sa.ta.na.ma death related support

sa . ta . na . ma

birth . life . death . rebirth.
The circle of life

I offer counselling and energy healing around the subject of death and grieving. I draw on my training as a qualified death doula and shamanic healer and my experience of death and grief in doula work and time spent with people in famine areas and refugee camps.

Modern society has largely forgotten how to “do death”. We push it away, hoping somehow it won’t touch us. Our loved ones are rushed off to the funeral director’s hands and, after a few weeks, friends start asking if you’re “alright now”. As though you were getting over a cold, not readjusting your whole world.

It can help to talk through the deaths you have experienced or how you feel about your own death, in a safe accepting space. There is no right or wrong way to deal with death. But facing it is a start.

Catherine Shovlin

Counselling – one on one session to deal with issues around death and grief.

Shamanic soul release – to help those who have died to move on, even a long time ago. This may be someone close to you, or an unwelcome presence you sense in your home.

Both can generally be in person or over zoom. $50 per hour.

Contact windsofdiscovery@gmail.com to arrange.

Sacred Death Training

Join me for a free introductory conversation to the Sacred Death course for those who have a personal or professional interest in understanding death and how we live with it.

  • 2-4pm 22/02/2021 at Warung Lala Lili, Penestanan, Ubud
  • 1-3pm 10/03/2021 at Sehuli Retreat, Pererenan, Canggu.

With certified Death Doula and shamanic healer, Catherine Shovlin.

We will discuss aspects of death and how we can support ourselves and others experiencing this important event.

I will also share an outline of what will be included in my upcoming Sacred Death training (6 x weekly 3 hour sessions).

This course will take place in person with a small group in Bali (First course at Warung Lala Lili, Jl Penestanan, Ubud, second in Sehuli Retreat, Pererenan). In future I will offer an online version for those of you not enjoying the Bali life!

SIX WEEK COURSE

CONTENT

  1. Introduction – our own views and experiences, of death and grief. The art of Compassionate Presence.
  2. Our own death – coming to terms with it, designing a meaningful death that meets our needs, creating an Advanced Plan
  3. Death and Society – different cultural approaches and taboos around death and grief. Comparison of Western approach with Balinese views.
  4. Every death is different – death stories, a person-centred approach, holding space. Secrets, lies, scandals and family dynamics
  5. Working with death – physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of death, self-care
  6. Integration and Application – including sharing the Shamanic practices I use before and after death

COURSE FORMAT

Weekly sessions of three hours in a small group (max 8) using a combination of talking circles, pair work, practical exercises and sharing information. There will be a reading list provided and some research or reflection work to complete between classes.

The Ubud course will start on Mar 11th, 9am-12pm and the following 5 Wednesdays

Canggu course dates tbc

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

There is no specialist experience needed. Much more important is your attitude to the topic, your own relationship with death and your ability to work well within the group and follow the shared agreement we will draw up together around safe space, confidentiality etc. I reserve the right to suggest further personal development is needed as a condition for joining the course.

THE COST

The course will cost IDR3.6 million. Early bird price IDR2.6 million till end Feb for Ubud course and end March for Canggu.

Two scholarship places will be available to local individuals showing especial aptitude and interest. Please email me at windsofdiscovery@gmail.com if you wish to be considered.

Your Color Code

Many of us tend to undervalue ourselves. To make unfavourable comparisons with others in the room / our lives / the media. If only we were smarter, older, younger, more creative, more numerate, more articulate… sound familiar?

So the idea of discovering your Color Code is to have a visual reminder of who you are and why you are uniquely valuable. Your job isn’t to be someone else, it’s to be you.

I will do a 2 hour interview (in person or via zoom) and then use the information I gather from that, along with energy work that I can do remotely with your permission (no action required from you), to identify the 3 colors that represent your greatest strengths – and what the combination means.

In the report you receive I will give you examples of the three colors as well as RGB references in case you want to use them in your personal branding.

Here are some of the responses I have had from clients

“This is great, thank you so much! It brought tears to my eyes on a couple of occasions.”

“I’ve been returning to your colours reading which is extraordinarily helpful and is speaking to my unconscious. Thank you so much for your very sensitive reading.”

“Catherine was able to distill the real essence of me (behind the colour masks I wear), and guide me towards the choices that would allow me to really shine.”

“Catherine is able to really listen and read between the lines without making assumptions or judgements. “

“The report I received from Catherine was stunningly accurate, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that I have referred to it every single day since I received it.  It’s worth more than its weight in gold.”

If this sounds like something you would like to experience this for yourself, then contact me on windsofdiscovery@gmail.com to arrange your appointment.

The cost for this service is $999. COVID update. Reduced to $499!!

CREDENTIALS

I trained with color psychology guru, Angela Wright, 15 years ago and have applied my knowledge and experience in numerous personal, spaces and branding applications since then.

My first book on color “Your True Colors” has helped many people develop their Color Sense and power up their well being.

I studied with Feminine Power for three years and am a certified Transformational Leader.

I have worked with hundreds of women from CEOs to refugees to help them identify their strengths and improve their lives and business performance.

I am a trained energy healer, using reiki, channelling and guided journeys to untap our unconscious wisdom.

Help my wisdom connect you to yours.

Contact me on windsofdiscovery@gmail.com to arrange your appointment.

The cost for this service is $999. COVID update. Reduced to $499!!

Your True Colors

Color affects us whether we like it or not. So understanding the different impacts, not just of say red versus blue, but that dark blue versus that mid blue or even that pure navy versus the one with a slight greenish hue.

This introductory guide will show you how color affects all of us (whether we are interested in color or color blind) and how you can tune up your choices and step into your power for your brand, environment or wardrobe. choices.

Live Life in Full Color

Ever wondered what chakras are and how they might affect you?

Not feeling completely your best and wondering what to do?

This easy to read guide and accompanying videos will give you the inside track to getting your chakras running well. Want to feel healthier, more clear-headed, more loving, more creative… ? Choose the section that helps you most, or work your way through the book.

Includes ways to identify which of your chakras could use a little help and then offers simple yoga exercises, meditations, suggestions of helpful activities and foods to eat.

Bali Death Cafe

Death Cafes are held all over the world. A moment in space and time to reflect on death in a safe and open-minded space.

How we feel about it, our personal experiences, our hopes and fears.

I am a trained Death Doula (death companion) and Shamanic energy worker. I run these events to create a safe space for us to speak freely, without taboos or awkwardness, about a sacred – and maybe terrifying for you – moment that all of us will face one day. Or to share openly our experiences of others dying and how we really felt, not how we thought we were supposed to feel.

Next events:

Ubud, 3-5pm, Sunday Oct 18

Canggu, 1-3pm, Friday Oct 30

Just come with your heart and soul. Suggested contribution of 100k Rp will go to community projects. For more info contact windsofdiscovery@gmail.com

As prep you might be interested in this meditation to develop our relationship with both life and death. 

Deep Relaxation Sundays (yoga nidra / yogic sleep)

This is a relaxation practice that requires you to lie on your back on the floor (like you do at the end of a yoga class), as comfortably as possible – use several cushions and a duvet or blanket – to create yourself a cosy space. As you lie there I will guide you through your Yoga Nidra session.

Benefits reported by those participating in Yoga Nidra include

  • relief from physical or mental pain
  • increased creativity
  • improved ability to rest the mind, less frenetic mental activity
  • a sense of coming home to your true self
  • increased self-empowerment
  • peace, contentment, bliss

In this one hour weekly class there will be time to ask questions and raise any concerns as well as to experience a Yoga Nidra session. You can attend a single class, and you may find it more beneficial to have a regular attendance.

If you cannot make the time of the live session, you can order a recording and listen in your own time. You may also want to do both.

Tickets available from Eventbrite

Chakras

Live Life in Full Color is now available on Amazon.

The following companion videos are available either to watch along with the book or independently. They demonstrate a few yoga moves for each chakra. Scroll down for the full series

Chakra Awareness : a guided meditation to become aware of and develop appreciation for your chakras<

Root chakra : our foundation. Source of strength and vitality

Sacral chakra : our life source, the generative source of our appetites

Solar plexus chakra : our guts, our courage, our source of strength. The fire in our belly.

Heart chakra : our centre of peacefulness, generosity and a sense of abundance. Let’s open our hearts.

Throat chakra : the all important connection between our heart and our mind. Your opportunity to speak your truth

Third Eye chakra : where we envision all that we can be. Try these movement and breathing exercises to sharpen your vision.

Crown chakra : our connection to the universe, to our human unity, Relax and open to all that is beyond the life we know here on earth.

Integration : The 5 Tibetan Rites work with all 7 of our chakras to integrate and balance our whole being.

Chakra Activation : a short breathwork sequence to balance and tune up all of your chakras so you can live life in full color

FreeTreat 2020

FREEDOM RETREAT

A 21 day experience, freely available, just for you.

Being surrounded by uncertainty and fear can start to affect us, generating stress in the body that doesn’t help us cope or feel better – and can cause both physical and mental health problems.

We may be stuck with the corona virus – but we still have a choice over how we react and how we feel.

See if these daily short videos (ten minutes) which include relaxation techniques, some simple movements, and reflections help.

Click on the link each day to join the journey or follow my channel and do please share your reflections in the YouTube comments

VIDEOS

Desert Winds Retreat

A one off special retreat into the Berber lands of the Saharan desert.

Travel with our local guide as he shows us the land of his origins south east of Essaouira, towards Mali and Algeria. Learn about the Berber way of life as your mind expands with the vast landscape and infinite starlit skies. Wide open space for wide open inspiration.

Camels and campfires, peace and expansion.

More info coming soon.

2020 Dates: Oct 20-24

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