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In 2005 Bekki and Crow initiated their first formal ministerial training. Prerequisites for entering this training are completion of the Two-Week Intensive Healing Training, and certification as a shamanic healer, and permission of the instructors.

This nine-day training consists of modules on pastoral counseling, including divination; rites of passage and ceremonial work; relevance of shamanic healing to  spiritual ministry, and other topics as deemed necessary by the instructors. All students will have completed the CEH Healing Training. The ministerial training extends and expands upon the skills of the healer, bringing forth the qualities of "ritualist", "priest" or "priestess" within the student.


The course work consists of modules on pastoral counseling, including divination; rites of passage and ceremonial work; relevance of shamanic healing to  spiritual ministry; developing and working with a spiritual community; and creating a vision for one's ministry. It includes assigned readings and "homework".

One of the highlights of the training involves working one-on-one with volunteers from the community in need of spiritual services such as the above. Generally at least 4 community service sessions of one to two hours are part of this training.