Karen Ward


Dr Karen Ward is a communicator, myth-maker and bridging activator. As an academic with a Masters and PhD in Counselling Psychotherapy and Spirituality, trained in the Celtic lineage and Druidic traditions, she co-founded and runs the Slí An Chroí -Pathway of the Heart - School of Irish Celtic Shamanism with her husband John Cantwell introducing energy awareness through nature and self soul work. As a Shamanic Therapist, Supervisor and Teacher, trained in the Celtic lineage and Druidic traditions, Karen founded and runs her very popular Moon Mná (Irish Gaelic for Women) offering online Courses incorporating important Celtic Rite of Passage Ceremonies inspired by the archetypal energies of the Irish Goddesses. Her television work includes Energy Therapist on the BBC’s ‘Last Resort’ and Holistic Therapy Presenter on RTE’s ‘Health Squad’. She is author of the annual 'Moon Mná Diary-Journal' which highlights the deep connection of women’s monthly cycles with the Moon and also innovative book ‘Change a Little to Change a Lot’ 2009, co-editor of Soul Seers – an Irish Anthology of Celtic Shamanism 2019, Goddesses of Ireland: ancient wisdom for modern women 2021 and The Secrets of Ageless Ageing 2022. She is a Counselling Psychotherapist and Supervisor based at her clinic in Dublin Ireland since 1997, leading workshops countrywide and abroad to teach her Energy Therapy technique based on Celtic Shamanism to fellow health practitioners. She is honoured to have co-rediscovered the Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage in 2013.

  • Modern languages: English
  • Original languages: Irish Gaelic words and phrases
  • In my community I am known as: Author, Ceremonialist, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, Contemporary Medicine Woman, Energy Medicine Healer, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Lineage Based Healer, Modern Medicine Woman, Modern Shaman, Shaman, Teacher of Sacred Arts and Spiritual Traditions, Teacher of Shamanic Energy Medicine Practices, Urban Shaman
  • The origin of my shamanic practice is: Celtic
  • Additional healing modalities: Aromatherapy, Energy Medicine, Guided Imagery / Guided Meditation, Health Coaching, Herbalist, Meditation, Nutrition / Diet, Oracle Reading, Space Clearing, Yoga, Shamanic Counselling, Transperonal Therapy and Psychotherapy
  • My areas of strength / passion include: Ageing, Ancestral Issues, Anxiety, Death and Dying, Grief / Loss, Life Purpose / Finding Your Call, Past Life Work, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues / Menopause
  • I work with people who have: Beginner experience with shamanic healing, Intermediate experience with shamanic healing, Advanced experience with shamanic healing
  • My client focus is: Adults, Individuals
  • Years in practice: Over 20 years
  • Website: https://moonmna.ie
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