again.  I was diagnosed with chronic migraines.  I was suffering from severe debilitating daily migraines that were untreatable.  I was teaching and overseeing the Massage Therapy for a career college, a job I held for 10 years.  This illness forced me to resign my position and go on disability.  All conventional western medicine options failed to help me with my migraines.  I was bed ridden for over 3 years hoping for the magic cure to come along.  In 2016 I finally realized that I would only heal if I dug deep into the emotional reasons I was ill.  I began practicing meditation and journeying on a daily basis and began to feel better.  Then I delved deeply into the patterns that caused the illnesses to begin with.  Today I am living life, feeling amazing, and connecting with spirit in a more meaningful way.

I taught my first group of shamanic students in 2008.  The success of using my shamanic practice to heal myself led me to develop a new program in 2016 that focuses on working more deeply with the shadow aspects of several key archetypes.  I have witnessed many amazing transformations in my students as they work through their deepest wounds and live from an empowered place.

How To

Sign Up!

Due to the limited spots available, I am meeting with each applicant to discuss the program and ensure it is the right fit.  Use the link below to set up a call with me.  After confirming your email address, you will receive an email with a link to schedule a call.

Please contact kim@kimwoodcock.com if you do not receive this email within 24 hours after signing up.  (Check your spam or junk mail folders first.)

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Testimonials

I have been referred to by many as the Mother of Shamans because of my motherly devotion to my apprentices and my mystical ability to guide them deeper into their journeys.  My purpose is to find my shamanic children, nurture them, teach them, and birth them into the empowered shamans and healers our world needs at this time.

Here is what some of the shamans I have birthed say about the program.

Crossroads

“If you are finding yourself stuck at a crossroads in life, and are ready to dive deep into the shadows in order to bring healing to the deepest of wounds and discover your souls true purpose in this lifetime, I highly recommend Kim’s online Shamanism Course. Kim’s course is designed to assist each student in a very deep and personal level in order to achieve maximum understanding and healing. The class size is kept at a minimum in order to create an intimate setting where you will learn, heal and grow with your fellow tribe members. The love and support within the group is unmeasurable. You will graduate from this class transformed with a fresh new outlook upon yourself and the world around you. Kim is an amazing healer, and I believe that crossing her path was not by chance. Are you ready to embrace your inner light?”  ~T Moyer

Profound Healing

“I highly recommended taking the Shamanic classes with Kim. The class opened doors to energetic healing that is beyond what most would even consider. Shamanic work goes to the root of the dis-ease & the results & healing are profound. It gives you insights and alternative ways of addressing physical, mental, emotional & spiritual conditions by going directly to the cause of the issue. Shamanic practice aligns you & your client with Source- that connection is healing for the practitioner as well. In the process of learning the skills, you do the work to bring awareness of dis-ease within your being & tools to heal yourself, beginning with what you believe to be truth & confront the demons you allow to diminish you. Kim holds a sacred, safe space & provides guidance that resonates with you, the energy at her home helps to perpetuate the energy of the group. Your soul is waiting for this, really.”  ~J Dagle-Funk

Truth through Dreaming

“A friend referred me to Kim when someone said I should go see a shaman for soul retrieval. I had no clue what that meant but it sent me down the rabbit hole. Little did I know that I would find a spiritual practice that aligns with how I walk in the world. Truth through dreaming. I love learning through Kim. She is a wealth of knowledge, compassion and wisdom. I love this journey and highly recommend this course with those curious about understanding and healing themselves deeper. I especially love the archetype lessons.”  ~Chris R.