A Biopsychospiritual Approach to Healing

by Mar 31, 2019

“As I interact with the images, painting them, amplifying them, dialoging with them, listening to their personal and archetypal meanings, I reveal unconscious forces at work in my own mind. Since the mind has a tendency “to structure ambiguous scenes into personally meaningful images that symbolize underling motives and emotions” (Walsh, Shamanism, p. 202), my paintings are a kind of witness that speak to my life condition, a kind of shamanic journey for healing and insight.”

Dr. Steven Farmer interviews Sheldon Shalley on one of the many approaches for bringing Shamanism into the work place. A biopsychospiritual approach, addressing the body, mind, and spiritual aspects of a problem, can provide a way for individuals to discover and heal the root causes or those sensitizing events that are often contributing to or fueling the current problems.  This encourages the potential for a more whole and integrated person to emerge.

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Sheldon Shalley

Sheldon Shalley

Sheldon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who seeks to provide a safe and protected space that allows individuals to engage on a journey of emotional, psychological and spiritual exploration. He uses a combination of mind-body approaches including mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). hypnotherapy, dream work, shamanic healing practices and energy work to help people identify and alter beliefs, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, judgments, and painful memories that stand in the way of living one’s life. This work allows wounds to heal, helps a person break free from the destructive and unhealthy patterns and moves the person toward a greater sense of emotional and spiritual well-being. Contact Sheldon at 317-726-7417 or sheldon@ip-atc.com Read articles by Sheldon at www.sheldonblog.com See Using Art to Heal at www.artbyshalley.comSheldon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who seeks to provide a safe and protected space that allows individuals to engage on a journey of emotional, psychological and spiritual exploration. He uses a combination of mind-body approaches including mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). hypnotherapy, dream work, shamanic healing practices and energy work to help people identify and alter beliefs, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, judgments, and painful memories that stand in the way of living one’s life. This work allows wounds to heal, helps a person break free from the destructive and unhealthy patterns and moves the person toward a greater sense of emotional and spiritual well-being. Contact Sheldon at 317-726-7417 or sheldon@ip-atc.com Read articles by Sheldon at www.sheldonblog.com See Using Art to Heal at www.artbyshalley.com
Sheldon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who seeks to provide a safe and protected space that allows individuals to engage on a journey of emotional, psychological and spiritual exploration. He uses a combination of mind-body approaches including mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). hypnotherapy, dream work, shamanic healing practices and energy work to help people identify and alter beliefs, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, judgments, and painful memories that stand in the way of living one’s life. This work allows wounds to heal, helps a person break free from the destructive and unhealthy patterns and moves the person toward a greater sense of emotional and spiritual well-being. Contact Sheldon at 317-726-7417 or sheldon@ip-atc.com Read articles by Sheldon at www.sheldonblog.com See Using Art to Heal at www.artbyshalley.comSheldon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who seeks to provide a safe and protected space that allows individuals to engage on a journey of emotional, psychological and spiritual exploration. He uses a combination of mind-body approaches including mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). hypnotherapy, dream work, shamanic healing practices and energy work to help people identify and alter beliefs, thoughts, feelings, behaviors, judgments, and painful memories that stand in the way of living one’s life. This work allows wounds to heal, helps a person break free from the destructive and unhealthy patterns and moves the person toward a greater sense of emotional and spiritual well-being. Contact Sheldon at 317-726-7417 or sheldon@ip-atc.com Read articles by Sheldon at www.sheldonblog.com See Using Art to Heal at www.artbyshalley.com
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2 Comments

  1. Honey Shsshaah

    Very well done. I am very interested in Shamanic healing. I have been following Hank Wesselman and I find this so captivating. I believe that in the future, this is what all healing and medicine will be.

    Honey Shashaah

  2. Thomas Janecek

    Very good interview.. I’m more clear on my understanding of myself as a Shamanic Practitioner as I add this to Reiki

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