December Ancestral Healing Circle

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Hello all! Save the date for our monthly Portland/PNW ancestral healing circle in December. I look forward to being together in community and holding space for intentional reverence and ritual for our beloved ancestors.

We will be gathering Sunday, December 2nd from 11am-1pm 

These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.
 
Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage. If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
 
What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are padded chairs and floor cushions
Payment if paying at the event (exact change is best)
 
Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address Secures your spot. Space is limited to 12 participants.
 
Location
please contact Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org or 541-782-8209 for location, as it will be in a private residence in NE Portland. Please note there are several stairs, feel free to email me with any accessibility questions.
 
Facilitator
Saskia Ison will be leading this circle. She is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.
 
Hope you can join!

Ancestral Feast

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Join me November 4th from 1-3 pm to feast and celebrate the food of our ancestors. Potluck style, all are welcome. The location is given with an RSVP (please RSVP by Friday Nov. 2), please email saskia@honeyintheheart.org to save a seat at the table. Blessings!

Intro to Ancestral Healing

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Hi all~

So happy to share that I will be facilitating an introduction to ancestral healing workshop on October 28th from 4-6pm at Sea Grape bath + body, here in Portland Oregon. All are welcome to join as we explore the importance and benefits of ancestral lineage healing, as well as being in ritual and visioning space together. Bring your questions and curiosities! More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/230711237505479/

-Artwork by Mia Ohki

October Ancestral Healing Circle

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Hello all! October is such a potent time to connect with our ancestors, as the veil between the living and the dead becomes the thinnest. As the seasons change and we move into this beautiful time of year, we will be gathering in community for ritual reverence, bringing our hearts and prayers for healing in our lineages. I hope you are able to join, all are welcome.

We will be gathering Sunday, October 14th from 11am-1pm 

These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.
 
Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage. If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
 
What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are padded chairs and floor cushions
Payment if paying at the event (exact change is best)
 
Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address Secures your spot. Space is limited to 12 participants.
 
Location
please contact Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org or 541-782-8209 for location, as it will be in a private residence in NE Portland, close to Broadway & 38th Ave. Please note there are several stairs, feel free to email me with any accessibility questions.
 
Facilitator
Saskia Ison will be leading this circle. She is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.
 
Hope you can join!

 

Ancestral Lineage Healing Intensive

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Join me  in community and ritual as I support this ancestral healing intensive co-led by Seyta Selter and Larisa Noonan on September 14th-16th in Olympia Washington!

Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world.

Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.

Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work.

Spaces are limited, 10am-5pm each day, cost is $400 for the three full days of ritual/training (a few spaces available for reduced cost/scholarship to keep the work accessible, please inquire directly).

Limited rustic camping on-site may be possible (please email seyta@innerlands.org if you are interested camping).

Preregistration and full attendance is requested, and registration is open: https://ancestralmedicine.org/event/olympia-intensive-7-27-2018/

We are strongly committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and variable means while also supporting our amazing teachers. If you need financial assistance to be able to join, please see our application for payment plans and partial scholarship spaces at https://ancestralmedicine.org/scholarship-application. If you would like to join us in keeping this work accessible or if you have enjoyed financial assistance previously and now wish to extend this gift to others, please consider a donation to our scholarship fund at https://ancestralmedicine.org/scholarship-fund.

Seyta Selter, MA (Olympia, WA) enjoys working with folks new to trance modalities, often focusing on honing inner perception skills, and believes that relating with the unseen is a natural, enriching aspect of human experience. She is a certified practitioner of ancestral lineage healing, and also practices depth psychology (embodied dreamwork and hypnotherapy) and spiritual counseling in Olympia, WA and online. She has an MA in East-West Psychology, is an adjunct faculty of dream psychology and consciousness studies at the Evergreen State College, and is also Dr. Foor’s assistant. Her ancestors hail from the Jewish diaspora, continental Europe, and the British Isles. For more info see: https://innerlands.org/

Larisa Noonan (Salem, OR) has specialized for nearly two decades in trauma healing, embodiment skills, and supporting healthy boundaries. She is a certified practitioner in ancestral lineage healing and weaves ritual and nature reconnection into all of her offerings. She is passionate about ancestral healing, supporting grief and loss, recovery from religious fundamentalism, and work with chronic pain/illness. She lives with her husband and son in Oregon’s Willamette Valley on the ancestral homelands of Kalapuyan peoples. Her ancestors are from France, the Netherlands via Ukraine, Germany, and Switzerland and her spiritual orientation is rooted in earth-honoring ritual, embodying ancestral gifts, and reclaiming animist values. For more info see: http://www.larisanoonan.com.

We acknowledge this event is taking place in the ancestral lands of the Lushootseed speaking Squaxin Island and Nisqually peoples. Folks whose ancestors are indigenous to this area are welcome to join this event by donation or gifting. We encourage participants to become educated on the history of the land and to support local Native organizations.

September

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Hello all! Taking a quick break from Ancestral Healing Circles this month, to regroup and get organized for the Fall. Looking forward to connecting more soon. May you and yours be well and thriving!

Newsletter

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Hello all!

Here is a snip from my recent newsletter that went out, where I talk about what is present in my life through psychological & therapeutic frameworks, ancestral lineage healing and my process of craft/creativity. I also include what I am up to with my work and offerings. To join the mailing list, there is a link at the bottom of each page on my website. Thanks for your time and presence, comments very welcome!

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how to lead with more vulnerability in life. The stories and narratives around vulnerability are so interesting to explore. Ones that I’ve found or heard from others sound something like this: the environment needs to be perfectly trustworthy to show up, I am stronger without vulnerability, vulnerability makes me touch my shame or be in relationship with less desirable emotions, I can’t feel in control of how others will perceive me, and so forth and so on. Do any of these sound familiar to you? What is the narrative that is present for you when the doorway to vulnerability is opening? I think it’s safe to generalize that most of us have one or more stories relating to vulnerability that we’ve inherited from an early age from our families or environments, or both.

                 The irony in it all for me, is that when we do show up in a heart centered vulnerable way, it creates an opportunity to be really seen and held in all that we are. When we’re able to be in relationship with our difficulties, our shadows, and have that witnessed or reflected back by others, it really also normalizes the humanity and health of our fuller human experience, instead of this unrealistic goal to stay at a baseline of happy (cue social media). My most vulnerable moments have been some of my most healing moments, where these narratives can shift, be challenged, and ultimately die in one way or another to make space for a new story. How do we collaboratively create a culture where vulnerability is the norm? 

August Portland Ancestral Healing Circle

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Please join me for our August gathering for ancestral community ritual and healing. This event will take place at the following date and time:
Saturday August 18th from 1-3pm, please arrive a few minutes early to get settled.
Please contact for location and to hold your spot at saskia@honeyintheheart.org
These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct trancework or visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.
 
Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage. If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
 
What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are padded chairs and floor cushions
Payment if paying at the event (exact change is best)
 
Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address Secures your spot. Space is limited to 12 participants.
 
Location
please contact Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org or 541-782-8209 for location, as it will be in a private residence in NE Portland, close to Broadway & 38th Ave. Please note there are several stairs, feel free to email me with any accessibility questions.
 
Facilitator
Saskia Ison will be leading this circle. She is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.
 
Hope to see you there!

July Portland Ancestral Healing Circle

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This month’s gathering will take place on July 14th, from 1-3pm in the afternoon.

These monthly group rituals are a place to come together and work directly on our practice of ancestral lineage healing, held in the framework of Dr. Daniel Foor’s ancestral lineage repair method. Each ritual meeting is established in culturally neutral prayer and focused on providing ritual community space for your direct trancework or visioning with your ancestral guides. Opportunities for supportive sharing and conversation are included in each ritual.

Prerequisites
Participants need to be familiar with Dr. Foor’s method and have established their practice by getting through at least the assessment stage.

If you haven’t been introduced to this modality, you can schedule a session with a practitioner before this event to go through the assessment, if you’d like to join us. Portland area practitioners include Teri Ciacchi, Rain crowe, Saskia Ison, Larisa Noonan, Seyta Selter, and Dare Sohei. Message or post for contact info.

What to Bring
Any small natural offerings like flowers, foods, etc. to carry your prayer to your ancestors (will most likely be offered to a fire)
A journal and writing utensil
Anything you need to be comfy — there are back jacks and floor cushions
Payment if paying at the event (exact change is best)

Cost & Registration
Cost for this event is $40-$20 sliding scale. Pre-registration via email to Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org, and/or payment via paypal to the same email address Secures your spot. Space is limited to 8 participants.

Location
please contact Saskia at Saskia@honeyintheheart.org or 541-782-8209 for location, as it will be in a private residence in NE Portland, close to Broadway & 38th Ave. Please note there are several stairs, feel free to email me with any accessibility questions.

Facilitators
Saskia Ison will be leading this circle. She is an ancestral lineage healing practitioner in training for certification by Dr. Daniel Foor. She resides in Portland Oregon, dividing her time between motherhood, ancestral reverence and ritual, stained glass, and psychotherapy. She believes in the power and beauty of community and is honored to join you in this work.

Hope you can join us!