Advocates for Alternative Healing

The Faces Behind The Mic

Show Hosts

John Moir


My life jour­ney has been a fas­ci­nat­ing one, tak­ing me from para­med­i­cine to shaman­ic heal­ing. The pro­found lessons of grief, loss, heal­ing, and per­son­al growth have left an indeli­ble mark on my life. As I nav­i­gate retire­ment, I am dri­ven to share shaman­is­m’s wis­dom and its alter­na­tive heal­ing prac­tices with the world through our pod­cast. I believe that we need to bring grief lit­er­a­cy out into the open, and that’s pre­cise­ly what our pod­cast aims to do. Each episode is a unique jour­ney of dis­cov­ery, merg­ing spir­i­tu­al insights with prac­ti­cal guid­ance for heal­ing and per­son­al growth. We believe that shaman­is­m’s ancient teach­ings have a place in mod­ern urban life, and we offer an alter­na­tive heal­ing path for nav­i­gat­ing the com­plex­i­ties of loss and per­son­al chal­lenges. Our con­ver­sa­tions are a source of enlight­en­ment, pro­vid­ing a deep­er under­stand­ing of the heal­ing process, enriched by our per­son­al sto­ries and the per­spec­tives of our guests. Join us on our mis­sion to spread the word about shaman­is­m’s alter­na­tive heal­ing prac­tices and make grief lit­er­a­cy more open.

Image of John Moir, who supports alternative healing is Host for the Urban Grief Shamans podcast
Image of Patricia Jones, Co-Host

Patricia Jones

Show Co-host

Patri­cia A. Jones, LCSW‑R, ACSW, is a strength-based, trau­ma-informed psy­chother­a­pist in pri­vate prac­tice in East Auro­ra, NY. For 30+ years, she has had the priv­i­lege of work­ing with chil­dren, ado­les­cents, adults, and fam­i­lies in help­ing them see their whole­ness.

A shaman­ic prac­ti­tion­er and Rei­ki Mas­ter, Patri­cia also inte­grates these spir­i­tu­al heal­ing modal­i­ties into her prac­tice.

About Our Podcast

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Wel­come to ‘The Urban Grief Shamans, ’ a bi-month­ly pod­cast. Here, we embrace the trans­for­ma­tive pow­er of our expe­ri­ences to find wis­dom and heal­ing.

In this pod­cast, we merge the ancient teach­ings of shaman­ism with the real­i­ties of mod­ern urban life, offer­ing you a path through the chal­lenges of loss and per­son­al strug­gles. Each episode is a deep dive into the heal­ing process, where we share our per­son­al sto­ries and the enlight­en­ing per­spec­tives of our guests from the mys­ti­cal realms beyond.

Our con­ver­sa­tions are jour­neys of dis­cov­ery, blend­ing spir­i­tu­al insights with prac­ti­cal guid­ance. You’ll find solace, under­stand­ing, and a sense of com­pan­ion­ship as you lis­ten. We aim to empow­er you with tools and wis­dom to nav­i­gate your heal­ing path, mak­ing it feel more relat­able and acces­si­ble.

Join us as we explore the trans­for­ma­tive jour­ney of loss and per­son­al growth, uncov­er­ing strength and insight. This is ‘The Urban Grief Shamans,’ your guide to find­ing heal­ing and trans­for­ma­tion in the heart of life’s chal­lenges.

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy can be viewed here.

Support The Show

The Urban Grief Shamans pod­cast pro­vides invalu­able insights and guid­ance for those tra­vers­ing the land­scapes of loss and per­son­al strug­gles. Your dona­tions empow­er us to deep­en and expand our efforts to improve grief lit­er­a­cy, spir­i­tu­al health and per­son­al growth. If our mis­sion res­onates with you, please con­sid­er con­tribut­ing. Every dona­tion allows us to devel­op our reach and enhance our pro­gram­ming. Thank you for being an essen­tial part of this jour­ney. 🌿

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