This work is typically called Cultural Repair. This work involves various types of healing individual and historic trauma and disconnection of people from ancestral lineages and relationships to the earth, themselves, and other people. The processes used are nature, including tracking, bird language, sesonal and knowledge of place. We also implore the connection to the elements and traditional healing methods of specific lineages.
This is all foundational to rebuilding a healthy relationship to humanities interactions to nature, self and others. My traditional training this comes from my 27 years of working with various lineages, including the Woptura (Chipps) Lineage. Of which I’m a recognized lineage holder with documentation. I also work with lineages of the San Bushman, European healers, and other healing lineages.
One major aspect that we focus on as part of the healing process are what I typically call the Advanced Connection Practices. These are the ancient rituals and rites which facilitate deepening people connection and ensuring their healthy movement around the wheel of life. In complete cultures this would have been the part of all the entire community’s responsibility, but the practices would often be facilitated by one or two well learned individuals; what we call Advanced Connection Practice Facilitators. In the post modern world we have a severe shortage of Advanced Connection Practice Facilitators which has created a bottle neck in the Cultural Repair movement. With the training and permission of the lineages I’ve been initiated in, I am training Advanced Connection Practice Facilitator around the world.
Understand that a personal healing journey is a lifetime journey, as is being a Advanced Connection Practice Facilitator. This work takes a lifetime commitment and at each stage a facilitator holds more responsibility. For those who have the desire and the commitment to walk this path, I will walk beside you.
There are a number of ways to enter into a personal healing journey or make the commitment to become an Advanced Connection Practice facilitator with me. The way we structure the initial relationship is often via a “course”. This provides structure which allows us to have phone conversations, in person meetings, provide teaching materials, and ensures a reciprocal exchange.
This is the most comprehensive course currently offered, in collaboration with the 8 Shields Institute. It was created through a collaborative effort of myself, Jon Young, Judy Gencarelle, and others. This course includes teachings of Culture, Cultural Repair, Deep Nature Connection, Cultural Mentoring, Advanced Connection Practice, Rites of Passage, Visionary Leadership, 8 Shields Community Design. This course is applicable to both people looking for a personal immersion in healing and those committed to become Advanced Connection Practice Facilitators.
This course is 8 months long and include:
For more information or to register: http://8shields.com/programs/leadership-initiation-project
I typically have a number of shorter weekend workshops happening throughout the year. At this time I have one course developing in the NW and another in the SE region of the US. These course are to held in Nov. and Dec. I’m open to developing courses at new locations as my schedule can provide. These courses are often customized to the local area, time of year, and the needs of the participants. Workshop topics can include, but not limited to:
If interested in creating an offering in your local area, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal (one on one) Mentoring conversations. Includes written material (PDF) and other resources. Conversations can be recorded. Please contact me for more information: email@example.com
*We DO NOT charge for ceremony. The fees involved are only to cover the cost of the mentoring program*
*All courses are offered “at cost” for all tribally enrolled Native American participants*