Welcome to the website of Oakenleaf, a shamanic healing practice with Brian Anderson based outside the city of Perth in Scotland and since Nov 2018 I am also able to offer sessions in central Edinburgh. People have come from all across the UK and beyond to expereince personal healing sessions, workshops, and sacred activism events.
Shamanism is a method of healing that is able to address the core of challenges we may be facing – be they emotional, mental, spiritual or physical. The healing focuses on the root of the problem, opens up to solutions to resolve this, and enable a new way forward.
Over the years people have come for many reasons, and I have worked effectively on a number of issues including:
- resolving trauma
- emotional challenges
- dealing with grief and loss as well as supporting those facing death
- dealing with a long-term illness or stress
- problems with depression, anxiety, fear, issues with self-esteem and un-supportive beliefs
- support when feeling stuck in life or going through a time of transition
- working on creative projects to manifest ideas
- as part of a personal development programme.
I came to shamanism in much the same way that you are now. This was in 2004 as part of my own healing and in truth, my life has never been the same since. It continues to lead me deeper into my essence, bringing resources to express this, which has led to greater health, wellbeing, fulfillment and a more natural way of life.
I trained here in the UK with the Sacred Trust and Foundation for Shamanic Studies, also with Sandra Ingermann and at Anam Cara with Twobirds Cunningham. I also have learnt with a number of indigenous Teachers that grew up with these ways from the Americas and my heart’s home in Ireland.
I am currently learning and researching the traditional healing ways from my celtic ancestors and listening for the healing stories and spirituality of the land here in Scotland.
I do believe our world can be a better place, this belief comes from hard-won experience and from this, I am able to uphold a vision of a culture that supports all life. The key to this I believe lies within each of us taking the responsibility to come to our own unique essence or nature, and then expressing our uniqueness in the world as we come to see ourselves as nature.
Shamanism offers a way back to this possibility along with establishing a life-supporting connection as we enter the healing process to let go of all we are not and bring through all that we are.I do not underestimate the courage and support this quest requires and have a sincere respect for those that step forward.
Sessions can be in person or at a distance to book or find out more as well as to see if shamanism and the way I work are what you are looking for, please do contact me details on the contact page.