Shamanism and Transforming Depression

Persistent depression, a disease of the heart and soul, is one of the most common problems motivating people to seek help. And shamanism is an effective approach to healing depression, especially for people who are willing to forge a direct relationship with spirit. While the idea of taking a pill to make the pain go away is initially a relief (and often necessary for the individual to continue to act on their own behalf), the result grows unsatisfying over time. Medication does help people to cope, but coping isn’t enough.

This week we explore the many ways shamanic practices are used to transform depression from “the problem” to the path to a life of meaning. Shamanism gives us the unique ability to directly repair soul loss healing feelings of soullessness. It offers direct reconnection with spirit allowing the experience of universal love, protection, and guidance. Ultimately shamanic practices allow the individual to reignite their passion for life and capacity for joy.

Listen to the show (just click the Play arrow):  

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

or download (right-click the link) the Shamanism and Transforming Depression .mp3 audio file.

About Christina Pratt…

Shamanic teacher and author, Christina is a skilled shamanic healer who weaves her authentic shamanic experience, extensive training, and experience with shamans from Ecuador, Nepal, Tibet, and Africa into her contemporary practice. She has been in practice for 20 years, specializing in soul retrieval healings, soul part integration, and ancestral healing. She is the director of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, Oregon.

Comments (0) Original post date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009