Tarot for Healing Course
Tarot for Healing: A Six Week Course Beginning September 2019
Most people are familiar with the Tarot as primarily a fortune-telling system. But because the 78 illustrated cards of the Tarot deck embody all aspects of human experience, the Tarot can also be a guide for gaining insight and creating positive changes in our lives. This makes Tarot is a powerful tool for healing on all levels of body, mind, and spirit, and this will be our focus in this course. Participants will gain a wealth of personal insight through their studies and practice using Tarot in a variety of ways for healing, along with important considerations for working with others. You will come away from the course with a repertoire of healing techniques using your Tarot deck and your own innate wisdom.
Because this course focuses on healing rather than how to conduct a basic Tarot reading, participants will find it helpful to have some familiarity with the Tarot. However, beginners are welcome! If you are new to the Tarot, all you will need to do is purchase The New Tarot Handbook by Rachel Pollack and complete assigned readings either before or during the course.
Prior to the first class, you will be expected to acquire your own Tarot deck based on the Rider-Waite-Smith system, if you don’t already own one. I can provide suggestions for decks if needed. Outside of the course, you will be able to use the techniques with any Tarot deck.
This course will meet weekly at 359 Davis Street in Greenfield, MA for 2 hours per session over the course of 6 weeks. Participation is strictly limited to 4 students in order to give personal attention to each individual’s learning process. There are two class times available: Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, beginning in September. The Tuesday class meets from September 10-October 15. The Thursday class meets from September 12-October 17. (Note: If 2-4 friends registering together wish to schedule a private class at a different time, please contact me and I will try to accommodate this.)
Topics Will Include:
How healing occurs
Creating a healing space
Tarot for insight into our state of health
Tarot for self-care
Tarot for emotional awareness
Tarot for healing inner wounds
Using Tarot and our words to re-create our experience
Reading without spreads and balancing the four elements in our selves
Tarot and plant medicines
Using Tarot for healing with others
Fee: The cost is $150 for the course. This works out to $25 per class, a very reasonable rate for a small group with individual attention to each participant. A $50 deposit is due at registration, with the balance of $100 due at the first class.
To Register: Email me at email@example.com to indicate your interest, and I will reply with a registration form which you can print out and send to me along with your deposit. You will be given the opportunity to select your preferred class time. If you do not have a computer and printer, call me at (413) 325-6892 and I will send you a form in the mail. I look forward to our time together!
Shamanic Life Coaching
Shamanism is perhaps the oldest system with which humankind has sought a connection with creation, and yet it is not a religion and has no scriptures or dogma. It cuts across all faiths and creeds, though Shamanic experience is at the root of many contemplative religions from Buddhism to Christianity which coexist quite naturally with Shamanism. Shamanism takes nature as its teacher. It is concerned with the natural flow of life, with our connection to nature, to each other, and all living creatures.
All of us descended from tribal cultures which shared certain core Shamanic elements, if we only look back far enough. These practices have had different means of expression in different lands and time periods. In Siberia and Nepal, in Celtic regions and among various Native American cultures, to name a few, Shamanism has taken different forms, while retaining a core worldview and basic essential practices. Modern Shamanism need not attempt to imitate culturally-specific methods from ancient times in order to be “authentic.” Shamanism has always adapted itself to the time and place in which it was practiced. It is part of our DNA.
As children, most of us naturally engaged in Shamanic activities. Dancing, singing, communicating with nature, trying to be invisible, becoming a bear or a wolf or an owl, receiving messages from the trees, the birds, the wind, gathering healing plants, imaginative flights to other realms, speaking in secret languages—what healthy childhood did not include many of these things? As we approach adulthood, our preoccupation with mundane responsibilities, social anxiety, and ever-narrowing thought patterns and beliefs cause us to lose our expansive childhood sense of wonder, inner freedom, and connection to nature. It is no surprise that the resulting depression, anxiety, pain, and illness gradually diminish our quality of life and our true sense of who we are. Shamanic Life Coaching is designed to help us re-establish our nature connection and re-discover our essential, sacred self.
During our six-week Shamanic Life Coaching program, you will:
*Learn step-by-step shamanic art therapy activities, shamanic tools and meditations including creating sacred space, making a totem card deck, smudging feather art project, Medicine Wheel, creating sacred scrolls, prayer ties, guided meditation, and more!
*Understand the symbolism and meaning behind Shamanic rituals and tools, such as animal totems, plants and trees, Shamanic dance, shapeshifting, dream work, the cycles of nature, the 4 elements, the chakra system, stones, crystals, and Shamanic art therapy.
*Use shamanic art therapy techniques, tools and rituals to help you restore your connection to nature and your higher self, and create greater harmony, health and wellbeing.
This program is offered as a six-week package for both individuals and small groups. Classes take place in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Individual 6-Week Shamanic Life Coaching Package:
Includes 6 private one-hour sessions. $240 including materials. Your individual series of 6 classes can be scheduled at any time on a rolling basis.
Small Group 6-Week Shamanic Life Coaching Package:
Includes 6 ninety-minute sessions. $200 including materials. Maximum of 4 participants. (The additional time allows for all group members to receive individualized attention and opportunities for sharing). The next start date for the Small-Group Shamanic Life Coaching course is Tuesday, January 7, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The course will run for 6 consecutive Tuesdays. (Would make a wonderful holiday gift!)
For those completing the 6-week program, I am creating an optional workshop on Shamanic Tarot Therapy, which will guide you in using shamanic techniques to heal elemental imbalances revealed in a Tarot Therapy consultation. Information on this will be provided during the Shamanic Life Coaching course.
To enroll in individual or group sessions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate interest. I will respond by return email with a registration form and all pertinent course details. If you have questions, feel free to call me at (413) 325-6892.
Jennifer Collins Heath, M.A., M.H., is a Certified Shamanic Life Coach, Certified Tarot Therapist, Certified Reiki Master-Teacher, Certified Wheel of Segais Reader, and Master Herbalist.