Dr Karen Ward is the founder of Moon Mná Women’s Celtic Circles and a Holistic Therapist who offers Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as Energywork as a Shamanic practitioner in her Dublin based Clinic. With her husband, John Cantwell, she co-founded and runs the Slí an Chroí School of Irish Celtic Shamanism.
A few words from Karen:
“My heart beats with the rhythm and energy of this ancient land which I combine with my passion for the rise of the Divine Feminine. After school I did an honours Science degree to satisfy my curious mind and although biology fascinated me, I knew from my Drama Society days that communication was my forte. I emigrated to London, like many a young Irish woman, and added Marketing and PR to my skill set. Although it was very exciting there, it was also very stressful so I tried a Yoga Class. The rest is herstory! I returned to Dublin to study Holistic Therapies including Yoga, Aromatherapy Massage and Nutrition which taught me all about the physical, I then added Counselling and Psychotherapy giving me the mental, emotional aspect and finally with Reiki and Shamanism I had the full holistic spectrum with the spiritual and energetic.
However it was Irish Celtic Shamanism that had the most profound effect. This is simply a sacred way of living and healing as a deep resource for the tradition of spiritual wisdom and mysticism through Nature, which is both ancient and contemporary, Celtic and pre-Celtic. It was when the archetypal energies of Grandmother Moon and the Irish Goddesses began to reveal their secrets that my destiny started to unfold. Over the last seven years I have united Shamanism and academia with my MA and PhD research bringing these vital holistic practices to a wider audience. It is my heart-felt wish that the wisdom of this sacred island under the guardianship of the Irish Goddess Rites awakens the Celtic soul seed within every woman who hears the call of the Divine Feminine across Mother Earth.”