Melding Minds and Mysteries: Discover the Benefits of Integrating Psychology with Shamanic Healing

Merg­ing Minds and Spir­its

An insight­ful dia­logue between host, John Moir and his guest, Diane Puch­bauer dis­cussing the inte­gra­tion of psy­chol­o­gy, shaman­ism, and the pro­found impact of hors­es on heal­ing and per­son­al growth. Diane shares her jour­ney from a trou­bled rela­tion­ship with hors­es in her youth to embrac­ing shaman­ism and ener­gy psy­chol­o­gy, reveal­ing how these ele­ments have trans­formed her pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice as a psy­chol­o­gist and shaman­ic heal­er. The con­ver­sa­tion explores the chal­lenges of merg­ing tra­di­tion­al and alter­na­tive heal­ing meth­ods, the role of ani­mals in ther­a­py, and nav­i­gat­ing the realms of ener­gy and spir­i­tu­al­i­ty with­in ther­a­peu­tic con­texts.

Intro­duc­tion to Diane’s Work
The Com­mon Threads of Heal­ing
Ear­ly Con­nec­tions to Hors­es and Heal­ing
Jour­ney into Shaman­ism
Blend­ing Psy­chol­o­gy and Shaman­ic Prac­tices
Nav­i­gat­ing Pro­fes­sion­al Chal­lenges
Ther­a­peu­tic Out­comes and Client Sto­ries
Reflec­tions on Per­son­al Growth
Futur­ism in Ther­a­py Prac­tices
Final Thoughts and Clos­ing

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Tran­scrip­tion

Chap­ter Mark­ers
Hors­es, Psy­chol­o­gy, and Shaman­ism
12:50 Heal­ing Grief and Ances­tral Pat­terns
27:46 Inte­grat­ing Shaman­ism Into Psy­chol­o­gy Prac­tice

Guest Bio

Diane Puch­bauer, PhD is a sea­soned ther­a­pist with over twen­ty years of expe­ri­ence in both tra­di­tion­al and ancient heal­ing tech­niques. She served as an assis­tant and adjunct pro­fes­sor at Azusa Pacif­ic Uni­ver­si­ty from 2004 to 2015, teach­ing Child & Ado­les­cent Ther­a­py, Fam­i­ly Ther­a­py, and Human Sex­u­al­i­ty & Sex Ther­a­py. Diane has been active­ly involved in ther­a­peu­tic work since 2001, help­ing a diverse range of clients in schools, hos­pi­tals, and coun­sel­ing cen­ters.

She co-found­ed Peak Expe­ri­ence Train­ing, cre­at­ing pro­grams that equip wilder­ness guides with ther­a­peu­tic skills for out­door set­tings. Diane also authored Adven­ture Ther­a­py for Ado­les­cents: A Skills Train­ing Man­u­al for Adven­ture Coun­selors, which is cen­tral to her Clin­i­cal First Respon­der™ train­ing pro­grams. This work draws on her exten­sive back­ground work­ing with trou­bled ado­les­cents in wilder­ness and alter­na­tive school set­tings.

Addi­tion­al­ly, Diane has been active in the eques­tri­an world as a com­pet­i­tive show jumper and dres­sage stu­dent since 2010, using her skills to facil­i­tate equine-assist­ed ther­a­py. Her edu­ca­tion­al back­ground in cul­tur­al anthro­pol­o­gy and her stud­ies in spir­i­tu­al and ancient wis­dom tra­di­tions deeply influ­ence her prac­tice. She employs tech­niques to har­mo­nize ener­gy fields, aim­ing to restore over­all well-being and bal­ance. Diane’s holis­tic approach helps indi­vid­u­als con­nect with their inner selves and the nat­ur­al world, pro­mot­ing heal­ing across phys­i­cal, emo­tion­al, and spir­i­tu­al dimen­sions.

Con­tact info for Midge Mur­phy, lawyer and doc­tor­ate in ener­gy med­i­cine Here

Foun­da­tion for Shaman­ic Stud­ies: Explore here
“The Way of the Shaman” book by Michael Harn­er
Soci­ety for Shaman­ic Prac­ti­tion­ers: Explore here

Credits

Intro: Far Out on the Pier — Chris­t­ian Ander­sen, Epi­dem­ic Sound
Out­ro: Lush Dreams-The New Fools, Epi­dem­ic Sound

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