Sponsoring a Workshop
Thank you for your interest in my healing work. This page describes the healing energies of rocks and crystals and the various workshops that are available. Workshops are divided into two groups: (1) Rock Energy and (2) Shamanic Practices. Each is described below. Healing Energy of Stones and Crystals
Most of the workshops are designed for two days. Basic workshops generally are Friday and Saturday with no evening sessions. Typically, the advanced and deepening workshops start on Friday evening (7:00 to 9:00 P.M.), continue on Saturday (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM with an evening session as optional), and finish on Sunday (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM).
The immersion/transformative shamanic practices workshop is recommended for three days, with a noon start time on Friday.
Rock Energy Workshops
Two workshops are very specifically related to learning the healing properties of rocks and crystals, which then can be used for personal work and/or for use with clients. These are referred to as rock energy workshops as the focus is on the healing energies of rocks and crystals.
(Saturday & Sunday)
The first workshop is a basic workshop where numerous stones are introduced, then experienced by the participants. The focus is to awaken the primal awareness that knows how to relate to the energies of the stones. Besides hands-on experience, one or two shamanic journeys will be done as a means to learn to relate to the spirit/energies of the stones.
(Friday night, Saturday and Sunday)
The second workshop is a practical application workshop, where the focus is to deepen the experiential relationship with rocks and crystals. The participants will continue to personal experience the energies of the stones and then apply this knowledge to creating lay-outs for self and others. Because the rocks and crystals and techniques change for each workshop, this workshop can be repeated several times with minimal duplication.
Shamanic Practices Workshop
Shamanic practices workshops focus on the ancient spiritual traditions. These traditions rely on a world view that the spirit world is as real as the physical world. Furthermore, these traditions involve communicating with the spirit world.
There are three Shamanic workshops: (1) The Basic workshop, (2) the Deepening workshop, and (3) the Immersion workshop.
(Saturday and Sunday)
This workshop introduces the people to shamanic practices and how these practices relate to the use of rocks and crystals. The people will experience different types of journeys through the use of drums, rattles, and story-telling. Rocks and crystals will be an integral part of these experiences as will be community building through the sharing of experiences. Typically, we will do eight to ten journeys in the workshop. Teaching about the stones will be interspersed throughout the weekend. Generally, it involves only Saturday and Sunday and does not include any evening work.
(Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday)
This workshop is designed to deepen the shamanic relationship with rocks and crystals. A large altar/vortex of energy will be created in the center of the working space. The purpose of this altar is to expand the energy field and therefore the sensitivity and receptivity to healing energies. Typically, the people will journey ten to twelve times over the course of the workshop. It is quite common for all participants to experience some form of major insight and/or healing. Generally, this workshop includes a session on Friday or Saturday evening.
Immersion /Transformative Workshop
(Friday at noon, Saturday and Sunday—Night work on Friday and Saturday)
The Immersion/transformative workshop typically is a residential retreat. It is preferred that it be held in a rural setting with heavy forests surrounding the site. It is helpful if the site has cooking accommodations and sleeping facilities. Camping is an acceptable alternative. However, the site requires a large building or structure such as a Yurt that can comfortably house the workshop. Generally, this means that all participates will not be overly burdened with weather changed and that there is adequate space for all participants to create a sacred space for themselves to journey.
The people tend to be experienced shamanic practitioners. The focus of the workshop is total immersion into the spiritual world for three days. A large altar/vortex is created with large rocks and crystals. This creates a massive energetic field. W ithin this field, the people are able to find the safety necessary for the soul or inner parts of the self to come to the surface to heal and be healed. Typically, this workshop starts at noon on Friday and runs late into the night. Saturday begin between 9:00 and 10:00 AM with informal teaching around the fire from 7:00 AM until start-up at 9:00 or 10:00 AM.
Variations of all workshops can be developed depending on your needs. Please contact me to discuss any unique requirements that you may have. The only workshop that has less flexibility in terms of space and design is the Immersion Workshop. To create the designed experience, a rustic sight in nature is needed.
Contact One White Horse Standing
If you are interested in sponsoring a workshop or would like more information, please email Herb at email@example.com.