What is a soul retrieval?
In shamanism we are working with the spiritual aspect of illness. Your soul is your pure essence, and often, through incidents of trauma a part of your soul may move away from you to protect itself. In many cases eventually it finds its way back. But in some instances, particularly if the event was really traumatic, it doesn’t manage to.
In our work we have found this to be really common, and although it is not really talked about or accepted in our culture, in indigenous cultures throughout the world it is highly regarded.
How might I know if I need one?
Here are some suggestions to help you decide if you might need a soul retrieval:
- You may have been recommended to have one by another spiritual healer – someone who has noticed something in you but are not trained to work on this aspect of spiritual healing themselves.
- You may have been in therapy to work through some issues, but despite repeated efforts and many types of therapy you have not been able to recall memories to help you work through and move on.
- You may have just simply not feel ‘complete’, knowing that there is something about you that isn’t quite whole, it feels like something is missing.
- You may have had a traumatic experience and never been quite the same since.
- Or you may just have a gut feeling that this is something that you would like to try, you are not sure why, and are just drawn to coming and finding out more.
When should I come?
We recommend you arrange for your session on a day where you don’t have anything else planned afterwards. Everyone is different, and so it is not possible to predict how you will feel after your soul retrieval, but you may want quiet time; some time to reflect and be gentle with yourself. With this in mind its best to schedule a time to have your soul retrieval when you have the rest of the day free.
What will happen in the session?
Our responsibility as shamanic healers is to journey to the Otherworld to seek the lost soul parts and return them to our client. Its really important to us that you feel safe and trust us, so we will spend some time at the start of the session talking and explaining the process, so that you feel comfortable. At that stage, if you feel that this is not something you want to do we can part company.
We will also spend a little time exploring if its actually a soul retrieval you need, or whether it might be something else. We cannot assume what the precise nature of the work is that we need to do until we have met. If we proceed then the process for you is really simple during the session. We just ask you to lie down and stay present, and we will do the journey work to a drum beat. We will journey to our guides and ask them their advice on what needs to be done. Then with their help we will go into the lower, middle or upper world to retrieve one or more of your soul parts.
Once we have retrieved them we will bring them back and pass it through into your heart and crown chakra. We will then talk about the experience – what we found in the Otherworld and how you are feeling. You will then have a little time to relax and bond with your retrieved soul parts before you leave. Your work really starts when you leave the session and begin to integrate the soul parts into everyday life.
How many sessions will I need?
The only answer to this is that we do not know. Sometimes one session is enough, and other times our clients feel that they would like to come back to do more work together. We can take each session as they come.
What other support might I need?
Although soul retrievals might correct what is out of harmony, this treatment sometimes needs to be complimented by other forms of therapy such as counseling, bodywork or medical treatment. We can talk about this at the end of our session.
You should also consider what your support network will be after the session. Who in your friendship group could listen to you as you share your experience? You may even like to bring them along as added support, which is absolutely fine if you would like to do this.
Where can I have my soul retrieval session?
We carry out the session from our home just outside Chorley in Lancashire. Its about 10 minutes from the M61 and a 4 mile taxi ride from Chorley train station.
Where can I find further information?
You will find all kinds of references online if you do a google search. If you want to read more in depth about soul retrievals then we can highly recommend Sandra Ingermans book ‘Soul Retrieval – Mending the Fragmented Self’.
You can also give us a call and we will be really happy to talk over any questions you may have to help you decide if you would like a session.