1-on-1 Shamanic Consultations

Hands of Light DetailArtist CJ Shelton is a Shamanic Practitioner trained in the Algonquin tradition by Pete Bernard of the 8th Fire School of Algonquin Medicine Work and a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids.

CJ Shelton offers one-on-one private shamanic consultations and spiritual mentoring on core aspects of shamanism. Please scroll down for more information on shamanic practice, what it is, its benefits and outcomes and how to book a session.



BY APPOINTMENT ONLYPrivate Sessions can be booked on Wednesdays through Fridays. Weekend appointments can sometimes be accommodated but are subject to CJ’s teaching schedule.

COST – sessions vary in length but are typically $160 for an approximately 90 minute to 2 hour session

LOCATION – Studio 206, Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton  ON L7K 0C3

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT – Email artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca for more information or call 519-942-2018


  • If you are feeling ‘stuck’ or at a crossroads
  • Balance equals HarmonyIf you feel like a part of you is missing or you are not your usual self
  • If you are experiencing fatigue and low energy
  • If you are having trouble making decisions or moving forward with goals

Shamanism is the world’s oldest spiritual and healing path. A shamanic practitioner is able to shift their consciousness to gather information from the spirit world which can then be used to assist clients with personal, career, life purpose or relationship challenges or help resolve ancestral and past-life karma. Shamanism is different from mediumship in its nature-based use of animal energies, plant medicines and crystals or stones during a session. Working with an individual’s animal totems is CJ’s specialty but she may also remove energetic blocks, ‘time-walk’ or perform a soul or power retrieval. Shamanic work affects everyone differently but generally people report feeling stronger, clearer and more grounded, a deep sense of calm, or a significant shift that makes them feel more ‘whole’.

Here are some things CJ can do in a session:
Consultations: You can consult about any life or spiritual concern you may have. CJ will share her experience and perspective while consulting her helpers in the spirit world on your behalf. If you are not sure what you want or need but know that you want to talk with CJ book a 60-minute session to start.

Shamanic Instruction or Coaching. CJ can provide guidance in core aspects of shamanic practice such as using a medicine wheel, journeying or working with plant, crystal and animal energies.

Shamanic Healing: For ongoing physical challenges or deeper issues CJ can begin with a one hour assessment to determine what is needed and the best way to proceed. Usually several sessions are recommended over a couple of months to gain maximum benefits.

Retrievals and Journey Work: For soul retrievals, power retrievals or totem animal journeys a 90-minute session is required to allow sufficient time. Usually follow-up sessions are recommended to help fully integrate the process.

COST: Sessions can vary in length but are typically $120 for 90 minutes

Shamanic practice is a co-creative process where client and practitioner work together towards a positive balanced outcome. The practitioner provides conditions for healing through offering their intuitive guidance, energy work and specialized knowledge in spiritual matters. However, like any healing process, full integration and lasting resolution of an issue is ultimately the client’s responsibility. Profound results are more likely to occur when a client is committed to resolvng an issue rather than expecting a quick fix. Getting to the root causes, empowering the client and facilitating their forward movement is always the primary goal.


  • Restored balance, harmony and well-being
  • Renewed focus and direction
  • A feeling of wholeness or having been “put back together”
  • Facilitation of the client’s natural ability to heal themselves


  • Shamanic mapping  – tracking issues using the Circle of Life
  • “Timewalking” – past life tracking to release trauma that may be affecting the current lifetime
  • “Gathering” of scattered soul parts (also known as Soul retrieval)
  • Power retrieval – restoration of personal power and vital life-force energy
  • Energy work
  • Chakra assessment and balancing


CJ Shelton is trained in traditional healing (shamanism) by Algonquin Shaman Pete Bernard of the 8th Fire School of Medicine Work and is a Reiki Master. She also holds diplomas in Social Service Work from Seneca College and Spiritual Psychotherapy from Transformational Arts College. An avid student of Druid philosophy, she seamlessly blends Celtic and traditional Native American shamanic techniques with elements of transpersonal psychology and psycho-spiritual counselling.


Shamanic Practitioner CJ Shelton

Shamanic Practitioner CJ Shelton

“I believe each of us has the capacity to heal ourselves. ‘Stuff’ continually happens to us throughout our lives but at some point we must make a conscious decision to undertake a personal journey to regain the ‘wholeness’ we were born with. I can assist you on this journey by offering various strategies which will balance your energy, help you find answers and enhance your sense of well-being. Among the strategies I use are energy work, chakra re-alignment, shamanic practices, traditional counselling, transpersonal psychology and often a good dose of common sense.

I usually start by identifying where your natural flow of energy is blocked and then facilitate the release of these blockages. During a session we will also likely discuss major stressors in your life, your belief systems, health history, family history or other issues that may be influencing your well-being. These discussions are kept strictly confidential at all times. Anything you tell me is held in sacred trust within the container of my healing space.  

It is my honour and blessing to assist others with making sense of their healing and spiritual journeys. Many others have given to me along my path and for that I am eternally grateful. Life is a continuous unfolding spiral of learning. In doing this work I am able to reach back, give a helping hand and be of service through sharing knowledge and information I have gained from those who have gone before me.”

“I am not a physician and therefore do not diagnose disease, prescribe drugs or give advice on medical treatments. At all times your healing is your responsibility. I am available to be a partner in your process as a committed listener and supporter. The work I do is intended to be in harmony with any other healing work that you undertake, including traditional medicine. If you have any concerns about serious symptoms you are experiencing you are advised to seek traditional medical treatment or the advice of a qualified medical professional.”

Wishing you wellness of body, heart, mind and spirit.”  ~ CJ Shelton