The Red Shoes Welcomes Cecile Carson, MD



A Healing Retreat for our Times

 Forgiving Ourselves and Others:

A Shamanic Perspective


Saturday & Sunday

April 22 - 23
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Forgiving Ourselves and Others: A Shamanic Perspective
Saturday & Sunday   

April 22 -23     

10 am - 5:00 pm


Through the millenia, shamanism has provided methods to transcend the conflict and duality inherent in ordinary reality, helping us tend our human communities and all our relations of the earth itself.  This workshop will bring these methods and spirit-filled framework forward to address the mounds of hurts and wounds of unforgiveness embedded in ourselves and in our world today.


We'll explore forgiveness beyond its emotional dimension, to the spiritual, and look at it as an energy that neutralizes the charge attached to a person or event from the debt that is allegedly owed. Through shamanic journeying and ritual, we'll receive the gift of compassion from the spirits to help us release old patterns and constraints that limit our ability to be fully who we are, and remember the great web of connection in which we're all held. We'll work with shamanic concepts of "shape-shifting" and "energy fields of influence" to empower a radical transformation in forgiving ourselves and others.


Please bring a drum or rattle if you have one, an eye cover, a blanket/throw, and a notebook to record your journeys. Also please be prompt, and on Saturday plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete your registration and get set up in the main room.


Early Bird Pay by April 10 - $175 / After $195



Facilitated by Cecile Carson, MD, who taught for many years at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is an international shamanic teacher, practitioner, and a Founding Board Member of the Society for Shamanic Practice.


She is also editor of the anthology Spirited Medicine: Shamanism in Contemporary Healthcare.