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Online Mother Wound Ancestral Healing Course

Online Mother Wound Ancestral Healing Course

May 13th-July 31st

Are you interested in uncovering the nuanced ways in which the collective mother wounding impacts your waking life via your maternal blood lineages within a virtual supportive group, but also in private sessions?




Are you interested in uncovering the nuanced ways in which the collective mother wounding impacts your waking life via your maternal blood lineages within a virtual supportive group, but also in private sessions?

The mother wound is a matrilineal wound, a burden that manifests in mothers, and is passed on from generation to generation. It’s the pain and grief that grows in a woman as she tries to explore and understand her power and potential in a patriarchal society that doesn’t make room for it, depriving her of her destiny and forcing her to internalize the dysfunctional patterns learned by previous generations of women.

I’d like to share with you this personal endeavor which has had a significant pull on my heart since I offered this workshop last year. On a macro level, I can not escape the current world landscape as I feel the pull to dig in and learn wholesome ways of creating better landscapes in which to live. My go-to always is to seek wisdom from the healed ancestors and they have been in constant dialogue about the divine feminine energies needing more emphasis. On this level, we examine the collective wounding of the archetypal mother and how that plays out in larger arenas and earth disconnection. To create the macro-level change we must heal the inner landscapes of the collective ancestral mother wounds, the manifested burdens and how they play out in our daily lives. I’m talking here about how we treat ourselves, the level of violence we allow in our personal space, our family, and in particular, the feminine in your life, your mothers, daughters, aunts, and female friends.

Manifested Burdens

Symptoms of the mother wound include comparison: not feeling good enough, shame: a consistent background sense that there is something wrong with you, attenuation: a feeling you must remain small in order to be loved and a persistent sense of guilt for wanting more than you currently have.  Frequently this is manifested as: not being your full self because you don’t want to threaten others, having a high tolerance for poor treatment from others, emotional care-taking, feeling competitive with other women, self-sabotage otherwise known as self-sorcery, and being overly rigid, controlling, and judgmental.

The Work:

Those new to ancestral healing or already engaged in the work are welcome to participate. Even within healed maternal lines we often discover nuanced indoctrinated belief patterns that can be cleared.

This 3-month private/group experience includes:

  • Introductory online live conference call to set up our work together, including ritual opening and time for Q&A, May 13th from 7-8:30 PM EST,
  • 3 private matrilineal ancestral healing sessions (one hour each) scheduled at your convenience with Shannon (one session each of the three months of the course) beginning with an assessment of the four primary bloodlines and continue toward connecting with an maternal ancestral guide to anchor blessing and bring healing through one of the lines. These sessions can occur in person or over the phone.
  • Private dedicated Facebook page and discussion space for connecting and sharing with other circle participants about experiences & a question and answer space with Shannon for our circle via a dedicated Google group
  • Concluding online live conference and closing ritual with participants the week of July 30th, (exact day and time decided by poll of participants)

Group is limited to 16.

This is a great way to experience group support learning from each others’ experiences in deeply embodied community while working through your own process of the mother wound with your matrilineal ancestors in personal sessions. We have a special community space together via video conference and discussion forum over the course of three months which includes monthly one-on-one ancestral healing sessions.

“By broadening our wisdom around core mother wounding through Ancestral Lineage Healing, we transform intergenerational wounding and negative family patterns. We hone our inner resources coming into a fully embodied life which enables us to shift through our imbalances, embody our true nature, become re-acquainted with our personal sovereignty, and are therefore more able to build compassionate and loving spaces for ourselves and those around us.”

Participants will:

  • Explore the ways the mother wound has created burdens on maternal ancestral lineages and the current ways it impacts you on a personal level.
  • Understand the Ancestral Lineage Healing method as developed by Dr. Daniel Foor and codified in his book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing.
  • Assess the wellness of their four primary blood lineages and create boundaries with any unwell energies.
  • Develop a personal relationship with a healed ancestor and guide who will support you as you retrieve vital soul essence and transmute the mother wound into a source of empowerment and sovereignty.
  • Dive further into their own process of mother wounding & ancestral healing with guidance in 3 private sessions
  • Enjoy a supportive group space for learning and sharing experiences over the three months including a bi-weekly check in with an assigned class partner.
  • Engage altar or offering practice in accordance with what emerges in their ancestral connections.
  • Practice discernment and develop inner skills of imaginal or meditative knowledge-seeking
  • Learn ways of continuing to practice connection and healing with ancestors


Shannon Willis, M.Ed has 25 + years of education and professional experience addressing the deep wounding of the feminine. She is a certified practitioner of Dr. Daniel Foor’s Ancestral Lineage Healing and lives in Athens, GA. As an experienced ritual healing practitioner, teacher and ceremonialist, she sets a grounded, empathic, heart-centered ritual container which supports presence, trust, and community rooted in the ancient ways of healing as service to the Earth. You can find out more about Shannon and her approaches at  redearthhealing.org 

Cost & Registration

Cost is $300 for this group learning experience including private sessions. If cost is an obstacle, please email me. I am happy to arrange payment plans for this group.