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Bekki taught advanced techniques of shamanic healing with Crow in the Two-Week Shamanic Healing Training  from1992 to 2010.

In 2016, inspired by Crow's shamanic apprentice program, which he had been teaching for a couple of years at Dragon Waters in southern Ohio, she formulated her own apprenticeship program, which she teaches in Ithaca NY. This training is designed for participants who have a good grounding in shamanic journey work and who have already been practicing shamanism as their primary spiritual path, or as a significant adjunct to their spiritual path, and who already have strong shamanic ally contacts. Acceptance into the program is at Bekki's discretion, and depends on a variety of factors. Usually 2 and up to 4 participants per training assures intensive and in-depth attention from the teacher.

Each topic is taught over a 2-day period, and the students work with volunteers from the community in supervised group healing sessions based on the teachings.

Many of the sessions re-visit topics covered by other workshops Bekki teaches at the intermediate level, always from the perspective of developing and supporting advanced healing skills.

The topics covered are as follows (roughly in order, which can vary somewhat):

 Energy Healing: a review of the basics of energy work from a shamanic perspective, and discussion of systems students are already using (shamanic, polarity, Reiki, etc); including partner work. Discussion of trance dance, healing stones and other energy healing tools. When possible, Bekki  arranges to teach Opening the Shamanic Voice  to fulfill most of the requirements of this segment, additional readings and outside sessions may round out the work.

Ancestor work: review and new perspectives of ancestor work. Ritual work with the Ancestors. Focused on healer-ancestors. (Circle of the Ancestors is a prerequisite for the course. This segment does not replace it.)

Earth Elementals: We will make contact with a personal elemental spirit ally and learn to work with this elemental to examine the physical aspects of illness, disease and imbalance in our clients.

Water Elementals: We will make contact with a personal elemental spirit ally and learn to work with this elemental to examine the emotional aspects of illness, disease and imbalance in our clients.

Air Elementals: We will make contact with a personal elemental spirit ally and learn to work with this elemental to examine the mental causes of illness, disease and imbalance in our clients (ideas, beliefs, mental constructs)

Fire Elementals: We will make contact with a personal elemental spirit ally and learn to work with this elemental to examine the spiritual causes of illness, disease and imbalance in our clients (relationship with the Divine and its impact on wellness, crises of faith, spiritual wounds, etc)

Fey Allies: healing with Fey Allies, Faery Doctoring

Plant Spirits: Making contact and working with plant allies (participants make their own sacred place with selected plants, altar and meditation space at Medicine Spring Farm, where the training takes place); making plant medicines. The plant spirits are spirit helpers in our shamanic work.

Working with Divinity: 
All shamanic peoples believe in a Divine Being or Beings who created the world and continue to shape and guide it. These Beings are concerned for their creation and are available as shamanic helpers for healing and maintaining balance of our world. We will work with personal Divinities who offer themselves as shamanic helpers for us in our healing practice.

Shamanic Extraction: Learning about and learning to heal with this classic shamanic technique. Bekki covers diverse techniques across cultures.

Soul Retrieval
: Learning about and learning to heal with this classic shamanic technique. A variety of approaches to the concept of soul loss and soul return are covered, examining diverse cultural perspectives.

Psycho-pomp work
: Learning about and learning to heal with this classic shamanic technique

Exorcism and De-possession
: Learning about and learning to heal with these classic shamanic techniques

If you are interested in this training, please contact Bekki for details on requirements for potential trainees. You'll find further information on how to  reach her on the Schedule page.