June 25 – July 2, 2017

Plant Spirit Medicine

Session Five

with Alison Gayek & Eliot Cowan

Registration is currently available on-line for current students in the PSM healer training. Previous students and Plant Spirit Medicine Healers may also register and earn CEU's. Those interested in starting the training, please contact Karla Refoxo at psmadmissions@bluedeer.org.

It is easy to recognize that plants offer us food, oxygen, and medicines, but less known today is that plants have spirits with wisdom to nurture and heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Ancient cultures and shamans have known for millennia that the medicine of plant spirits can bring us into balance and harmony, but much of this tradition has been lost in the West.

This course brings together shamanic techniques with the ancient Chinese medical philosophies of the Five Elements. As the course progresses, you will

  • learn Chinese Five Element worldview
  • study Pulse Taking
  • practice Household Shamanism
  • make direct relationship with plants through Shamanic Journeying
  • engage in intensive clinical work to hone Assessment/Treatment skills.

Program offered by the Plant Spirit Medicine Seminary in association with Blue Deer Center.

Teachers

Alison Gayek

Alison Gayek has been teaching Plant Spirit Medicine with Eliot Cowan since 2002. She began studying with Eliot Cowan in 1997 and graduated from the PSM course in 1999. Since then, Alison has maintained a strong effective PSM practice.

Eliot Cowan

Mr. Cowan is best known for making accessible two treasures:  the indigenous Huichol  shamanic tradition of Mexico and an approach to deep healing with the spirits of plants.

Details & Pricing

This is the fifth in a series of 6 programs, held over the course of 2 years, followed by 2 clinical weeks for a total of 8 weeks to complete the training. 

Pricing: $2010, includes tuition, food and lodging 

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We offer the option of special meals for those with certain dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, gluten- and dairy-free) for an additional fee of $15 per day. If you have other dietary restrictions, please email catering@bluedeer.org to discuss your needs.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation of your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival entitles you to a full refund of tuition less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year.  If you cancel 2 to 7 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee and food costs, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a program’s start date.