I had been looking for a while for a counselor who has training in shamanic and energy work, and I was so lucky to have the opportunity to work with Michael for individual counseling. As someone who sees the world from a metaphysical perspective but spends her professional life dealing with the very grounded and messy world of Western medicine, its been hard for me to find a counselor who understands the difficulty of integrating both sides. Michael is clearly very well trained in both psychotherapy and energy work, and he sets a great example of firmly living in this world while gaining support and insight from the spiritual, metaphysical, and astrological realms.
-Sarah G. M.D.
Immediately after completing the workshop I felt more grounded and clearer in my energy and intentions. I also felt that I had received some clear indications about stories and themes that I should focus on at this time. As more time has passed, I have noticed an increased internal awareness of the directions, and familiarity with the images that come up during my journeys. I feel very comfortable doing this internal ritual on my own. This process has been a great addition to my spiritual practice and self-care work. This feels more grounded, focused, and energetically safer than the shamanic work I have done in the past. I am now much more comfortable doing this journey work on my own.
I appreciate Michael’s delivery and the container of his work – meaning, I think he’s authentic which helps me feel like I can sink into the work with him. I appreciate his lens as well, which is sometimes different than mine, and helps me consider other ways of framing situations or psychic material coming through. I appreciate his willingness to allow me to make art in session and to journey as needed.
Michael provided a very comfortable, educational, kind and well guided experience. I have been gifted with other journeys and he was elegant in his respect to traditional practices. I would recommend this to everyone interested in indigenous connections to ourselves. Shamans learned from our natural world outside of tech, we can too in this peaceful rewarding experience.
You’ll never know what your mind has in store for you. I experienced some incredible stuff during the session with Michael. More importantly, I could sense that he’s a very kind soul. That is always helpful when you’re looking to have a great journey into the mind.