My own personal shamanic practice is constantly developing, bringing both rewards and challenges into my life. I have found that shamanism enriches my experience and helps me to get to the heart of the matter, whether for myself or for others. Working with specialist guides, I have carried out space clearing, extraction, past life healing and soul retrieval work, and you can read more about this in the testimonials which people I have worked with have kindly provided.

My name is Alyson and I have been exploring shamanism since 2006. I began my training in Glastonbury in 2015, working with Elsa and Howard Malpas  Under their tuition I have completed Shamanic Practitioner, Medicine Wheel and Soul Regeneration training. I have also been a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids for many years, taking an active role in Grove ceremonies that draw on the Celtic spiritual tradition. 

I  have chosen the name 'Shamanima' because it combines the words 'shaman' (one who mediates between the visible and the spirit worlds) and 'anima' (Latin: life, soul). When working shamanically, we are not only exploring hidden realities, we are exploring consciousness; our own, and what Carl Jung termed 'the collective unconscious'. Using shamanic techniques, we can gain knowledge, insight and inspiration, and bring about growth and healing, for ourselves and for others. 

Shamanism has brought much richness and joy into my life and I now want to share some of what I have experienced, so that others can learn and use these techniques for their own personal development. I run a monthly shamanic journey circle, introductory courses on shamanic skills and workshops. You can find details of these on my Upcoming Events page and on my Shamanima Facebook page. I also offer one to one shamanic healing sessions, which can be carried out face to face or at a distance. Please contact me if you want to know more.