IMG_5073.JPGHeather O’Connell is a Core Shamanic Practitioner & Teacher who resides on the Mendocino Coast of California. She  learns things experientially and brings this into her practice in how she facilitates & works with others. Heather’s passion and purpose are rooted in honoring the bridge between humans and Spirit and in supporting those who value integrity and personal responsibility on their unique soul path and journey to wellness.

Heather began maintaining a healing arts practice and seeing clients in 2007 and began facilitating shamanic journeying groups & workshops in 2010. Her education and training includes certification in Rebirthing (breathwork), (Usui method) Reiki I & II attunements, apprenticeships in Core Shamanism and Plant Spirit Medicine, experiential training in Soul Retrieval, Extraction, Healing with Spiritual Light, Psychopomp; Death & Dying, Chaplaincy, Compassionate De-possession, Soul Recovery, Energy Clearing, Ancestral Healing, Land, House & Space Clearing, Herbal Energetics and personal experience working within the Mestizo shamanic traditions of the Peruvian Amazon and Native American Rites of Passage. Heather’s human teachers and mentors include Sandra Ingerman, Christina Pratt, Betsy Bergstrom, Robert Moss, Mary Pat Palmer, RH and Wendy Read.

“There are many expressions of being in relationship and living in harmony with the Natural world, to healing self and others and I’m deeply grateful for every opportunity I’ve had to experience, learn, grow and share the innate wisdom that has been passed down not only from my Ancestors, human teachers and mentors, but their Helping Spirits and guiding forces. I owe my deepest gratitude to my Helping Spirits, they have not only supported me on my personal healing journey but are the ones who empower, guide and support me in meeting the unique needs of my clients, students and the ever-changing needs of our contemporary culture. My path has and continues to be one of commitment, trust, humility, integrity and self-discipline. I’ve come to know compassion as one of my greatest allies along with surrender and trust. My practice and the medicine I carry is ever evolving. I am wholeheartedly honored to be alive and on this path, to be stretched and challenged, blessed and blissed and everything in between.”