I am not a Shaman!!

Many people have said over the years “Alexia, you are a shaman”. I take this as a compliment and leave it as a compliment instead of a definition of who I am, or how I work. In truth, the title sits uncomfortably with me, why?

Shamanism has and continues to have a significant influence on my life, which makes my work undeniably influenced.

I’m in communion with spiritual entities, and different entities emerge into my consciousness depending on the person and their presenting issues. This,  I assume, is unnoticeable to the client and unnecessary for them to be aware of for us to progress with whatever we are addressing.

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Shadows and Silhouettes​

The day is closing in, I am sitting looking out of the living room window, which leads to the fields at the back of my home. The trees in the distance are silhouetted against the fading light. Their outline black and sharp is all that can be seen.   We know there’s more to the…

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Whose life are you living?

The illusion of safety seduces you while fear torments you.  That’s a cutting conflict that can tarnish any belief in self-trust. Cultural Myths can decide our life path if we don’t keep a curious eye  For example; a conventional western narrative or myth is: go to university get a job working preferably for the government get…

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Existential isolation

Invisibility is considered a superpower said someone who hasn’t lived feeling invisible to the world. Existential isolation is a harrowing and profoundly self-destructive experience of being disconnected from the world.  What makes this existential concept utterly soul-destroying is the problem is outlined in indelible ink. Ralph Ellison, Author of The invisible man describes his experience…

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I have a dream

I have a dream I rarely share. I dream of a world where we are encouraged to be faithfully in love with ourselves. Sounds selfish eh? Ok, I don’t mean “in love” in an egotistical vacuous sense. I mean to really love ourselves with self-trust and self-care is part of the package. Imagine, if everyone…

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The hidden benefits of misery

My mind is diligently curious, a part of me would like to settle into the cosy religion of comfort and follow the herd. I crave this ‘unquestioning normality’ at times, but I can’t help but pick holes in theories ideas and beliefs, not because I want to break down people’s comfort or dispute everything that presents as a possible navigational system, for life.

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Worrying about what others think?

Worrying about what others think often coincides with social-based anxiety or painful shyness. What people seem to fear the most is; other people thinking negatively about them. The most common fear I hear of, from clients suffering this form of anxiety, is that “other people, will think I’m stupid”. This is often a result of the worrier…

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On shame

Oh dear sweet girl, I can see you are hurting, I can help you be, who you must be, I know you are not perfect, I’ll keep your secrets. Its painful isn’t it, seeing how wrong you are? You can be like the others, you are defected and not worthy. I will protect you, I…

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