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Compassionate Depossession Training

Compassionate Depossession Training

with Simon Buxton

Compassionate Depossession is a body of work  pioneered by the shamanic teacher and Sacred Trust faculty member Betsy Bergstrom and further developed by Simon Buxton. Betsy Bergstrom has embarked upon a period of sabbatical and has requested that Simon Buxton teach this body of work on The Sacred Trust curriculum of courses during her exeat. Heart-centered compassionate depossession is a humane therapy that benefits both the client and the attached possessing being, even if that being or beings are reluctant to leave their host. Betsy & Simon have replaced what have historically been two separate courses (basic and advanced depossession) into this one single potent training.

This training covers both basic, intermediate and advanced aspects of compassionate depossession with a view to working in client-practitioner relationship. It is designed for serious shamanic practitioners and health professionals who are finding the need for skills in depossession and wishing to engage in this work with a compassionate approach. The work will include extensive review, demonstrations and practical experience and will focus on spirit possession by beings that are both human, transhuman, ex-human and non human: thought forms & obsessions, elemental beings, animal spirits, beings from other dimensions or systems, ‘dark’ forces or archetypes often perceived as ‘evil’.

We shall be exploring the following themes in detail, in both theory and practice:

  • Meeting and merging with specific protector spirits and other members of the depossession practitioners entourage used in compassionate depossession work.
  • Dealing with high magnitude dark spirits and powerful multi-locational negative beings.
  • Protocols for working with complex cases of possession including multiple possession, sorcery and ancestral patterns.
  • Power Stacking: simultaneous multiple mergings with allies and tutelary kin including merging with our divine, True Self which affords us a unique protection.
  • Strategies and protocols to communicate with possessing spirits and move them to a place of resolution, including those spirits who refuse to leave the host or are non-copoerative in other ways.
  • How to deal with the random intrusions of spirits seeking to transition.
  • The vital application of quartz crystals in the context of depossession work
  • The important differences and roles that exist between controlled and uncontrolled possessions, voluntary and involuntary possession.
  • Healing the residual tears in the luminous field left after depossession is completed and helping ourselves and our clients to become sovereign, and remain that way
  • The undertaking of post-depossession healing work.
  • Tools to remain neutral, objective, clear in accomplishing this profound work and methods to empower the work space and home to be more powerfully protected
  • If time allows there will also be an introduction to the art of curse unraveling


Please note: This is an advanced course. All participants must well-versed  in shamanic journey work.


£695 (fully residential; fee includes accommodation, food and tuition)

Maximum number of participants: 20