A healer is someone who facilitates another person in realizing their inherent wholeness, regardless of symptoms or states of being. Being a healer means promoting healthy feelings, actions, thoughts, and beliefs in a client without compromising the same within themselves.
The root of most physical symptoms and dis-associative patterns lie in the imbalances caused by unprocessed emotional and physical traumas - from our formative experiences of this lifetime, internalized systemic and cultural beliefs, and even suffering passed down to us through bonds of blood. These blockages can become stored in the body and energetic field, displacing our Spirit and causing physical and emotional manifestations of these imbalances.
In this class you will learn to incorporate therapeutic dialoging, mindfulness, somatic approaches, body work, energetic clearing, ritual, and guided journey work to help clients explore the origins of their traumas and ultimately shift deeply held beliefs.
This class combines the science and magic of both traditional and modern healing arts modalities and focuses first on developing the framework for deepening into your own healing process while cultivating practitioner skills.
You will learn:
How to define your relationship to self and the cycles of nature
How to cultivate your compassionate witness and therapeutic dialoging skills
How to remain neutral and grounded as a practitioner
How to hold safe space
How to grow your practitioner skills such as intuition and your clairsenses (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience etc)
How to guide clients through a healing process through use of modalities such as therapeutic dialog, mindfulness, guided journey/visualization, energy healing and therapeutic touch.
Visual aids and handouts
Empowered self exploration
Partnered hands on time to give/receive
Safe space to process in community with other healers
An online learning platform and access to all recorded lectures and class notes
An optional student clinic and mentoring program after completion of program**
***Please note: In this class you will be encouraged to forge your OWN connection to spirit, the elements, and guides. This class will explore the many aspects and facets of being a healer while exposure to many different modalities will help you find what you resonate most with as you explore you own lineages.
My teaching style is structured and comprehensive with room for all the senses to play and integrate the learnings both intellectually and viscerally.
Class size is limited to 12 to ensure quality and integration of core teachings.
The space I hold for this class is one of safety, sovereignty, and compassion. All are welcome to this inclusive and supportive space. I aspire to teach all concepts and practices though a decolonized and non-binary lens.
WINTER QUARTER - Earth
Altar Elements + Wheel of the Year | Sunday Jan 12 2020 | 10am-4pm
Integration Day | Sunday Jan 19 2020 | 11am-2pm
Mindfulness + The Felt Sense | Sunday Feb 2 2020 | 10am-4pm
Integration Day | Sunday Feb 23 2020 | 11am-2pm
Journey Basics + Gounding + Ally Work | Sunday March 8 2020 | 10am-4pm
Integration Day | Sunday March 22 2020 | 11am-2pm
*Suggested Elective: Re-Centering the Marginalized Experience Details TBA
*Suggested Elective: Anatomy + Physiology Continued (see above)
Core Classes are every 2nd Sunday and Integration classes are every 4th Sunday. Tuition: $1850. One sliding scale space available for those who identify as a POC or is of Indigenous heritage.
$1850 in full
Class size is limited to 12 students. A non-refundable deposit of $154.17 (goes towards your tuition) is required to hold your place.
All levels and practices welcome. There are no prerequisites to this class other than an open heart and mind
1 elective / quarter *
1 Private session with Vanessa / quarter to ensure integration of core materials (sliding scale available)
Homework - Includes reading assignments, group projects, and practice sessions outside of class
*Electives Taught mostly by other teachers enlisted by Vanessa which are payed for separately. All proceeds go to their respective class facilitators. It's Vanessa's intention to offer a well rounded and personalized experience by exposing students to other experts in the field.
While 1 elective per quarter is required, you may take as many as you are called to. These classes are open to all cohorts and often times the public as well. Most classes are formatted as stand alone modules and are taught more than once a year.
**Student Clinic After you have completed the program you may participate in our mentoring program at no cost. Clinics are held once a month on Sundays. Services are offered to the public at sliding scale rates. All money received for services go towards facility costs. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Taught by Vanessa Ainslie (she/her), LMT, CLC, CST, AWC Held at Madrona House Apothecary and Healing Arts 1423 34th Ave Unit C Seattle, Wa 98122
As an aspiring intersectional feminist my goal is to assist others not only in self-healing but also the healing of our sociocultural well-being through the healing of ancestral wounds, de-centering privilege and unraveling the effects of colonization to dispell the way our bodies hold shame.
Enrollment is now open for this class. Please fill out the application form and I will get back to you to schedule an in person meeting to see if it's a good fit.