Plant Spirit Psychopomp
What is a psychopomp?
A conductor of souls or spirits, a being who knows how to guide souls making a transition. The work of a psychopomp is important, not just for the compassionate care of those who’s bodies have died (souls or spirits), but also for the health of those who have living bodies. Our ancestors knew it was important for souls to continue on their path. A persons death experience or life regrets may keep them from continuing on their journey. These lingering spirits can create problems for the living, leading to a host of issues from depression, illness, substance abuse, emotional challenges and thoughts of death.
In order to care for spirits of the dead, we enter into this sacred and compassionate work of the living human psychopomp (you). Long ago our cultures had people who did this work, as we transitioned into modern life, we find ourselves without the human psychopomps we need.
Since ancient times, land spirits, plant spirits and tree spirits have been trusted psychopomps for the dead. We have relied on these relationships in the past for safe passage, and continue to incorporate plants in our ancestral, funerary and burial practices today, although we might not remember why. Many modern cultures have lost this ancient knowledge, yet, we carry this wisdom of our ancestors in our bones, and can start to remember together.
Join this rare offering of plant spirit psychopomp.
We will explore plants, trees and land in practices from around the world, and enter into experiential work together. There is a lot to know in this work, consider this offering an introduction.
Learn how to do this middle-world work and maintain personal sovereignty by being in relationship with key plants and trees. This is especially helpful for those who work in or visit; hospitals, hospice care facilities, cemeteries and for those doing ancestral work.
This training is helpful for mental heath professionals and psychedelic facilitators, as they encounter lingering energies of the dead with clients, especially when ancestral trauma arrises.
Discover plants that could be helpful during the death process.
Connect with the powerful networks of plant, tree and land psychopomps who already know how to aid beings in transition. We will also discuss other types of psychopomp beings and the plants they are connected with.
Learn how to identify and help spirits who need to cross a threshold, and how to check on loved ones. Those with fragmented souls or other entanglements may need additional aid.
Become familiar with the thresholds beings may need to cross in order to continue on their path.
Learn how to care for yourself during and after you do this work.
Pre-requisites: personal stability and experience receiving non-physical information through mediumship or shamanic journeying. The following two classes are recommend, especially for those newer to this type of work. I highly recommend you already have your own sovereignty practices in place before the training.
The Energetic Structures class is recommended to attend, you can attend this class by recording at the link. This class helps to have a foundation in the languaging and concepts we will be using. I will do a short review of these concepts at the beginning of the Psychopomp training.
The Boundaries, Protection and Clearing class is important sovereignty work to either attend this class or have these skills.
This 3-day live video training is for practitioners, health care professionals, psychologists, psychedelic facilitators, hospice workers, death midwives and death doulas who want to expand their training into after death care. You need to have previous basic training in how to work with clients.
3 day intensive training, live, by video, April 26th - 28th, 2024 each day we will meet:
11am to 5pm Eastern
10am to 4pm Central
9am to 3pm Mountain
8am to 2pm Pacific
We will have about an hour lunch break each day.
You will be sent a package of plant preparations in advance of our class.
*Registration deadline April 17th, 2024
Registration $ 575
Includes the 3 day training, plant preparations and shipping to a U.S. address.
**For those outside of the United States, please ask for a registration without plant materials for a discounted fee.
+17.25 service fee (contact me if you want to send a check to avoid the fee)
Limited to 20 participants.
To apply for this training please send me an e-mail including your experience with energy/spirit work, your client work training and your professional training information.
Scroll down for testimonials from past trainings.
***Group mentoring will be offered after the training for those who would like to be a part of more demos, get practice doing the work with the support of me and the group and to have group discussions. Typically we meet every other week for 2 hours for 6 total meetings over 3 months. This is perfect for those who want to go a little deeper and need more support in doing the work. The cost for the 6 sessions is $300.
"I learned a lot in class. As one who does a lot of psychopomp work, it was fascinating to hear about and be exposed to another way of doing the work. I look forward to integrating different aspects of your approach into what I do. Most especially, I once again learned a lot in my encounters with the plants that you facilitated. There was much healing that happened and no doubt will be ongoing.
Finally, I learned a lot about holding space and setting container observing the lovely ways that you do this. These were unexpected learnings and yet very timely as I prepare to teach this coming weekend.
I offer deep gratitude for the impactful psychopomp work that you do and for the profound relationships with the Plant Spirits that you cultivate and nurture.
blessings to you in all that you do."
"I really loved this class! I've done Psychopomp work before, but inviting the plants into this work filled a component I didn't realise was missing. Whenever I do a course with you I'm always reminded to practise my listening and be a humble learner to the wise Plant and Tree beings. I'm very excited to deepen my relationship with these plants and and am grateful for the offering!"
"Thank you so much for allowing me to spend these 3 days learning from you. From someone who has never taken a formal class about Psychopomp nor Plant Spirits your method of sharing the information was excellent. My mind likes to wander in any classroom situation and you kept my attention. The only thing that I wanted was to be able to have the plants with me while learning about them."
"Firstly, I want to thank you for such a beautiful, meaningful class. It was as opening as it was grounding for me. I feel like I reclaimed a lost part of myself. There's a lot of reflection to be had, and I'm taking the time to rest as much as I can. I feel tired, but a calm tired. I enjoyed the format of the class and found it all to be very helpful. I think it was important to share ethics around this work, and I'm grateful for the incorporation of that in this training. I also enjoyed getting to know the other students and sharing perspectives. Thank you for introducing us to the plants - it was really nice getting to know them, and I really would like to deepen my knowledge, and relationships, in that aspect. As you know, I'm also really interested in stories as I think that is partly how I will be doing this work, so I'm looking forward to engaging with the lore playfully and with curiosity. There are some things that came up for me personally that I think need some tending to, I'm just not sure when would be the best time. I would like your support in it when the time comes. Thank you again. It was truly an honor to be a part of this group and training."
"I think the class went very well. The cohort was awesome and I loved being able to hear from the perspectives of the death doulas present. You did an amazing job answering people’s questions and empowering us to make decisions based off of respect and compassion. I can’t wait to take more classes with you and maybe even work one on one!"
"I appreciate you facilitating the class. I learned so much more than I could have imagined. It really validated the child within me that has always been attracted to myth, lore, and magic."
"Rereading my notes, I can’t believe how much you packed in to the workshop. I haven’t even begun reading all the documents you gifted us. I think it will take a while to integrate all the knowledge.
As always, your workshop was more than I expected or dreamed of. I am very grateful to have been able to participate, and to meet the plant spirits and the group in this way.
Thank you again so much for this opportunity."
"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Plant Spirit Psychopomp class. I so appreciate the care and concern you show for your clients, students, plant spirits and the energies that surround all of us. It was a great learning experience and I so appreciate the firm but very gentle and creative ways you use to deal with energies that need to move on. I think I will always remember "the human body is perfectly designed to house one soul...."! I also appreciate how you led by example and encouraged us to use our "curiosity and wondering" to keep asking questions that can lead to resolutions--a great skill to be applied to all aspects of living! I highly recommend you and this class!"
"I was just talking with an old coven mate who has done shamanic work and knows a little bit about psychopomp. She confirmed that a lot of practitioners seem to assume they know best and want to force or trick spirits or entities to do what they want and go where they want. And she mentioned someone who told a spirit to "go to the light" and ended up with the entity stuck to them because they were the "light" that the entity saw. And it wasn't until that conversation that I finally realized what you were telling me during class when I asked about my mom."