I’m grateful for every opportunity to connect those in spirit with their loved ones, and thankful to all the clients, students and retreat participants who share their experiences. Nearly every connection brings about healing, and when your story is shared, you encourage others to reach out for their own opportunity for healing. What could be more loving than that?

Shared Connections

Readings & Event Participants

Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, or uncertainty is keeping you from moving forward in your own journey, scheduling a reading can be your first step toward piece-of-mind and a healing heart. When you are ready, booking a psychic or mediumistic session or joining us at an upcoming live event is as easy as a click of a button.

Carol has a true gift. I came to her when I was still raw and grieving for a dear friend who passed away. She was able to connect with him, allowing me the comfort, peace and validation that he was safe and at peace. I have also had the opportunity to witness Carol practice physical mediumship where she was able to embody the spirit of a deceased loved one. It was one of the most amazing, healing and truly inspiring experiences I have yet to experience. Carol’s messages are only of love, and are always of the most pure intent exemplifying her grace and compassion. I highly recommend her services.

Aleka Thorvalson

Carol Cottrell’s amazing abilities have helped me through many events in my life. I’ve seen many mediums in the past, but Carol was the only one who could truly tap into those I needed to talk with. She’s a compassionate soul who has been there to guide me through life changes such as career changes, family concerns and much more. She’s been a blessing to me. The universe brought us together for a reason and I’m so thankful for that.

Ryan Nelson

My sister and I had the privilege to get a reading from Carol. She is not only an excellent medium, but she is truly a remarkably gifted spiritual person and this comes through in her work. She made us feel very comfortable. Her caring and calm personality was so peaceful and relaxing. We had no idea what to expect from the experience and it was truly breathtaking! We got numerous validations which weren’t just generalizations or guesses. No leading questions were asked of us, only answers and facts. Thank you for sharing your incredible gift with us! Without a doubt, it was an evening we won’t forget anytime soon!

Petra Sorelova

This was my first visit with a medium and I couldn’t have been more impressed and happy with my experience. I did extensive research to find someone genuine and I was not disappointed. Ms. Cottrell was such a delight and explained her process well. I appreciated the suggestion to take notes, as my recorded session later got deleted. I was careful not to reveal any information and I was fully aware of the minimal if any revealing google information. The spirit that I hoped to connect with came through. I was able to confirm information as it came through. She described specific appearance, details, and dates that was not public knowledge and otherwise couldn’t have known. I am so grateful to have such an incredible gift shared with me. Information may come through that won’t make sense. Trust me, it just might later. My spirit showed her a belt buckle and I had no clue what significance that had. A close family member immediately broke down as I was telling her about this. I was reminded of the significance and it left us in awe. I would definitely do this again. Thank you for giving me the peace I needed.

Ginny Adams

One of the most spectacular hours in my life!!! So happy I went to her!

Elizabeth Holmes

I saw Carol today for my very first medium experience. I had all my hope into talking to my husband who recently passed. I was in awe of her. she was just about as spot on as they come. She is genuinely sweet hearted, calm, understanding, and extremely reassuring. There is a whole ton I want to explore more and I will absolutely be scheduling again soon. I absolutely recommend her. She also explained the difference of things to me as well as how she perceives the word, meaning sight, smell, feelings etc. Carol is truly truly amazing.

Amanda Mast Darnell
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Psychic Mediumship Development

Want to learn how to use your intuition to guide you through life, how your own passed loved ones are connecting with you, or are curious about using your own psychic or mediumistic abilities to help others? My courses and workshops are designed for all interests and stages of psychic mediumship development.

Mediumship Mentorship

I offer a private mentorship program that’s individualized specifically for where you are in your journey. This 12-week mentorship program is offered just twice a year, with a maximum of just three students accepted per 12-week program.

Spiritual Retreats

Travel to sacred places to nurture the connections that strengthen our souls’ power, passion, and purpose. Retreats are not just for mediums-in-training but can provide healing and growth for anyone ready to deepen their connections to all the loving energies that support us – nature, our souls, and those in spirit.

Mediumship Student Reflections

Class & Mentorship Participants

Since 2016, hundreds of curious people have followed the nudge to participate in my classes and mentorship program. Some join with the intention of becoming professional mediums; some with the hopes to recognize their passed loved ones’ attempts at communications and others with the desire to learn to recognize and trust their own intuition. Over the years, many have used what they learned to move forward, not only as psychic mediums, but in following their intuition to paths beyond what they could have imagined: internationally recognized podcasters, authors, facilitators of healing in all forms and fashions, artists, teachers, psychics, mediums and more. I’m always honored when a student describes their experience in one of my classes or mentorship program as “life-changing.”

I recently took Carol’s “Awaken Your Ability” class, and it was phenomenal. It was an excellent, high value class. I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it. The format was fantastic and each segment was the perfect length of time. The exercises were very helpful and aligned well with what we had just learned.

Carol is an exceptional teacher and it was an honor to learn from her. Her studio is beautiful and so peaceful. I’m so glad to have met Carol and am grateful to her for sharing her knowledge. She’s kind, patient and a great communicator, which, in combination with her expertise and experience, makes her an ideal teacher. I can’t say enough good things about Carol or “Awaken Your Ability.”

Allison Barbera

This past weekend, I attended ‘Expanding Your Ability, A Weekend Workshop’ in Charleston and while I was excited for the opportunity to work on my mediumship skills, I had no idea how transformative the experience would be. Carol gathered a group of eight women — I didn’t know what to expect and only knew one other gal (and had a reading once with another). I can honestly say that the weekend bonded and changed us all profoundly. It pushed many out of our comfort zones with surprise activities that enriched the experience in ways I can’t even begin to explain. If Carol offers this experience again, run — don’t walk — to sign up for the chance to participate. I know I will.

Diane Brounstein

All I can say is ‘Wow’!  Who knew that I would be able to have a direct connection to the spirit world!  I took Carol’s 4 week course “Awaken your Ability” and then continued with her weekend workshop.  The whole experience was amazing!  Carol took us step by step into reading our own intuition … learning to listen to our guides and or higher selves and to know the difference between their input and our own consciousness.  We were also taught techniques in communicating with the spirit world.  When that connection is made, the feeling just overwhelms you with joy in your heart!

My interest in Mediumship has only been in the last couple of years.  Before that, I believed that you had to be born with the ‘gift’.  Carol’s teaching methods prove otherwise!  Thank you Carol!!!

Donna Reeves

I first met Carol through a group reading event. I was blown away to be honest. I clearly connected with my dad. I had had such anxiety all year (a first) but after that session I have been incredibly calm. I had a follow up question and Carol called me! She helped me and was patient and kind. I signed up for the Awakening your Abilities class. I learned so much. It was quite powerful. I can’t stop smiling! I also did a second group reading event. Not only was my own connection with a dear friend wonderful, watching the experiences of everyone else connecting with their loved ones was incredible. I would recommend a reading and/or a class without hesitation. She is the real deal! Thank you Universe, for putting her in my path.

Karen Brounstein

I’ve known Carol Cottrell for more than 15 years as a very kind, honest, bright, and down-to-earth person. And I have been so impressed by her talent and integrity in bringing messages to people from their passed loved ones. Recently, I took her “Awaken Your Ability” class to grow my skills as a medium. Each session was fun and friendly. Carol was full of encouragement and helpful tips on various techniques. We had many opportunities to practice these techniques in class and also were given homework that was a pleasure to learn and practice. By the last class, I experienced both a stronger connection as a medium and better accuracy in the information that came through. I’ll continue to practice these skills. This class was a fantastic experience for me, and I urge others to take it!

Kitty Fahey

Working with Carol has brought so much light and healing into my life. I came to her for a reading just weeks after losing someone I love deeply, and during the reading I received so many answers to my questions (which were later validated through conversations with friends and family members), so much reassurance and love, and the realization that our connection would continue on.

Because of this realization, I took Carol’s Awaken Your Ability class because I wanted to better understand this connection and make sense of the messages, signs, and feelings that I was receiving. The class was incredibly comprehensive, full of insight, kindness, and humor, and I came away from each session with an even greater appreciation for the work Carol has put into her skills. On top of that, with each hands-on activity, each person in the class ... Read More

Joy Uyeno

Carol is an amazing medium and teacher! She has played an integral part in my development as a psychic and medium. I initially took her “Awaken Your Abilities” class which helped lay the foundation of my capabilities. I attended her workshops and these further enhanced my skill set. I had the privilege of her one-on-one mentorship program and my confidence and abilities have been taken to new heights. She is such a special, patient soul and she really pushes your boundaries of what you think you’re capable of. Carol’s wealth of experience and expertise is incredible to have in our area. First class training! –

Angel Teresa Ficenec-Johnson

I have had the pleasure of receiving readings from Carol, taking her classes and mentoring under her. Carol is an incredible medium, and a kind, patient and generous teacher. I started her mentorship still very uncertain of my mediumistic ability. Her guidance held me accountable, gently pushed me to expand, educated me about so many things (literally a whole new world) and gave me the confidence to finally take the leap and begin to practice. She is honest, ethical and embodies reverence for the sacredness of this work. Thank you so much, Carol! I’m very grateful to have found you.

Karen Briggs Updyke

Carol is not only a gifted evidential medium, she’s also an incredible and patient teacher of intuitive studies. She continues to teach me how to develop my communication with spirit – as well as the art of connecting with my own spirit. She is a healer in every sense of the word and I’m grateful for her guidance.

Kate O'Brien

Working with Carol has been the greatest gift I’ve given myself.  Her knowledge and mediumship skills are nothing short of awe-inspiring, and she has lovingly (and patiently!) mentored me to a level I never imagined I could achieve.  We are so fortunate she is in Charleston.  Many people have to travel the globe to work with a medium of her caliber!

Andrea St. Amand

I had the privilege of “studying” under Carol. I searched for a long time to find “the right fit” for me. Carol is everything I could ask for in a teacher and a medium. I took her 4 week “Introduction to Mediumship” and found a whole new group of good friends along the path. We all bonded along the way, and Carol was the perfect mentor for our journey. Not only was she excellent teaching us, she made it so much fun. A lot of hands-on exercises, as well. I have learned so much, but still have so far to go in my goal. believe she can get me there. Thank you, Carol.

Cindy Thompson

I had the privilege to take Carol’s first Introduction to Mediumship class. It was amazing. Carol is so much more than just “the teacher”; she is such a wonderful person and mentor. Carol creates a space where you feel safe to learn and develop your gifts. Carol encourages, listens and helps you build the confidence to believe in yourself. I highly recommend Carol – whether you take her classes or go for a reading. She is an amazing, caring and very gifted medium and friend.

Ruthe Volinskie

Working with Carol has been one of my greatest joys over the last few years. I was connected to her originally by a mutual friend during a year filled with loss, tragedy & grief in my life.  I was skeptical of mediumship, although I had had my own experiences over the years that I couldn’t explain.  My rational mind and Catholic upbringing had me discredit and fear that which I could not explain.  I was, however, open, curious, & grieving and through Carol and her connection to Spirit was able to gain a tremendous amount of comfort & peace surrounding those I had lost.  I believe, without a shadow of a doubt  after working with Carol, that our loved ones are always with us even if they are no longer in physical form.

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Stephanie Burg

I delayed taking a mediumship class until I found a teacher I felt that I could trust. That teacher is Carol. She is loving and sensitive while being grounded, very experienced and highly disciplined, all of which give her teachings and readings accuracy and effectiveness. She jam packed each night with information, laughter and hands-on experiences. She provided a warm environment where everyone could share concerns and insecurities. We now have a group of friends for life and undying respect for Carol and her work.

Andrea St. Amand

Carol is amazing. Yes, she absolutely is the real deal. But what she does is so far beyond just giving message, she is a teacher and helper at heart. After having a reading with her I felt I had to know more and took one of her classes. I would put myself in the not gifted category but with her skills as a teacher it is clear we all have these gifts but just don’t know how to connect to them. Go, get a reading, take that class, don’t think about it just do it!

Kate Trotter

Mediumship Retreat Reviews

Nurturing Our Connections

When life has us pulled in so many directions, it can be difficult to nurture the connections that allow us to explore and appreciate our journey. Nurturing Our Connections Retreats was created to provide the time, energy, and place to recognize and develop the connections that help us (re) ignite our passion, purpose, and power. Nature, our souls, our ancestors, all the mystical energies who support us, and our loved ones in spirit all play a part in these healing retreats.

"This retreat was so nourishing and enriching for me. I learned more about myself and was able to deeply connect with the magic in nature and in Ireland. We had the perfect blend of people, and we all formed deep lifelong friendships with each other as well as with people we met along the way.

Our lodgings at Minmore Mews was just fantastic! Our Irish host Donal went above and beyond for us with his generosity, kindness and great sense of humor! The whole trip was absolutely divinely orchestrated and wonderful! Carol and her team (Reiley and Neomi) brought nothing but love , support and FUN to this experience. I had an absolute blast during this journey of learning and self-growth, and I will sign up again for another fabulous retreat with Carol, anytime and anywhere."

"Nurturing Our Connections was filled with extraordinary experiences! This retreat was the perfect blend of mediumistic experientials and learning new ways to connect to our soul’s purpose, to our spirit guides, and to the various spirit energies that surrounded us nature.

The beautiful setting really enhanced our connection to the earth and enabled us to easily tap into her healing energy in ways that were quite powerful. The sound bath was really the frosting on the cake. I loved every minute! How soon can I sign up for another?!"

"After 2 recent deaths in my family, I needed some clarity and time to grieve. I decided to attend the retreat in Ireland for a number of reasons. I needed to quiet my mind and make peace with the guilt I was feeling for not being present when my family members passed. I went to Ireland with an open mind and wanted to open myself to all possibilities of connection. Connections with my loved ones, nature, the past, the present and the magical healing that Ireland provides. I came away changed and filled with thoughts of new beginnings. I highly recommend this retreat."

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