Bradford C. Collins, Ph.D. is the co-founder and co-director of the Venus Rising Association for Transformation, Venus Rising University, and the Transformation House Process at the Isis Cove Community Retreat Center in western North Carolina.
He talks about how he's interested in exploring personal change within the context of community, and the best way to change the old, self-defeating behavior patterns that we carry around with us.
The primary modality that he's interested in is Shamanic Breathwork™, since he's personally experienced a lot of transformation, but has also seen people heal from a large range of different traumas. He talks about the range of cathartic movement that people experience during breathwork and how it helps to release the trapped emotions that are stored within the cells of our body.
Collins also talks about the changes that he saw in the participants in the 28-day Accelerated Transformation and Training Program for Shamanic Ministers & Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitators that happened between March 27 to April 23rd, 2011. The biggest change that he saw was that people were more embodied.
He also describes the five initiations of that are included within the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (aka S.H.I.P) including The Spiral Path, Family of Origin, The Shadow, Sacred Marriage and Sacred Purpose.
He explains whey there's a focus on "recovery from whatever ails you," which could include addictions such as alcoholism, substance abuse, co-dependency, workaholism, food, Internet, etc. And he further explains and defines what he understands as "co-dependency."
Finally, Collins talks about The Transformation House, the Isis Cove community, changing the world one psyche at a time, and how he sees the work that he's doing as helping people discover how to bring more meaning, purpose and belonging into their lives.