Hunter Healing Hands
Integrative & Intuitive Shamanic Wellness

Jessica Hunter

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Certification Programs in 


Crystal Healing & Shamanic Healing


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"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

In traditional cultures, all forms of healing and spiritual practices are taught with time, dedication, and integration; training is in person, in extended apprenticeships with teachers.  Jessica believes in adhering to respecting these practices and traditions. 

She teaches all of her programs in person and hands on and in an apprenticeship format, one on one with students. 


Jessica is a very compassionate and dedicated teacher, but also believes in adhering to standards and integrity in the work.

She strives to provide quality training with substance - so that students can be confident, comfortable, knowledgeable, and responsible in practicing healing work.  All Crystal Healing Program and Shamanic Practitioner Program details are listed below.

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Stone Spirit Program

Crystal Healing Practitioner Certification Program

An Accredited Program by The World Metaphysical Association

Healing with Crystals from the Metaphysical and Animistic Perspective

Develop a deep and sacred relation with Crystal Energies and Crystal Spirits!  This program encompasses various crystal healing methodologies, along with the Shamanic and Animistic aspects of crystal healing.  Students learn teachings to develop a strong and deep relationship to the Spirits of the Stones for working with them for self healing, and healing for others, from a metaphysical and animistic approach.


Students will explore an in-depth geological and metaphysical introduction of crystals, various ways of cleansing, charging, and programming crystals, the power of working with various quartz crystal spirits, and how to connect with crystal spirits in various ways to discover their depths and healing, creating sacred grids and energy fields, and how to create crystal elixirs for various types of healing.  Crystal healing ethics are also explored, in addition to creating sacred crystal healing tools, crystal healing energy remedies, and working with crystals to create and facilitate full body crystal healing formations for the self and others.  A combination of teachings and extensive hands on experience is incorporated so students can develop a deep healing relationship with the Energies and Spirits of Crystals.  Upon completion of the courses, students must also schedule practice sessions with Jessica as part of completing the program.  Crystal Healing Practitioner Certification is issued upon completion of the program and practice sessions.


Pre-Requisite for the Stone Spirit Program:  No prior crystal experience or pre-requisite is necessary to apply to this program.

In the event individuals have taken any of the crystal workshops on the "Workshops" page, those workshops will be credited to attending this program.


Individuals who wish to apply to this program: must complete an application, and also must schedule an interview with Jessica.


Program Fee:  $1,500    Payment options are available for this program.  Contact Jessica for more info.


Stone Spirit Program Registration:  Training sessions are scheduled by private Appointment upon acceptance into the program. Contact Jessica for more information about the program and the application process if you are interested in this training.

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Shamanic Spirit Program

2 Year Shamanic Apprenticeship &

Shamanic Practitioner Certification Program


A focus in Core Shamanism 

with elements of North American & Siberian Spirit Medicine

Develop a sacred and deep relation with the Spirits in all things, and the Helping Spirits with Shamanism and Shamanic Healing.
The Shamanic Spirit program is an in-depth program that focuses on Shamanic Healing from a combination of Core Shamanism, North American, and Siberian Spirit Medicine healing.  A variety of Core Shamanic Healing teachings from Michael Harner, 
Sandra Ingerman, and Hank Wesselman are included, in conjunction with other North American and Siberian practices.

The program begins in year 1 with exploration of beginner and intermediate forms of shamanic practices, the depths and healing of shamanic journey work, shamanic cleansing and protection techniques, honoring Spirit guides and developing Spirit relations, shamanic ceremonial work and healing, power animal healing, techniques for transforming energies and empowerment healing, relations and healing with the elements, in addition to many other shamanic practices.  The focus is to develop a solid foundation in beginner to intermediate shamanic practices, and prepare for advanced training.   The program then continues into year 2 with in depth and advanced shamanic teachings such as Soul Retrieval, Shamanic Extraction, Curse Unraveling, Psychopomp healing, Ancestral healing, Space Clearing and Blessing work, Spirit Attachment Removal, and Shamanic Depossession.  
Ethical standards and practices of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing are also discussed and incorporated in this program.   

Training throughout this program incorporates and encourages self-development and practice in conjunction with the training as the student progresses through the training.  Students progress through each area of study based on the demonstration and capability of their skills from each training.  Upon completion of this program, students have received the training and credentials to practice as Shamanic Practitioners, and receive a certificate to indicate they have completed the program.  
This is a very in-depth and very intensive program in Shamanic Training, which includes a vast amount of material and hands on practices over a 2 year period.  

Pre-Requisite for Shamanic Spirit Program:    Walking in the Worlds: The Shamanic Journey Weekend Intensive, 
or previous Shamanic Journey training from another Teacher and / or Journey Workshop or Class 

Students who complete the Walking in the Worlds pre-requisite and wish to apply to the 2 year Shamanic Practitioner program:
Should have extended practice with the Journey skills taught in the "Walking in the Worlds" Weekend Intensive Workshop, and be prepared to demonstrate those Journey skills to apply to this program in an interview with Jessica.  Additionally, all applicants must submit and complete an application. 

Students who have already learned how to Journey through another Teacher and /or Journey Workshop or Class,  who wish to apply to this program:  Must schedule an interview with Jessica, and must be prepared to demonstrate their Journey skills in the interview.  Additionally, an application must be completed and submitted.   

Program Fees:   

Year 1 Courses:  $175 per Training Session (1st year courses are 2 hours long each session)

Year 2 Courses:  $500 per Training Session (2nd year courses are 3 to 5 hours long each session, depending on the topic being taught)

Shamanic Spirit Program Registration:  Training sessions are scheduled by private Appointment upon acceptance into the program.  Training session fees are due at the appointment of each training session. Contact Jessica for more information and the application process if you are interested in this training.
 
Individuals who are interested in this program should read "Important Information on Shamanic Training" below.

    Important Information on Shamanic Training    

Shamanism is a very sacred and serious spiritual pathway, and form of healing work.   It is a way of life, a way of practice and reverence, and sacred belief; and also includes reciprocity, respect, integrity, responsibility, and accountability.  It is a devotion and a dedication, that also has many sacrifices that come along the pathway.  It is building, respecting, and maintaining right relations in all things - including developing strong relations with the Spirits.  Which is time, work, dedication -  and this does not happen overnight, and it definitely does not happen in one class or a weekend workshop.    For without the Spirits, there is no Shamanism.  This is not always a “light and fluffy” spiritual pathway. That is not to say that Shamanism does not have it’s beauty and wonder – because it does also have that. But Shamanism can be very intensive, dives into the depths, and involves a lifetime of continual work, sacrifice, and service.  It is a balance between the dark and the light, and incorporates all that comes with that.


Anyone can take Shamanic classes, workshops, or training programs – they are available out there for anyone who would like to learn about Shamanism, or deepen their own personal connection or personal spiritual practices with Shamanism. Anyone can learn how to Journey - that is a wonderful method out there available for anyone to learn, experience, and gain healing and access to the Spirit world and Helping Spirits.  However.... taking any kind of Shamanic classes or training -  or being able to Journey -  is not an absolute guarantee that one will have the ability to facilitate Shamanic healing work, and it does not guarantee that they have been "called by the Spirits" either; for the training is just the training.  And the truth of the matter is, anyone can learn how to Journey if they want to.  Being able to Journey alone does not make anyone a "Shaman" or Shamanic Practitioner.  

It just means they can Journey.


The ability to be able to facilitate Shamanic healing work in itself, is a whole other component – and is the decision of the Spirits alone, and not by an individual’s own choice or decision. The ability to facilitate Shamanic work is also not guaranteed by just taking a Shamanic class or training program alone of any kind.    When Spirits choose an individual for the work – that calling from them (the Spirits) is far, far from pleasant – and comes with repetitive and very cathartic “Shamanic Initiations.” These initiations are life altering, and can bring individuals to their knees – often coming with horrific trauma, near death experiences, and more of the like.   The Spirits can make life unbearable, and put individuals through the ringer.  These Shamanic Initiations come for the rest of one’s life from the Spirits on a continual basis when they are chosen – and they are never predictable or announced, and there is no avoiding or running from them.  The Shamanic pathway is a beautiful way of life - but it is by no means "an easy way of life" for those who are called by the Spirits....most who have been called often feel like they are "cursed" rather than "blessed," and wish the Spirits never called them; and often, they don't want it.  They don't get to live what most consider "normal" lives, and often feel like they are going crazy, and experience constant challenges.  If they try to reject their calling or reject the Spirits - they also pay a price. So they don't have any choice in the matter;  it is part of their destiny, and this is where some of the sacrifice in this pathway comes.  Modern Shamanic Practitioners - the ones who have been truly called by the Spirits - will also say the same thing; the Shamanic Practitioners who are truly called do go through similar experiences as described above regarding the calling, and initiations from the Spirits - for the rest of their lives.  Not so much fun....Who would deliberately want this?  Well, it isn't about "wanting this," or "choosing to want this," that's for sure.  And being "Chosen by the Spirits" doesn't make anyone a "special snowflake" or "above" anyone else.  If anything, it makes life much harder... 


Many Native people think people in our Western culture are insane for wanting or desiring the Shamanic calling in their lives....Native people are so are so accurate on this.   For they know and understand what comes with that calling - and many people in our Western culture, do not know, or truly understand.  For in many cases, our Western culture has "glamorized" this pathway, and has diluted it down to appear as something completely opposite of what it truly is, or involves.  People in Western culture seem to "desire" this pathway - but do not realize, there is a huge difference between "desiring" something, and destiny.  Just because one "desires" something, doesn't necessarily mean it is part of their destiny.  Shamanism is one of those pathways where you need to be very careful about what you "desire" - on many levels.  Because what you "desire" isn't necessarily what you may get, according to the Spirits.


When one gets the calling from the Spirits, taking training is still necessary – because attempting any type of Shamanic, Spiritual, Energy, or Psychic work without training is not only potentially dangerous, but very irresponsible.  

The Shamanic path is not a free for all in any way - it is very serious work.  Tampering with any type of shamanic / spiritual / energy / or psychic work without professional training - can often do more harm than good, even if the untrained individual attempts with good intentions.  In indigenous cultures, those called by the Spirits still train with their tribal Elders for many, many years. So just because an individual may be "called by the Spirits," does not mean they should bypass training of any kind.   On the flip side of this, individuals also need to understand that if they have not been called by the Spirits, and want to invest in studying Shamanism or take any Shamanic training - they need to understand that taking any Shamanic Training alone does not guarantee that “they are chosen or called by the Spirits” either.  That is up to the Spirits and no one else. This has been since the beginning of Shamanic practices in ancient times, and still is applicable to modern Shamanic practices. That aspect of Shamanism has remained constant and unchanged, for thousands of years.  That is not to say that one cannot practice Shamanism as their personal spiritual beliefs and pathway - they can.  However, one needs to understand the difference between practicing it as a spiritual pathway, and practicing it as a spiritual pathway with a true calling from the Spirits involved.  Because there is a difference.  If you look at a Native culture that practices Shamanism - everyone in that culture is practicing Shamanism - but how many in the culture are actually chosen by the Spirits to do the work as the medicine man or woman?  Maybe one or two within the culture.  So this is an example that goes back to what was stated above about the notion that just because one may learn or practice Shamanism as a pathway, does not guarantee they have been "called by the Spirits" to facilitate the healing work.


                                          "If the Spirits want you, there is nothing you can do, 

                            and if the Spirits don't want you, there is likewise nothing you can do."     

                                                                   ~ Nicholas Breeze Wood

                                                     

Shamanic training is an extensive dedication – and usually over a period of many years with a mentor (or mentors) combined with the Spirits, and then continual training for the rest of one’s life.   Shamanism and Shamanic Training – is not like going to college, completing the courses, and getting a degree – the Shamanic path is a whole other “Animal” in itself, and cannot really be compared to that format, or any other form of spiritual work.  Shamanic training is also not "mechanical" in the techniques - meaning, that it isn't just about following steps and getting automatic results from just following "mechanical steps" or instructions.  It involves work, dedication, and development of skills.   This takes much extensive training - and a lot of dedication to skill development, and relations and work with the Spirits - over a period of many, many years.  I encourage all of my students who take my 2 year program here - keep studying, keep training after the 2 year program.  Continue on, learn from additional teachers.  This is a life path and life work, not just a 2 year course where you think you are "done" when you complete it. 


"Spiritual Selling" - the unfortunate reality out there,  and the disrespect of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing as a result of the "Spiritual Selling" approach and advertising. Our modern Western culture has Shamanism advertised out there in many forms - often making it seem like it can just "all be done in a day or a weekend", "a matter of months", or that an "apprenticeship" is considered to be "completed" in a one week trip to an indigenous country; or just "all online" with no in-person teacher interaction or hands on training. However, these are misconceptions, due to how Western culture may present this work, and how individuals interpret that presentation.  Shamanism is also sometimes advertised by Western culture like it is something "fun or cool to do," or something to "spiritually play" with.  Unfortunately, all of these Western culture approaches - are part of what is called "Spiritual Selling" tactics.   "Spiritual Selling" - is basically saying or advertising what seems like what people want to hear, instead of saying or advertising what it really is -  to make attending whatever program or class - enticing and appealing.  It is basically a glamorized form of Spiritual Marketing.  Spiritual Marketing can also incorporate a lot of fancy or enticing metaphysical talk and language, and pretty photos - that may sound or look legit, but in reality, honestly make no sense, and isn't the reality of the work or the practice.   And unfortunately, this "Spiritual Selling" approach is not just in Shamanism - it is done across the board out there in different areas of healing, energy, and psychic work.  However, the "Spiritual Selling" approach - only leads individuals into Shamanism with false pretenses about what Shamanism really involves, and masks the reality of the work; and, it really isn't very honest. This approach and presentation from Western / American culture also is a complete disrespect to the work and the pathway.  Shamanism is definitely not a pathway that is ever “done” in just one workshop or class, one weekend, or even one year -  or on a "one week trip" somewhere with indigenous people.  Shamanism is not something to approach or treat like it is just a "social event," nor it is to be treated like it is "just something fun or cool to do."   Shamanism is also not something to approach with the mindset of just "adding it as a credential" to a healing resume, either, just to build up one's "resume" of spiritual work.  It really is a calling, a serious lifetime commitment - with a lifetime training and development process involved, embodying it as a way of life, and a devotion and reverence of it as sacred spiritual pathway.   Not to mention, the sacrifices that do come with it....which are many.  Using discernment is necessary and very important when seeking out a Shamanic Practitioner or Shamanic Teacher.  Very important.


Shamanic training cannot “Certify Shamans” or "make" anyone a “Shaman” – this is a common misconception. Additionally, calling oneself a "Shaman" or assuming one can just take on that title for themselves - is far from appropriate; and that includes just taking the liberty of labeling oneself as a "Medicine Man" or Medicine Woman" - also not appropriate.  For no class, no program, and no training of any kind is capable of doing that - no program, no person, and no teacher can "make" anyone a "Shaman."  In addition, the term “Shaman” is often misused, misrepresented, and disrespected - in many cases out of societal ignorance. One cannot label themselves a “Shaman” and it is highly recommended not to do that - for multiple valid reasons.  In contemporary Shamanism, individuals who have completed appropriate extensive shamanic training and shamanic programs who facilitate Shamanic Healing, are known as Shamanic Practitioners.  If someone approaches individuals and says they are a "Shaman," a "Gifted Healer," or a "Medicine Man or Medicine Woman," and hands out their business card, attempting to "spiritually sell" their work or classes, and they are speaking in flowery, metaphysical mumbo jumbo that does not make sense, but sounds "legit" - RUN.    Don't walk, RUN.  This is a huge, huge red flag.  Do you think an authentic and respectful Native American or Indigenous person speaks like that?  The answer is NO.....so why are Westerners running around doing that?  Ignorance, or Ego, or a combination of both.  It is not ethical, or authentic to say the least, when someone is doing this. And unfortunately, it happens out there.


The Shamanic path is powerful, amazing, and transformational in so many ways.  What comes from this type of healing work, and walking this path, is beautiful and can leave one in a state of awe on so many levels.  But it can also be very much the opposite side as well - and that too, is part of this path.  Shamanism is not just one side, or the other; it is the balance of the dark and the light - and all in between - the whole of it all.   ~ Jessica Hunter



Policies for Programs

Please note that completion of pre-requisites for a program does not guarantee acceptance of application to a program.  
Pre-requisites (or no pre-requisites) differ for each program as listed in the program description. Students must complete an application process to be accepted into each program. Upon acceptance, training sessions are scheduled by appointment. 

A 24 Hour Notice is required for cancelling and/or rescheduling training sessions. Payments for Training Programs are non-refundable, but may be credited towards rescheduling sessions for programs.