“Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.”
~ Dr. Edward Bach
Welcome! I’m Beth Shekinah Terrence. I am a Shaman, Holistic Practitioner & Restorative Practices Facilitator. I’ve been working in the field of Holistic Health & Wellness for over 25 years. I offer an integrative holistic approach to life and well-being, which holistic, spiritual and restorative practices. At the heart of my work is Shamanic Healing, an ancient healing approach that assists others in transformation on all levels – body, mind, emotion and spirit.
My own life journey was the beginning of my path today. Perhaps the biggest part of that was healing the sense of disconnection I felt with myself, others and the world. I feel blessed to have travelled through the darkness of trauma, addiction and chronic health challenges to find the light inside of me; and to experience hope and joy living in the world. Most of all – to feel CONNECTED.
I view disconnection as one of the greatest diseases of our time. It is my deepest passion to help people reconnect and learn to nurture their sense of connection with self, others and the world. It is in this space of connection that our inner peace, soul wisdom and true gifts are found.
My trauma and wounds went very deep as many people’s do. Since my early teens, I struggled with anxiety, depression and substance use. Thankfully, I was introduced to yoga and meditation when I was 14. I studied them on my own through any book I could find! And, these practices helped to create a foundation of safety within myself that allowed me to survive through an incredibly dysfunctional and abusive home life. In my 20’s, I began to explore many other holistic approaches to support healing from a physical health condition I experienced called Fibromyalgia.
It was during a time of deep healing that I came to truly understand the impact of trauma on my life, my mental health and substance use, which was being driven by the severe chronic emotional and physical pain I had been experiencing since childhood.
I explored many pathways of healing on my journey to wellness and recovery. It was when I finally came to experience Shamanic Healing that the hole inside of me that I believed would never go way, and would probably kill me at some point in my life, actually began to heal. This opened the door not only to tremendous healing but to awakening my soul path. I have come to truly know who I am and what my gifts are through the ancient spiritual practice of Shamanic Healing as well as other holistic healing arts. This is at the heart of my work today.
Shamanism has been around for millennia. I consider myself a modern shaman and yet, I have apprenticed in a very traditional way, studying one on one with the shaman for the last 16 years. With a number of other shamanic and spiritual teachers along the way. I continue my shamanic mentorship today as the foundation for my life as well as my work with others. I feel blessed to carry this ancient wisdom forward into our modern world to support healing and well-being in individuals, communities and organizations.
The essence of Shamanism holds these principles:
- Everything in our world is alive and has meaning;
- We are all connected through what is referred to as “the web of life”; and
- It is through cultivating a deep sense of connection with ourselves, others and our natural world that we learn how to bring harmony and balance into our lives the world we live in.
In addition to my work with individual clients, I facilitate trainings, teach meditation and mindfulness, lead holistic programs and retreats, and speak as much as I can at conferences on topics related to holistic and well-being approaches. I also love to write. I have written several stories about my own healing journey as well as articles to provide information on holistic pathways.
I look forward to exploring with you! Visit my contact page to drop me a note and learn more about my offerings and programs.
Tashi Deleh! (I honor the greatness within you)
P.S. If you’d like to hear a bit more about my healing and recovery journey, watch my “This Is My Brave” presentation of “From Numbness to Oneness: Recovering Body, Mind & Soul” from May of 2018