Hunter Healing Hands
Integrative & Intuitive Shamanic Wellness

Jessica Hunter

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Workshops & Events

Walking in the Worlds

 The Shamanic Journey  

Weekend Intensive Workshop

"Jessica is a very dedicated and devoted Shamanic Teacher.   Her workshop was full of valuable information and detailed hands-on practices in Shamanic Journeying.  I highly recommend this workshop if you are interested in learning how to Journey."   

                                                                                                                                                                                                         ~ K.A., Milford, CT

The Shamanic Journey is an ancient technique to connect with Spirit and Energy, and is used to step into the Spirit worlds that co-exist with ordinary reality.  This in-depth and intensive workshop will cover what the Shamanic Journey is, how it works, and various ways of using it from a Core Shamanism perspective.   Students will learn self healing techniques for personal healing connections with Spirits and Energy, in addition to how to begin establishing Spirit relations in shamanic practices.  Students will also learn how to safely and effectively conduct a Shamanic Journey, explore introductory basics of Shamanism,  learn to work with Spirit Guides and Power Animals, in addition to much more.  Discussion and exploration of the various worlds in Shamanism is also incorporated, in addition to various hands on techniques and exercises in different aspects of Shamanic Journey work.  

No prior shamanic experience necessary to take this workshop.      * If you are interested in Shamanic Practitioner Training - this workshop is the required pre-requisite prior to taking the 2 Year Shamanic Practitioner Program.  

Day 1:  Saturday, October 6, 2018 -  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 2:  Sunday, October 7, 2018  - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Exchange: $300  - with pre-registration by October 3rd.

Registration:  Space is limited. Contact Jessica at 203-916-8381, or e-mail her at  

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Sacred Shamanic Rattle Making Workshop

Walk with the Spirits to the Beat of your own Rattle!

Join us to create a Sacred Shamanic Rattle!  Creating a Medicine Piece is a personal and very sacred experience, and connects your energy to your own sacred tool.  All natural rattle supplies are provided, along with additional natural elements and adornments for decorating the piece.  You may also bring sacred items of your own to add to your personal rattle in addition to the supplies provided.  Shamanic healing and ceremony is also incorporated in the workshop to connect each person to their Medicine Piece.  We will be working with Shamanic healing and ceremony from a combination of healing approaches from Core Shamanism, North American traditions, and Siberian Traditions, for healing, connections, and discovery of personal spiritual connections of each Medicine Piece.  All welcome to attend, no experience necessary.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location: Sea in the Sky Healing. 269 Church Street, Ste. 3, Amston, CT 06231

Exchange: $150 with pre-registration by Oct 25th.

Registration:  Space is limited.  Please contact Melanie VanOstrand of Sea in the Sky Healing at 860-530-1552 to register your space.  Ages 18 and up to attend.

Energy Healing for the Empath Workshop

Self - Healing Techniques and Survival Skills for the Empath

"This workshop was excellent -  very thorough and very helpful.  The techniques that Jessica teaches in this absolutely work, and have been life-changing for me with my empath sensitivity.  She truly knows and understands what it is to be an empath, and provides awesome tools to work with this.  Can't thank her enough."    ~ M.J., Hartford, CT

Are you an Empath?  Empaths are highly sensitive individuals who so often struggle with navigating emotionally, physically, energetically, and spiritually in life.   Many go through life experiencing so many challenges, and are unaware of the source of their sensitivity; and some do realize the source of their sensitivity, but are not sure how to work with the challenges that come along with it.  Although being an Empath can be a unique road to walk, it does not have to disable you, and you can learn to manage it and survive in a balanced and healthy way with this intuitive ability. This workshop will discuss the components of being an Empath, and incorporate self-healing skills and tools to assist with the process of managing this ability in a balanced and healthy way.  No experience necessary, this workshop is open to anyone called to learn self-healing tools and skills to assist them with their Empath sensitivity.    Energy Healing for the Empath Workshop Includes the following:

- Class Lecture & Discussion

- Grounding & Balancing Techniques

- Protection Techniques for Self Survival & Energy Preservation

- How to Identify, Discern, & Work with your Empathic Psychic & Emotional Signals

- Transformation Techniques for Clearing Toxic Energies

- A Shamanic Ceremony for Release & Empowerment

- A Customized Medicine Bag for Empaths

Sunday, November 11, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Exchange: $75 - with pre-registration by Nov 9th

Registration:  Contact Jessica at 203-916-8381, or e-mail her at

Winter Solstice Shamanic Drum Gathering & Ceremony

Join us to honor and celebrate the Winter Soltice with Shamanic Drumming, Song, and Ceremony!

Friday, December 21, 2018

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Exchange: $40 with pre-registration by Dec 19th.

Registration:  Contact Jessica at 203-916-8381, or e-mail her at to register.  Ages 18 and up to attend.

Shamanic Intuitive Healing Journey Circle

Join us to connect in sacred circle for healing Shamanic Journey work.  Intuitive and healing Shamanic Journey Work is the sole focus, for guidance and healing from the helping Spirits.  These are in-depth shamanic circles for those who already have an established experience in the Shamanic Journey, and wish to further those skills and connections to helping Spirits.  Interactive healing work  is incorporated, along with various shamanic techniques.  Each circle has a different focus and / or topic of healing.  Snacks and Refreshments provided.  Extra Drums and Rattles provided for use if needed, or bring your own Drum or Rattle.

Journey Circle Pre-Requisite:    A solid and experienced ability to do a Shamanic Journey

Next date to be decided and posted soon!!

Exchange:   $40 - with pre-registration.

Registration:  Contact Jessica at 203-916-8381, or e-mail her at  

Healing for Felines at Aristokatz

Photo Copyright Aristokatz & Dr. Geri Katz

Holistic Energy Healing for your Cat Companion 

Reiki * Crystal Healing * Shamanic Healing

Jessica currently donates holistic energy healing sessions for feline patients at Aristokatz Cat Care in Fairfield, CT.  Jessica has a special place in her heart for cats, and has worked with all types of cats - healthy, ferals, special needs, and terminally ill - in both private and shelter environments.  Jessica is available on select Mondays each month during Aristokatz office hours.  She will be at Aristokatz for these upcoming dates:

Monday, Sept 17, 2018

If you would like to schedule a session for your feline, please contact Emilee at Aristokatz -  203-690-1099 -  for more information and to schedule a session. Healing sessions are free as a donation to all current Aristokatz feline patients.

Annual Shamanic Ceremony

Honoring the Pequots

A Sacred Shamanic Ceremony

 for Healing and Honoring the Victims, Perpetrators, and the Land

connected with the Pequot War

Please join us for this sacred ceremony to honor the local Pequot Tribe, and join in a circle of healing for all ancestral ties of all of the victims, perpetrators, and land spirits, connected to this war.  This ceremony is being held on the anniversary of the "Great Swamp Fight" - one of the largest and most impactful Native American battles in the history of New England - that finally ended in Fairfield (Southport), Connecticut, on July 13, 1637.  We cannot forget to honor the natives who sacrificed their lives and their land.  This ceremony will include shamanic healing work for all victims, perpetrators, and the land, including healing for our own ancestral ties to these entanglements.  We will be honoring the Spirits in various forms.  Please join us to honor their lives.

Disclaimer: Please note this event is not associated with or sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation or any of its affiliates.

All welcome to attend, no experience necessary.  The first part of this ceremony for the evening will begin at Hunter Healing Hands, 

and then continue at various land locations connected to the Pequot War to leave offerings for the remainder of the evening.

Friday, July 13, 2018

7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Exchange: $40 with pre-registration.  All of the proceeds will be donated to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

If you cannot attend , but would like to make a donation to support this ceremony, please contact Jessica.

Thank you to all who attended this ceremony.  Your love, work, and donations are greatly appreciated!!  

Jessica offers this ceremony each year, and will be posting a 2019 date.

Certification Programs in 

Crystal Healing & Shamanic Healing

"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 - and training is in person, in extended apprenticeships with teachers.   Jessica believes in adhering to respecting these practices and traditions, and teaches all of her programs in person, hands on, in extended 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, and knowledgeable in practicing healing work.    

Crystal Healing Program and Shamanic Practitioner Program details are 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.  Crystal Healing Practitioner Certification is issues upon completion.

Stone Spirit Program Registration:  Contact Jessica for more information.  This program is offered on a continual basis, and is taught individually with students.  Training sessions are scheduled by Appointment upon acceptance into the program.

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Shamanic Spirit Program

2 Year 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 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 program continues with in depth 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.  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.

Please Note:  

* This program cannot and does not "Certify Shamans" or make anyone a "Shaman" - because the reality and truth in Shamanism is that no program, no training, and no workshop anywhere of any kind -  is capable of making anyone a Shaman.  
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Shamanism, a main one being that you can "become a Shaman" or "just train to be a Shaman" - but the Shamanic path does not work that way.  

* In addition, taking a Shamanic training, program, or class of any kind -  also does not guarantee that individuals will necessarily be able to do the Shamanic work, or have the ability to do it.  It just simply means that they took a program and received the training.  
The ability to do the Shamanic work - in itself, is a whole other component - and is the decision of the Spirits alone, not by your own decision or choice.  When the Spirits truly choose an individual for the work - that calling from them is far from pleasant at all.  Training is necessary, yes - and Shamanic work should not be attempted without proper training.  Attempting the work without training - is not only dangerous, but very irresponsible.  Shamanism and Shamanic Training - is not like going to college, and just completing the courses and then getting a degree -  for the Shamanic Path is a whole other "animal" in itself...  

* This is a very intensive training program involving a dedication, commitment, reverence, integrity, and respect to Shamanism and Shamanic practices, and above all, the Spirits.  Shamanism is not always a "light and fluffy" spiritual pathway - and so often, it is misrepresented by society and fancy marketing and advertising, to be just "light and fluffy."  That is not to say that Shamanism does not have it's beauty and wonder - because it does have that.  However, Shamanism can also be very intensive, and involves a lifetime of continual work, sacrifice, and service in many ways, and on many levels.  If you are interested in embracing a serious pathway and devotion with Shamanism into your life, and/or embodying the work to be in service to others - then this program may be for you.

Pre-Requisite for Shamanic Spirit Program:     Walking in the Worlds: The Shamanic Journey Weekend Intensive Workshop
Shamanic Spirit Program RegistrationContact Jessica for more information.  This program is offered on a continual basis, and is taught individually with students.  Training sessions are scheduled by Appointment upon acceptance into the program.


Policies for Group Events, Circles, & Workshops

Events, Circles, and Workshops:  Fees are non-refundable; however, in the instance that the Event, Circle, or Workshop is totally cancelled by Hunter Healing Hands, all pre-registration funds are refunded to all participants.  Please note that Group Healing events, Circles, and Workshops are for self-growth, enrichment, and development for ages 18 years or older - They are not a replacement for certifications and/or training to provide or teach healing services to others.  Appropriate training in healing / spiritual/ or psychic development should be pursued prior to providing healing work for others.

Policies for Crystal Healing Certification & Shamanic Practitioner Certification Programs

Stone Spirit Program & Shamanic Spirit Program: Please note that completion of pre-requisites for a program does not guarantee acceptance of application to a program.  Students must complete an application process and meet the requirements 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