Client Testimonials

“Dear Bill, Thank you so much for supporting me during my vision quest this summer. The Quest was amazing, intense and humbling. I appreciated your support and I am grateful for your presence in my life.”
— Heather, Teacher

Mr. Humphrey, Thank you for coming to speak to our psychology class here at UW-Platteville. You have a deep understanding of Shamanism and you are an inspirational teacher. Your guidance on the medicine wheel traditions was particularly moving.”
— Kim, Social Worker

“Mr. Bill-thanks for listening, especially for listening with such care and understanding. Thanks also for your unconditional love and support. You are a gifted healer.”
— Zoe, Teacher

“Bill, My gratitude to you is large. You are a gifted healer and your visit with our daughter was clearly right. The sparkle has returned to her eyes. Thanks for that!”
— Susan, Paren

“Thanks so much for getting back to me.  I appreciate your time and help. I am feeling much better today since working with you.  I am still kind of tired but hopefully there is a lot of changes taking place so that would make sense.  I would love to get the herbal remedies you recommend,   That would be wonderful.  I did look up spider as a totem.  It seems so odd to me that I would have a spider but after looking it up it made perfect sense.  The whole vision makes perfect sense.  I am so very excited for what is to come.  Thanks again for you all of your help.”
– Thanks, A

“Hello Bill, thank you again for the healing session Monday evening–very profound, indeed.  I so enjoyed meeting and conversing (and journeying, of course) with you.”
– “T”

“Good Morning Bill, thank you for providing such a wonderful workshop weekend! I can not express enough how much I enjoyed your offerings. I started incorporating the breath work in my daily workout routine at the gym this morning and I LOVE IT! And Bill…thank you, thank you, thank you for your session with my sister in law. You gave her hope as she heals from cancer and I believe that will make all the difference in the rest of her healing. I can see it on her. Looking forward to working with you both at our next Dreams gathering!”
– Blessings, J

“Good Morning Bill… Thank you…I feel GREAT! I haven’t felt this way in a very long time and I thank you for all the hard work and amazing healing work that you did with me. The spirit is strong with you…”

“Hi Bill….Thank you for the amazing session today! I can’t express enough how much that meant to me. I feel great! I want to hug the whole world with all the love I feel right now. I appreciate your willingness to support me and teach me more about this healing path. I have no fears and no doubts about it. Even though I know it will be hard…I know it’s what I am supposed to do. I look forward to spending more time working with you. ”
– JM

“I have experienced individual sessions with Bill, and found his work to be powerful in a subtle and reassuring way.”

“I grew up with a variety of complex traumatic situations. Bill has been able to meet me where I was at, and provide a safe and even enticing environment where I could explore more layers of my feelings, and leave the sessions feeling more stable, more connected to the world, and more brave and bold in my next healthy steps. He helped me to get unstuck, unfrozen, and move forward.”

“Bill: It was a pleasure to be in sacred space with you for the Earth Blessing Despacho here in Decorah. Thank you for your continued connection to this community. ”
– “J”

“Hi Bill, Thank you so much for a beautiful day at the Apprenticeship class. The stories, the warmth, the thoughts, the peace….all was wonderful.And thank you for your honesty and sharing. Oddly, it felt very empowering and humbling for me.The Despacho that we did today.  It was very lovely. ” Gratefully,
– ”H”

“Bill-appreciate the tone and pace you set each time with the Apprenticeship series, and how you remember to include the small gracious reminders that make for “quality time (and space).”  This is a gift and a skill I am grateful to have set before me.”

“Hi Bill, I wanted to thank you again for coming to my class. My students really enjoyed working with you–the whole experience was very powerful. I have had a number of students tell me that your visit was profoundly transformative for them. It was an experience that changed the way many of them interact and think about the material we discuss in class.  I am very grateful for the work you did in my class and continue to do on a day to day basis. You are much appreciated. Take care.”
– Scott Hurley, PhD, Assistant Professor
Religion and Paideia / Luther College

“Thank you for the care and compassion you offer towards those coming in at all levels of knowledge in the Shamanic Practicum. The Vision Quest is an amazing experience and was a life-changing experience for me. Your sensitivity, perception and support made it possible. Thank you, Bill.”

“Bill Humphrey is a skilled and sensitive teacher who has a unique ability to bring a group of students together and create a community. His deep knowledge of shamanic tradition is combined with genuine compassion and a wry sense of humor. I have witnessed his ability to create learning that touches one’s humanity and brings personal growth.”
— Mark L. Taylor MA LPC / RoundRiver Institute LLC

“Hi Bill. I hope you’re doing well.  Please count me in for the workshop on Saturday!  I don’t remember if I ever sent you this poem but I wrote it after our last healing session. Peace,”
–  Sharon / Shamanic Journey

“He took me to a secret place with drawings on the walls and ceiling. I had questions to ask, “Which way should I go?”, “Which path is right for my healing?” The people there knew me well but turned their backs to my ponders. They told my guide, my answers lie with the little girl who wonders. I didn’t quite grasp how to respond but let my trusty steed know, I will follow the girl wherever she leads while riding my steadfast buffalo. I rode from the depths of the caverns where my ancestors bid me farewell, To the tops of the mountains, where the little girl’s spirit did dwell. When I reached the peak of the mountain top, I knew my journey was through.  The little girl lead me to the answers I sought, the ones I already knew.”

“Dear Bill, Thank you so much for supporting me during my vision quest this summer. The Quest was amazing, intense and humbling. I appreciated your support and I am grateful for your presence in my life.”
– Heather, Teacher

“Mr. Humphrey, Thank you for coming to speak to our psychology class here at UW-Platteville. You have a deep understanding of Shamanism and you are an inspirational teacher. Your guidance on the medicine wheel traditions was particularly moving.
– Kim, Social Worker

“Bill, My gratitude to you is large. You are a gifted healer and your visit with our daughter was clearly right. The sparkle has returned to her eyes. Thanks for that!”
– Susan, Parent

“Mr. Bill-thanks for listening, especially for listening with such care and understanding. Thanks also for your unconditional love and support. You are a gifted healer.”

AS A FACILITATOR:

“We arranged for Bill to work with our entire high school student and administrative body on increasing group cohesion, cooperation with school agreements, and improving morale, as we had some new students who arrived with some rather open hostility towards authority. He was able to work some type of magic, in a short period of time, enabled a deep feeling of mutual respect, open communication, and healing. He has a knack for stepping into challenge with an individual or group, skillfully exposing its underbelly, and assisting pain to lift off.  Over the years we engaged him for varying intense challenges, only to have repeated equality and good humor to return.”

AS A WEDDING OFFICIANT:

“Bill’s sensitivity to us, and our desire to host a wedding that represented us, and our spiritual connection to the earth and other realms of spirit, was beyond compare. Our meetings to discuss and explore the ceremony also assisted us to grow closer as a couple, and newly blended family, as he sometimes included our children, who were then able to feel meaningfully included in the ceremony and our new family life’s spiritual aspects. We did a private prayer ceremony some days prior to the wedding, that was equally powerful and intimate as the day itself. People of all spiritual and religious backgrounds were deeply moved by Bill, as were we. The day and process were an incredible gift to us, tempered by his inner strength and calmness in the face of anything. We were both soothed and encouraged by Bill throughout the process and event.”