Shamanism in Practice: Ethical, Effective, and Inspired Shamanic Healing™

Developed by Susan Mokelke

This two-day workshop is for those seeking to more effectively use their core shamanic training to alleviate pain and suffering and to help others in the world. A well-designed container for your healing practice that supports your clients and inspires you, can considerably enhance the effectiveness of your work. The training is appropriate for those beginning a shamanic practice, as well as for seasoned healers looking to deepen their work.

Since the seventies, tens of thousands of students have trained in core shamanism — originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner after extensive field and cross-cultural investigation, experimentation, and personal practice. This workshop is intended to promote the ethical and professional practice of shamanic healing and shamanic divination. It combines lecture, small group discussion, interactive exercises, and journeying, but does not address marketing issues.

This training provides an opportunity to create your ideal container for your practice. It includes: The ethical practice of shamanic healing and divination; a brief look at legal considerations; practical matters such as payment for services, talk with clients, and screening potential clients; creating a healing space that supports and inspires you; and consulting with your helping spirits about various aspects of your healing practice.

Legal Considerations

Workshop content related to legal considerations is provided for information purposes only as a service to those seeking and practicing shamanic healing or divination. It is not legal advice or counsel and is provided only as general information, which may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. The Foundation makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information and does not endorse or sponsor any website links provided. The Foundation does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice), which is provided or any linked sites incorporated into it by reference. The information is provided on the basis that all persons taking this workshop undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of all content. If you require advice in relation to any legal matter you should consult an appropriately qualified lawyer.



  • Rattle and/or drum
  • Notebook and pen for note-taking
  • Blindfold, eye covering, bandana, or Mindfold®
  • Comfortable clothing and warm socks
  • Blanket and/or cushion (optional)
  • Packed lunch (optional)


  • 13 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 qualify for further FSS training. Please arrange your schedule so that you can be present at all sessions for both days of the training.
  • Successful completion of this workshop is one of the prerequisites for an FSS Gold Certificate of Completion
  • Electronic recording, including audio, video, photographic or otherwise, and the use of computers, tablets or cellphones are not permitted during the workshop.
  • Tuition Discounts are available to FSS Members. Please see our FAQ (#19). Not a member? Join us!
"This is one of those classes that a person should take very early in their shamanic studies. I didn't realize how much I could have used this information early on in my personal professional practice."
Antoinette Cresci de la Torre

"I found the workshop full of valuable information and an outline of things to reflect upon and incorporate in my evolving practice."

"Excellent and extremely useful workshop at exactly the right time for me!"

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Shamanism in Practice (Shamanism Practicum)

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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.