Cutting ties and moving forward…
The shamanic technique of cord cutting is an interactive healing method that allows clients to feel mentally, emotionally and physically free from old issues that have been holding them back. On this one day intensive workshop students will learn this powerful technique for healing others. We will also explore a self treatment technique, and in the partner work all students will have the opportunity to cut their own cords. As our work has progressed we have learned that cord cutting is part of a much larger process – web weaving. Some traditions see all of creation as a great web and we will be working together to explore the way in which we can change our own ‘soul webs’ through direct interaction with them. This means that we get the opportunity to draw new positive energies into our lives, as well as removing those which are no longer helpful to us. This is a day of healing as much as it is a day of learning.
Web weaving and cord cutting are hugely important aspects of shamanic practice; through working with our soul webs and those of our clients we are able to work with the underlying energies that make us who we are and dictate what manifests in our lives. We have created this course under the guidance of the Norns (the weavers of wyrd from Norse mythology who are akin to the three fates) and the power animal Spider, who is of course the great web weaver. This course offers a profound introduction to the energies of these beings and gives time for deep shamanic journeys to gain powerful insight into our role as creators of our own perfect health, happiness and success. You have to cut the cords in order to build the strongest web, and we will show you how to do both.
This is a Level 3 course (see our full course programme) and is an option on our Way of the Weaver shamanic practitioner programme. It is also available as a stand alone workshop for healers wishing to develop their skills in this area.
- Weaving a safe space
- What cords? Understanding connections in the web
- Cutting ties with love and compassion
- Shamanic journey to Spider to learn about your tangled web
- Self treatment technique
- Introduction to The Norns
- Journey to receive guidance from The Norns
- Demonstration of the method
- Practical healing sessions in pairs
- Intuitive web weaving ceremony
You will receive printed handouts and recorded audio materials to assist you as you develop the skills you learn on the day. Follow up support is provided by Kay and Magin as part of our commitment to assisting you as you walk your shamanic path.
Throughout the day we allow for flexibility to suit the needs of the group, offering guidance on the shamanic journeys, any questions on helping others with this method and how to incorporate the principles of the work into personal practice. We make as much time as possible for sharing and discussion, and offer support after the course.
Date and time
The next course date is not yet set. Please do get in touch if you would like to be added to the waiting list. We are also always happy to hear from venues or groups who are interested in hosting the course.
The course runs from 1030am to 6pm. There will be a lunch break and tea break – refreshments will be provided, please bring your own lunch or visit one of the great eateries nearby.
The course is £90 per person. Places are held with a deposit of £45, the balance is payable on the day. If you would like to book please email firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can use the electronic booking form below (there is a small admin fee).
Your course facilitator is Kay. Please email email@example.com or text 07881 622 076 if you have any questions.
Here is some feedback from students who have previously attended this course:
I’d like say that working with Kay and Magin is an inspiring experience. Two of the best teachers I have ever had the privilege of learning from. After the cord cutting course I was drawn to do some more work on myself which has helped me a great deal.
It has been an amazing journey being taught about the gods, instruments and being taken on the inspiring journeys. Thank you very much. Love, laughter and blessings to you. Carolyn, London, 2011
I would like to share my experience with Kay and Magin on their cord cutting course. Upon arriving you receive a lovely warm welcome and are given enough time to find your bearings before starting what was to become an amazing workshop.
We began by weaving a golden web that protected us and the space for the day.
The best part of the workshop is that there are no rules and no structure, the only surefire bet was that you would leave the workshop with a wealth of knowledge and a thirst for more……
Kay and Magin compliment each other perfectly and there is a very healthy balance in their partnership that lures you into a beautiful safe space. Whilst Kay holds your attention with her eccentricities, Magin has a silky smooth storytelling voice with a wit that is quick and fun.
Our first shamanic journey was to meet spider and be shown the webs we have weaved and what cords need cutting. Everytime we journeyed time was made for all to share their experiences and have some messages explained if we did not understand them. I have to say, before I did my first journey I was quite sceptical that these cords even existed. Although I was not fortunate enough to be shown them as I feel and hear rather than have visions, my goodness I truly felt them and could not wait to begin cutting them!
After lunch Magin introduced us to the history and bluntness of the Norns (whilst throwing in some health and safety tips whilst visiting The well of wyrd). We then journeyed again to meet them and hear what knowledge they would share with us. The Norns did not let us down and we all recieved blunt but profound messages.
It was time to pair off and work on each other…..Magin stood guard holding the space and stretching the golden web, whilst sending healing to whoever needed it. It is always nice to work on someone and to get their feedback. Everybody came back to the circle looking bright and refreshed wanting to share their experiences, unfortunately time was running out so we moved on swiftly to go on another journey as web-weavers so we could all weave a cloak. We set our intention as was taught to us all and we all came back with magically awesome cloaks. It was time to leave, but we all floated out.
I would recommend anyone to do a course with Kay and Magin, they are truly magical and inspiring teachers. Often answering all your questions before you get them out of your mouth. They teach on a pure love and safety level and this shines through in their workshops. I hope to do many more workshops under their guidance. Leanne, London, 2011
A really lovely workshop and completely effective! When I now try to reach out to the negative connections I’d created (and removed on the days course) I now can’t find that negative feeling and connection, I see the problem but it doesn’t seem to affect me. Siân, Essex, 2011