Hello my name is Susan McClellan, I have been a student and a practitioner of shamanism for twenty five plus years. I work with individuals and groups. I teach and facilitate shamanic workshops drumming circles, dream groups and women's circles.
I have an active healing and psychotherapy practice in VT and online via zoom .
My academic background includes an MA in transpersonal studies and a BA in transpersonal psychology with an emphasis on depth psychology and dream work.
I have presented at the DE women's conference two times, been a guest presenter at Green Mountain College in VT and adjunct faculty at Burlington College also in VT.
My shamanic training has been in core and cross cultural shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, Tom Cowan, Larry Peters and other indigenous teachers. I am also trained as a shamanic teacher with Sandra Ingerman.
Other studies and training's include Buddhism, Zen Peacemaker initiation, Council Practice, Conflict Resolution, Jungian psychology and depth psychology.
My approach to healing draws upon shamanic methods, energy healing and Jungian psychology.
My background in transpersonal psychology, shamanism and other healing modalities bridges ancient wisdom(s) with contemporary life and lifestyle demands.
The shaman’s work entails maintaining balance in the human community as well as in the relationships between the community and the gods or divine forces that direct the life of the culture. When these various dominants of existence are out of balance, it is the shaman’s responsibility to restore the lost harmony.
~ Joan Halifax
Shamanism is an ancient tradition and method of healing, that promotes well-being, wisdom and a return of innate power at the soul level of consciousness.
Shamanic knowledge and healing is accessed by invoking altered states of consciousness, this opens the portals to what we refer to as "the otherworld".
Shamanic states of consciousness are used solely for the purpose of healing, seeking wisdom and knowledge or helping a loved one transition from this world to the next.
Shamanic healing can include the restoration of health and well-being (on a soul level) of a place, an individual, a culture, a family unit, a pet.
Power retrieval or soul retrieval can restore balance and vitality after a personal or major tragedy, these include but are not limited to the loss of a loved one, divorce, surgery, accident, traumatic event.
There are several classic methods used by the shamans over the globe to restore balance and wellbeing these include, soul restoration, power animal retrieval, extraction of a block or hindrance, de-possession of an entity, dream interpretation, psychopomp and divination.
Each shaman has their own skill-set which is guided by their spirit helpers.
Please note I do not work with mind altering plant materials..