About Shamanic Sessions

SmudgingShamanism is the world’s oldest spiritual and healing path. A shamanic practitioner is able to shift their consciousness to gather information from the spirit world which can then be used to assist clients with personal, career, life purpose or relationship challenges or help resolve ancestral and past-life karma.

Shamanism is different from mediumship in its nature-based use of animal energies, plant medicines and crystals or stones during a session. Working with a animal spirits is CJ’s specialty but she may also remove energetic blocks, ‘time-walk’ or perform a soul or power retrieval.

Shamanic work affects everyone differently but generally people report feeling stronger, clearer and more grounded, a deep sense of calm, or a significant shift that makes them feel more ‘whole’.

Who can benefit from a Shamanic Consultation?

  • If you are feeling ‘stuck’ or at a crossroads
  • If you feel like a part of you is missing or you are not your usual self
  • If you are experiencing fatigue and low energy
  • If you are having trouble making decisions or moving forward with goals

How does a Shamanic Session Work?

Shamanic practice is a co-creative process where client and practitioner work together towards a positive balanced outcome. The practitioner provides conditions for healing through offering their intuitive guidance, energy work and specialized knowledge in spiritual matters. However, like any healing process, full integration and lasting resolution of an issue is ultimately the client’s responsibility.

Profound results are more likely to occur when a client is committed to resolving an issue rather than expecting a quick fix. Getting to the root causes, empowering the client and facilitating their forward movement is always the primary goal.

Here are some of the forms a shamanic consultation with CJ Shelton can take:

Consultations: You can consult about any life or spiritual concern you may have. CJ will share her experience and perspective while consulting her helpers in the spirit world on your behalf. If you are not sure what you want or need but know that you want to talk with CJ book a 60-minute session to start.

Shamanic Instruction or Coaching. CJ can provide guidance in core aspects of shamanic practice such as using a medicine wheel, journeying or working with plant, crystal and animal energies.

Shamanic Healing: For ongoing physical challenges or deeper issues CJ can begin with a one hour assessment to determine what is needed and the best way to proceed. Usually several sessions are recommended over a couple of months to gain maximum benefits.

Retrievals and Journey Work: For soul retrievals, power retrievals or totem animal journeys a 2 hour session minium is required to allow sufficient time. Typically (but not always) follow-up sessions are recommended to help fully integrate the process.

Positive Outcomes of a Shamanic Session

  • Restored balance, harmony and well-being
  • Renewed focus and direction
  • A feeling of wholeness or having been “put back together”
  • Facilitation of the client’s natural ability to heal themselves

Methods Used in a Shamanic Session

Any number of methods and modalities can be used during a session but some of the more common practices and ceremonies that CJ may facilitate include:

  • Shamanic mapping  – tracking issues using the Circle of Life
  • “Timewalking” – past life tracking to release trauma that may be affecting the current lifetime
  • “Gathering” of scattered soul parts (also known as Soul retrieval)
  • Power retrieval – restoration of personal power and vital life-force energy
  • Energy work
  • Chakra assessment and balancing

CJ Shelton’s Qualifications

CJ Shelton is trained in traditional healing (shamanism) by Algonquin Shaman Pete Bernard of the 8th Fire School of Medicine Work and is a 3rd Degree Reiki Master. She also holds diplomas in Social Service Work from Seneca College and Spiritual Psychotherapy from Transformational Arts College and is a Certified MARI Practitioner.

An avid student of Druid philosophy, CJ seamlessly blends Celtic and traditional Native American shamanic techniques with elements of transpersonal psychology and psycho-spiritual counselling to assist her clients in achieving harmony and well-being.

TO BOOK A SESSION:  email artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca

A Personal Message from CJ

CJ Shelton, Shamanic Practitioner
CJ Shelton, Artist & Shamanic Practitioner

“I believe each of us has the capacity to heal ourselves. ‘Stuff’ continually happens to us throughout our lives but at some point we must make a conscious decision to undertake a personal journey to regain the ‘wholeness’ we were born with. I can assist you on this journey by offering various strategies which will balance your energy, help you find answers and enhance your sense of well-being. Among the strategies I use are energy work, chakra re-alignment, shamanic practices, traditional counselling, transpersonal psychology and often a good dose of common sense.

I usually start by identifying where your natural flow of energy is blocked and then facilitate the release of these blockages. During a session we will also likely discuss major stressors in your life, your belief systems, health history, family history or other issues that may be influencing your well-being. These discussions are kept strictly confidential at all times. Anything you tell me is held in sacred trust within the container of my healing space.  

It is my honour and blessing to assist others with making sense of their healing and spiritual journeys. Many others have given to me along my path and for that I am eternally grateful. Life is a continuous unfolding spiral of learning. In doing this work I am able to reach back, give a helping hand and be of service through sharing knowledge and information I have gained from those who have gone before me.”


“I am not a physician and therefore do not diagnose disease, prescribe drugs or give advice on medical treatments. Your healing is your responsibility. I am available to be a partner in your process as a committed listener, supporter and facilitator. The work I do is intended to be in harmony with any other healing work that you undertake, including traditional medicine.

If you have any concerns about serious symptoms you are experiencing you are advised to seek traditional medical treatment or the advice of a qualified medical professional.”

Wishing you wellness of body, heart, mind and spirit.”

CJ Shelton

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