Shamanism Without BordersCommunity Leaders
Joan has over 16 years experience as a shaman, animal communicator and reiki master. When first introduced to reiki and shamanic journeying, she was working in the clinic of an animal shelter. She used her reiki and shamanic skills to support the lifesaving work of dedicated and talented veterinarians, staff and volunteers. Along the way she saw many miracles and learned how to use reiki and shamanic practices in emergency situations to help in even the most hopeless cases. Battling death and cruelty is a difficult job, and Joan used her shamanic skills to help cope during many difficult times.
Over the years Joan began working with people in her home and long distance with clients from across the country. She has studied with Tom Cowen, Betsy Bergstrom, and others along the way. She is called to tend the dead and clear energies from physical places. A longtime resident of Chicago, Joan already has experience tending sites after violent tragedy.
Shamanism Without Borders is a global response network of shamanic practitioners who tend to traumatic events and natural disasters. Each of the practitioners listed on this page is available to support individuals or communities who would like help tending to a recent event. Many of them also host ongoing community events, which you can learn more about by contacting them directly. Please visit our Shamanism Without Borders page or if you would like to learn more about participating in this meaningful work.