Praxis: [In-training]











I am growing a praxis, taking a small amount of clients on in 2021 under supervision.

There are two different types of sessions I can offer - psycho-spiritual counselling sessions to talk and work on dreamwork and compassionate self-analysis, and ritual sessions which work directly on power within the invisible feild of mystery.

Please feel invited to click into the two options below to read the differences, on which style of working resonates with you, best.

My goal is to help people find their own inner worlds and their own tools for expansion and connection - through self knowledge, acceptance, and spirit empowerment - to actualise our highest Power of Self.

Looking forward to our work together,


Sarah




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“The tension of the future is unbearable in us. It must break through narrow cracks, it must force new ways....

There is only one way, and that is your way: there is only one salvation, and that is your salvation....

What is to come will be created in you and from you. Hence - look into yourself. Do not compare, do not measure.

No other way is like yours....


You must fulfil the way that is in you.”

~ C.G.J.


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"My wound existed before me;

I was born to embody it."

~ Joë Bousquet


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TALK SESSIONS:





Times of great transformation and change ask us to live at the edge of our human capacity.

Deep grief, depressions or great periods of stress are asking to be lived out.

Walked onwards with, theses periods can be gently caressed into a feast for the soul ~ alchemised into creativity, in order to rebirth and evolve us.

In forging our own new pathways, we need others to walk with us.

Witnessing and walking together is what I offer in depth counselling sessions.



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Working with dreams, experiencing presence, developing expression through art, and coming back into somatic experience, opens a conversation with the deepest aspects of our being - supporting an inquiry into the charges playing out their dramas in our unconscious.

My aim is to support you in discovering your deeper knowing and intimate relationship with inner worlds. An examined awareness, held with compassion, open curiosity and witnessed in conversation, leads to a process of integration, of our lost or dormant power.

I do this through adapting my process to suit you, supported by a Shamanic, Spiritual practice [direction - Tantric, Vedic, Tonglen] and Jungian framework.

My first aim above all - is to listen.




My focus :

Creativity [intense losses of], Trauma [complex forms of], Healing from Dysfunctional Family Systems and Ancestral Trauma, Emotional Neglect / Preoccupation, Depression, Co-Dependancies, Addiction, Toxic Relationship, Loss of Meaning, Anxiety, Overwhelm, Panic, Burnout, Shadow-integration work.


What I can offer :

- Safe and open space to be vulnerable and discover your authenticity.
- Non judgemental, non-pathologist perspective - an understanding that we are fluid beings, not fixed in one way or another, of being ‘defect’. Health is a process of balance.
- A thoroughly intersectional view on psyche - spiritual, symbolic/archetypal, personal and collective, I have a great sensitivity to ‘individual in complex network’.
- Somatic movement and expressive art as a part of living out and integrating emotion.
- A deep understanding of transformative emotions as messengers in clarifying your power.


What is yours to come :

- New consciousness into your own patterns - thought patterns, somatic memories, inner child states and existential needs.
- Re-contextualisation of your story, re-ownership of your own story.
- With time dedication and care, you will have chances to get your power back.






FOR PEOPLE IN EMERGENCIES:


The type of counselling I can offer does not cover persons in danger of loss of life, in extreme or emergency situations, psychosis, or provide sufficient support for people needing an emergency response.

For immediate care:

The Berlin Crisis Service provides fast and professional assistance for issues including psychosocial crises and acute mental and psychiatric emergencies Advice is free of charge, 365 days a year, around the clock and multi-lingual :
www.berliner-krisendienst.de/en/





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“Ritual is called for because our soul communicates things to us

that the body translates as need, or want, or absence.

So we enter into ritual in order to respond to the call of the soul.”

~ Malidoma Patrice Somé
Ritual: Power, Healing and Community



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SHAMANIC SESSIONS:





In shamanic understanding, health is seen as a process in acheiving a balancing of power.

There is no distinct binary placed upon health, but instead, a constant flow of attention given to maintaining health. Shamanic practitioners foster an inner garden of energy.


Ritual work integrates emotion, psyche and somatic experience within action.

It is a powerful way to make clear and follow through on intentions discussed in talk therapy, because it takes direct effect in the realm of mystery ~ within the un-manifested.

A spiritual practice has spiritual effect. The spiritual aspects of ourselves are in connection to the mind and the body. On this pretence, Ritual work enacting upon the spiritual has an effect on the mind, body and emotion - all are in connection and, thus, inseparable from one another.

In a Shamanic Session, sensation ~ as raw power ~ is passed into our out of resonance fields.

My tools in making this work are drums, rattles, power objects, voice, action, alongside fire, water, earth and other natural elements for example: seeds, rocks or crystals.





The type of processes in a ritual session I can offer at this point in time are:

- Power Transferral + cleaning and strengthening of energetic field [this helps when you are working on evolving your grid / in the middle of shadow work]

- Power Animal Retrieval, Power Animal Dance + Merging

- Extraction of unnecessary or unwanted powers/entities [cord cutting, shadow contract ‘hooks’ unhinging, assisted letting go]

- Power Art Object creation for self-expression or manifestation. [totemic power objects or abstract painting made in session are to take with you]



Once a session is booked and the permission given from you, a divinatory journey will be made prior to our meeting for me to figure out the best way to work for you.

A Shamanic Session might include all of the above, if necessary, or only one aspect of.

In rare occaisions you might already know what you need to work on - if that is your case please let me know. Usually it is not up to us to know or choose which way we need to work, however. It will depend what comes in the session as to what is possible.

Ritual Sessions are held mostly in the evening, and in person [one on one], in Berlin Neukölln. 

Some session works may include repeat sessions - giving enough time to digest each step.



ON POWER:



All of us have unintegrated or dormant power. It invisibly seeps from our systems, gets trapped in our shadow/blindspots, due to [dis]connection to our emotion, creativity, or, simply due to the systems we live within.

We also have unintegrated power from ancestral lines, due to consciousness reaching new levels of awareness and having more access to different tools in different times - of course there are emotional traumas in each family line which continue to affect us today due to held-in-place collective issues.

I find it very interesting where our power is locked, overlooked and where it is overloaded, and this is what a lot of my research has been in over the last years.


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SUPPORTED PRACTICES: 



I am lucky to work alongside strong healers, who I can refer to within Berlin’s Nuekölln, in the case of noting my limits :

For Soul Retrieval work, and futher advanced shamanic work, I refer to my colleague Roberta Perzolla, at the Praxis Für Heilkunde, Weserstrasse.

For Shamanic Akashic records, Family Constellation and Tarot, I refer to my colleague Leonor Beuter at the Fools Journey Projekt.


Each clients personal story and private details remains 100% confidential and is not communicated on to anyone, nor are supervisors or reffered healers given any details on a client without me first asking explicit permission. 


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ABOUT DREAMWORK:



Dreamwork aims to explore charged images and relationships a dream presents and evokes, opening space to reflect and watch our invisible dynamics, emotions and to learn our own spiritual languages. 

A dream has a variety of meanings [subjective, objective, spiritual, archetypical].

The work of a Dreamwork analyst is to not assume to judge, understand or control the dreamers language, but rather to receive dreams and ground them into an expanded and rich contextualisation of the dreamers new inner world. Through various processes of amplification and constellation, a dreamer will be able to distill their own informed meaning.

I have been using dreamwork in the practice of inner expressions - for art and healing - since 2015.

During this time thousands of dreams have been catalogued, meditated upon, relived, bought to life, buried, danced, painted, let go.

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Shamanic perspectives of dreaming differs from a Jungian psychoanalytic perspectives through recognising the dreams are created by Spirit and not a product of the unconscious.
The dreamer is the only one who can verify if a dream has shamanic content.
Spirit comes into being upon being recognised as such - so Spirit is coemergent - it is different for everyone, but in my experience is a deeper or more sensorial experience than recognising symbol or archetype.

Here is an article defining some of the key points :

A Core Shamanic Theory of Dreams, Michael Harner
SHAMANISM ANNUAL Journal of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Issue 23, December 2010



My practice treats the different perspectives between symbol and spirit as fluid, and returns to the laws of coemergence as reflection fitting for each unique person.

Regardless from which lense we view our own experiences - we are a match to what or who we are meeting in our innerworlds and life situations. And upon this we begin enquiry.









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DETAILS:



Talk sessions are 50 minutes a session.

Shamanic Work is usually more like 1,5 Hrs.

For Shamanic Sessions, ritual work that is made has an instant effect. Time is a human perception only and not something linear that the Spirit world lives by! Usually one or a grouping of sessions for repeated work is enough.

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For Depth Counselling Sessions, the process is longer term. Time is important for emotional digestion and recontextualisation. Please do not expect from yourself that a process of deep healing would be acheiveable in under 6 months. Self exploration and Dreamwork is a process that can become a self-care system for the spiritual realm to take with you for life. For this work,
an introductory talk session is necessary to get acquainted and figure out if we see it fitting to work together on a longer term.

I can help you define clear wishes/intentions for set time periods as a package, if this helps you.

Sessions are made in person in Berlin, Neukölln when the situations allow, and on Zoom. I can also make home calls for certain cases.


RATES:


Single sessions with me are 60 Euro, [this is a dicounted training rate + private pay].

I can offer sliding scale prices - please get in contact about this.


For an appointment or for more info, please mail : mail [at] sarahmartinus [dot] com




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