The word "shaman" comes from the Tungus people in Siberia, roughly translating to "one who sees in the dark." Historically practiced by people on every continent, shamanism sees the interconnectivity in all sentient beings, wherein everything has conciousness. Shamanic healing involves addressing the aspects of dis-ease through the lens of Spirit.
While healing ceremonies may differ depending on the culture, shamanic practitioners traditionally enter an altered state of consciousness in order to seek out the assistance of his/her Helping Spirits. Those Helping Spirits, with whom the practitioner has a close bond like a dear friend, will provide the necessary guidance to provide information and healing. The practitioner then serves as the "bridge" to bring forth that information and healing from the Spirit World to the recipient.
Shamanic Healing can shift the root cause behind the symptoms experienced in: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, acute and chronic pain, localized and systemic pain, acute and chronic illness, emotional dysregulation, fatigue, insomnia, compulsive behaviors, neurological issues, seizures, grief over death or divorce; trauma from abuse, rape, war, auto accidents, childhood night terrors, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, and much more.