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Shamanic Healings and Classes
Janet Rodriguez, PsyD
About Janet Rodriguez
Janet Rodriguez is a retired psychotherapist who is predominately Mestizo, Finnic and Mayan descent. When she discovered shamanism, she witnessed that the practices have better results than the psychological or other healing methods she had been taught. Her life studies include: meditation, Buddhism, Christianity, Theological Reflection, Pranayama breath work, various forms of energetic healing modalities, Reiki (Master), clairvoyant and channeling programs and a doctorate in psychology. She has worked with shamans and spiritual teachers across cultures and the U.S. and in Asia and was honored to be invited to Lakota Sundance - she considers one of the richest spiritual experiences of her lifetime. Janet has been delivering healing work for decades and is most highly impressed by the results of shamanic work.
In addition to a healing practice, Janet also teaches for The Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
"These are important practices and tools to successfully maneuver in life, to be grounded, spiritually empowered and vital, particularly important when our world is undergoing intense change. The transcended spirits have a wisdom and perspective that far surpasses our own and it is most helpful to access that wisdom and guidance at this time. Know that our words and actions have greater impact than we know, and we can accomplish more than we realize, especially when we are working alongside our helping spirits. It is most important that we do not allow ourselves to be swept away by anxiety, fear, grief or anger. It's also important we don't go to sleep or numb out. With that in mind, the shamanic practices provides us with some of the most valuable tools we can access at this time. Through these practices we discover we are not alone, we have support. If you are struggling with the world's current state of affairs, I highly encourage you to read Michael Harner's Way of the Shaman and if possible, take the Way of the Shaman Basic Workshop. Get some effective and powerful tools added to your belt." - Janet Rodriguez, PsyD
Upcoming Workshops in Orange County CA
January 20-21 FSS Dying and Beyond
February 24-25 FSS Divination
March 24-25 FSS Way of the Shaman Basic (Pre-requisite for any other FSS workshops)
April 28-29 FSS Extraction Healing
May 19-20 FSS Dreamwork
June 23-24 FSS Power Soul Retrieval (*Please read pre-requisites in workshop description below.)
August 25-26 FSS Spirits of Nature
NOTE: 13 CEU credits are available for all workshops.
Please find workshops details below:
Michael Harner's Way of the Shaman Basic
Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in nonordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet.
Basic workshop in 2017 are $225 if paid two weeks in advance, $260 thereafter.
March 24-25 2018 9:15 a.m. - 4pm each day
2018 Basic Workshop is $230 if paid 2 weeks in advance; $265 thereafter.
Foundation for Shamanic Studies Shamanic Divination Training
One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into nonordinary reality in order to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others and for oneself. Participants in the workshop have the opportunity to engage in divination journeys for each other as well as for themselves and to gain experience in using various time-tested shamanic divination techniques. In the shamanic search to become persons of knowledge, they learn, as shamans have from time immemorial, how to converse with plant and animal spirits, how to learn about the use of quartz crystals, and how to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources.
February 24-25, 2018 9:15 a.m. - @4pm each day $230 if paid two weeks in advance, $265 thereafter.
In this unique experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the nature, meaning, and use of dreams among shamanic peoples, with dreamwork practices from a range of cultures. Researched and developed by Michael Harner, subjects to be covered include shamanic dream theory and big dreams, as well as dreams and the soul, spirits, shamanic journeys, the Dreamtime, and the vision quest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to contemporary life, including the use of dreams in divination, health, and healing.
Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20 9:15 a.m. - @4pm each day. $230 if paid 2 weeks in advance; $265 thereafter.
Foundation for Shamanic Studies Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond
Participants learn how to deal with the issue of dying and the destiny of souls from a shamanic perspective.
The workshop is both for those who wish to learn for themselves, and for those who wish to help others who are
in terminal situations or who have already passed on. Experiences to be undertaken include learning how to become
experientially familiar with the after-death realms, tracking a person using shamanic journeying, completing
unfinished business, helping a person to cross over, and classic psychopomp work.
January 20-21 2018 9:15 a.m. - @4pm each day $230 if paid two weeks in advance, $265 thereafter.
Shamanic Extraction Healing Training
Participants are initiated into the extraction method of healing, including how to see, sense, and remove localized illness and pain connected to spiritual factors. This is an important part of shamanic healing training. They will also learn how shamanic practitioners can work in partnership to increase the effectiveness of this work. The Extraction Healing Training workshop is designed exclusively for people who want to bring shamanic healing work into their practice with others. The training is not designed for people looking for personal healing.
April 28-29 2018 9:15 a.m. - @4pm each day $230 if paid two weeks in advance, $265 thereafter.
Foundation for Shamanic Studies Power Soul Retrieval
Learning shamanism is not just a matter of acquiring methods, but also of increasing spiritual power and knowing how to use it. From the shamanic point of view, people who are not spiritually "power-filled” are prone to illness, accidents, and misfortune. Anyone who has had a traumatic experience may lose a portion of their soul, of their spiritual essence. There are also other reasons this may occur. In this workshop, participants will learn about soul loss and soul retrieval from a shamanic perspective. There will be a particular emphasis on the importance of shamanic power to do successful soul retrieval. Participants will also learn how to re-empower a client’s soul
after it has been returned so that the client is once again spiritually power-filled, leading to greater health and well-being. This soul retrieval training is based on worldwide core principles and methods. It does not require Western psychological perspectives and practices.
Saturday, December 9 and Sunday December 10th 9:15 a.m. - @4pm each day
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Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:15 a.m. - @4pm each day
FSS Power Soul Retrieval is $240 if paid two weeks in advance, $275 thereafter
NOTE:Pre-requisites for Power Soul Retrieval are either the FSS Basic and the Two Week Intensive or the FSS Basic, FSS Extraction Healing and FSS Death, Dying and Beyond. I am offering both earlier in the year if you need to take one or both.
Foundation for Shamanic Studies Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature
From ancient times, shamans have worked with the spirits of nature for healing, survival, and knowledge. By learning from the plants and animals, from the rocks and mountains, from the winds and waters, and from the sun, moon, and stars, shamans helped their peoples live in harmony with the universe. In a world now out of balance, the way of the shaman can teach how again to respect nature, our Planet, and its inhabitants at a deep spiritual level. As our ancestors everywhere once knew, our survival depends on the survival of the other species. By working together intensively through shamanic journeys and other spiritual experiences, we will dedicate ourselves to working in both nonordinary and ordinary reality to restore and maintain a living Planet.
August 25-26th 9:15 a.m. - 4pm each day. $230 if paid 2 weeks in advance, $265 thereafter.
PLEASE NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED FOR ALL WORKSHOPS
FSS Workshop cancellation Policy:
More than one month away: $40 administrative fee deducted.
Between 2 weeks and 1 month away: 50% refund
No refund if cancelled within 2 weeks of the workshop.
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Janet is great at explaining things in a way that is easy to understand. She helps everyone get to a place of understanding before
moving on. The way the class is layed out is very organized and flows from one practice to another easily.
Janet is very knowledgeable and her love and dedication to shamanic work really comes through in her presentation. She makes the work
comfortable for students so they can set aside doubt and learn.
I loved it! I learned some pretty powerful stuff. I like how Janet is really open for questions being asked and helpful with answering them.
The workshop was awesome! I loved how much time there was to practice and how we had many opportunities to ask questions. Janet does a great
job holding safe and sacred space. Janet is one of a kind - a truly amazing teacher.
Janet is an amazingly engaging teacher, compassionate, non-judgemental, appropriate and knowledgable, organized, patient, receptive. I learned lots of tidbits I hadn't learned before. I felt immediately at ease and capable.
This was a fantastic experience that I learned a lot from that I will continue to use. I look forward to future workshops! Everything was
presented in a very loving, professional form that showed off Janet's expertise.
Magical - it expanded my understanding and awareness of shamanism and the bigger universe around me/us. Janet has vast knowledge of shamanic
practice. She was articulate and spoke in such a way that is was extremely easy to process and retain.
Empowering, powerful, enlightening, moving, inspiring - loved it! Janet was very clear, concise, organized, knowledgeable and never
judgmental. A wonderful teacher!
I came in open but skeptical, was completely surprised and got some great new awakenings and takeaways. Closer to spirit than ever
Amazing! Confirmed so much of what I have been practicing intuitively. Very safe, warm environment. Learned so much! Excited to continue my learning with FSS. Janet was a lovely facilitator - held a warm, sacred space. Amazing, powerful, empowering!
Janet is a humble, balanced representative of this knowledge. She is generous and down to earth. I learned a lot!
Far exceed my expectations! Broad scope of knowledge that was taught with ease and compassion.
Very positive! I feel good and hopeful that this will help me and those I come in contact with. Janet's careful ordering of journeys
and the order of information given was very effective.
The workshop was extremely informative, helpful and quite a successful experience. Janet was extremely thorough, has great energy and
was very attentive to each individual.