What is Soul Retrieval?
From the shamanic view, when trauma occurs part of our soul essence leaves our body and goes to reside in the spiritual realms. This is a clever coping mechanism that enables us to live through trauma and loss, often memory loss can occur around the time of the traumatic event. The psychological term for this is dissociation. Soul loss can leave us feeling incomplete and may lead to suffering on spiritual, physical, emotional and psychological levels.
Upon receiving our soul essence back, we often feel more positive and creative. We become more present, grounded and whole. Life becomes more colourful and moving ahead feels easier. Great healing can occur. I highly recommend Sandra Ingerman's book 'Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self' for further reading on the subject.