The Roots

The seed of The Healing Tree organisation was first planted in 1999 in Dorset and has grown steadily since that time. Now firmly rooted in North Cornwall at The Healing Tree Centre, it is still growing and offers shamanic healing, Reiki and other therapies as well as a diverse range of events and workshops

The Healing Tree (tm), run by Derek Gane, is a UK not for profit community organisation and shamanic education and healing centre that aims to promote Conscious living, thinking and action that includes  healing, wellbeing, co-existance with all beings as well as ancient earth wisdom in the community. Based on 18 acres of beautiful land, woodland and river with stunning views of moorland and beyond. There's a full programme of workshops, events, healing and therapies in North Cornwall UK.

We are an approved training provider with accredited shamanic practitioner training and Reiki training courses under I.P.H.M.

The Healing Tree Centre Foundation

 is a separate charity, formed in March 2015, whose purpose is to develop the Healing Tree Centre so as to educate about health, healing and well-being and shamanic wisdom and ancient earth wisdom along with environmental education and conservation of the immediate natural habitat and living in a sustainable way. It aims to support other charities that fit in with its ethos.

What we do

Welcome into the world of the Healing Tree Centre. Click on a pic to navigate to that page. 

Shamanic Healing

Within my practice as a shamanic healer, I offer the opportunity for you to reconnect with your true self. I have been a Shamanic healer for nearly 20 years. If you feel shamanic healing could help you, or you would like to discuss any aspects of this, then click on the photo for more information. 

Shamanic Practitioner Training

I, Derek, have been teaching shamanic practice for  over 18 years and am an experienced shamanic healer / practitioner. 
I am happy to guide you through all  aspects of shamanism and the Shamans Quest Practitioner training is now in its 9th year

Click on the photo for full details and downloads.

Reiki Training

The Healing Tree is an approved training provider for Reiki training and accredited with I.P.H.M. For more details, go to the Reiki page. 

Shamanic Guidance

This is a great time of re=awakening for many people as the Earth is calling us to listen and to act, for ourselves and for others.  

If you need guidance to navigate through this time then please contact me. more details ..... 


A full programme of events at The Healing Tree Centre.  Go to our Events page to see the programme. 

School of Esoteric Wisdom

Evening development circle  delving deeper in to the Mystery.


Check out what therapies and treatments are available and enquire about booking an appointment. 

Shamanic Drums and Tools

Beautiful hand made drums, rattles and shamanic tools for sale or come and make your own in small groups or workshops.

Cornwall Wild

Enjoy the wild land of North Cornwall in one of our beautiful secluded dwellings, From Ravens Nest, a Mongolian Yurt, maybe our traditional tipi or Owls 'Oot, a secluded woodland cabin all in 18 acres of pasture and nature burtsing woodland

Wild Hearth Retreats

Wild Earth - Wild Heart - Wild Hearth
Come, let go and immerse yourself deep in the wild and magical nature of Talisman Woods. It is time to find our own true nature and step up in this pivotal time.
4 day immersive retreat 

About me

My pathway and passion is shamanic with my own eclectic blend of experiences and learnings though I prefer to think of myself as C of E, a Child of the Earth. I run The Healing Tree Centre in Cornwall with a growing community where I run my teachings and welcome others ...................

Online Portal

Access to learning resources for The Shamans Quest Online training and the School of Esoteric Wisdom. 

Earth Keepers

Come and share your skills, learn new ones and enjoy each others company as we undertake practical conservation projects and then commune around the fire. Open to all.   We're currently open up overgrown woodland rides to promote more wildflower diversity. This winters / springs work planned; hedgerow planting,  stone sourcing from river and laying tracks, sitting around the fire! Scheduled for 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, check first in case of cancellation. Contact for more details. 


Shamanic Drum Circles

A monthly Shamanic journeying and drumming group for both fledgling and experienced. If you are starting out on your journey and would like to explore the realm of the shaman then come along and join us. A warm welcome to those with more experience who would like explore more within a circle.


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We have a wildlife trail camera regulaly documenting the Deer, Badger and other wildlife and othe Tales from Talisman Woods and Tales from the Healing Tree

Fundraising for Donations
2024 - This year, we are aiming to buy an off-road UTV quad vehicle to enable those with mobility issues to be able to join us on our woodland experiences and other events with challenging access. I am always grateful to be able to immerse myself deep in the woods and nature and my hope is to be able to provide that same connection and experience for those who find it challenging to get there.  Please help us. 
2023 £130.88 (as of Nov) from our drum circles to the Academy of Tantra and Shamanic Studies. Run by Bhola Banstola aiming to unite the lineages of indiginous Tantrikas and the Dhami-Jhankri - Shamans of Nepal.   Focusing on research, documentation and preserving sacred places for the next generations. 
2022  £300. This year we have been supporting Amnesty International UK in our drum circles and shop donations pot. 
As of December, we have donated £300 to Amnesty International from the Shamanic Drum Circle . 

2021 £60 from drum circle for Afghan Aid to help refugees. 

2020; £180 To mark the reopening of the Shamanic drum circle all profits were donated to Survival to support tribal communities across the globe. 

2017; £200 In the coming autumn season, we will be planting an area of land at The Healing Tree Centre with deciduous trees and scrub so as to increase diversity to benefit the birds and other wildlife as well as to improve screening and shelter. All donations from shop sales and a percentage from therapies and festival work will support this.  

2015;  £460 donated to Shelterbox funding  TWO custom designed shelter tents each of which will help a family survive the perils after a disaster.

2011; £228 for Survival International who work for tribal peoples rights worldwide. 

2009; £200 towards the Shelterbox charity, towards helping the crises in Samoa and Sumatra.

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