Soul Retrieval changed my life….

​At my soul retrieval the shamanic practitioner (who never met me) came back from the journey, blowing the essences in through my heart and crown chakra. A light turned on behind my eyes, it was so bright when the essence returned.

The practitioner shared “I saw you around the age of four playing with a large brown/black dog that was her best friend. Your little girl didn’t want to leave the dog, but after some discussion she agreed to return.”

In the soul retrieval, the essence the spirits returned was my ability to play.

Remember the shamanic practitioner didn’t know me or this story…. at the age of 4/5 dad and I found our family dog, a brown/black retriever laying dead outside our house. She was my guardian, my protector and best friend since the day I was born. My mother used to say “Michele you just don’t know how to play.”  Through the tears…. I felt the essence full body.

Before the soul retrieval I had no memory of the time period after her death, I blocked out two years of memory and emotions of the trauma. With the soul energies returned I got to fully grieve the loss. The memories tied to that time in my life came back and were restored.

After the soul retrieval my CREATIVE LIFE took off in new directions in a wonderful way as I began to play again.

Shamans believe that soul loss is the most common source of illness, depression and chronic fatigue, as well as a variety of mental and emotional disorders. When we suffer unbearable pain, trauma or grief, we lose a part of our vital energy.

Part of the soul may be driven from the body through substance abuse, physical violation,and/or the shock of an accident or medical crisis. Soul loss frequently results from the breakup of a relationship or loss of a loved one. The absence of dream recall is often a strong indicator of soul loss. Recurring dreams of childhood locales and dream encounters with younger versions of us may indicate that the time is ripe for a soul retrieval. – Robert Moss author of Dreamgates

Symptoms may include:

  • Emotional numbness.
  • You’ll hear yourself saying “I haven’t been the same since ____________.” (fill in the blank with the divorce, surgery, birth, car accident, coaching experience etc.,).
  • Issues related to PTSD.
  • Addictive behaviors.
  • Lack of dreaming or dream recall 
  • Panic Attacks and Anxiety.
  • Low energy/Depression.
  • Low resistance to infections.
  • Chronic misfortune and strife in life.
  • The inability to experience love and joy.
  • A sense of something missing.
  • A sense of wanting to create yet missing the mojo to make that spark happen.

Soul retrieval restores power, energy and vitality. Working with my Teachers in the shaman’s world of non-ordinary reality, using a drum or a rattle I call your power back through a shamanic journey called soul retrieval. Sometimes this process goes beyond bringing back our lost children.

It may be possible to bring through some of the radiant energy of the Higher Self – our larger spiritual identity – into fuller embodiment in this lifetime.

With heartfelt intention we restore power- giving you the vital creative energy that allows wisdom, clarity and purpose back into your life.

After extensive training with Sandra Ingerman along with the support of my Teachers I’ve worked successfully with this method for over a two decades- seeing clients both in person and working long distance. The principles of the process are outlined in Sandra’s book Soul Retrieval- Mending the Fragmented Self.

Frequently Asked Questions


What happens during a session?

When I get on the phone for your session I enter channeling mode,

In shamanism we call this being a “hollow bone”.

I merge with my Teacher for healing and problem solving.

I’m looking at your birth chart, asking questions and running clearings using the tools from Access Consciousness while doing shamanic healing. Typically you leave lighter and laughing. There may be a ritual given, a power song offered. It’s your sacred space.

You session is recorded, and you’ll get the audio within 24-48 hours.

Entering channeling mode means the information I share during your session leaves almost immediately after the call.
Sounds weird doesn’t it… and it’s what happens. If I share something, or say I’m going to send you something and it doesn’t arrive please remind me.

That’s why in olden times, magicians had apprentices, shaman’s had assistants.

Does my soul return on it's own?

Soul loss is a reaction to trauma. Think of a time you were suddenly frightened and your response to that fright. Remember how it felt to return to normal. Soul energy does return on it’s own.

Soul Retrieval is recommended when there is a lasting effect due to a loss or trauma. Most people that I have met with just know in their heart that something is missing from their life.

Can I do my own soul retrieval?

It depends on the situation and the nature of the drama/trauma.

Step 1) Read Sandra Ingerman’s book Soul Retrieval-Mending the Fragmented Self. Set an intention with love

Decree: “I want all my soul energy back now!”

Step 2)  Commit to a journaling process. Start an active daily journaling process together with tracking your dreams. Lack of dream recall can be a symptom of soul loss.

Step 3) Follow my New Moon, New ME! process for three (3) moon cycles by coming to the new moon teleclass. Moon energy is soul energy. I teach the New Moon Teleclass so you can start to call back your power through my new moon work. You’ll know pretty quickly if this is working for you.

Follow the New Moon for 90 days.

If you are still stuck not then schedule a Shamanic Counseling Session with me. Soul Retrieval is offered in three (3) separate sessions.

If I want a soul retrieval, what is my next step?

If you want a soul retrieval I must talk with you by phone to discuss the matter.

Then I journey to my teachers for their permission and to make diagnosis. My Teachers are in charge and know what is in order. Your role is to relax and become aware of what is happening in your outer and inner worlds.

Most times the journey to the ASK- “Where do I go to get a soul retrieval?” Is just as important as the actual soul retrieval itself. Once you make your intentions known the energies of the Universe come forward to support you. 

Do I need more than one soul retrieval?

You may need one, you may need more than one, it all depends on what the outer and inner circumstances are that drive your life energy. Think of the energizer bunny, how long can you hold the creative charge? Self-care is important. Each client session is different.

Techniques and methods don’t heal. Typically a power animal or teacher returns together with the core essence (not the trauma) to help support you and the power/energy restored.

There may be additional healing or integrative work that needs to happen, trust the process. For those facing a greater life challenge I suggest you commit working with a therapist or practitioner for at least two months to effect the changes necessary to ground and anchor the new energies. Some clients may require another soul retrieval. . . that is possible only after three months of integration and a diagnosis journey with my Teachers.

What typically happens in a session?

We talk a bit, then I go on your behalf to my shamanic teachers, I ask to see where you lost power and how that is affecting you today…I transfigure, step into the radiance, connect; during the journey there is singing and rattling, your soul essence is restored through the power song I sing.

Clients can feel the shift or opening from the sound healing. Each song is unique and digitally recorded for you to listen to after the session. In essence we sing your soul back home…

Today in a psychologically sophisticated culture many clients show up telling shamanic practitioners what healing work needs to be done. This is not how shamanic healing works. The shamanic practitioner listens to the problem the client presents and then consults with his or her healing spirits for the spiritual diagnosis and the proper healing method.-Sandra Ingerman

Are you the person to work with for my soul retrieval?

Bringing proven, practical experience as a shamanic healer and teacher who specializes in soul retrieval I love doing shamanic healing for clients.

If not me then…

Vet your practitioner.

Be practical and proactive- you need to vet the shamanic practitioner offering to do the work.

Soul retrieval is a buzz word and you’ll find many people claiming to know how to step into the work. Find a practitioner who is not only trained in soul retrieval, but also the other aspects of core shamanism- extraction healing, de-possession/spirit release, transmutation & transfiguration, and curse unraveling.

You want a shamanic practitioner who knows how walk between the worlds with two feet firmly planted on the ground. There is no certification in shamanism. Ask questions, trust your gut:

  • How long have you been a shamanic practitioner?
  • Who did you train with?
  • How long have you been working with issues of soul loss and soul remembering?
  • Look at their resume and the client feedback.

Just because someone can build a website and has an online presence does not make them a good shamanic practitioner.