The Compass Within
The Travelling Shaman Studio, Airlie
Friday 2nd August | 10 am – 4 pm | Places Available
To access this course, you will have taken the Introduction to Shamanism (next course date is 25th May 2019), or other beginners course with me. If you have other Shamanic experience please get in touch to discuss.
Cost £75 (includes plant based lunch with gluten free/vegan options)
Ancient Lands, Ancient Lives
The Travelling Shaman Studio, Airlie
Sat 3rd Aug – Sun 4th Aug | 10 am – 7 pm / 10 am – 2 pm | Places Available
This two day advanced course will take you deep into the ancient Pictish lands of Angus where we will connect with ancient sites and work with developing personal ceremony.
Our ancestors who lived on this land before us worked in a deeply ceremonial way, creating a life in harmony with nature and the surrounding landscape. Rituals, ceremonies, stories and song developed spontaneously from the daily interactions between land, animal, plant and people. These relationships and inspirations are as available to us today as they were to those living thousands of years ago. Through a combination of walking, talking, seeing and feeling at two archaeologically important ancient sites we will build a spiritual and mythological bridge between past and present and allow the flow of intuitive ceremony.
From this weekend course you will have deepened your connection to our ancient land, worked with intuitive ceremony and thought about how to weave these learnings into our lives.
To access this course, you will have taken the Introduction to Shamanism, or other beginners course with me. If you have other Shamanic experience please get in touch to discuss.
Saturday 3rd August | 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 4th August | 10 am – 2 pm
Cost £180 (includes plant based lunch on both days & dinner on Saturday with gluten free/vegan options)
Notebook & Pen
Mat, pillow and blanket for journey work
Good waterproof outdoor walking clothes, boots
A ceremonial costume (details to follow on booking)
This course involves walking to sites so attendees must have a reasonable level of fitness. The sites are close to the road but involve steep hills, and one fence that does not open so will need climbed. If you have any concerns, please get in touch to discuss.
To book and make payments please go to thetravellingshaman.com/shop
This is a non-residential course. The nearest town for accommodation is Kirriemuir followed by Alyth.
Please email Rhonda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The monument is a stone-built souterrain, a type of prehistoric underground structure dating probably to the Roman Iron Age (sometime in the first two centuries AD). The souterrain is visible as an underground curving passage, with rubble-built side-walls and a roof of large stone slabs. It is about 20m long, aligned roughly NW-SE, with an entrance at the NW end. Internally it measures about 1.5m wide and stands 1.6m high. One of the roof slabs bears incised decoration of cup-marks and serpent-like motifs.
Barry Hill Pictish Hill Fort
This fort encloses the summit of Barry Hill, a lower isolated hill separated from the Hill of Loyal and the rest of the Hill of Alyth on the W by the steep-sided gully that carries the public road northwards from Alyth into Glen Isla. The defences are evidently complex, but while the innermost enclosure and a substantial outer wall on the E and S might reasonably be presented as the final phase of construction, the extent and overall plan of the earlier circuits is unclear.
Soul, Power & Vision: Working with the Drama Triangle
The Travelling Shaman Studio, Airlie
Sat-Sun 28/29th Sep | 10 am – 4 pm | Places Available
Sat-Sun 19/20th Oct | 10 am – 4 pm | Places Available
This 2-day course is open to all. We will explore the nature of our Soul, Power & Vision in relation to the Drama Triangle. If you recognise these archetypes in your life, this course can help you to understand, heal and move forward from the binds of Drama.
First described by Dr. Stephen Karpman in the late 1960’s, the Drama Triangle roles of Victim, Perpetrator, and Saviour, and their interplay describe the most common strategies human beings use to manage their fear and anxiety.
All three of the roles or archetypes focus on what they don’t want or don’t like. Each role also sees the others as problems to react to.
The stance of the victim is “poor me!” Victims see themselves as victimised, oppressed, powerless, helpless, hopeless, dejected, and ashamed, and come across as “super-sensitive,” wanting special treatment from others. They deny any responsibility for their negative circumstances and deny possession of the power to change those circumstances.
A person in the victim role will demand a saviour and if someone refuses or fails to step into that role, can quickly perceive them as a Perpetrator.
Victims have real difficulties making decisions, solving problems, finding much pleasure in life, or understanding their self-perpetuating behaviours.
The stance of the saviour is “Let me help you!” Saviours work hard to help and caretake other people, usually need to help other people to feel good about themselves, while simultaneously neglecting themselves and not taking responsibility for meeting their own needs.
Saviours are classically co-dependent and enablers. They need victims to help and often disempower the victim. They can use guilt to keep their victims dependent and feel guilty themselves if they are not saving somebody. They often create victims in their need to save others.
Saviours are frequently harried, overworked, tired, caught in a martyr style while resentment festers underneath.
The stance of the Perpetrator is “It’s all your fault!” Perpetrators criticize and blame the victim, set strict limits, can be controlling, rigid, authoritative, angry and unpleasant. They keep the victim feeling oppressed and disempowered through threats and bullying.
Perpetrators can’t bend, can’t be flexible, can’t be vulnerable, can’t be human; they often fear the risk of being a victim themselves. Perpetrators yell and criticise but they don’t actually solve any problems or support anyone else to solve the problem.
These are the most extreme versions of these three roles, but we can encounter people playing milder versions of these roles on a regular basis.
The key to escaping the drama triangle is to recognise what archetype/s you embody and then to see your role in a different light. Through guided Shamanic work we will explore and release ourselves from the binds of Drama and redefine our place in the world. We will work to restore Soul & Power and create a new Vision for our lives.
This course is appropriate for complete beginners to Shamanism and also those with more experience.
Packed Lunch (there are no shops close by)
Yoga mat (I have a few spare)
Pillow & Blanket
Notepad & Pen
28th -29th Sep 2019
Sat 10 am – 4 pm
Sun 10 am – 4 pm
Introduction to Shamanism
24th August 2019 | 10 am – 4 pm | Places Available
Are you interested in the ancient practice of Shamanism for personal development? This course is designed to give you an experiential understanding of shamanism for use in your life to support you with difficult themes you may be facing. These themes may be around relationships, working environments, family, your past, self-sabotaging behaviours, boundary issues, self-care… the possibilities of this work are vast and varied.
During this course we will talk briefly about the history of Shamanism, current Shamanic practice, the cycles and seasons and our connection with nature. We will talk about the importance of intention, setting safe and sacred space and will introduce the topic of ethics. We will go on a variety of guided Shamanic journeys to meet a Power Animal and/or one of our main Spirit Guides.
We will also hold sacred sharing circles to share our experiences during the day.
The course is experiential, includes a variety of Shamanic Journeys and will also include personal healing journeys. We will develop ways to use Shamanic practice as a daily practice and learn how to work with difficult themes in our lives.
At the end of the day, you will be able to journey at home, either with your own drum or with a drumming track. You will have met and be connected with a Main Guide and/or Power Animal. You will also know how to have a clear intention, how to set sacred space and how to be deeply grounded after your journeys.
I will provide you with literature to support you in your daily practice.
Shamanism and Daily Life
25th August 2019 | 10 am – 4 pm | Places Available
This course is aimed at those who have taken the Introduction to Shamanism course or have their own experience with Shamanic journey work.
During this course we will develop our daily practice, learn how to connect in new and exciting ways and how to draw our shamanic practice out and into our lives. This course will be an opportunity for you to increase your confidence with your Shamanic practice, exploring any blocks you have encountered with your spiritual work.
We will also hold sacred sharing circles to share our experiences during the day. The course is experiential and will also include personal healing journeys.
At the end of the day, you will have a deeper connection with your guides and with your connection to your practice. You will have developed ways to use your Shamanic practice in your daily life – to support you to move into towards a happier, healthier way of living.
*Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.