Back to All Events

Healing in Dublin

  • Harvest Moon Centre 24 Baggot Street Lower Dublin, County Dublin, D02 EW26 Ireland (map)

John will be available in Dublin City for private, one to one healing sessions.

John specialises in Ancestral healing, plant cleanes/purification and dream therapy.

The focus behind these sessions is to help people connect with their spirit and ultimately realise their life path, and become happier, centred and more empowered human beings. 

Sessions offered:

Divination OR Plant Healing. Clients need to indicate which session they prefer. For plant healing John requires about 24 hours to mix the medicinal plants.

Divination: 'Throwing the bones'

As a traditional sangoma John is a trained 'diviner' and he receives messages from the ancestral world through dreams, trance dancing and 'throwing the bones'.  Each session is a ceremony whereby he chants in isiXhosa and creates a circle with tobacco. He chants the names of the client's ancestors into the circle. As the bones fall they create a constellation, representing the client's life. John speaks about the constellation, indicating the client's strengths and challenges. In keeping with the sangoma way, John often gives clients home-work involving private ceremonies or meditations.

NB: These are not fortune telling sessions, but rather sessions to help people discover their gifts, and overcome their challenges. The power of these sessions is dependent on the clients intention to work on themselves. John is a simple guide. The stronger the client's intention to realise their destiny or life path, the more energy is given to 'the bones'.

Interesting note:

Family Constellation therapy has it's roots in South Africa. Burt Hellinger, the founder, worked with traditional Zulu communities which inspired this unique therapy. John brings the roots or origins of 'Family Constellation' therapy to the western world. Key questions to ask: What does family mean for you? How connected are you to your roots? In order for a tree to grow tall it needs strong roots. The same is true for all people.

Bone therapy or Divination is a powerful tool to help connect to your roots and strengthen your humanity.

Plant Healing

Clients place their feet in a mixture of plant medicine and warm water. They soak their feet for about 20 minutes. During this time John chants in isiXhosa, rattles and encourages the client to listen to their heart beat.  Heat in the form of either incense or moxa sticks is applied to the soles of the feet to aid the flow of energy.

Plant healing occurs over three days. The first occurs with John, then the plant mixture is given to the client and John demonstrates how to use the simple mixture for days 2 & 3.

Suitable for:

People who are suffering from fatigue; trauma, emotional or physical.

These plant cleanses are also very helpful to aid in Dream recall.

* This the primary technique used by traditional healers throughout Southern Africa to cleanse the spirit and help people connect to their ancestors and dreams.


One session;  €101

3 Sessions: $210

Buy a Ticket

Ongoing therapy in Dublin

John will be available in Dublin for the next 4 months until October. He will be working from a healing clinic during the week in DunLaoghaire. He will be available to help people with their own Ancestral healing through divinations, plant healing and dream therapy.

John's Background

John's mother is Irish from Dublin, and he returns to Ireland to bring the wealth of traditional South African ancestral healing to his 'mother land'. This move has been inspired by his own dreams and connection to his Irish family.

John is a traditionally trained Sangoma (African Shaman) with 20 years experience; having received transmission from two different sangoma lineages, the Xhosa and Swazi. He is a member of 2 traditional healing organisations in South Africa.  He also holds an honours degree in Clinical Psychology and is member of the Irish Psychology association.

Happiness is as simple as changing one pattern in your life

Happiness is as simple as changing one pattern in your life

Earlier Event: June 17
Way of the Leopard workshop in Dublin
Later Event: June 22
Divinations in Oxford