Dubbed “Fashion’s Favorite Healer” by Vogue, Mama Medicine intrigued me at a time in my life where I was looking for a bit more clarity. Deborah Hanekamp (Mama Medicine) is a Seeress carrying over 17 yrs in the healing arts. She is an Initiated Amazonian Shaman, Reiki Master and Yogini. Guided by the present moment, Deborah has facilitated Medicine Readings and Medicine Reading ceremonies all over the world and her work has been featured in Vogue, New York Times, Marie Claire Magazine, & more.
Before Mama Medicine, I had no idea what a “Medicine Reading” was. According to her website, a Medicine Reading is “An individual shamanic ceremony for harmony and rapture. This life altering ritual is a one-on-one multi-sensory healing experience where Mama Medicine performs an intuitive aura reading and offers guidance, followed by energy balancing, and crystal and sound therapy. Bespoke healing baths and life enhancing actions are prescribed for spiritual homework.” The recipient does not need to believe in anything in order to benefit from the experience and in fact, Mama Medicine welcomes skeptics!
After researching Medicine Readings, I expected to sit in a room full of crystals with my eyes closed while Mama Medicine chanted. I was correct that there were crystals involved, but the rest was my mind wandering and probably Hollywood’s influence. Instead, my Medicine Reading was more of a therapy session where Mama Medicine and I took a deep dive into my current career woes. Like two friends sitting drinking tea, I got an outside perspective on my problems that awoke me to a new perspective for my career path. Unlike a therapist who sits there just listening and nodding, Mama Medicine offered unbiased advice and solutions.
Following our deep conversation, I spent 10 minutes (give or take – I lost myself in the experience) on her table as she used energy balancing crystals, oils, and sound therapy to cleanse me. While I didn’t want the experience to end, it had to come to a close but that didn’t mean my growth process was over. I left with more clarify on my next career steps, a crystal, and a little homework which included a weekly ritual bath. Homework that includes a rose petal bath? Count me in! When can I come in for my next therapy, I mean… Medicine Reading session? No matter if you’re into acupuncture and reiki or sound baths and breathwork, the end goal is the same: to clear energy blocks so that you can move past whatever is holding you back in life.