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SHIP: the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process

What is SHIP?

The SHIP Program is a series of five transformative initiations designed to remove the obstacles to true growth, let go of old story lines that no longer serve us and step into our sacred purpose in this lifetime. As the blocks to higher love and wisdom are released and soulful integration occurs, individuals are set free to stand in the truth of their authentic being and walk a path with heart.

The purpose of this program is to assist individuals and professionals in learning how to journey beyond the limitations of their ego identity and shape-shift into their sacred soul purpose.

  • Learn shamanic tools to create real and lasting change in your life
  • Transform troubling issues from the past that still impact you today
  • Reclaim your passion and your power by recovering lost aspects of your authentic self
  • Deepen your connection to unconditional love for self & others
  • Enhance your ability to support others through these volatile times and share your unique gifts and Sacred Purpose with the world

The SHIP program is part of our Transformation and Training program. Venus Rising believes in the healing power of transforming consciousness so that what has been learned from the path of direct experience can be passed on to others. Many people on the Shamanic Path of transformation are Wounded Healers, walking consciously between the worlds so as to bring the “good medicine” to those they serve. We at Venus Rising are committed to letting go of self-seeking and becoming the change we wish to see in the world, thereby assisting in the birth of the New Aeon.

5 Workshops in the SHIP series

Each of the five workshops features the Shamanic Breathwork Process, a safe and powerful healing tool that uses the breath, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, art, and group sharing to help individuals connect to their own inner healer/Shaman and step into life as an authentic, empowered person, sharing your gifts with those you love and the world.

  • Water: The Spiral Path & Five Cycles of Change
  • Earth: Your Family Tree and the Tree of Life
  • Fire: Meeting the Shadow & Inner Work
  • Spirit: Opening to the Inner Beloved
  • Air: Rising to the Call of Your Sacred Purpose

You can do any of the SHIP workshops for your own personal transformation or as part of the training program. The five workshops are offered in several locations around the country. Experience the workshops in any order. Complete the five initiations within two years and become eligible to be ordained as a Shamanic Minister and a member of the Shamanic Ministers Global Network.

This program is designed for:

  • Therapists & counselors who want to integrate outside-the-box skills into their practice
  • Nurses, physicians, hospice workers and medical personnel looking for a closer connection to the spiritual dimension of healing
  • Teachers, Coaches, Activists, Healers and Planetary Workers of all kinds who wish to step more fully onto their paths of personal and planetary transformation
  • Anyone who wants to heal the past, live more fully in the present and create a brighter future for themselves, their families, their communities and the world
  • Those who are ready to answer the call to be the change they long to see in the world

Step back into your life with
ENERGY, POWER, PASSION, COURAGE AND LOVE NOW!

Certification and Ordainment

There are several ways to become ordained as a Shamanic Minister and/or certified as a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, including the 28-day immersion program at Isis Cove, and at SHIP segments offered around the country. Please check our Events page or email us for more info: .

Each of the five workshops features the Shamanic Breathwork Process, a safe and powerful healing tool that uses the breath, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, art, and group sharing to help individuals connect to their own inner healer/Shaman and step into life as an authentic, empowered person, sharing your gifts with those you love and the world.

You can do one workshop, or get the maximum benefit by doing all five. The five workshops are offered in several locations around the country. You may do the workshops in any order. Complete the five initiations within two years and become eligible to be ordained as a Shamanic Minister and a member of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network.

Coursework Support

There is a recommended reading list and a music CD list for each Initiation. Many of the SHIP participants have found it very helpful to email or phone other SHIP MATES in between sessions, to mentor with a VR staff member, to work the 30 Questions, and to attend a Shamanic 12 Step Talking Stick Meeting in their area.

While here you may schedule other sessions with support staff for readings of various kinds, massage, body and energy work. Occasionally, purification lodges and vision quests are offered on an individual basis. You may check with staff to sign up for these sessions. Personal private intensives are available if time permits.

More Information

Please feel free to ask for additional information from the Venus Rising Staff. You can call us at 828-631-2305 or email venusrising@shamanicbreathwork.org

Upcoming SHIP Workshops and Events