Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive™

Developed by Michael Harner

"The course is brilliantly designed. Each tool was taught in a step-by-step way so I gained experience and confidence to undertake the healing work. The schedule worked well and the methodology was very eloquent and elegant." 

Originated by Michael Harner and based upon decades of research and experimentation, this residential program in advanced core shamanism is described by former participants as "transformative," "life-changing," and "the most important spiritual experience of my life."

A variety of advanced methods are practiced in this program, including extraction healing, power soul retrieval training, psychopomp work, divination, and work with the spirits of nature. There will also be work that is not included in FSS weekend workshops, such as selected advanced healing methods, the dream dance, explorations, and initiatory experiences. Note: This program does not duplicate Three-Year Program material nor include Harner Shamanic Counseling Training.

Applicants who complete the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive will receive special consideration when applying for a Three-Year Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing in the US. Special offers such as early bird tuition discounts for the Three Year Program may be offered to those completing a recent Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive. Visit the Three Year program page for current offers.

The Two Week Intensive is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

The workshop is held at a retreat center; on-site lodging and meals will be arranged during registration.


Meet either the in-person prerequisites or the online prerequisites.

Recommended but not required: The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive
60 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available.

Those who successfully complete this workshop are entitled to receive the White Certificate of Completion, issued upon request by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. This workshop is one of the prerequisites to receive the FSS Silver and Gold Certificates of Completion.

Electronic recording, including audio, video, photographic or otherwise, and the use of computers, tablets or cellphones are not permitted during the workshop.

more about this workshop

Q&A with Robbie Staufer
(February 2023; 24:16 min)
Excerpts of a live video conference with FSS president Susan Mokelke and Amanda Foulger, instructor of the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive and the Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism, discussing these advanced residential trainings.
(Recorded 2016; 14:44 min)

Workshop calendar

Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive™

DateLocation / TimeInstructorContact

Oct 27—Nov 7, 2024

Madison, Virginia

Elaine Egidio

60 FSS CE credits

Journeywork Institute
Debbie Oliver

Tel: 707-857-2522
Fax: 707-639-1221

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.