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.
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 clients’ 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.
Prerequisite: the FSS Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman®, with an authorized FSS Faculty Member. Before enrolling in this training course, please make sure that you have been having success in contacting your power animals and/or teachers on your own and that you feel confident about your journey skills.
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. (Release date January 7, 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.*
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.
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