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Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership

The Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership are delighted to present


A 2 Day Experiential workshop - An Introduction to Aspects of Shamanism for Therapeutic Practitioners

Facilitated by Christa Mackinnon: Author of the highly acclaimed “Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice”

Dates:    4th & 5th October 2014  
               Registration 9.30am Workshop 10am - 5pm

Venue:  Forest Lodge, Porthkerry Country Park, Barry Vale of Glamorgan.

Cost:     General £150 +VAT  (£180 including VAT)
              Members rate (£162 inc VAT)
              (Lunch & refreshments included)

This workshop will explore, both theoretically and experientially, major aspects of ancient and contemporary shamanism and their integration into contemporary psychology, therapy and counselling.

Christa will briefly examine and explain the underlying concepts and world-views of indigenous and contemporary shamanism, tying them in with current developments in psychology and science. She will clarify and discuss basic concepts such as the integrative wholeness of mind, body, soul and spirit, altered states of perception and the idea of  transformative healing approaches
in the field of shamanism in contrast to ‘symptom diagnosis and alleviation’ in contemporary psychology and therapy. The main focus of the workshop will be on discovering experientially how indigenous wisdom traditions, developed and adjusted to the contemporary therapeutic, can offer practitioners a highly effective repertoire of psycho-spiritual transpersonal approaches and therapeutic tools, which can be utilised for self-development as well as with clients. Approaches and tools might include journeying, ceremonial work, guides and animal helpers, ancestral work, myths and stories, nature and, time permitting, some medicine wheel teachings.

About: Christa Mackinnon (MSc, DFC, PGDHyp, DITEC, EMDR, Psy-K, FBSCH, FBAMH, and RSM)
Psychologist, Family Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Shamanic Teacher

Christa read Psychology at Berlin University and subsequently trained as a Family Counsellor, specialising in trauma, PTSD and related issues and later, after moving to the UK, as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and in EMDR. Her lifelong fascination with the functioning of the human mind and altered states of consciousness, and her own spiritual search, has led her to explore spiritual and shamanic approaches to healing and wholeness in different parts of the world. Christa has lived and studied in Ashrams in Asia, has been apprenticed to indigenous Yachak Shamans in Ecuador, and trained with teachers such as John Perkins and Sandra Ingerman in the USA and Annie Spencer in the UK.
After working as a practitioner, trainer and lecturer internationally for over 25 years, she  now focuses on writing, speaking engagements and facilitating workshops and CPD courses, which combine the contemporary therapeutic with the ancient shamanic.

Christa holds a teaching fellowship at Exeter University, Medical School. She is a Fellow of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a founder member of the British Society of Medical Hypnosis, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Society of Authors.

For further information contact the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership Limited,
54 Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GF
Tel: 02920 396998
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