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Therapeutic Shamanism and Paul Francis
I live in North Wales with my partner Catriona and a cat called Pan. I've a grown-up son who lives in Sheffield. I've worked as a therapist in private practice since the early 1980's. My work is varied, and weaves together many different strands including...
Shamanism. With hindsight, my first major contact with shamanism was a near-death experience when I was around 12 years old. This started a process of discovery, leading me to study anthropology at university where I ended up studying different shamanic cultures. I then spent my 20’s and early 30’s studying many forms of psychotherapy, body-work and meditation practices which I now know to be shamanic in origin, although I only had inklings of this at the time. Shamanism consciously re-entered my life in a major way some years ago (through another near-death experience), and has since become the central and unifying principle of not only my work, but of my whole life. It is the basis of how I work and who of I am, and is what I spend my life teaching and practicing now.
Humanistic psychotherapy. I draw mainly from the person-centred, process-orientated and body-centred approaches. As well as seeing clients for nearly 30 years, I've also worked as a counselling and psychotherapy trainer and supervisor.
Body and energy work. I originally trained in Polarity Therapy, a system of healing based on a knowledge of the human energy body, including an understanding of the chakra system and the five elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth. Over the years I have taught this energy model to complementary medical practitioners, counsellors, psychotherapists, yoga teachers, and other groups.
I am currently writing a series of books about Therapeutic Shamanism, details of which are here.
Please note that I no longer offer 1-1 shamanic healing work as I am too busy with teaching and writing these days.
The Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism.
About Paul Francis, shamanic practitioner, counsellor, psychotherapist, author and teacher in North Wales.
Shamanic soul retrieval and shamanic healing in the UK.