||Colleen was born in Northern Ohio and
went to Hocking College, in Nelsonville OH to
study Interpretive Services and Wildlife
Management in 1991. Her love and spiritual
connection to animals and nature served as an easy
bridge to Shamanism. Her Shamanic
training started in 1995 with Bekki Shining
Bearheart and Crow Swimsaway, founding
ministers of the Church of Earth Healing, taking
the Fundamentals of Shamanism and other
beginners workshops at Dragon Waters as well
as taking part in the Athens Drum Circle.
In 2015, Colleen had a very serious health crises
and subsequent near-death experience, which also
brought with it a shamanic reawakening.
Coincidentally, Bekki Shining Bearheart had moved
to Ithaca, and Colleen was able to further pursue
her shamanic training. Colleen joined the
Ithaca Shamanic Drum Circle and attended advanced
training workshops. In February 2016 she
started her year-long Shamanic Apprenticeship!
Colleen is skilled in many techniques of Shamanic
Healing, and has especially strong skills in work
involving Extractions, Energy Healing,
Ancestor Work, Pyscho-Pomp and Soul
Retrieval. A healing session may include
other techniques, and a consultation with a client
will indicate what work may be needed.
Colleen continues to work closely with Bekki
Shining Bearheart as well as seeing her own
clients in Ithaca and looks forward to continuing
her work with The Church of Earth Healing .
She is excited to expand her shamanic practice and
share her healing ability with those in need. She
can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
"This is my simple religion. No need for
temples. No need for complicated
philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is
the temple. Your philosophy is simple
kindness." - His Holiness The Dalai Lama