Taylor Made Therapy
Mind ~ Body ~ Soul
Psycho-Spiritual & Therapeutic Shamanism
Ancient Wisdom Therapy
“We moderns are the last people on the planet to uncover what older cultures have known for thousands of years: The act of drumming contains a therapeutic potential to relax the tense, energize the tired, and soothe the emotionally wounded”
~ Garry Diggins Ontario Sound Therapist
It is essentially a state of mind, a way to view life as a whole, gaining insight and wisdom to connect with other parts, to heal the divisions, these can occur within the self, within relationships with others and the environment. It is not a belief system, it is a path to knowledge.
Dating back to at least the stone age, we have all evolved from a shamanic culture rooting us in the past of our ancestors. Taking ancient wisdom and practices and blending with shamanic practices from current indigenous cultures around the globe and adapting to western civilisiation we can begin to reconnect with ourselves, deepening our relationship to find a balance with the planet, nature and our own soul and spirit.
Research findings to discover the general awareness of the use of drumming and the perceived benefits on wellbeing when used as part of healing therapy in a counseling practice
Click here to access the abridged version of a research project I conducted in 2019
Using the beat of a drum, dance or guided into a deep meditation you are invited to journey to reach an altered state of consciousness when your brain synchronises with the theta brain wave. It is a state where you are between being awake and asleep and where you can travel to transpersonal realms, experience new landscapes, encounter animals and other beings each providing you with the wisdom that you seek.
Using a circle of power and knowledge, we can use it to identify balance and the natural order of things.
Using a sand tray you can form pictures and images in the sand using natural materials or specific objects. Using your unconscious mind and intuition to place objects in a drawn circle in the sand sensing where they belong, rather than your logic to put them in-situ.
Linked also with Jungian tools, working with your dreams can reveal the influence of your unconscious and archetypal energies. Dreamwork can provide wisdom to working with the transpersonal, can give you glimpses of the future.
Taking shamanic practices outside to reconnect with nature, using elements, plants and animals, creating a space for reflection. experience synchronicity that may reflect what is happening on your inner journey
Rituals & Ceremonies
Creating a bespoke ritual or ceremony, being given the opportunity to honour and express gratitude, to assist in celebration, achieve closure, balance, work with energies and intention.
"The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the power of all true science."
~ Albert Einstein
1-2 hrs sessions depending on your requirements
You can choose to arrange to visit me in person at my office based in Newton Abbot, South Devon (close to the railway station and 1hrs free on-street parking)
Internationally via telephone or Video Call
Eco-Therapy session held locally in South Devon.
Fees start at £45 per hour
I offer shamanic practices as part of my psychotherapy practice as appropriate to individual clients.
If you would like to experience any part of the therapeutic shamanic practices for self-development or out of pure curiosity,
I can provide a bespoke package based on your requirements.