When fracturing of a person’s spirit self occurs and soul parts leave, there are openings in the spirit body. These spaces can collect energies – thoughtforms, stories, emotions, feelings, elementals, even soul parts from others. Such intruding energies can lead to physical, emotional and mental disease, not because these energies are particularly “bad” but rather because they do not belong within us. In the extraction healing process, the shamanic healer, with the assistance of one or more helping spirits, scans and removes these energetic intrusions from the client’s spirit body. The removal is done in a careful and compassionate way, and the helping spirit insures that the intrusions get back to where they belong. Often, an empowerment of compassionate boundaries is included as part of the healing session. In every session, the helping spirit gives the client an infusion of healing power.