What are your offerings, fees and policies?
For Women – Nourishing Presence Session – 1 Hours – $150.00 (Packages Available)
For Women – The Heart Awakening Session is required prior to Nourishing Presence Sessions.
For Men – The Initiation Session is required prior to Mentorship Sessions.
Click HERE for Terms and Conditions of these services.
For those who cannot afford my services and are interested in receiving from me, please Contact Me and let me know more about your situation and how I can assist you.
In certain cases, I also accept trades and artisan craftsmanship in exchange for my services. Contact Me so we can discuss further.
Do you work with people Online and In-Person?
Yes, I work Online via Zoom and In-Person in Durango, Colorado.
I’m afraid to receive healing from a man.
I feel scared to work with you.
You mention accountability and being exposed — I’m afraid of that.
I don’t think I really need your help.
I only feel comfortable receiving from women practitioners.
You just triggered my trauma.
I have so many practitioners right now I just don’t have room to add another.
I read your blog post and I feel you are a sexist asshole — I would never work with you.
I speak to all your fears, reactivity, superiority, and excuses. I welcome all of you regardless of how you are showing up in this moment.
Underneath everything, we all need to be welcomed in our fullness, where we are at, however old or young we might be, however many failures or successes that have been bestowed upon us, whatever our ancestral mixes that we descend from, and amongst all our strengths and prejudices.
If this part of the FAQ sparks something inside you, then reach out for a 20 minute meet up and clarify for yourself what’s real and needed for you.
Why don’t you use the word healer, shaman, or therapist on your site?
The word “healer” has been overused and subverted in our language to mean many things — the way I now interpret the word “healer” is someone who uses their power to heal someone. By that definition, I’m not a healer and why I’ve chosen to use the word “guide” to distinguish myself in this way.
Any healing that graces us in the work we do together comes from something way beyond me that I invite, welcome, serve, and feed. More specifically, any healing is not me — it’s NOT my ego wielding power to feel significant. Healing is something that I serve, that I cannot possess and that I have no control over and may show up or not.
In terms of the word shaman…my very small understanding of shamanism has to do with realigning sickness through ritual that heals the Earth simultaneously — all within the indigenous cultural matrix that is in itself held in the magnificence of Mythological stories that have no beginning or end.
Given many of us are not living in a truly intact indigenous cultures of ancestral origins and serving the Wild Root, there is a bigger dilemma to be addressed within our current Non-Culture before shamanism has a role beyond triage.
There are also people that claim to be shamans and healers that I feel are manipulating and end up doing more damage and harm.
That said, I do believe that legitimate shamans exist and that what they do does heal the Earth and people.
I’m not a shaman. I have no training nor background in shamanism and I haven’t been called to perform as a shaman in any way, shape or form.
I’m also not a therapist. I have no license or training in any kind of therapy. All my training is based on my personal experience and studies and what I have cultivated in myself.
Simply said, I invite and guide energy when I’m invited to do so and you’re welcome to join me in feeling what this is about.
I’m noticing that on your “Meet Neil” page there is no specific definition of your credentials, why is that?
In the tens of thousands of dollars I’ve spent on workshops, healers, mentors, practitioners etc over the past 20 years, there are very very few that I would now feel comfortable as being client of or workshops I would be willing to participate in.
Why is that?
The most potent individuals that I have found that have rocked my world always seem to evoke a deep feeling of safety, possibility, and wonder, have lived their lives showing up in great challenge and presence with courageousness, and some don’t even have a college degree.
The real question then is not what credentials this person has but how does the person I am asking assistance from make me feel in my body? How do they do their life? How have they lived their life? How do they show up for me before the session even starts?
For example, a person with a 8-year doctorate degree might have no grounding in their body and offer insights that might partially assist but leave you feeling off and vapid. A person who worked as a gardener and is looked down upon as a “serf” might be able to offer you herbs that heal a 10-year old illness in one drink. A respected acupuncturist with over 20 years of training and well-respected in the community now uses a computer to take pulses and their treatments may feel numb and distant and ultimately have no effect. A practitioner with a 4-year degree and who has gone through many personal challenges may help you deeply. There are infinite combinations of this and no “right’ way.
How does healing happen? And how much of our prejudices get in the way of allowing Life to actually heal us in the way Life is offering but we are resisting or avoiding?
Remember, whatever the practitioner is bringing to themselves and has cultivated on their own is what they are going to bring to you — so notice that and question that and feel if you want to receive that.
In short, I’ve found the credentials are less important. How I feel in this person’s presence is what matters.
Ultimately, you need to learn “you” for yourself and you are the one that really knows best what “you” need.
My hope is that your self-reliance and inter-dependence grows in a way where you ultimately do not require anyone’s assistance including mine.
Does it matter if I’m in a polyamorous relationship?
No, it doesn’t matter if you are in a polyamorous relationship with the work I do.
The underlying foundation of presence, feeling and building intimacy are what I’m focused on. I support the forms of relationship that feel best for you.