Transforming the Despair and Grief of COVID-19 Isolation Through Shamanic Journeys
David M. Steinhorn, M.D., a specialist in pediatric critical care, palliative care and hospice medicine at Children’s National Hospital, Washington, D.C., and Jana Din, a Shamanic Healing Practitioner and Co-founder/Director of the Tao Center for Healing, are a modern day amalgam between Western medicine and indigenous shamanic healing.
Their unique collaboration provides shamanic healing support to patients and their family members, and was featured in a nationally broadcast television show, Healing Quest, in a segment titled "Shamans in the ICU."
Responding to the despair, grief and quarantine that critically ill COVID-19 patients and their loved ones are experiencing, Steinhorn and Din produced a guided shamanic journey specifically to help these patients alleviate feelings of isolation and foster a loving connection with their family members. The journey is gaining recognition among clinicians nationwide, and will hopefully be utilized widely during the Corona pandemic and beyond.