“All mental illness has a shamanic piece.” (Hale Makua, 2001) Mental illness is permanent, right? Most of us believe the best a mentally ill person can hope for is managing the condition with medication and good psychotherapy. Then in 2001, I started studying...
Jill is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1976, and a shamanic practitioner in a private practice since 2001. A retired professor, she is the author of numerous articles and several books, including those noted in SOURCES above<em>. </em>Known for innovative work, Jill has taught nation-wide. She coaches other therapists and practitioners, teaches workshops and has a soul retrieval practice. This article is based on excerpts from Jill’s upcoming book, We Are the People We’ve Been Waiting For, due out in 2023. Jill dedicates this article to the memory of Hank Wesselman for the giant contribution he made in her life and the lives of the thousands of students he trained over forty years, encouraging all to be the best healers and practitioners they could be. Visit http://www.shamanichealingtherapy.com or email Jill at email@example.com.