Byron Metcalf founded HoloShamanic Strategies in 2006 to provide transpersonal and shamanic healing, education and training to support people in developing their capacity for soul-based and heart-centered living as they contribute to the spiritual healing and maturity of humanity.
Byron is a shamanic practitioner, and a transpersonal guide and educator, and researcher. He leads transpersonally-focused shaman workshops and retreats, offers a homestudy shamanic practitioner training program, and also offers private individual shamanic healing sessions. Oh, and by the way, Byron is also an award-winning tribal trance drummer who has released over 20 albums, most meant for shamanic journeying and consciousness-altering. (Visit Byron's music website here.)
Byron has been intensely involved in consciousness research and spiritual development for over 30 years, specializing in the transformative potential of alternative states of consciousness. Byron has trained, studied, and worked with shamans, healers, and psycho-spiritual teachers from many parts of the world including Stan Grof (Holotropic Breathwork), Jack Kornfield (Vipassana meditation), Hameed Ali (The Diamond Approach), John Davis, Ph.D., Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., Jose and Lena Stevens, Sandra Ingerman, Jacqueline Small (Integrative Breathwork), and Don Americo Yabar. Byron also holds a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology (his 1999 dissertation was titled "Shamanic Perspectives in Transpersonal Psychology)." He was also a practicing counseling therapist/psychologist, and he certified under Dr. Stanislav Grof's Transpersonal Training program, as well as Jacqueline Small's Eupsychia Institute's Psycho-Spiritual Integration programs.
Byron used the core principles and dynamics of his doctoral dissertation as the foundation for his home and online study shamanic practitioner training program. It has since evolved into HoloShamanic Integration, "The Shaman's Heart Meditation Training Program" and "The Shaman's Heart Program: The Path of Authentic Power, Purpose & Presence".
Whether you're looking for a shamanic retreat or workshop, or would like a private shamanic healing session, or are looking to take a home-study course to learn more about how to practice shamanic principles in your life, you'll find it here!