Championing, cultivating and integrating Indigenous healing modalities around Mother Earth for all our relatives
Providing recovery and wellness for historical and generational trauma, advocacy for sovereignty, Mother’s Breath and Indigenous plant medicine.
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What we stand for
We are advocates to provide sacred recovery from historical and generational trauma in systems-impacted Native Americans, regenerative wellness and advocacy in indigenous communities and beyond, and to provide this through direct services, as listed in the section below.
Providing indigenous-centered healing, recovery and wellness
Somatic Archaeology is a practice developed by Ruby Gibson (Lakota, Ojibway, Mestiza). It is the process of becoming whole by curing your amnesia and remembering your stories. This knowledge affords you choices and restores to you the power to manifest your unique destiny in a conscious way. Somatic refers to the body, and Archaeology to the study of ancient cultures through examining their remains. When we bring the two words together, Somatic + Archaeology, we are denoting the capacity to excavate familial and cultural memory imprints buried in our body. Exploring somatic memory and body narratives help us understand what impels us biologically to certain behaviors and symptoms, and provides us with skills to release neurological patterns of historical amnesia so that we can become free to live unburdened, non-fragmented, compassionate and harmonious lives.
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method developed by Dr. David Grand that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Generational Brainspotting (GBSP) combines
Brainspotting with Somatic Archaeology, a transgenerational healing model developed by Dr. Gibson. GBSP is indicated specifically to provide healing for seven generations of inherited familial and cultural patterns. Our focus is on developing positive aspects of inheritance, and reducing traumatic aspects, such as: adverse childhood experiences, domestic and sexual abuse, addiction, anxiety, despair, grief, depression, attachment issues, survival coping mechanisms, stress biasing, adoption, war related trauma, genocide,
ethnocide, immigration, and removal from traditional homelands.
For indigenous cultures of the Americas, storytelling is used as an oral form of language associated with practices and values essential to developing one's identity. Somatic storytelling is an interactive self development practice and an invitation to explore the organic being that you are. Through breathing techniques, explorative movement, sound and stillness, somatic storytelling can a deeper understanding for the conversation between body and mind. Even when you do not speak your body expresses your internal experience through breath, posture, movement patterns, micro-movements, body language, interactions with the external environment and how your body responds to your inner being. The history of storytelling goes back thousands of years, it has many forms and it's in our nature of leaning to gather around to tell and listen to stories.
We provide a generational trauma recovery program consisting of five sessions over five months. Each session begins with three parts: 1) preparing an altar to honor Mother Earth and self; 2) inviting the ancestors; 3) breathing and grounding, then settling. If you are interested in participating in, sponsoring someone, or being sponsored, please email us.
Generational Trauma Timeline
The timeline is a visual chronology of the experiences that shaped your life, including trauma-inducing events, family history, birth story, and moments of resilience. Creating your timeline is the beginning of the reconnection to your ancestors. Mentally, it brings order to the chaos of suffering. Emotionally, it brings awareness to suffering. Spiritually it brings connection to our ancestors and Mother Earth. Physically, it brings a relationship to self and accountability to healing. It is a resourcing session to identify your life pattern and your recovery plan. When you remember, history is revealed, enabling you to recognize the trail of stories that formulate your life.
Journey 1 introduces somatic storytelling and the practice of Somatic Archaeology. Somatic storytelling is the practice of listening to and making sense of the stories your body, mind and spirit are continuously sharing with you. Somatic Archeology is the process of becoming whole by remembering all the parts of you. These 1:1 sessions involve providing safe migration to and from the somatic self where the generational trauma is stored. It is about listening to the body, not the mind - you can't talk your way to healing. We practice the five steps of somatic archeology: noticing, sensing, feeling, interpreting, regeneration.
Journey 2 is based on the integration of Journey 1. Your home environment, body, dreams, and any emotionality since Journey 1 will impact this journey's outcome. The mental space and the relationship between the client, Mother Earth and their ancestors will further cultivate healing and generational trauma recovery. The completion of this journey will provide resources for your emotional, spiritual, mental and physical health. An ease of relationship with one's ancestors emerges in a good way.
Journey 3 is based on the integration of Jouneys 1 and 2. By this time your body's rhythm has an archeological foundation of cultivated stories. The rhythm consists of the practicing and honoring of your relationship to your emotional, spiritual, mental and physical being. Our being is three fourths water, which is the emotional part of us. So this journey is focused on working with your own water / emotional being, to enable the emergence of pure regeneration.
Journey 4 is based on the integration of Journeys 1, 2 and 3. This is when you realize your purpose. This journey reconciles right relationship to the remaining elements of our being: our mental/air, spiritual/fire, physical/earth parts. This is the beginning of establishing healthy relationships, identifying a clear vision for our grandchildren’s grandchildren’s grandchildren.
Experienced doctors and Scientist form our medical staff
Solana's vision is to open her own “Recover Me in Wellness Center”. She promotes Native American and Alaska Native traditional teachings by being a Traditional Canoe Family Skipper, Speaker/Doer of Ancient Knowings, hunter & gatherer, traditional medicine keeper, Family Violence and Recovery Specialist, Generational Brain-spotting Practitioner, Somatic Archeology Practitioner, and Plant Medicine and Lactation Educator. Additionally, she utilizes Traditional Ceremonies, Traditional Art, First Foods, Birth and Death work, Storytelling or First Narratives, and her Positive Interconnectedness Model.
Annie Jones-Barnes is energized by relationships and garners relational capital from executives and grassroots leaders alike. Through her many positions and training, Annie has gained the skill and practice of inclusivity. She is Managing Partner/Principal Consultant at Colemon and Associates who specializes in diversity, equity and inclusion solutions. Her professional philosophy is motivated by her belief that “everyone is inherently great because they are made in the image of the Creator, as partners in humanity, our role is to create spaces and opportunities for everyone’s greatness to flourish!”
Patricia Colemon is a recognized C-Suite leader with decades of experience in leadership development and capacity building. She is a strategist, highly analytical and an empathetic listener who is Managing Partner/Principal Consultant at Colemon & Associates, a business management consulting firm. Patricia has a proven ability to lead diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives by mobilizing diverse work groups towards a common goal. Patricia earned an esteemed reputation for designing and implementing model programs that engage marginalized communities.
Without our first narratives, we would not have our ceremony and examples of Potlatch, Art, Canoe Society and other Societies. We would not be here today if our ancestors didn’t speak to examples of existing in harmony and protocol with Mother Earth and one another.
Advocates Of Sacred invites you, calls you to action to listen, learn and share stories. We have written a curriculum to train and teach historical trauma to organizations, native nations, healthcare providers, community organizations, children and families. Join us in weaving our truth, our creation and our breath to practice our first healing modality for a true sustainable recovery from generational trauma, civil unrest, pandemic wake, self marginalization, spiritual and emotional justice.