. A great tenet of traditional shamanic healing is compassion. One of the greatest supports a client can receive is a true sense of really being heard.
You see, for years a person may seek to explain their suffering or situation to others and yet never really feel that they've been heard. Although people sympathize with them and so on, they may get anything like a full sense of the person's true situation.
It makes a big difference when another gets this fuller understanding of us. this happens only where the healer sees deeper into what a person is saying and how they are feeling in the world. When the healer connects with their client in this way, a whole new light gets shined on the problem as the person sees their situation clearly for the first time from the traditional shamanic point of view. Now the transforming healing can begin.
Native healers have always seen the crucial role empathy plays in the healing process. And rather than looking to outside sources to offer external solutions to a situation, they start by consulting the inner wisdom while forming a strong client/healer team relationship of mutual understanding. Here both parties work together to provide the greatest clarity to heal, integrate resolve the client's situation.