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Christa Mackinnon

Initially, I read Social Psychology at Berlin University and then worked as a lecturer and researcher at the university. I subsequently trained as a Family Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

I worked internationally as a therapist and trainer for over 25 years, specialising in complex trauma, child abuse and related mental/emotional issues. I have provided training and consultancy on these issues for many different organisations and professionals in Europe as well as in Asia and Africa. In parallel with my work as a trauma specialist, I functioned for 12 years as the SW course director and lecturer for an international training institute, which trained Hypnotherapists to MSc level in partnership with a London University, and I was an honorary fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School, a part-time post which I still hold.

I have extended my psycho-spiritual and shamanic work by running on-going continuous professional development training courses for therapists and professionals on the subject as well as courses and workshops for laypeople. I have written two more books, ‘Shamanism: Awaken and Develop the Shamanic Force Within’, published by Hay House in 2016, and a workbook for practitioners.

Lately, I have begun to collaborate intensely with other women with the aim to contribute to the ‘Rising Women’ movement and the expanding consciousness of the feminine, which I believe is necessary to bring about the much-needed shift in paradigm. I co-founded ‘Women Weaving Change’ and the WWC Modern Medicine Woman Training School, contributed a chapter to the book ‘Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine’ and am in the process of writing a book about the Feminine.