Sandra Ingerman

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Sandra Ingerman is a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner who teaches workshops on shamanism. She has taught with Michael Harner, and was the Educational Director for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, where she served on the Board of Trustees.[1] Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners [2]

Ingerman received her M.A. in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is a licensed therapist and counselor in the state of New Mexico. She is a board certified expert on traumatic stress and certified in acute traumatic stress management. She has written books [3] [4] [5] including Soul Retrieval, Welcome Home, Shamanic Journeying and How to Heal Toxic Thoughts.

Soul Retrieval[edit]

Soul Retrieval is a shamanic practice, popularized by Ingerman, which involves journeying to the spirit world to retrieve parts of the client's soul that have been lost as a result of trauma experienced earlier in life.[6]



  • Listen With Your Heart: Sandra Ingerman on Shamanism, Healing & Nature (film, 150 mins, 2008, The Center for Healing Arts [7])




  • Shaman's Drum Journal Issue No. 50: Interview with Sandra Ingerman
  • Nova Australian Holistic Journal Honouring the Everyday: Sacred Nourishment (accessed 2/4/08)
  • Shamanic Healing: We Are Not Alone - An Interview of Michael Harner by Bonnie Horrigan, Shamanism Magazine, Spring/Summer 1997, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Harner talks about Ingerman and the importance of her work in soul retrieval)

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