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Brian Cunning

Brian runs shamanism courses and offers shamanic 1:1s at Maitri Studio

What is Shamanism?

Shamanism is an ancient tradition of living in harmony with creation that strives to strike a balance between mind, body and spirit for the overall good of the community and the world around them. Shamans practice techniques that involve trance like states into non-ordinary or altered states of being, or what we call Shamanic State Consciousness (SSC). While in these states of SSC the Shaman experiences deep insightful meaning and instruction from spirits, animal helpers and guides. Upon return to ordinary reality the Shaman then empowers, heals and restores the balance required for well being to them and the members of their community.

About Brian

Brian Cunning has been working in Shamanic techniques for over 28 years. He has facilitated group meditation classes and is an accomplished Tarot Reader. He specializes in Celtic Shamanism, and Shamanic Spirit Craft tool making. He is a qualified Shamanic Practitioner including experiential weekends in Holotropic Breathwork (The Shamans Breath) certified by The Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies (ICSS). He also holds certificates in Advanced Shamanic Practice, which includes Theoretical and Experiential Transpersonal Perspectives awarded by ICSS and the Transpersonal Institute at Dunderry Park. Brian is a qualified Shamanic Counsellor , and is a qualified Transpersonal Therapist accredited by ICSS. Brian is also a qualified and practicing Artist with a BA (Hons) in Fine and Applied Arts.

1:1 Shamanic Consultations

Brian is available for one to one Shamanic Counselling and Healing sessions. This work includes Transpersonal Psychotherapy, soul retrieval, extraction work, Shamanic Tool creation, shamanic healing and ceremonies. He also delivers one to one Tarot divination/Path-working, guided meditation and drum journey workshops. He facilitates group sessions and workshops in Shamanic Techniques and Meditation. He is also available for alternative ceremonies such as Hand-Fasting.

1-1 Sessions are 1 or 2 hours long at £50 per hour or a two hour session £80.

Payment in advance through Paypal:

Cancellations must give 24 hours notice.

Introduction to Shamanism with Brian Cunning

Over the course duration of fortnightly classes participants will be introduced to the basic techniques involved in practical shamanism. The course content will include the following:

• Shamanic Journey with the drum

• Finding your power animal

• Guided meditation

• Exploration of Shamanic State Consciousness (SSC)

• Shamanic world view

• Shamanic healing and cleansing

• Shamanic techniques and tools.

• Working with Shamanism in the landscape.

- Cosmology and Mythology of local lore / folk traditions.

The course will run fortnightly on Wednesdays from 7.30-9.15pm, 8th September - 8th December.

Payment via PayPal:

Cost :£160; advanced booking and payment only.

To book your place on course or for more information please email Brian at:, go to his Facebook page or call 07792474753.

Gong baths

Brian also works alongside his lifetime companion and partner Lisa as a soundhealer in the group Soundhenge Ireland.

For more information please email Brian at: or ring 07792474753.

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Contact Us

Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546