a certified hypnotherapist, metaphysical teacher, healer and
counselor in private practice for over a decade.
graduated from Loyola University with a major in Liberal Studies,
with minors in Theater, Music and Psychology. At graduation,
she simultaneously completed her education and clinical training
in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Hypnotherapy. She
studied Hypnotherapy with Gil Boyne and The American Council of
Hypnotist Examiners 1989-1990 and obtained her certification.
She has continued these studies with Ormon McGill, David Quigly,
James Maynard, Gerald Kein, and many others through ongoing continuing
education at conventions, workshops and seminars year round.
has studied with many respected teachers in a number of body/mind/soul
therapies. As a result, she incorporates the following teachings/methods
into her practice:
and (Reike, Sekkim, Lovestream, Zenith & Pranic Healing)
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sensitivity and compassion, she draws on these skills and creatively
blends numerous disciplines in a seamless, nurturing style.
The profound gift of her intuitive awareness is shared with humor
and clarity. She has a gift in explaining very esoteric
ideas in grounded and tangible terms so that they can easily be
applied to normal life experiences.
learned Crystal healing with Master Teacher, Richard Burritt who
also introduced her to the concept of hands-on healing.
With his encouragement, Shama was initiated into 2nd degree Reike
by John Solat, Reiki Master and completed the courses for Pranic
Healing with Master Choa, learning to work with the chakras and
the organs of the body through energy. She has also completed
level four of Zenith energy work with Linda Raynor, MFCC, which
also uses colors and specific placement of the fingers to transmit
the energy. She has studied sound healing with Jonathan
Goldman & Kabbalah Bach.
Shama began studying Tantra with Mare Simone and has also studied
with the Muirs, Bodhi Avinasha, Jwala, Steven Vogue & Anastas
Harris, Lori Grace, Sri Param Eswaran and many others.
has also studied Shamanic Psychology & healing with Lyn "Starflyer"
Hopkins for the last 5 years, helping her to found The Wild Rose
Dreamers Lodge where, as Assistant Director, she co-teaches,
chiefs ceremonies and rituals, acts as Lyn's Second for the Drum
Team, and generally partners and offers her skills for all of
their joint efforts as her talents are required. Shama and
Lyn have jointly sponsored major ceremonial events for the "12/12,"
The August 11th eclipse and grand cross, "Seeding The New
Dream," and for the May 5th Planetary Alignment, "Birthing
The New Dream."
In addition, she has studied Shamanic sexuality with Lyn's teacher,
Harley Swift Deer and his team, Ina Laughing Winds and Jamie Charles.
She currently teaches workshops, helps with the Lodge, and maintains
a private practice in Van Nuys in Southern California where she
successfully works with individuals and couples, as well as people
in alternative lifestyles, from all over the United States and
Her new book, "The Pleasure Paradigm" is in progress, as well
as a book on Tantric practice for teenagers, one on Ejaculatory
Mastery for men, and a book for kids of New Age parents called,
"Why Mom Isn't Normal." She is also currently working on
articles for the web and print and develping a few additional
websites for her media projects and one teaching Tantra on the
Internet called "Tantric Journeys."
In the entertainment realm, Shama is developing a her own television
program, "Shama," a reality information talk show that
offers a window into the possibilities of empowered dreams for
a world of heart centered, conscious awareess, ecologoical sustainability,
and sacred, joy filled living - for the self, relationships, the
community and the world. She calls it "a joyful source of
information of what life, the human spirit, science, technology,
and love have to offer so that each one of us can be empowered
and imspired to opportunities to make a difference and be a part
of the solution." This show, and eventually a cable station
dedicated to these ideals, is the dream of her heart. If your
interest is piqued, Shama would welcome any offers of assistance,
either in expertise or financial support.
In addition, Shama has has two documentaries in development; one
on Sacred Sexuality Practices, and the other is called "Conclave
- The Goddess Next Door,"exploring the lives of women who
have claimed their sexuality and personal power.
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