Guided meditation and Goddess ceremony are generally considered nurturing and safe activities, particularly at beginning levels, which can involve practicing deep stillness, breathing, presence, and simple ritual actions. However, a gentle word of caution - at more advanced levels of meditation, spiritual healing, and inner journeying, it is important for you to be comfortable with using your powers of visualisation and concentration for a fairly long period, and to recognise that engaging in self-study and self-examination can at times feel emotionally distressing.
If you think you might feel uncomfortable engaging in this type of deep concentration or self-examination, then I would ask for you not to proceed beyond a beginning level of practice until you feel secure, ready, and comfortable with going further. It is important that if you have a medical, mental, or emotional condition that could affect your ability to participate safely in a ceremony or guided journey (especially online), please consult with your health care provider before engaging in the practice. This is not to say that a ceremony or meditation will be harmful to you, but it is better to be on the safe side!
As a Priestess in training and a ceremonial practitioner, I follow the Codes of Conduct of all Priest/esses trained by Glastonbury Goddess Temple as well as ethical boundaries that are found in a variety of shamanic traditions* in addressing the spiritual aspects of physical, emotional or mental dis-ease. I do not diagnose conditions, cure or prevent disease, or interfere with the treatment of a licensed health care professional.
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*The narrowest definition in English of the word 'shamanism' is the religion of the Ural-Altaic peoples of Siberia, to which I have no lineage, connection, or training. However, there is now both an academic and a practical recognition that the words 'shaman' and 'shamanism' have developed wider usage in English to include religious practices from other cultures that have similar features to Ural-Altaic Shamanism. These features might include, for example, the ability to have direct access to, and influence in, the spirit world, which is usually manifested during a trance and can empower practitioners to guide souls and relieve spiritual aspects that might be associated with an illness.
For anyone who is interested in some further reading, here is one interesting article on cross-culturally examining the concept of shamanism, which suggests some common features: https://hraf.yale.edu/cross-culturally-exploring-the-concept-of-shamanism/