is the Assistant Director of The Wild Rose Dreamers Lodge and a certified
hypnotherapist, metaphysical teacher, healer and counselor in private practice
for over a decade.
graduated from Loyola University with a major in Liberal Studies and minored in
Theater, Music and Psychology. At
graduation, she simultaneously completed her education and clinical training in
Chemical Dependency Counseling and Hypnotherapy.
She studied Hypnotherapy with Gil Boyne and The American Council of Hypnotist
Examiners 1989-1990 and obtained her certification.
She has continued these studies with Ormon McGill, David Quigly, James
Maynard, Gerald Kein, and many others through ongoing continuing education at
conventions, workshops and seminars year round.
has studied with many respected teachers in a number of body/mind/soul therapies.
As a result, she incorporates the following
teachings/methods into her practice:
Chemical Dependency Counseling
Energy and Crystal Healing (Reiki, Sekkim, Lovestream,
Zenith & Pranic Healing)
Shamanic Healing & Psychology
Herbs & Nutrition
Accupressure & Bodywork
sensitivity and compassion, she draws on these skills and creatively blends numerous
disciplines in a seamless, nurturing style.
The profound gift of her intuitive awareness is shared with humor and clarity.
She has a gift in explaining very
esoteric ideas in grounded and tangible terms so that they can easily be applied
to normal life experiences.
learned Crystal healing with Master Teacher, Richard Burritt who also introduced
her to the concept of hands-on healing.
With his encouragement, Shama was initiated into 2nd degree
Reiki by John Solat, Reiki Master and completed the courses for Pranic Healing
with Master Choa, learning to work with the chakras and the organs of the body
through energy. She has also completed
level four of Zenith energy work with Linda Raynor, MFCC, which also uses colors
and specific placement of the fingers to transmit the energy. She has studied sound healing with Jonathan Goldman & Kabbalah
began studying Tantra with Mare Simone in 1994 and has also studied with the Muirs,
Bodhi Avinasha, Jwala, Steven Vogue & Anastas Harris, Lori Grace, Sri Param
Eswaran and many others.
has also studied Shamanic Psychology & healing with Lyn “Starflyer" Hopkins
for the last 5 years, helping her to found The Wild Rose Dreamers Lodge
where, as Assistant Director, she co-teaches, chiefs ceremonies and rituals, acts
as Lyn's Second for the Drum Team, and generally partners and offers her skills
for all of their joint efforts as her talents are required. Shama and Lyn
have jointly sponsored major ceremonial events for the "12/12," The
August 11th eclipse and grand cross, "Seeding The New Dream," and for
the May 5th Planetary Alignment, "Birthing The New Dream."
currently teaches workshops, helps with the Lodge, and maintains a private practice
in Van Nuys in Southern California where she successfully works with individuals
and couples, as well as people in alternative lifestyles, from all over the United
States and Europe.
new book, “The Pleasure Paradigm” is in progress. Check out her website at www.thepleasureparadigm.com She is also currently working on articles for the web and print, and is seeking
funding for her documentary movie called "Conclave - The Goddess Next
Door," exploring the lives of women who have claimed their sexuality
and personal power. Plus
other TV projects,
websites, and documentaries.
CHT, CDC, TDE