CENTER HERE AND NOW / WORKSHOPS / September 2022 / 14.09.22 - 18.09.22


Shamanism, Relating & Relationships – Advanced Workshop Healing Power Of The Shamanic Journey, (Nowe Kawkowo)
14.09.22 - 18.09.22
September 2022


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The advanced workshop "Shamanism, Relating, and Relationships" is based on knowledge, skills and experience gathered during the "Magic of Shamanism" beginner workshop led by Arvick Baghramian. It is unique because it does not exist as a module of the Arvick Shamanic School and was not previously offered in Poland.

Relationships are the foundation of all human life, from the relationships we form with family, romantic partners, friends, or colleagues to the ways we relate to strangers, the natural world around us, and of course, to ourselves. On this advanced workshop, participants will learn the magic of relating, of loving and living joyously, by understanding the ways they relate to themselves, to others, and to the world around them.

Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to explore in depth and heal those relationships in their lives that bring them both the greatest challenges and the greatest joys. By the help and wisdom of the spirits, we will discover together what it is that we really want from a relationship, gain deeper knowledge of ourselves and our expectations of those we love, and uncover the interactional patterns that repeat across our relationships with others.

By journeying to our spirit teachers, we will learn about our limiting belief systems that may prevent us from creating relationships, heal past hurts and traumas that might negatively affect the ways we relate to others, discover how to enrich our existing relationships, and learn how we may be miscommunicating our love with others.

Completion of a beginner's course is required. Participants should travel easily and have a good relationship with their Spirit Guides.

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We would like to invite you to a meeting with an amazing teacher - a Contemporary Shaman-Therapist who created a unique system that applies shamanism in the therapeutic work, the author of the book "The Magic of Shamanism".

Shamanism is humanity's oldest spiritual practice and healing tradition. Its roots stretch back to the furthest times in human history. The shaman is considered by many to be the ancient predecessor of the modern doctor and psychotherapist. Although many associate shamanic practice with Native America or other exotic cultures, shamanism is, in fact, a worldwide phenomenon. Shamanic practices are known to have existed throughout the globe. We all share a shamanic heritage and as human beings, we all have the ability to work shamanically and to journey to the spirit worlds to meet our spirit teachers.

In traditional societies, the shaman journeys to the spirit worlds to ask for help or healing on behalf of members of his community. This is achieved by going into an altered state of consciousness, normally induced by the monotonous sound of the drum or rattle. While contemporary shamanic counseling techniques draw on many indigenous shamanic principles, the practice also differs from shamanism as it is practiced in traditional societies. For one thing, in shamanic counseling, rather than relying on the shaman or the therapist, it is the person who is in need of help that does most of the journeying and shamanic work, directly contacting their own spirit teachers. This ancient practice that has survived for thousands of years throughout the world is one of the most effective and powerful healing technique ever to have been practiced in the history of humanity.

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Advanced Arvick Baghramian workshops in Poland (participation in advanced workshops requires completing the "Magic of Shamanism" beginner workshop):

  • Practice of Shamanism (basic module and advanced module).
  • Shamanic Healing through Extraction(removal of spiritual blockages accumulated in our soul-body) – participation requires completing two workshops: “Magic of Shamanism” beginner workshop and basic module of “Practice of Shamanism” workshop.
  • Soul Retrieval: Working with Soul Loss – participation requires completing two workshops: “Magic of Shamanism” beginner workshop and basic module of “Practice of Shamanism” workshop.
  • Relationships and Shamanism: Looking at Relationships through the Eyes of the Spirits.
  • Shamanic Healing and the Spirits of Nature.
  • Shamanic Divination Training.
  • Shamanism and Abundance.
  • Shamanism and Art.
  • Shamanism and working with dreams.
  • Shamanism: Life and Death – participation requires completing two workshops: “Magic of Shamanism” beginner workshop and basic module of “Practice of Shamanism” workshop.
  • Personal Totem Pole.

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“My therapeutic philosophy of self-empowerment is at the base of all the techniques I use and teach. This means that they are techniques everyone can learn, take and practice on their own, even after the workshop is over or therapy has run its course. Shamanism, Reiki, Conscious Breathing, and the Personal Totem Pole process – all of these are very different techniques, but they are all powerful, self-empowering techniques that don’t leave you dependent on the therapist or teacher, and equip you with the tools you need to grow, transform, and always reach for a life of joy, love, and freedom. I have practiced and trained others around the world, and have my home office in Barcelona, Spain.”

(Arvick Baghramian)


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Practice of Shamanism: Basic Course (module I)

Shamanic counseling is a unique method of counseling, whereby the role of the counselor is more that of a mediator than a therapist. The true counselors in shamanic practice are always the spirit teachers. Thus, the skill of the shamanic counselor is in assisting their client to come into direct contact with his or her own spirit teachers and deepen their relationship with them. Another important role of the counselor is to teach the client how to formulate effective journey missions, and come to understand the language of their spirit teachers. Since the leading principle of shamanic counseling is first and foremost self-empowerment, the counselor does not interpret the messages of the spirit teachers for the client, but rather helps them to gain their own understanding of the messages.

On this five-day intensive course, the ethics and basic techniques of shamanic counseling are covered in depth. All participants will have the opportunity to experience being counselors as well as clients. We will learn how to understand the meaning and teachings of our journeys and to connect with the wisdom and power of the messages. On this course we also learn how to create the safe environment necessary for working with the life-changing issues presented by clients. Finally, and most importantly, we will learn how to encourage both our clients and ourselves to introduce the spirits messages into our daily lives, or, as the shaman says, walk the talk.

The course is both for people who wish to work shamanically with others as well as for people who only wish to deepen their own personal practice of shamanism. Prerequisite for participation in the course is having attended the shamanic course for beginners.

Practice of Shamanism: Advanced Course (module II)

This course is a continuation, a deepening and an expansion of the basic shamanic counseling course. The advanced shamanic counseling course aims at both deepening the theoretical understanding of shamanism as a spiritual practice, as well as expanding and developing our skills as effective counselors and journeyers. In this course we will acquire more advanced and creative ways of working with clients, significantly deepen and develop our relationship with our spirit teachers and gain a deeper understanding of the magic of shamanic counseling and the spirit worlds. During the course, participants will also have the opportunity to observe each other while working, thus further enriching their own listening and counseling skills.

The course is not only for people who are working shamanically with others. Although it is centered on shamanic work with clients, it is aimed, first and foremost, at participants own personal growth.

Prerequisite for participation in the course: Magic of Shamanism (the shamanic course for beginners) and the basic Practice of Shamanism course (module I of advanced course).

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Shamanic Extraction Healing Training

Participants are initiated into the extraction method of healing, including how to see, sense, and remove localized illness and pain connected to spiritual factors. This is an important part of the shamanic healing training, and a counterpart to the healing work of soul retrieval. The shamanic work of extraction works to remove spiritual blockages that we accumulate in our soul-body. While soul retrieval serves to bring back dissociated parts of ourselves, extraction healing is performed to remove intrusions from our soul-body, which may negatively affect our well-being on spiritual, mental and physical levels. Note that while extraction work is a necessary tool in each shamanic practitioner‘s healing practice, no previous experience or knowledge of soul retrieval healing is required of participants.

The Extraction Healing Training workshop is designed for people who want to bring shamanic healing work into their practice with others. This four day training is also designed for people looking for personal healing and deep exploration of their own state of mental and physical health. The students will be initiated to the most advanced techniques of self discovery and self healing.

Prerequisite for participation in the course: Magic of Shamanism (the shamanic course for beginners) and the basic Practice of Shamanism course (module I of advanced course).

Soul Retrieval: Working With Soul-Loss

In traditional shamanic cultures, most physical and psychological problems are considered to emanate from soul-loss or loss of power. Often people speak of feeling incomplete or alienated from themselves or their environment. Shamans believe that traumatic experiences in our lives may cause us to lose parts of our soul, thus diminishing our power and making us vulnerable. Most shamanic healing practices are focused primarily on the preservation, protection and nurturing of the soul. In a case where a soul part has been lost, the shaman journeys to the spirit world to retrieve the missing part. The soul retrieval helps the person to become more whole, and be able to deal with debilitating situations in his or her life, coming from a more empowered state.

On this course, the subject of soul loss in relation to our lives is fully explored. Participants will be trained to work with issues of soul loss, explore the experience of partial soul loss resulting from personal trauma and illness, and will learn how to track a person's soul and return lost essence to that individual. The course also focuses on life after soul retrieval and how to create a healthier life after healing has taken place. Individuals attending the training will perform and receive soul retrieval during the course of the week, and are given extensive instruction on how to work with clients after soul retrieval through the use of shamanic journeying, ritual and ceremony. This work results in creating long term healing.

Prerequisite for participation in the course: Magic of Shamanism (the shamanic course for beginners) and the basic Practice of Shamanism course (module I of advanced course).Participants have to be experienced in journeying and to have an established relationship with their spirit teachers.

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Relationships and Shamanism: Looking at Relationships Through the Eyes of the Spirits

Relationship is our life. We are constantly relating to everything and everyone around us. On this advanced workshop, participants will learn the magic of relating, loving and living joyously, by exploring their relationships with themselves and the world around them.

Although intimate relationships are focused on, this workshop will be looking at relationships on every level of our lives (this may be with our parents, friends, children, boss, and most importantly with ourselves). By the help and wisdom of the spirits, participants will have the opportunity to clarify what it is they really want from a relationship, as well as gain deeper knowledge of themselves, their understandings and expectations.

This workshop will take participants on a journey back to where they first learned their messages about relationships and the reasons they create or don’t create them. By journeying to our spirit teachers, we will learn about our limiting belief systems that may prevent us from creating relationships, discover how to enrich our existing relationships and learn how we may be miscommunicating our love and good intentions with others.

Prerequisite for participation in the course is having attended the shamanic course for beginners Magic of Shamanism.

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Shamanic Divination Training

The art of shamanic divination through the use of objects is 10,000 years old. One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into non-ordinary reality in order to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others and for oneself. Participants in the workshop have the opportunity to engage in divination (diagnostic) journeys and learn a variety of time-tested shamanic diagnostic tools and techniques to help for each other as well as for themselves. In the shamanic search to become persons of knowledge, they learn, as shamans have since ancient time, how to converse with plant and animal spirits, how to learn about the use of quartz crystals, and how to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources.

Prerequisite for participation in the course is having attended the shamanic course for beginners Magic of Shamanism.

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The Personal Totem Pole

A powerful process which utilizes guided imagery and deep relaxation, the Personal Totem Pole Process is a unique blend of three elements: Carl G. Jung’s technique of Active imagination, the eastern practice of understanding the human being as a system of inter-related energy centers (chakras), and the Native American Practice of speaking to and learning from animals. This process was developed by Dr. E.S. Gallegos, and is aimed at deeply exploring, understanding and healing the different aspects of our inner selves.

Visualization and guided imagery are powerful tools which have been used successfully for centuries in healing and self-development. Human beings are imaging creatures. We image actively until we are taught that it is unacceptable. We then gradually learn to trust authorities rather than our own inner voice. The personal Totem Pole process attempts to reinstate the inner voice as a trusted partner in life. It is
a powerful, useful and highly adaptable tool which facilitates and enhances self-awareness, self-confidence and creativity in all areas of life.

On this two-day course, through the use of deep imagery and relaxation, participants are guided to meet the animal representation of each of their chakras, or energy centers. By learning how to effectively interact with their chakra animals – whose identity, state, and personalities represent various aspects of our own psyche – participants will acquire a highly effective tool for both self-diagnosis and self-healing. The course is the beginning of an empowering and transformative journey back to ourselves, as we learn how to walk hand in hand with our chakra animals – those aspects of our psyche we may have chosen to forget.

Prerequisite for participation in the course is having attended the shamanic course for beginners Magic of Shamanism.


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The Magic of Shamanism is designed to meet the needs of a range of readers. It is suitable for people who know nothing about shamanism and are interested in learning more, as well as for those with
a basic grounding in the subject who wish to gain a deeper and richer understanding of its scope and use in therapeutic practice. It also aims to meet the needs of therapists wishing to broaden their horizons to a new, yet ancient, form of therapy that is capable of astonishing results within professional practice.


Arvick - an unusual person, a teacher who fully understands your process and gives you some tips, how to read yourself. "Methodology" of shamanism - a great way for Central European beings who needs systematic, analytical point of view. Arvick leads the group, gives samples and explains methods, which really helps to be in the process and to make own interpretations. However, the most important job you can do is the one, you do with yourself ... These beginner's workshops are a piece of good work – deep and revealing. Step by step my shamanic journeys during this workshop formed a whole logical totality to me. The workshop also confirmed my belief that dreams we have - as I experience them a lot - are also processes and can be called shamanic journeys .. I return to "reality" with knowledge, tools and the awareness that I have shamanic dreams. And I feel this is a powerful material for me to work on...  I think Arvick is a wonderful, beloved person. I am so glad that I met her. You need to get to know such people and give yourself a chance! " Paulina

"Simply being with Arvick gives you a sense of security and love. The power of healing, that comes from shamanic journeys into yourself is very intense experience. What did the workshops give me? They gave me another opportunity to see the consciousness of my life’s essence." (Izabella)

"Arvick is a wonderful, warm and loving person. She guides the group with a great mindfulness, giving each participant enough space for individual work. Her experience, knowledge and practice are visible in every single word and gesture she makes. The workshop’s methodology is just brilliant. Step by step, going through instructions, principles and guidelines, which will guide everyone through shamanic journeys – in a safe way filled with joy and discoveries. One of the best workshops in my entire experience."

"What a great workshop! I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who wants to grow spiritually, and for anyone who is interested in shamanism. "

"The Arvick’s workshop gave me exactly what I expected and even much more. I received great knowledge about shamanic journeys, everything put in order, in a very clear way. In addition, I met a wonderful, warm person, very attentive to each participant of the workshop. I also met amazing group of open people."

"An amazing workshop with wonderful Arvick, such a beautiful Being. Among good people, in a beautiful, very hospitable and friendly place, together with wonderful hosts. A strong, good, transforming meeting. Thank you Arvick! "(Sara)

"Very interesting and deep workshop. Arvick is an amazing person, a great teacher and an oasis of peace and patience. I can not wait for the next workshop. I heartily recommend to anyone interested in self-development, shamanism and interested in helping others. A charming place, full of positive energy and wonderful people. Peaceful place, close to nature, offering super-delicious food! "

"I am full of gratitude for meeting a shaman - teacher. I am impressed with the workshop conducted by Arvick, in which she put us in the responsibility of our actions. In this workshop I received what I needed: knowledge, explanation, experience, healing. This workshop gives a great foundation for further development on the shamanic path."(Izabela)

"A very interesting time to me. Arvick is a wonderful person, full of warmth, joy and also very charming. She is firmly grounded in reality - what I find very interesting considering topic of the workshop! I am very satisfied and I’m looking for the next workshop."

"I planned to spend a few days off on philosophical discussions, but a group of philosophers did not meet, so I chose completely different path. I joined the Arvick’s shamanic group. I talked to trees, birds, wolves the way they can communicate without words, just looking into my eyes. I felt closeness and friendship, and I felt as if I returned to the source. From now on, I can be there whenever I want, I can be who I want to be, and with whom I want to be, if this is my will. The power is with me." (Andrzej)

Details of the workshop


14 – 18  of  September 2022 (Wednesday-Sunday)
WE BEGIN September 14th at 6 p.m. with dinner on Wednesday
(workshop starts at 7 p.m.)

September 18th at 5 p.m. on Sunday

VENUE: ”Here and Now” Personal and Spiritual Development Center in Nowe Kawkowo
  • Due to the unstable economic situation in Poland, we reserve the right to raise the prices of accommodation, meals and workshops, based on exchange rates and official inflation rates in Poland.


  • 12100 PLN (or equivalent of 450 EUR)
    +  Food & Accommodation
  • Food 110 PLN / day (3 vegetarian meals)
  • Accommodation depending on standard: From 35 PLN - 140 PLN / night;
  • Only full board packages are available.


  • Jacek Towalski, mobile phone: +48 602 219 382
  • Maja Wołosiewicz - Towalska, mobile phone: +48 606 994 366,
  • Office, mobile phone: +48 662 759 576
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  1. Please register by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (giving your first and last name, phone number, the name and date of the workshop).
  2. Only after receiving an email with confirmation of your accommodation choice, please send a payment.
  3. We kindly ask you to pay a deposit in a week from registration. No payment within 7 days will cancel the registration. Please do not pay deposit before receiving an email confirmation of the reservation of your place in the workshop!
  4. Paying the deposit to our Centre means you agree to the Center rules and regulations, which you will receive by email upon registration.
  5. Please pay 200 PLN deposit to “Tu i Teraz” to the following account with description: "Deposit for Lodging 1-6.02.2022”.
  6. Refund will be available only within two weeks after a payment is registered into our account, but not later than two weeks prior to the event. In case of refund, the 20 PLN administration fee will be deducted from the deposit. The deposit cannot be transferred to another workshop.


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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.


© - Centre For Personal And Spiritual Development "Here And Now" in New Kawkowo.


New Kawkowo 52 A, the municipality Jonkowo 11-042
Warmia and Mazury region


Office: +48 662 759 576
Jacek Towalski: +48 602 219 382
Maja Wołosiewicz-Towalska: +48 606 994 366