If you feel challenged by the shifting energies on the planet, or pulled out of your center, or you keep coming against old issues or find yourself stuck in old patterns, or are unable to move on after a relationship or a death, or if you just want more clarity on your life path or purpose, you can benefit from the incredible transformation that is facilitated by soul retrieval, shamanic clearing and energy work and reconnection to the natural and spiritual worlds.
We will dive in deeply right off the bat, focusing on your core issues, restoring lost soul and power, releasing and clearing old outworn patterns and imprints (from this and past lives) RE-IMPRINTING you with your TRUEST light and re-membering your SOUL PURPOSE and how to MANIFEST IT and CELEBRATING the amazing being that you are as a WHOLE and beautiful soul. This work is not a spiritual aspirin or ‘quick fix,’ and requires a real commitment on your part to your Soul-Spirit-Self. I will lovingly assist you in that work, but it is your own powerful desire to be fully whole that will truly create the miracle.
I bring a ton of experience to your healing sessions. I have been doing shamanic work, yogic work, healing with songs and leading people in transformational work for almost 25 years, and I have been training shamanic healers through Seeing with the Heart programs for the last 17 years. This work is truly amazing and powerful and life-changing, and I am so grateful to be offering it.
CURRENTLY, I am not seeing clients during the summer of 2018 due to a full season of camps and immersions. Please inquire about a session in September. Each session is two-hours and offered on a sliding scale ($90-125)
Tracey Forest, Spirit Hollow Co-Founder and Director, MA, CYT
“Words can’t express how much you mean to me, thank-you for bringing such beautiful work in the world. Your healing session with my father brought so much peace to my family. It was nothing short of miraculous~ I love you, thank-you!: ~ Dana V.
What is Soul Retrieval?
I work with gentle, compassionate spirits to restore your wholeness and inner light to heal the past, giving you the tools to embrace new vitality and joy.
Soul Retrieval is a cross-cultural healing technique that has been utilized by shamans around the planet for thousands of years. The fact that it has survived nearly unchanged into contemporary times is a testament to its incredible effectiveness. In fact, because we live in a culture that gives little care to the soul, we need soul retrieval more than ever.
Most of us have had soul loss as we have made our ways through life. Painful or traumatic experiences–fear, death of loved ones, ridicule from peers, unhealthy relationships, co-dependent or asleep parents, physical or emotional abuse, accidents–can cause soul loss. Actually a survival mechanism, during a painful or jarring event, we send a piece of our soul, our essence, our inner light away, into the spirit realms, to avoid the full brunt of the trauma.
However, unlike in a tribal culture where soul retrievals were performed regularly after a trauma to restore soul, in our culture, no one is there typically to tend our souls. Thus, soul loss begets more soul loss, and often by the time we are adults, we have great loss of soul and power. We may feel disempowered and/or depressed, stuck in old patterns that we’d like to break free of. Many times, this loss of power leads to low energy and physical symptoms, too.
As a shamanic practitioner, who has trained with Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman, I work with you and with loving helping spirits, as shamans have done for millennia, journeying on your behalf to bring back those lost soul parts that would most benefit you now in helping you to become more whole, more YOU.
Additionally, in subsequent sessions, through shamanic counseling, ritual, and journeying yourself through our guidance, you learn how to integrate your returned vitality, so you can live more fully and do your soul work here on earth.
What Happens in Session?
We begin by having tea, entering my healing space, smudging and just talking at first. You must feel comfortable with me and the process I use, and you must feel safe to share as much or as little of your story as you wish. I usually encourage you to think, prior to coming, “What is my intention for going to see Tracey? What is it that draws me? What do I need?” Then, when we are in sacred space, you can begin by sharing “Why am I here.” That serves as a jumping off place for our focus. However, please be assured that even if you share very little, I totally believe that the spirits will guide the session and will bring back and take away whatever is in your highest good. I fully trust that it will all unfold perfectly.
Once you are comfortable with me and have shared what you wish, we will begin. I open the session by having you comfortably lie on a futon or massage table (depending on if we in my healing room or the yurt). Then I will use my rattle to invoke our helping, loving benevolent spiritual helpers, and you will be invited to silently attune to your own helpers, known and unknown.
Usually, I will be guided to do some clearing work in conjunction with your soul retrieval work, which is removing the spiritual side of localized illness and releasing blockages in your energy field. This is gentle, non-invasive touch, often accompanied by my rattling, singing, drumming and sharing, if appropriate.
As a client, you can be as involved as you like in the session. You are invited to participate, to share, to add to interact with what I am seeing/experiencing OR you can simply relax and receive.
When the work comes to its natural conclusion, we will give gratitude for the session, share a bit and then I’ll encourage you to spend a little time on the land to get grounded. I will also suggest some follow-up stuff you can do when you leave.
Sessions are held here at Spirit Hollow, which is a half-hour north of Bennington. I ask all clients to commit to a minimum of three sessions, as that is what is necessary to do all of the work. Many clients also continue to work with me after the three sessions, as the shamanic model is excellent therapeutically.
Please email or use the scheduling app to set up a session.
I have been doing soul retrievals for almost 25 years. If you would like to read more about Soul Retrievals, Sandra Ingerman’s book Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self is a great place to start.