The Wounded Healer – From Vicious Circles to Medicine Circles
A Movement Medicine™ Shamanic Journey led by Ya’Acov Darling Khan
“Name it to tame it.” Ya’Acov Darling Khan
In a world in which we are educated to blame others, feel sorry for ourselves and to live inside the story of our own disempowerment, those who wish to make a difference understand the necessity to change this perpetual drain on their energy. For themselves yes. But also, for all that they love.
Vicious circles, within us and between us, are fuelled by the well-known roles of the victim, the persecutor and the rescuer. However, the hidden power behind our suffering is the Hungry Ghost who keeps us imprisoned in our addictions. This leads us to disown and therefore unconsciously abuse our power.
‘Those who say forgiveness is a sign of weakness haven’t tried it.’ Archbishop Desmond Tutu
When we move intentionally to consistently discover and evolve who we are, our core physical and spiritual strength can be deeply supported by the elemental powers and their related archetypes that we work with in Movement Medicine™. They are The Wounder Healer, The Dancing Warrior, The Dancing Fool and The Wise Elder. In this workshop, though we will touch into all the roles and archetypes, our specific focus will be The Wounder Healer whose embodied blend of divine mama and divine papa medicine is hugely important to our wellbeing on every level. It is The Wounded Healer who can provide the nurturing and illumination we need to choose a path of self-acceptance and self-determination and break the chains of our addictions.
After a gap of many years, Ya’Acov will return to Freiburg to offer this work which in a very real sense, is life-changing.
Ya’Acov has been studying and practicing shamanism all his life. When he was 21, he was hit by lightning and through this, began a three-decade-long journey of initiation. He has been recognised as a practicing shaman by Elder Shamans from the Sami (European tradition), and Achuar and Sápara peoples of the Amazon. Together with his wife Susannah, he is the Co-Creator of Movement Medicine, a contemporary and dynamic shamanic practice designed to support people from all walks of life to be who they are and give what they’ve got. Ya’Acov’s work come straight from the heart. He inspires people, often with great humour, to remember who they are.
He is the best-selling author of Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart (Hay House 2017), the creator of Shaman’s Song – Shamanic Journeys to Empower, Inspire and Re-Connect (Hay House 2018), and the Co-Author of Movement Medicine – How to Dance, Awaken and Live your Dreams, (Hay House 2009). His latest book, Shaman – Invoking Power, Purpose and Presence at the Core of Who You Are was published by Hay House in Spring 2020.