Next Steps Course

Next-Steps in Therapeutic Shamanism

After completing the college’s First-Step course, these courses are the next step for those who wish to explore therapeutic shamanism and animism further.  The courses focus on exploring the shamanic Lower-World practices in detail, developing a deep connection with Lower-World Guides (including Human, Animal Plant and Stone ones) and finding our own true and authentic Lower-World Soul – the person we are truly meant to be. In doing so, as well as being potentially profoundly healing and life-changing, the courses also help people develop a shamanic practice that is both deeply rooted and grounded.

Like the First-Step course, the Next-Steps courses are usually arranged into one or two online sessions a week, with exercises to practice at home. Courses vary in length, depending on the topic being covered. They run at various times of the year, and are repeated on a regular basis. They can be taken in any order.

Next Steps Course - Footsteps in sand

The Courses

Next-Steps 1

Exploring the Lower-World: Hollowing-Out, finding Human Lower-World Guides, and the Air, Fire, Water and Earth Transformation Practices.

Next-Steps 2

More Explorations in the Lower-World: Extractions, De-possessions, Disentangling, Expansions and Just Being.

Next-Steps 3

The Animal, Plant, Standing (Tree) and Stone People: How to be Human and work with the Other-Than-Human.

Next-Steps 4

Finding Your True Soul: Finding what you are truly meant to be, and coming back to right-relationship with yourself, other people, and the Other-Than-Human too.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted on the Next-Step courses you must have done the college’s First-Step course first. We regularly get enquiries from people who have trained in shamanism elsewhere and who want to skip the First-Steps course. From experience however, we have found that this is not a good idea, no matter how much prior experience people have. There are three main reasons for this:

Our First-Steps course contains skills and information that are not part of other shamanic trainings.

There are many very different approaches to shamanism. Because of this, we find that in order to understand Therapeutic Shamanism, people with prior experience almost always need to go back to basics and learn afresh. This is not a process that can be skipped.

We teach Therapeutic Shamanism, with an emphasis not only on the spiritual side of the work, but the psychological and emotional aspects too. Consequently, to feel safe enough to work at this depth, students need to take time to see whether we feel like the right tutors for them. Likewise, as tutors we need to take time to see whether we feel people are right for this work, before accepting students on to the deeper courses.

If you haven’t done a First-Steps course yet, you can find the details of upcoming courses here

Course Dates & Details

To book or find out more about the course, use the “Contact Us” button next to each session. 

Next-Steps 1 - February to april 2022

Exploring the Shamanic Lower-World

February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 3rd – Saturday, 4pm start (UK time)

Delivered over 6 Saturday afternoon meetings, each meeting is between 3½ to 4 hours long. Cost is £150. 

Next-Steps 3 - June and July 2022

The Animal, Plant, Standing (Tree) and Stone People

June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16 – Saturday, 4pm start (UK time)

Delivered over 6 Saturday afternoon meetings, each meeting is between 3½ to 4 hours long. Cost is £150.

More dates will be added at regular intervals. Subscribe to our newsletter to be kept informed of new dates and courses.

Meet the team

The college’s founders, Paul Francis and Cat Anderson, deliver the online meetings. Additional experienced tutors are brought in to assist as needed, depending on student numbers.

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