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
Crystal Healing (Reike, Sekkim, Lovestream, Zenith
& Pranic Healing)
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 Reike 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 &
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 now for the upcoming May 5th Planetary Alignment, "Birthing The
addition, she has studied Shamanic sexuality with Lyn's teacher, Harley
Swift Deer and his team, Ina Laughing Winds and Jamie Charles.
currently teaches workshops, helps with the Lodge, and maintains a private
practice in Granada Hills 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, as well as a book on Tantric practice
for teenagers, and a book for kids of New Age parents called, “Why
Mom Isn’t Normal.”
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
she is in the midst of the process of creating a few websites of
CHT, CDC, TDE