Dermot O'Hara


I am a naturally born empathic intuitively developed Shaman,Healer,Teacher and Holistic Life Coach.I have worked professionally in my craft for over 30 years.My awareness unconsciously opened to me following a traumatic period in my life that manifested as a long dark deep darkness of depression in my mid 20's.
This long period or dark night of the soul was the initiation into the craft I practice today.As we often say in the craft Physician heal thyself.

The impact of these events acted as a catalyst and I unknowingly found myself on the path of the shamanic initiate intuitively questing for a spiritual soul recovery within myself.

A large part of my inner journey of evolving was guided for me through dreams and visions as I uncovered my path from other ancient times to that of the Shaman's Apprentice.

My evolvement took many years for me to process and integrate into my present conscious awareness as I battled with my ancestral shadow and demons.Over time I learned how to manifest and sustain my inner awareness of stillness to calm and clear my mind from within.When I managed to achieve this I would drop deep into a body numbing trance like state. Unknowingly I was reawakening my intuitive empathic skills as a Shaman.

During my quest for answers I accessed different modalities of soul recovery work as part of my recovery.Since that time I have continuously observed closely the inner process of the conscious unconscious development of our higher self awareness and how it can best be initiated and re-awakened to support the individual to
integrate and manifest positive change in our daily life.

I have been walking the path of the shaman in many lifetimes.I am a teacher of vast experience in my craft guiding others who wish to unfold their own true individual unique path of self empowerment and self healing.I work with many clients worldwide online and at my seminars with great success.

I also present workshops and teach Spiritual Meditation in my program Discovering the Stillness Within. Mastering inner Stillness is the foundation of all my work. I believe we must first look within and develop our own self awareness.Only then can we Illuminate and harness fully the healing presence of mind required to fully integrate the deep soul support needed to heal ourselves.

I also promote Shamanic Shapeshifting Yoga as a powerful tool to facilitate the Integration process to source and reinforce inner Healing.This along with my Discovering the Stillness Within Meditation ,Journey of the Drum and Ancestral Family Healing program of core personal healing complete the process of my work..

My work is that of the Shaman a powerful catalyst for change.My role is to challenge the initiate to step into their own power to manifest a lasting integrated Healing experience by facing their Demons and slaying their Dragon of Fear.

Using the many skills I have developed through my own life experiences of conquering anxiety panic attacks low self esteem suicide ideation and depression allows me to fully empathise and truly connect on a deep soul level with those who seek me out. I work to guide and support people through their own unique inner Vision Quest journey of awakening to an illuminated awareness of self empowerment inner peace mental health and spiritual growth. I know the way as I walk the path of the wounded healer every day.

Change is not something we embrace easily so in my the teachings I present you with achievable realistic goals as the first steps to supporting you achieve your balance of inner stillness. As you find your feet upon Mother Earth earth will begin to remember how to hear your own inner guide gently re- awakening you consciously to the true potential and the power you hold hidden deep within you to initiate positive change and healing within your lifepath.

I have over the years worked with many indigenous healers among their communities abroad and experienced first hand the craft that I had been guided into. As part of this work I am an International adviser to the Indigenous Education Institute U.S.A . I am also a member of the Irish Hypnotherapy Association.

My first work involved founding the Clondalkin Holistic Healing Centre in the suburbs of Dublin in 1993. Back then I recognized the great need for this facility in my area. From there I went on to share and teach the awareness of Inner Stillness through my Discovering the Stillness Within Programme. This was the first programme of it kind involving the process of Ancestral family healing,Integrated cognitive mindful thought and emotion process work of its kind in Ireland. Most of this work evolved through what my clients presented in my residential weekend workshops and private sessions over a period of 19 years.

Since my own recovery took place back in the 80's I have always wanted to assist others in achieving the same breakthroughs in their own soul/ higher self recovery process as I had .To this end I was motivated to open the first complete Holistic Healing Centre providing the widest range of therapies ever under one roof in Ireland for
the community of the South West Dublin area.

Later in the 90's I went to New York with the idea of twinning the Clondalkin Centre with the Source of Light Centre in Manhattan.

In 2000 I moved the Centre to South William Street in Dublin's city centre. I stayed there and continued my work before opening the Rainbow Medicine Lodge in Athlone in 2001. Many will remember this from the late Gerry Ryan's radio show when we had the official opening live on air with Brenda O'Donoghue. This was set up as a safe place of refuge for those recovering from Depression, Suicide Ideation, Domestic violence, Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Sexual Abuse. Back then there were not many safe places people could go to deal with these issues in Ireland.Most of this work was still deeply hidden and buried and many victims were still being controlled by shame and fear. Happily this has changed a lot since those early dark days and a lot more light has been shone on this whole area of soul recovery from our past.

These days I mostly work internationally as well as online. From time to time when the demand requires I hold my nationwide clinics. Many of my clients will testify that an online session with me is just as effective as the personal visit one to one. Some even say they can feel me in the room with them as we move through the session such is the level of empathic awareness that I possess. It can suit the client's needs timewise also especially when they live far away.

To day my work continues as I am called to travel the world more and more sharing my guiding insights and support with others seeking to walk their Spiritual Path. I teach people how to create a sustainable place of balance and harmony within themselves by Discovering the Stillness Within. With Stillness comes balance this awareness requires regular practice to reinforce and support the development of self awareness.

Today our environment is probably our biggest teacher. Mother Earth is now reflecting back at us our in-balance and lack of harmony with her and ourselves. We as a community in the Global Village need to work together to stop those who are urinating up stream in the river and contaminating our drinking water. If we fail to address this we will simply continue the negative conditioning and the cycle of infection will continue. We need to wake up and learn to respect Mother Earth. The Goddess of Creation gives us the Water we drink the Air we breathe and the Food we need to live upon her..

My approach teaches how to nurture our Souls connection to our grounded soul path.This is a path that will lead you to a more practical way of integrating Spiritual practice into your life. This practice I teach will enhance your quality of life and reduces any unnecessary stress you may be experiencing in your daily life. In achieving this level of practical self awareness you can manifest a fulfilling life of happiness and contentment.


Brightest Blessings of Illumination always


Jackie Alvarez  San Diego CA.                                                                                                                 had suffered from very painful lower back pains since the age of 28, I am now 51. Went to the Chiropractor, did Acupuncture and the pain would go away for a few months and then come back. My sister told me about Dermot O'Hara and how wonderful his workshops were. I didn't have anything to lose, so I scheduled a private Soul Illumination Integration healing session with him. It took place in Chula Vista, CA. in the month of April, 2013. The healing that takes place is "out of this world", Dermot O'Hara and the sacred power animals spirits that help him are a Godsend for everyone. I truly recommend him .I remain to this day pain free.

Kathy Dolphin , San Diego, CA                                                                                                                      Dermot  has the ability to help focus personal awareness to the places needing the deepest healing.His soul retrieval works like nothing else in this world. We can all benefit from his objectivity since most of us are so closely stuck in our patterns that we can't see what is needing attention.His retrieval of my inner child from an early childhood automobile accident helped me to recover a part of myself that kept me from reaching my full potential as a singer.At age 61 after 30 years of singing and 5 years of voice lessons,I was finally able to drop my jaw and sing my high A with full gusto.Dermot's maturity, wisdom, empathy and kindness act as a catalyst for those who are ready to make changes.He is the real deal, a true shaman. We all need what he has to offer. 


Natalie Grigson‚Los Angeles CA
 Columnist for the Los Angeles Health Magazine..   

 It… Was… AWESOME. Last Sunday this party of parties went down at the Avalon Theater, from approximately 4pm to midnight. Now I’m not going to spend this entire post telling you all about the event that was amazing after all; and while I believe dancing the night away is spiritual in its own right, I have a feeling you guys are looking for something a bit more concrete. So. Let’s get down to business.I spent a good portion of my evening in the Healing Room on Sunday, where I watched some extraordinary things.  I’m going to focus on one amazing man in particular, Dermot O'Hara, the “Celtic Shaman from Ireland,” is, well, a Shaman from Ireland. He specializes in Soul Illumination Integration Sessions, Goddess Brigit’s Celtic Grove teachings Workshops and Celtic Fire Ceremonies.I’ve been hearing about Dermot O’Hara ever since last years festival. Apparently, he has quite the following—which I found out around 5:30 on Sunday when I went in to see him; he was booked until 10 pm. So I waited (mostly on the dance floor) and when I sat down across from him at 10:00 on the dot, I knew immediately that this fellow was worthy of the buzz.

“Alright, Natalie. I’m going to grab some water and when I get back, why don’t you tell me what’s going on with that right knee of yours?” He asked. Then he got up and left me to collect my jaw from the floor.  I hadn’t mentioned anything about my knee; I’d hardly had time to tell him my name. When he sat back down, I closed my eyes, and much like a Reiki healer, or any other type of energy healer, really, he moved his hands, hovering over different parts of my body. Occasionally he’d ask me to breathe in or out deeply, and he’d do the same, making a sort of leonine noise in his throat. He focused a lot on my right side, my hips, my lower back, and my lower stomach. And then at the end, he did something—I don’t know what, as my eyes were closed, and I could only feel the air moving from his hands before my face—but it felt like he was pulling something out of me, like an elastic band that had been too tight this whole time, but I’d never noticed.The greatest part about my experience with Dermot was this last bit. When I opened my eyes, I expected him to do that thing that most healers do—you know, tell you about how your energy is terrible, or how you have these pent up issues, or, basically, make you feel like crap about yourself, but it is okay, because they are just trying to free you from it. You know, that thing.But he didn’t do that. In fact, he very practically, gave me some self-massage techniques to help loosen up the muscles on my right side, that are effecting the way my knee works.,So if you’re interested in meeting with a world-renowned healer I absolutely recommend getting in touch with Dermot.

The Wizards Of Inchicore 1937
Here are my two Great Uncles in action doing tea leaf readings way back. I had the pleasure of growing up with these two jokers by my side. Two of the most beautiful souls you could ever meet. I feel so blessed and lucky as they both still watch over me today along with my Dad and Grandparents.
Back in the day these two beautiful souls would have been classed as deeply religious but today they would be seen as be deeply loving gentle spiritual men.
Like the many of the thousands of men who worked in the Inchicore Railway Joe and Frank had a great devotion to our Blessed Mother as they called her. This Goddess awareness was passed on to me with a lot more of the craft. These two men provided support for their local community in a way I would call secret love acts.They quietly went around Inchicore dropping food parcels to families who had fallen on hard times. From what I heard they were always a huge attraction at the Garden Fete every year as thousands would travel to this event and many would get a reading from the two wizards in the tea rooms on the day.My aunt Eileen Frankies wife always joked about how she dressed them up in bed quilts and curtains for the day. On my first communion my uncle Frankie predicted that I would become a priest, I said nothing that time. Some years later when I made my Confirmation Frankie again made his announcement but this time I was not having any of it. I contradicted him and said "No uncle Frankie if I do that then I cant have any girlfriends". Everybody had a great laugh including myself. Well years later how right he was about my vocation in the craft.

Today as they look over me they still like to play tricks on me around the house just to remind me that I am being looked after. How great it is to know they are all always there for me.


Written and sung by Dermot

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