Gary and Debbie Gent a.k.a. Shamanic Connection are Shamanic Facilitators from Phoenix, Arizona. Their mission to help people to reconnect with themselves, Spirit and Mother Earth through Shamanic and other healing practices. They view their role as two-fold — to assist our clients in re-acquiring the tools for their growth and then to hold a safe space for them to do their work. It is by using these new tools that growth and healing happen.
Gary and Debbie came together as life partners almost three decades ago, neither seeing the journey on which they had embarked.
Gary Gent is a traditionally trained Shaman of Cherokee/Irish descent. Gary began his shamanic training at the age of six. His father was one-quarter Eastern Cherokee of the Wolf Clan and what Gary calls a “Closet Shaman”. As is typical with traditional training, Gary’s training began without explanation spending many hours on focus and concentration exercises, as well learning to work with Spirit, animals, and nature. After experiencing “life” for a time, Gary was called to finish his training.
As Gary returned to his shamanic studies, Debbie began refining the psychic and healing abilities that were forbidden throughout her childhood. Her close connection with Mother Earth and the Elemental realm assisted her in the teachings of their two children and raising them in a shamanic household, as well as taught her much about plants and animals. She has also re-learned a number of body/mind/soul therapies including shamanic training, hypnosis, flower essences, Reiki, aromatherapy, and energy balancing.
Together, they began walking the shamanic path and helping others re-gain their connections with Spirit and Mother Earth. Their journeys have taken them many places in the U.S., Canada and Europe. They currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Although they live in the city, they continue to walk the shamanic path in their daily lives.
Gary works full-time as a Shamanic Facilitator, doing journeys or shamanic healings, both in-person or by phone consultations. He conducts workshops on soul recovery, energy work and connecting with self, spirit and nature — walking a shamanic path.
Debbie Gent currently works as a Shamanic Coach, Hypnotherapist, and EFT Practitioner. She has studied a number of body/mind/soul therapies and draws on these many skills and blends these disciplines into her nurturing style. She also conducts self-empowerment workshops such as Reclaiming the Goddess Within, shadow work, and Past Life Regression, as well as facilitating group hypnosis programs and performing Comedy Hypnosis shows (Laughter is the best medicine!).
Gary and Debbie co-create workshops and conduct ceremonies such as sweat lodges, naming ceremonies and weddings. Both are Ministers and Diplomats of Earth Stewardship of The International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards.