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),
  • 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.

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),
  • 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.

THE COURSES

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.

Exploring the Lower-World

Go deeper still into the practice of Hollowing-Out. Find a truly Lower-World Human Guide, and maybe your Lower-World Human Tribe too. Discover the healing power of the Elemental Transformational Practices, of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.

Deeper Explorations in the Lower-World

Learn more vital shamanic techniques and practices. This includes an in-depth exploration of shamanic Extractions, De-possessions, Disentanglings, Expansions and Just-Being practices.

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

Discover what they really are, their teaching and healing gifts, and how to work with them. Find out what understanding the Other-Than-Human People can show us about what Humans really are and should be, and how to take our healthy place again on the Web of Life.

Finding Your Wild Soul

Finding who you are, and were, truly meant to be. Discover practices to connect to your authentic, fully-alive, wild and free Lower-World Soul. Learn how to begin to come back to a more right-relationship with yourself, with other humans, and with the Other-Than-Human too.

The Shamanic Worlds

Explore the deep meaning, teaching and healing power of the Sea, Land, Sky and Fire, and of the beings that live in them. The exploration of Land includes a more detailed exploration of the healing medicine of different environments, including Mountains, Forests and Trees, and Grasslands.

Betwixt-and-Between: The Cracks Between the Worlds

Explore the mysterious power of the Borderlands and their inhabitants, and the significance of moving between the Realms and how this can transform us in turn. This includes: an exploration of the Shoreline and its healing, and of the significance of moving between Land and Sea; understanding the descent into Fire and the Under-World; moving from being Earth-bound to being free in the Air and the Sky; and more.

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

HOW DOES IT WORK?
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LIVE ONLINE TRAINING
  • Zoom Online Sessions With Founder of Therapeutic Shamanism, Paul Francis.
  • Live Shamanic Journeying in Every Class. 
  • Study in the Comfort of Your Own Home.
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SUPPORT BETWEEN SESSIONS
  • Detailed Course Notes.
  • Video Recording of Every Class.
  • Submit Your Questions for the Next Session and Discuss with Peers.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace.
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YOUR SHAMANIC TRIBE
  • Meet Like Minded People.
  • Connect Between Sessions in Online Groups.
  • Deepen the Connection in Break-Out Rooms During Sessions.

all next-step Course Dates & Details

Like the First-Step course, the Next-Steps courses are usually one online session 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.

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Exploring the Shamanic lower-world

february to april 2022

February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2nd – Saturday, 4pm start (UK time)

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

The Animal, Plant, and stone people

June & July 2022

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.

October & November 2022

October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 – Saturday, 10am start (UK time)

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

2023 – February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 – Saturday, 10am start (UK time)

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

Deeper into the lower-world

june & july 2023

2023 – June 3, 10, 17, July 1, 8, 15 – Saturday, 10am start (UK time)

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

finding your wild soul

july & august 2023

2023 – July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 – Saturday, 10am start (UK time)

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

exploring the lower world

october - December 2023

2023 – October 21, 28, November 4, 18, 25, December 2 – Saturday, 10am start (UK time)

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

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

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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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