Welcome, and thank you for visiting. My name is Tim Woodhead and I am a Shamanic Practitioner working with clients online and in the New Forest near Fordingbridge in the UK.

My Journey

I have always been drawn to alternative healing and personal development, and over the years I explored different healing modalities including psychotherapy and energy healing.

I have been working with healing since my 20s, and shamanism merges my love of the natural world ,and helping people. I strongly believe that we are guided by the natural world and that we need to trust our inner intuition.

When we connect to the inner knowledge there is so much to see and experience. Our bodies know this and by getting out of our head we can step into a world with so much possibility.

I feel that I am a guide to help people find their path again – we get so lost in the woods of our own making, we are constantly seeking what is over the horizon rather than seeing what is at our feet.


WH Davies

What is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs

And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

My journey is not over and I continue to learn. Like everyone I have got lost in the woods and strayed from the path many times. I have stumbled and fallen into holes that I thought that I would never escape from but slowly I found my path.

All of us have our own path to follow but through life we have picked up burdens to carry from stories we have learned along the way on our path through life. It is not our role to carry someone else burdens but we often do. It took me a long time to let go of some of my parents patterns that left me getting lost in the deep woods.

Shamanic healing can help us see the the stories and let go of what has held us back from finding what we need. It is possible to let go of these stories all at once in the same way as a snake lets go of its skin all in one piece.

"The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either." - Mick Jagger

I work with the medicine wheel taught by The Four Winds School founded by Dr. Alberto Villoldo, which is based on the wisdom and cosmology of the Andean and jungle people of Peru. The medicine wheel is an ancient and universal map, the essence of which has been used by many cultures since prehistoric time. It teaches us our connection to all things .

It consists of a circle with 4 cardinal posts of south, west, north and east as well as below (the Earth) and above (the Sky). Stone circles are still evident around the world from a time before, when man worked more with the natural world in our myths of long ago.

Each of these cardinal directions are connected to an archetype: for south it is the serpent, for the west it is the jaguar, for the north it is the hummingbird and for the east it is eagle. In other lineages different archetypes are used but all of these give different teachings and guidance which allows us to see the world differently.

Serpent teaches us to about the physical body and helps to let go of everything all in one piece in same way it lets go of its skin. It is the most universal archetype representing the healing power of nature.

Jaguar teaches us to to move without fear and trust our personal instincts. Jaguar can help us track in a very sensitive way, particularly our emotions and sensations.

Hummingbird teaches us how to do the impossible in the same way as this small tiny bird flies from Canada to Brazil each year and drinking only the nectar of life. Hummingbird is joyful and represents the mythic place, the soul’s journey. Hummingbird also connects us to our ancestors, the lineage: those who have gone before and those who come after.

Eagle teaches us to see the big picture and the territory – not just the maps we have followed. It helps us to see all possibilities. Eagle helps us to see the entire panorama of life without getting bogged down with details . The eyes of the eagle helps us see the past and our future as both our connected.

Shamanic Healing

I currently work online on an individual, one-to-one basis, and also work in person locally in my home in the New Forest in Hampshire, England .

All of my work is carried out in sacred space as this is a deep sacred work where we working at the highest level, and to set the right intentions is part of the healing journey.

In my lineage I call in the four directions represented by the four archetypes of serpent, jaguar, hummingbird and eagle and the Earth and the Sky. We step into a different reality outside space and time creating a container together as part of the alchemy of the shamanic healing.

Generally each client will come with a specific issue or limiting belief that they wish to work with in the healing session. This is a starting point as something else may arise or open in the territory we start to explore together. However, I will always be guided on how safe a client may feel and will only go where they feel comfortable. As not everyone is ready to go to deeper places into the woods.

I work with a client’s Luminous Energy Field which surrounds everyone, in this field are the imprints of all our past lives, our current life, our fate and our health. It includes links to past relationships and many include psychic imprints of past wounds that are having an impact on us in this life. It can be thought as our body’s software that informs our DNA , which is the hardware of our body.

We are destined to meet the same type of life partners and the same issues unless we can break free of of the stories handed down to us and learned through our journey through this life and other past lives. Everything is connected through strands of energy.

We all can find new paths to explore and re-discover the possibilities of many paths that we dream about and step into new journeys. I know this from own journey and people I have met on this journey.

We all have the possibility in setting new intentions and new dreams in our lives.

“There are those who follows maps and there are those that make them”. - Dr. Alberto Villoldo

In shamanic healing I work with my mesa, which is is my medicine bundle and includes 13 stones which represent my own healing journey. Each stone, known as a ‘khuya', represents a wound that I have transformed into a source of wisdom and courage following the teachings of my shamanic journey with the Four Winds school.

“Our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure.” - Rainer Maria Rilke

I offer a number of different shamanic healing techniques, but the most common ones are:


An illumination helps to release the past stories, the emotional wounds and trauma of the past. It is the core process for clearing imprints from the Luminous Energy Field and is the foundation for all shamanic healing practices in my lineage.

By working with the presenting issue and clearing the imprint connected to the chakra , it is possible to clear the energy that does not serve us.

Shamanic Extraction Work

A deep energetic clearing that removes stuck energies which no longer serve the individual. It can also help to clear energetic cords from previous relationships which may be holding us back from finding a new partner as well as psychic daggers.

Psychic-daggers are most commonly invasive

negative thought forms directed towards a person such as jealously and envy or hatred and anger. Most commonly these are not deliberate and are just the result of projection. These subtle energies get lodged in our luminous energy

field and have unbeknownst to ourselves an impact on our wellbeing.

Soul Retrievals

In times of trauma, parts of us can splinter off

and we can lose this aspects of ourselves. At the time of the original wounding, we make new contracts to make us feel safe and part of the process when finding the missing soul part that comes in a mythic message is to rewrite the old contract into a powerful affirmation.

It involves a shamanic journey to the four chambers of the soul, the chamber of the wounds, soul contracts , grace and treasures. On completing the journey a power animal comes to support a person. A soul retrieval helps to find those aspects of ourselves and rebuild our original path.

Marianne Williamson's quote in 'Return to Love' is a good example:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

Working Together

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of issues.

I am a member of the Society for Shamanic Practice and I adhere to the principles within their Code of Ethics.

Shamanic Healing sessions for individuals lasts around 60 to 90 minutes but can be longer as I feel it is important to work with whatever is happening in the moment.

Each session costs £70 and usually takes place on a weekly basis. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability.

Initial assessment appointments usually last around 15 to 20 minutes and I will carry these out on zoom or through a phone call. There is no cost for this.

I usually work online over zoom or by phone but will work with local clients at home at my home in the New Forest if the call from spirit is strong.

I ask for at least 24 hours notice of a cancellation so that the appointment may be offered to another client.

The full fee will be charged for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours , though I will accept extenuating circumstances such as medical emergencies as valid reasons for cancelling.

Payment for shamanic healing can be made via bank transfer ,cheque or cash at the appointment itself is the work is in person . Credit card payments can be made in advance via Paypal (no Paypal account is necessary for this) – details will be provided on request.


"If you need a trustworthy companion in uncertain waters Tim is your guide. He brings passion and intelligence, compassion and grounding to his work. Tim is a steadfast co-traveller as you journey beyond your comfort zone to a place of healing and with deep gratitude I recommend Tim." - ISM

"Tim helped me connect with a part of me that was ”hiding” in the shame shadows for years. He did that gently and kindly so I felt safe and taken care of. As a result this long ignored part is now an integrated part of my being and my creativity has blossomed. Thank you Tim for sharing your precious gifts of healing with me." - BM

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my practice, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment.

©2021 Tim Woodhead

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