Joseph E.Doherty MSW, PHD, LCSW

Ankeny House

2006 SE Ankeny Street

Portland OR 97214



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What is Shamanic Breathwork (tm)... ?

The breathwork process releases the emotional, negative charge out of cell memory. The process causes integration of unresolved emotional, physical, mental and spiritual energies.  The primary result is an experience of clarity at a very core level.  The process empowers a person into choice and out of victimhood.
By learning to use breathing as a highly transformational tool (conscious connected circular breathing), you will learn how to free your physical and emotional body from energetic blockages resulting from traumatic or suppressed experience. We have found that regular practice will energize you, enhance your wellbeing, your prosperity and support the growth of spiritual awareness. But even a single experience can be transformative. Shamanic Breathwork (tm) developed by beloved teacher Linda StarWolf involves progressive percussive and higher vibration music selected to specifically move us on a Body/Spirit journey through each chakra (energy center) accelerated and assisted both by breath.  The Facilitator is present and available throughout, using hands on coaching/support/encouragement to assist you in dropping more fully into your experience! After your breathwork journey you create a sacred art mandala representing your exprience, and then process it with your facilitator.


I have had the opportunity to witness Joe/JaguarWolf's work as a Shamanic BreathWork facilitator and Shamanic Minister and his work is exemplary. He is a wonderful combination of fiery shamanic energy, open hearted compassion, brilliant intellect, and gifted therapist. I hear nothing but accolades from those he serves in a variety of capacities. Be prepared to meet powerful aspects of yourself both shadow and light and access your spirit allies on your path of healing and transformation while working with Jaguar Wolf.

Linda Star Wolf --Founder Venus Rising/Shamanic Breathwork™



What is Elemental Healing?

Many native eastern and western healing traditions believe that connecting to the power of the core elements of the physical plane are essential in any energetic healing ritual.

The elements that speak the clearest to me are:  earth / air / fire / water / wood / metal

Like life, death, and rebirth, the 6 elements are interwoven into a never-ending spiral of life.  The spiral represents the processes which transform us.

Earth gives birth to Wood which is cut by Metal that melts in the Fire that is fueled by the Air and extinguished by the Water which is absorbed by the Earth. 

Each element provides an essential ingredient in the healing ritual and corresponds to specific chakras (body / mind / spirit / energy centers) of the body. 

Transformation / Crown

 7th Chakra

Blending / Third Eye

 6th Chakra
Growth / Throat

 5th Chakra
Nurture / Heart Center

 4th Chakra
Purification / Solar Plexus

 3rd Chakra
Life Giving / Genitals

 2nd Chakra
Grounding / Tailbone

 Root Chakra