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SPECIAL FIVE-DAY TRAINING COURSE
HARNER SHAMANIC COUNSELING™
The HSC training I received has been invaluable both for myself and my clients. While I have not been called upon to offer this service as of yet, I feel it has made me more sensitive to the concerns of my clients, and better capable of addressing them.
ABOUT HSC: Q&A with APRIL TUCK (MP3 audio, 28:50 min)
Check the calendar below for course offerings when available.
In essence, the clients become practitioners of divinatory shamanism for themselves, with the help and guidance in ordinary reality of the shamanic counselor. One of the features of HSC is that the real shamanic counselors are in nonordinary reality. These are wise teachers that the clients encounter in their shamanic journeys and who provide answers to the client's questions. The ordinary reality HSC counselors, in contrast, provide instruction, orientation, and methodological advice based upon core shamanism and shamanic journeying.
All five days of this course are devoted to experiential practice in question framing, journeying, and shamanic interpretation in an intimate setting. Each participant will have practice in both roles, client and counselor. The work is intense and exciting. As one participant observed, "The deepest journey I ever had occurred in this course."
Since HSC is a spiritual rather than a psychological system, it is not necessary for an HSC counselor to be a professional psychotherapist or other counselor. What does seem to be essential is that the counselor be well-versed in the concepts and practices of shamanism, and be a stable individual of sensitivity, intelligence, character, and compassion.
PREREQUISITES. Due to the pandemic, the in-person Basic Workshop has not been available. Thus, for the 2021 Harner Shamanic Counseling Training only, for those who have not completed the in-person Basic Workshop, three ONLINE workshops can serve as prerequisites. Take workshop #1 OR all three online workshops in #2. The Shamanic Worldview, #3, is highly recommended but not required.
For more about this highly effective method, in Sandra Harner's new book Ema's Odyssey: Shamanism for Healing and Spiritual Knowledge, follow the journeys of Ema as she explores the spiritual realms under Sandra's guidance using Harner Shamanic Counseling. Ema enters into a life-changing personally transformative odyssey over a ten-year period. (Released January 2014.)
Persons who complete this course successfully may publicly state that they have been trained in Harner Shamanic Counseling. FSS members may list the completion of this five-day training on their Shamanic Services listings. Certification in HSC is no longer offered.*
35 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. (Link for information on how to verify acceptance of FSS CE credits with your approval board.)
Note: Those who complete this five-day training may request a Certificate of Completion, which states that the recipient has completed the Five Day Harner Shamanic Counseling Training course. Additionally, completion of this workshop is one of the prerequisites to receive the Gold Certificate of Completion, issued by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
IMPORTANT: To preserve the integrity and standards of the Harner Shamanic Counseling system, and of its teaching, unauthorized use of the Harner name is prohibited by law. Permission to employ the Harner name in this context is allowed for those who have successfully completed the Harner Shamanic Counseling training course. However, the teaching of Harner Shamanic Counseling to two or more persons at one time, in any form whatsoever, whether under this name or any other, in part or in whole, including oral transmission, and written, audio, or visual media, is prohibited without advance written approval by Michael Harner or Sandra Harner and is subject to conditions set forth by him/her. This applies to Certified Shamanic Counselors as well as to all others.
* As of 2008, the Foundation for Shamanic Studies ceased offering certification in Harner Shamanic Counseling. This cessation does not affect those who already are Certified Shamanic Counselors (C.S.C.).® Note: Certified Shamanic Counselor and CSC are registered trademarks of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
Find Harner Shamanic Counseling (HSC)™ in Your Area
The workshops calendar is updated frequently with additional offerings. If this workshop is not currently being offered in your area, check back again soon or check for other workshops now being offered in your area.
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FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
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|Sep 20-24, 2021
||San Francisco Bay Area (Novato, CA)
35 FSS CE credits
OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Fax: (707) 639-1221