For those who are not familiar with the shamanic terms, please keep in mind that shamanism has its own unique terminology to describe energetic and psych-spiritual processes, imbalances and illnesses. For example, soul retrieval has more to do with the essence and or quality of an individual, rather than the actual soul of a person.
One of the most common and universal techniques a shaman employs is a soul retrieval of a lost essence. Soul loss (essence loss) occurs when we experience trauma, shock, pain or loss. A part of the essence leaves the body as a natural defense mechanism to avoid the pain of a particular situation, and is known in psychology as “disassociation”. Symptoms of soul (essence) loss include chronic depression, addictions, illness, prolonged grief, PTSD, memory gaps, feelings of disconnection with the physical body, and loss of empowerment. Causes of soul loss can include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and can be caused by the death of a loved one, including a pet, loss of job, financial loss, childbirth, divorce or separation, hospitalization, surgery, accidents, natural disasters and war. Contact us to learn more about Shamanism and whether you might benefit.