MEET ANDREW WAYFINDER
HI THERE, I’M ANDREW WAYFINDER
A shamanic practitioner and creator of the Destiny Retrieval Journey™, I’m dedicated to helping busy executives and professionals create the career and life they love. I’ve facilitated thousands of healing sessions for clients to have personal breakthroughs in the areas of love, relationships, career, money and success.
One of the things I get asked frequently is
“How on earth did you get started in all this?”
Prior to embarking on my journey of shamanism, I spent decades practicing yoga, tai-chi and meditation while balancing a successful career as an architect and ecological designer. It wasn’t until 2001, the same year I turned 40, I lost my mother to a long battle with cancer. Dealing with this huge personal loss saw me plunge into deep depression, feeling stuck and unable to move forward.
Over the course of the next 4 years, I underwent multiple therapy sessions, bodywork, hypnosis, EMDR and a range of healing modalities to reset my life. This subsequently also paved way for me becoming a licensed psychotherapist to help others overcome life altering adversities.
Just when I thought I had ‘healed’ and ‘resolved’ the hidden issues I had been facing, another major personal crisis in 2008 blew my world into pieces. This time though, I knew this ‘dark night of the soul’ was much more intense and mere therapy would not be the answer.
This catapulted me into shamanism — humanity’s oldest wisdom seeking and healing tradition. I studied and completed the Advanced Shamanic Healing Training program from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in California, US. I started applying the teachings in my own life and healed patterns and pains that years and tens of thousands of dollars of therapy couldn’t address.
While therapy is good for a psychological issue, shamanic
journeying alters your consciousness so you can discover
and access your hidden spiritual resources
I began implementing the powerful shamanic tools with my clients who then started to experience giant energetic shifts in their lives. Clients with deep trauma from abusive relationships, personal loss, career setbacks and other intense challenges experienced the transformative healing powers of the shamanic journey.
They shared how their anxiety and fear was gone, replaced by a profound feeling of being fully connected and supported by their spirit guides. They were now able to get more done in less time and they now respond to life with ease and flow.
Since 2011, I have guided over 2000 sessions with clients and their spirit guides in a one-on-one and in a group setting. By using a combination of ancient shamanic tools such as soul retrieval, ancestral healing, spirit guide channeling and clearing blockages in the body, I facilitate deep healing and subconscious shifts for clients, leading them to discover inner peace, abundance and grace.
“Your work sounds like you must be some kind of
a mystical superhero! What do you do for fun?”
Storytelling is one of my passions! I love collecting new ideas and reading books on philosophy and history. I’ve been a gourmet cook since age 13 and enjoy entertaining friends at home. When the London weather is kind, I like to spend time out in nature by going on long walks, riding bikes and practicing yoga. As a connoisseur of art and architecture, you’d often catch me at an art gallery because London has some of the best art scene in the world.
Giving back to causes that are close to my heart is my
I love supporting charities and social causes. I’ve donated time and money to the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. I’m currently supporting the education of a little girl in Guatemala who was adopted by my sister. After the death of my girlfriend due to cancer, I’ve been sponsoring guide dogs for the blind and actively donate to the animal shelter.
It’s being able to donate to causes like these and work with incredible clients that I love what I do. That’s why, I’m on a mission to heal the world.
“If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?”
Be a master of asking for help.
Your life is part of much larger patterns than we normally realize. And you’re surrounded by vast sources of power, wisdom, and support.
When you learn how to connect with your vast source of power, everything changes…
If you’ve read this far, resonate with my message and would like my support, the next step is to find out how the transformation will work. Set up an exploration call with me and together we’ll uncover hidden challenges keeping you from living your greatest life, make connection with your spirit guides and go from there.
Academic & Professional
BA. GENERAL LIBERAL ARTS. St Johns College, Annapolis MD
THOMAS J WATSON FELLOW. One year post-graduate study tracing Greek myths. Greece, Turkey, Italy, France
M. ARCH & ECOLOGICAL DESIGN. San Francisco Institute of Architecture, San Francisco, CA.
UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, Berkeley CA.
UM School of Architecture, College Park MD.
HG DIP (DISTINCTION). Human Givens College, Chalvington, UK
ADVANCED SHAMANIC HEALING TRAINING. Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Mill Valley, CA
"Why am I even here?"
In this lifetime? Well I’d say it’s because your soul has come here to do, to learn, to share, to create something that only you can do…
"Where are you from?"
Polish father + American mother + 2 sisters + 1 brother + lots of dogs.
I’ve lived and worked in Annapolis, Washington DC, Baltimore, Berkeley, Paris, Santa Fe, Lisbon, Sarasota, London.
You figure it out. I’ve stopped trying ;-)…
"If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?"
Your life is part of much larger patterns than we normally realize. And you’re surrounded by vast sources of power, wisdom and concern.
When you learn how to connect with it, everything changes…
“The bird of heaven flies to paradise on two wings.
One of them is self-effort. The other is grace.”
– Traditional Sufi Saying –
"Are you currently accepting private clients?"
Go here to book a consultation.
"Who is this for?"
People mostly come to me because:
1. Their hair is on fire (a breakup or betrayal, psycho boss or workplace, illness or death.)
2. An “oh shit” moment (you’ve got the job, made the deal, started the project, got married, had the baby…) but now what are you going to do?
3. “Something’s missing…” (you’re looking at your success and you realize this isn’t why you’re here.)
"Any guilty pleasures?"
Jane Austen’s novels.
Dark chocolate and red wine (they’re medicinal aren’t they?)
A movie in the middle of a workday.
A proper scone with clotted cream and jam.
"Your odd interests and superpowers?"
My superpower in scrabble and boggle is obscure agricultural terms like leat or diddle. (Though my memory doesn’t find them as quickly…)
If you want to work with me, go here to set up a consultation so we can see how you can move forwards and if I can help you.