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Two-Year Shamanic Training Program Of Arvick Baghramian In Poland. MODULE I, (Nowe Kawkowo)
Wed, 11. March 2020 - Sun, 15. March 2020
Arvick Baghramian
March 2020


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This specialized Two-Year Shamanic Training Program is offered by Arvick Baghramian and organized by her Freedom Within. The program is designed for those interested in deepening their shamanic practice, either for personal growth, or with the ultimate aim of incorporating shamanism into their professional practice and helping others achieve their potential through shamanic work.

To participate in the program, you must first complete the workshop of Arvick Baghramian for beginners  “Magic of Shamanism” and get qualified for the program by Arvick.

The two-year shamanic program offers to students the combination of intensive course work and ongoing individual mentorship, the two-year shamanic training program is designed to deepen participants’ knowledge and engagement with shamanism and teaching them how to bring shamanic work into their daily life.

Throughout the training programs students will be introduced to a broad variety of shamanic techniques and practices, including shamanic healing, communication with the spirits of nature and the elements of the weather, soul retrieval work, divination work, extraction healing, and advanced shamanic counseling, among others.

Some of the themes and topics that the program will cover include relationships, wealth and abundance, death, living and mortality and realizing our full potential in our professional and personal life. Participants will learn how to work more effectively with shamanic journeys, ritual, ceremony and practices inspired by indigenous shamanic cultures, bringing shamanism into their lives with awareness, heart, responsibility and respect.

The training program will consists of 6 meetings or modules of 4.5 days each, with approximately 8-12 hours of work per day. Each meeting will cover different topics,  techniques and themes, but the exact sequence and content will be determined by Arvick as the course progresses, to best match the particular needs of the group.

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Rather than merely being separate courses on various shamanic themes, the program is designed to provide participants with a structured continuity between classes and continued personal mentorship throughout the process of learning. As such, in addition to participation in the 6 modules, “homework” assignments will be given to each participant and participants will be expected to report back to Arvick on their work and progress in between meetings (in English!). The total length of the program is 2 years, with 3 group meetings or modules per year.

All meetings will take place at the Tu i Teraz center in Nowe Kawkowo. Meetings will be residential, meaning that participants will be lodging at the center for the entire duration of the class. All meetings will be translated to Polish.

Before joining the program, all participants will be expected to:

  1. participate in the "Magic of shamanism" beginners workshop led by Arvick,
  2. read Arvick’s book "The Magic of Shamanism",
  3. complete a short form (in English), specifying their motivations and interests in the program.
  4. get qualified for the program by Arvick

Dates of meetings of the Arvick Baghramian Shamanic School in Poland in 2020/2021:

  • Module 1:  11–15 March, 2020
  • Module 2:  21–25 June, 2020
  • Module 3:  4–8 November, 2020
  • Module 4:  10–14 March, 2021
  • Module 5:  16–20 June, 2021
  • Module 6:  3–7 November, 2021

The number of places is very limited !!!

Applications should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


Arvick Baghramian


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Arvick Baghramian

I am a psychotherapist, specializing in the field of child sexual abuse and adult survivors, and a shamanic counsellor and teacher. It was my work with traumatized children and adult survivors of abuse that led me to shamanism, and to the other healing techniques I have been teaching and practicing since the 1980s. Working with this particularly traumatized group of people led me to the realization that traditional, verbal therapies, while effective up to a point, had serious shortcomings in helping people to truly heal their past hurts and traumas, transform their lives and become self-empowered. In my search for more powerful techniques I first became a Play Therapist, NLP practitioner and Eriksonian Hypnotist, and later a practitioner and teacher of Reiki, Conscious Breathing, and a visualization technique called the Personal Totem Pole.

I first learned about shamanism in the mid-90s, when I attended a workshop led by Jonathan Horwitz at the Scandinavian Center of Shamanic Studies. I trained with Jonathan for several years, and have been practicing and teaching shamanism around the world ever since. Although I run workshops in shamanism and train people to become shamanic counselors themselves, I have never ceased to be a student of shamanism, and since 2008 I have also studied extensively with Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies in the United States.

My therapeutic practice today draws on shamanism, Reiki, conscious breathing, visualization and art work. I draw on each of these techniques when needed, to help the people I work with to discover their true potential, heal, transform, and empower themselves. However, I consider myself to be primarily a shamanic counselor, and while I regularly run workshops of Reiki, Conscious breathing, and Personal Totem Pole, it is Shamanism as a spiritual and healing technique that I most rely on in my private practice. My teaching has taken me all over the world, and in the past twenty years I have been training not only in Spain, where I currently live, but also in the UK, the USA, Israel, the Scandinavian countries, New Zealand and Poland.

In 2007, my book The Magic of Shamanism, was published in the UK by Book Guid. A second edition in English (paper and ebook) was later published by Guild Publications, along with the Spanish translation of the book. The Magic of Shamanism is also now available in Polish.

I also developed the therapeutic game Revelations, designed to facilitate communication between children and their parents, teachers, or therapists, in a fun and exciting way. The game was published in 2008 and is now available in English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Polish.


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