Michael Harner's

"The course is brilliantly designed. Each tool was taught in a step-by-step way so I gained experience and confidence to undertake the healing work. The schedule worked well and the methodology was very eloquent and elegant." --Two-Week student

Originated and directed by Michael Harner and based upon his decades of research and experimentation, this residential program in advanced core shamanism is described by former participants as "transformative," "life-changing," and "the most important spiritual experience of my life."

A variety of advanced methods are practiced in this program, including extraction healing, power soul retrieval training, psychopomp work, divination, and work with the spirits of nature. There will also be work that is not included in FSS weekend workshops, such as selected advanced healing methods, the dream dance, explorations, and initiatory experiences. (This program does not duplicate Three-Year Program material nor include Shamanic Counseling Training.)

For more about the training:

VIDEO Q&A with Robbie Staufer (February 2023; 24:16 min)

VIDEO with Amanda Foulger (March 2016; 14:44 min)

AUDIO Q&A with Amanda Foulger (March 2015; 24:31 min).

PREREQUISITES. The in-person Basic Workshop; or three ONLINE workshops can serve as prerequisites. Take workshop #1 OR all three online workshops in #2. The Shamanic Worldview, #3, is highly recommended but not required.

  1. The in-person weekend Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman;
  2. Prerequisite one-day online workshops, if in-person Basic Workshop has not been completed:
  3. Recommended but not required: The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive

Applicants who complete the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive will receive special consideration when applying for a Three-Year Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing in the USA. SPECIAL OFFERS such as early bird tuition discounts for the Three Year Program may be offered to those completing a recent Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive (visit the Three Year program page for current offers).

The Two Week Intensive is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

The workshop is held at a retreat center; on-site lodging and meals will be arranged during registration.

60 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. (Link for information on how to verify acceptance of FSS CE credits with your approval board.)

Note: Those who successfully complete this workshop are entitled to receive the White Certificate of Completion, issued upon request by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. This workshop is one of the prerequisites to receive the FSS Silver and Gold Certificates of Completion.

Find Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive™ in Your Area

The workshops calendar is updated frequently with additional offerings. If this workshop is not currently being offered in your area, check back again soon or check for other workshops now being offered in your area.

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All Foundation workshops and training programs are offered for teaching purposes only and not for healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.

All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner (except as otherwise noted).

United States
Jun 09-20, 2024
Portland area, Oregon
Robbie Staufer
60 FSS CE credits
Debbie Oliver
Fax: 707-639-1221
Oct 27-Nov 07, 2024
Madison, Virginia
Elaine Egidio
60 FSS CE credits
Journeywork Institute
Debbie Oliver
Fax: 707-639-1221

Please note that on rare occasions the dates and locations of listed programs may change, depending upon the availability of facilities and faculty. FSS reserves the right to change or cancel any program if necessary. In such cases, enrolled participants will be notified promptly and deposits refunded or applied to another program.