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What is Shamanic Healing?

Shamanic Healing techniques are ancient practices still utilized worldwide both by indigenous peoples and by others called to this work. Shamans, sometimes known as spirit doctors or medicine men, view illness as disharmony in a person’s life on the spiritual level. If disharmony is left unresolved, it may lead to mental, emotional and/or physical illness.


How does Shamanic healing work?

A Shaman addresses the spiritual aspect of illness by making journeys outside of time and space into what is called “non-ordinary reality”–a universe parallel to our own. There the Shaman meets sprirt helpers in the form of animal or human teachers. These compassionate spirits perform the healing work; the Shaman acts only as a conduit or “hollow bone.”

What results can I expect?

Results of Shamanic healing vary depending upon the individual situation and a person’s commitment to their own healing process, their belief system, and karmic destiny.

There may be immediate relief of symptoms or a more subtle unfolding of health and harmony.

Does Shamanic healing integrate with traditional healing approaches?

The beauty of Shamanic healing is that it can be used in conjunction with all other healing techniques including psychological, physical and energy based modalities.


How can I learn more about Shamanic healing before giving it a try?

Three books we recommend are:

  • The Way of the Shaman, by Michael Harner

  • Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, by Sandra Ingerman

  • Welcome Home: Life after Healing,  by Sandra Ingerman

These websites offer a font of information:


What are the fees for these services?

Fees vary according to the service provided. We will will work with you to negotiate payment if necessary. The Dragonfly is able to accept many insurance payments as well. Kathleen is a provider for the following companies: Now Optum, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield (any state), Health Alliance, Military One Source, Tricare, Aetna, Value Options.

Special pricing is available for those under the Medicare plan. Medicare and Medicaid clients receive a 20% discount.

Counseling sessions can be conducted via telephone for clients who submit payment through PayPal and those with insurance.


Can Shamanic healing be done with animals?

Shamanic healing is very effective with animals. Animals’ souls can suffer from the same type of disharmony as human souls. In addition, they often carry the double burden of mirroring their people’s dysfunction back to them as part of their purpose in our lives.

What are your hours?

7 days, by appointment

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3649 Cedarview Court
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Tel: (563) 332-4361

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