Core Shamanism Healing Practice™

This online workshop will provide students with advanced FSS training the chance to review and practice the fundamental core shamanic healing methods in a session with a participant-client. Those who are beginning a shamanic healing practice, as well as seasoned practitioners seeking to increase their proficiency, can benefit from this training.

The workshop includes general parameters of a shamanic healing session, as well as important ethical considerations. The primary shamanic healing methods, as taught in the in-person and online workshops, will be reviewed and practiced: extraction healing, power animal retrieval, psychopomp work, and power soul retrieval.

Participants will have the opportunity to "put it all together" by applying multiple core shamanic healing methods in a solo session for another participant in the role of the client. There will be discussion, Q&A, and information exchange afterwards with other shamanic practitioners to clarify the methods and address issues that may arise during a healing session.

This online workshop is designed exclusively for people who want to bring shamanic healing work into their practice with others. The training is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

Participants must be able to successfully journey in the Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds, and have a strong relationship with a Power Animal and/or Teacher from the Upper or Lower Worlds.

Zoom Video Conferencing Instructions

This experiential online training taught by FSS faculty members is offered via Zoom video conferencing. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. All students must participate with audio and video and access the meeting through their own individual device.

Before your online training you will receive instructions from the workshop instructor for joining the session using Zoom. Meanwhile, we recommend you download these Zoom instructions including information on audio and video settings.

Before the workshop, select a private, comfortable location where you are unlikely to be disturbed. Please consider the use of headphones or earbuds for an enhanced audio experience, and the use of a computer or tablet for an enhanced video experience. We recommend you connect your device to a power source prior to the workshop, or fully charge your device's battery.


The Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive may be substituted for the prerequisites above.


  • Rattle and/or drum
  • Notebook and pen for note-taking
  • Blindfold, eye covering, bandana, or Mindfold®
  • Computer, tablet, or smartphone (for Zoom videoconferencing)
  • Headphones, headset, or ear buds (recommended)

ADDITIONAL NEEDS for the healing practices will be provided by the instructor after registration.


  • 14 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available.
  • Completion of this workshop with an authorized FSS Faculty Member qualifies participants to take more advanced FSS workshops. NOTE: You must complete all sessions of this workshop to meet prerequisites required for more advanced workshops. Please arrange your schedule so that you can be present at all sessions of the training.
  • Electronic recording, including audio, video, photographic or otherwise, is not permitted during the workshop.
  • Tuition discounts for online workshops are available to FSS Members (provided during registration): 7-hour ($10); 10.5 hour ($15); 14-hour ($20). Not a member? Join us!
What Participants Say
"This workshop felt like a culmination of everything learned in previous classes. I felt that I had more flexibility and more tools at my disposal to use in direct response to a client's needs. Though it was the equivalent of a final exam in the healing program, the number of healings I received have surely changed me. In other words, they were effective. This is not a sandbox, this is real and powerful."

"The final class itself was a bit intense - final note-taking, giving and receiving treatments, Q&As with some very helpful discussions and opportunities to practice, practice, practice. I came away feeling empowered and excited about my future as a new shamanic practitioner."

"Filling, fulfilling and very hands-on! It really helped to put everything learned in the other workshops together! As always, I appreciate the experiential focus of the FSS workshops in general and this one felt experiential and spacious at the same time. The review of the teachings and practices, the exchanges and the peer-to-peer learning and debriefs helped build my skills and confidence."

workshop calendar

Core Shamanism Healing Practice (online)

DateLocation / TimeInstructorContact

Jul 23—Aug 1, 2024

Southeast EDT

Jul 23 9am-12:30pm
Jul 25 9am-12:30pm
Jul 30 9am-12:30pm
Aug 1 9am-12:30pm

Sharon Licata

14 FSS CE credits

Sharon Licata

Details & Registration

Nov 16—Nov 24, 2024

East EST

Nov 16 10am-1:30pm
Nov 17 10am-1:30pm
Nov 23 10am-1:30pm
Nov 24 10am-1:30pm

Dana Robinson

14 FSS CE credits

Dana Robinson


Dec 14—Dec 15, 2024

Latin America (GMT-3)

Dec 14 10am-6pm
Dec 15 10am-6pm

Gerardo Roemer

Gerardo Roemer


Our workshops are widely recognized as unparalleled in the world.

Originated, researched and developed over nearly 50 years by anthropologist Michael Harner, the pioneer of contemporary shamanism.

Our training offers students the opportunity to learn and practice authentic, powerful, and effective shamanic healing methods to high ethical standards.

For Educational Purposes

All Foundation workshops and training programs are offered for teaching purposes only and not for healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.


All Foundation workshops and training courses are copyrighted and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner (except as may be otherwise noted).

Electronic recording of audio, video or images is not permitted.