Training Sequences

Most of the courses required for our certificates have prerequisites. What follows are some possible sequences, including links to course descriptions from our training affiliate Sacred Stream. Next Steps courses are listed the soonest place in the sequence that you can take them, but they are not necessarily prerequisites for the all courses that are listed underneath them in their sequence. 

Please be advised that tutorial versions of courses, designed to help students who missed a prerequisite course to begin training, do not count toward certification. They do, however, qualify students to take the full course for which they completed the tutorial at the repeat rate.

Primary Sequence:

The primary course sequence can be completed in six months to two and a half years, depending on when you begin during the year and how quickly you proceed. If you begin in September of an even-numbered year, and are motivated to do so, it is possible to complete all of the courses in the sequence before Advanced Applied Shamanism begins the following spring.

  1. The Shamanic Journey (Prerequisite: None)
  2. Next Steps in the Shamanic Journey (Prerequisite: The Shamanic Journey)
  3. Power Retrieval & the Middle World (Prerequisite: The Shamanic Journey)
  4. Soul Retrieval & the Guiding of Souls (Prerequisite: Power Retrieval & the Middle World)
  5. Next Steps in Soul Retrieval (Prerequisite: Soul Retrieval & the Guiding of Souls)
  6. Next Steps in the Guiding of Souls (Prerequisite: Soul Retrieval & the Guiding of Souls)
  7. Advanced Applied Shamanism (Prerequisite: All courses listed above)
  8. Depth Hypnosis Foundation Course (Prerequisite: The Shamanic Journey)

Applied Shamanic Practitioner Sequence:

This course sequence can be completed in two to four years (including the primary sequence),depending on when you begin during the year and how quickly you proceed.

  1. All the courses in the Primary Sequence
  2. Applied Shamanic Counseling (Prerequisite: Advanced Applied Shamanism)
  3. Working with Dreams (Prerequisite: None)
  4. The Path of Service (Prerequisite: None)

Plant Medicine Integration Specialization:

This course sequence can be completed in three to five years (including the primary sequence),depending on when you begin during the year and how quickly you proceed.

  1. All the courses in the Primary Sequence
  2. Applied Shamanic Counseling (Prerequisite: Advanced Applied Shamanism)
  3. Advanced Training in Plant Medicine (Prerequisite: Advanced Applied Shamanism, Plant Medicine: Preparing and Integrating the Experience, and either Depth Hypnosis Foundation Course or Applied Shamanic Counseling)
  4. Working with Dreams (Prerequisite: None)
  5. The Path of Service (Prerequisite: None)
  6. Plant Medicine: Preparing and Integrating the Experience (Prerequisite: None)