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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