Testimonials

Healing Retreats

  • I’ve attended counselling in the past and was given a diagnosis of PTSD by a psychologist due different traumas I’ve experienced- sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, mother wound. This developed into depression/anxiety and suicidal ideation. The last few years I have really worked on my inner self and tried to heal my traumas. Although counselling helped to a certain extent, I could always feel this deep sense of sadness inside me. A dark hole that I couldn’t get rid of. Depression/anxiety/suicidal thoughts still fleeting around.


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  • I'm not sure I can truly convey my gratitude towards Orion, his community and the beautiful rituals that took place.

    After spending most of my life in and out of hospital, never having been away from hospital for longer than 2yrs, I was have been on a path of healing for 10+ years. Still bouncing in and out of hospital with 3 surgeries just 6mths before seeing Orion, I was done and out and feeling incredibly depleted.

    I spent 3 days with Orion working through a lot of "stuck" emotional trauma.


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  • I had a deep sadness and fear within me, years of suffering and pain from many traumas I had endured over my life time. I sought out psychiatrists, psychologists, had years of medication, and countless diagnoses, I tried DBT, EMDR, yet gained little relief. I turned to meditation, Reiki, crystals and plant medicine, and realised I had to remove these blockages; that prevented me from living my full abundant life, that is my birthright, my true essence.O had looked into how I could benefit from a Shamanic healing and went looking for a Shaman.


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  • Pete's PTSD Testimonial

    I came to Orion 3.5 years into recovery from ice addiction, I'd previously tried all therapies available (medications, c.b.t, d.b,t, e.f.t. meditation, journaling, art therapies, music therapies, counselling etc) without much success. I had PTSD from my childhood followed by a life of living on the edge. I have served in the Army including a tour of East Timor.


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  • Words cannot describe the feeling of freedom and release I feel.

    Inner peace, joy, love, safety and trust are only a few words that describe the journey at Elebanah with Orion. Having completed many workshops and healing modalities, this has to be the most connected and profound journey I have ever experienced.

    To feel the connection from within brings me to such deep love and gratitude. And so it is my journey and it continues with love, peace and joy.

    Namaste


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  • Thank you for your email, I'm travelling well after the healing.

    Floated all the way home haha feeling so much lighter. In the car on the way home from airport, not having discussed anything with my partner at that point, he made the comment that I looked a lot lighter. It's clearly radiating from within.


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  • I believe that the words that came out of my mouth after the second last shamanic ritual were "That was fucking amazing!"

    It has now been a week since the retreat and even though I've had a few up and down moments since then, I've handled the lows without turning to alcohol which used to be my go to every time anxiety hit.


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  • My name is Wayne and I will try and keep this brief.

    In 2010 my life was normal and generally happy until I lost a multimillion dollar business, a professional business person most of my working life. This is the year my life slowly got ripped apart, I was made bankrupt for a very large sum of money, the family home and the family stability was gutted, everything I had built up over 20 years evaporated.

    Finally I lost my marriage, but not my beautiful children!


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  • When I decided to gather a few friends and head to New Mexico last September for Orion’s healing retreat, I knew that I felt as though my life was in a rut. I am a successful career person, good mom, wife, friend and daughter. I am always trying to be there for everyone and at times, I let doing things for myself take a back seat. I am also a two time cancer survivor. My second diagnosis came just a couple of months before the retreat was to begin. “Perfect!” I thought. “I can attend Orion’s retreat and focus on healing my body… ridding it of this stupid cancer.”


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  • Orion’s Healing Retreat was a life changer for me. To be clear, I was expecting a few tidbits of information and inspiration, but I was not expecting the radical clarity and direction I got.

    What a great surprise! I will use a quote from one of Orion’s favorite books which sums up everything about the retreat for me: “Embraced by the tree, surrounded by infinite silence, by distance, she felt released from an invisible grip.” And this release occurred in a few days, not the few years it would have taken on my own.


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  • Over a weekend (two sessions in the forest at Avoca Beach, NSW) Orion was able to help clear old emotional patterns which eventuated in a profound shift in my being.

    After nearly two decades of feeling emotionally divorced from my self I am now operating from a completely different mode - one that comes from a spacious sense of presence rather than dominated by thought.

    I am now experiencing life in a way which feels much more harmonious and natural. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is open to them.

    Many thanks


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  • I booked into my Personal Shamanic Journey with Orion knowing I had something to shift but not sure what it would be; I was tired of feeling nauseous without actually having any real physical ailments.


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  • My healing with Shaman Orion was professional and profound. I felt very safe and well cared for during the entire process. His property at Avoca Beach radiates beauty and magic. I was fortunate enough to experience the hoot of the Southern Boobook Owl twice, a wallaby in the night and an orchestra of kookaburras as the sun rose. Shaman Orion's skills, gifts and healing methods were able to assist me in more ways than I imagined. I was able to overcome issues that I had struggled with for many years.


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  • I have nothing but great things to say about this man, Orion. His ways of healing somebody with a 5 year drug addiction to meth, astounded me. Orion showed me the comfort and support I desperately had been seeking for so many years, he showed me that it is okay to be vulnerable and reiterated that I wasn’t alone in this world.

    I attended 2 x 18 hour intensive healing retreats including experiencing sweat lodge, which was incredible. I met so many wonderful people that day, their memories I will hold onto for the rest of days.


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  • I recently did a weekend Shamanic Healing Intensive with Orion at Elebanah. I went in with no expectations, just an open mind. My issues were with constant and increasing anger and all I knew was that every Doctors insistence was that I should be on antidepressants, which did not sit well with me. I would especially like to recommend the Intensive to women.


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Shamanic Teacher

  • Orion is a deep immersion, powerfully transformative Shamanic teacher & mentor. He bares his soul in a raw & candid fashion along the journey. Which opens the space for you to take off the armour to your soul, too! It’s not only theoretical & philosophical, it’s boots and all in the deep end physically, also! There’s no place to hide (even if you want to at times), which is where your healing & healers journey are catapulted to a new realm of possibilities. With life and soul altering outcomes!


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  • I heard about this shamanic course and it sounded interesting as I had always felt connected to indigenous cultures and their values. In 2021 I started my shamanic training with Orion and it has been the most empowering learning I have had. He brings a group together to teach community, healing through ritual and understanding through psychology. Living together for 4 days on his property every 2 months allows you to take the learnings away and practise, it allows you to build relationships from a distance so the strengthening of bonds run deep.


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  • Orion is a genuine, heartfelt soul with so much wisdom and experience, along with a sound background knowledge from academic studies in metaphysics, human behaviour & neuroscience understanding.  He is the real deal and creates a safe environment for people to heal and come together as tribe. 

    My personal history has been trauma around family and safety, especially with men.   Orion's course first and foremost centres around building a solid foundation for the group to build this sense of safety in community. 


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  • I have been a student of Orions since 2019. Orion is a thorough, insightful, wise and gifted teacher. Although challenging at times, learning at Elebanah is comfortable, magical and sacred. The course outlay gifts much time for rest and processing amongst the trees and birds. The healing and friendships that have come from his course on a personal level is invaluable. I now feel honoured to offer his rituals to my community and have seen excellent results.


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Future Warrior

  • A must for any father and son relationship, a very heart felt experience.


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  • Thanks for a great weekend up on the Chichester, I really went and sat with a part of myself I rarely do. The space that you created on the weekend allowed all of us to look a little deeper into ourselves in a safe and supported environment. The tools I learnt over the weekend are now firmly on the tool belt, ready to be called upon in everyday life. I realized over the weekend that I had let go of a few ideals that had been holding me back. Thanks for an insightful and nourishing weekend spent with some great men.


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  • Thanks again for a great, fulfilling weekend. After feeling somewhat drained and out of place on my immediate return home, I awoke on the Monday feeling invigorated and relaxed, despite the lack of sleep. I felt a lot lighter and easy going at work. My wife even commented on how much more less stressed and relaxed I appeared. The course was exactly what I needed and having gone in with no expectations came out extremely pleased with the results.


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  • This weekend of self discovery was a memorable experience for me. The challenging but enlightening nature of the weekend has provided me with some very effective tools to examine and understand a number of personal and professional issues with more clarity. The venue and the company made a special difference.


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  • I would like to thank you for the wonderful weekend. This course was such an eye opener - or should I say heart opener.

    I haven't felt so much clarity and totally at peace in my head and in my heart for a long time. A real breakthrough on my journey to be a better man.


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  • A powerful, powerful weekend beautifully and effectively facilitated.


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  • This is much more than just a course, it's an awakening.


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  • Thank you so much for our wonderfully skilled facilitation of last weekend’s Sacred Path.

    One week on and I am seeing so much of what I discovered on camp playing out in everyday life.

    It is quite amazing to be able to speak my story, truthfully, honestly and be empowered by it.

    Thank you so much


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  • This has been by way and above the best ‘men away on their own’ trip I have ever been on thank to all who made it such a great experience and success.

    The way I feel now I would say the following:

    For a long time I found ‘valid’ reasons for not doing the course. Having just completed it I feel there is no reason strong enough to not undertake the course at the first opportunity. I answered so many questions about myself and feel empowered and looking forward to the road ahead with confidence.


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  • I highly recommend this weekend to anyone. It helped me discover myself & taught me to understand my own power & worth. Thank you Orion for making me a better man.


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  • Having spent a lot of time on the central coast over the years, Elebanah was definitely a surprise. The property is a true hidden gem - extraordinarily peaceful, yet undeniably alive with local wildlife. I couldn't think of a better place to escape the city for a few days.

    Completing the Future Warrior course at Elebanah with Orion over the weekend has also been an enlightening and fulfilling experience I will carry with me for years to come. Highly recommended for men from all walks of life.


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