This is a virtual self-directed workshop facilitated through Teachable to explore tarot theory as a folk practice.  This course is offered on a one time payment of 33$ or two payments of $20. 

Folk tarot is Tess Giberson’s personal verbiage to describe their gender-nonconforming non-hierarchical approach to tarot. Folk tarot is a practice of reading tarot that values autonomy, collective power, joy, liberation, mutual evolution, and interdependence. Folk tarot is influenced by the work of authors such as adrienne maree brown, Silvia Federici, and Baruch Spinoza. Folk tarot evolved during Tess’s studies under soul tarot reader Lindsay Mack and tarotist Olivia Ephraim Pepper. Inspired by healing ancestral wounds and intergenerational trauma, Tess began describing their tarot practice as “folk” tarot to honour the divination traditions of their ancestors who believed magic (rather than sin) was our birthright. 









We all carry unresolved wounds, secrets, and pain from our childhood. Whether it was a friend moving away, caregivers who believed children should be “seen and not heard,” complex trauma, or needs that went unmet, as adults we can access our inner child to re-parent ourselves and heal. The tarot, when used a tool for self-reflection, can be a profound partner in the process of working with our inner child.

Healing the Child Within is a workshop on using the tarot for inner child work, guided by folk tarot reader and PTSD survivor Tessa Giberson. Together we’ll use the tarot to reflect on and release past painful experiences, feel our emotions in real time, communicate with our inner child, heal intergenerational and parental wounds, and extend compassion towards ourselves.

Prior experience with tarot may be helpful but not required for participation. This is not a theory-based workshop and we won’t be covering any tarot card theory.

This workshop may feel therapeutic, but is not intended as a substitute for therapy and the facilitator is not a therapist. Tess does not claim or intend to fix, treat, or diagnose trauma or any health condition. Inner child work can be triggering, so please honour your self and your nervous system.

This is a virtual self-directed workshop facilitated through Teachable full of tarot rituals to facilitate inner child work.  This course is offered on a one time payment of 35$ or two payments of $20.