Experiential Training
Experiential Training
12 hour Course in six live sessions

IFS and Ancestral Medicine 12 hour Course
Six live sessions - This training is fully online
Dates: From 20th September to 25th October 2021
Time: Mondays from 7pm to 9pm GMT ( 2pm to 4pm ET)

Please note:This Training can only be attended by up to 35 participants that completed an IFS-I Level 1 Training

Learning Objectives:
The purpose of this course is to invite IFS practitioners to do their own ancestral lineage repair work using Dr. Daniel Foor’s method of Ancestral Medicine. This course is structured to include didactic teaching, experiential practice, and communal support for ancestral lineage repair.

An Internal Family Systems framework will be integrated throughout the training.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
    1.    Increase one’s awareness of parts that can get activated when approaching working with ancestral guides.
    2.    Identify the wellness of one’s 4 main blood lineages.
    3.    Experientially continue ancestral lineage repair of one blood lineage.
    4.    Describe ways working with ancestral guides can be integrated in IFS therapy.

This training is not intended to teach how to do ancestral lineage repair with clients. To integrate ancestral work with clients requires having all 4 main blood lineages well in spirit and additional professional training to be a practitioner in Ancestral Medicine.

Course Outline

Day 1 - Sept 20th: Introduction to ancestral lineage repair with Q & A with Daniel Foor, Ph.D.; Implications for IFS; Connection with Protective Guides/Helpers.
Day 2 - Sept 27th: Assessment 
Day 3 - Oct 4th: Guide Connection.
Day 4 - Oct 11: Expanding Connection with Guides/Setting up the Cocoon; Blessings and Burdens.
Day 5 - Oct 18: Healing with the older ones; Healing the Recently Dead
Day 6 - Oct 25 :Working with Troubles & Complications. Q& A with Daniel Foor, Ph.D., Shannon Willis, M.Ed. and Daphne Fatter, Ph.D.

Certificate: Ancestral Medicine will offer a certificate of completion.
We can’t offer continuing education credits.



Daniel Foor PhD is a teacher of practical animism, licensed psychotherapist, doctor of psychology, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. He has led ancestral healing intensives in nine countries from 2005 to present, trained over 60 Danielpractitioners in the work of ancestral healing, and reached thousands of people through online teaching. He is an initiate in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has studied with teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, different Indigenous paths, and the older ways of his English and German ancestors. As the founder and director of Ancestral Medicine, Daniel is blessed to work with an amazing staff and network of ritualists who hold spiritual teachings and practice to be inseparable from cultural and Earth healing. He lives with his wife, two daughters, and two fluffy charismatic cats in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, traditional homeland of Cherokee (Tsalagi) peoples. For more information please visit  Ancestral Medicine website or Listen here to Daniel Foor Podcast Episode

Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. (Dallas, TX, USA) is a mid-career licensed psychologist, certified IFS therapist and approved clinical IFS consultant. She has a private practice specializing in trauma and addressing legacy burdens including the impact of oppression, marginalized identities, racism, and collective trauma. She also teaches on trauma treatment and on white race socialization in the US. Daphne She is an Ancestral Medicine Practitioner and integrates working ancestral guides with IFS. She is a student of animism and has also studied with teachers of Taoist and Mahayana and Theravada Buddhist meditation practices. She has also published professionally on mindfulness.Her ancestors are from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, and Scandanvia. She lives on the traditional lands of the Cherokee, Comanche, Wichita and Caddo peoples. For more information see https://www.daphnefatterphd.com

Shannon Willis, M.Ed (Athens, GA, USA)is a dedicated animist and ritualist whose work is at the intersection of dream midwifery, psychomping, and ancestral reverence. She is a certified practitioner and senior teacher with Ancestral Medicine and serves as a Ritual and Program specialist for the practitioner network, providing course support, and program development. vvShe comes with 30 years of experience in strategic planning, leadership, program development,and coordination in the non-profit sector and holds a Master’s degree in Professional Leadership and Counseling. She is a student and devotee of Yoruba culture as an initiate of Ọbàtálá, and Ọ̀ṣun, in the lineage of Olúwo Fálolú Adésànyà Awoyadé from Òdè Rẹ́mọ, and a devotee of Nepali shamanism. Her people of blood and bone hail from the British Isles, France, West Africa, and Cherokee and Kaskaskia/Illini nations. She lives on the historic lands of the Creek Muskogee peoples.



Erica Nunnally,(Providence, RI, USA) is an animist, ritualist, certified Ancestral Medicine practitioner, teacher of yogic traditions, Reiki master teacher, and a steward of Earth’s medicines. bb Erica was raised in a Christian and military family with a fluid sense of home and shallow connection to roots, and after decades of personal study and reclamation, found home with her ancestors. Erica specializes in supporting folks with limited knowledge of their family and cultural origins but who are called to deep healing and reconnection. Her ancestors are primarily Choctaw, Nansemond, West African, and Irish. For more info see: www.ericanunnally.com.



Banta Whitner, LCSW (Black Mountain, NC, USA) is a certified Ancestral Lineage Healing practitioner, integrative psychotherapist, ritualist, and circle keeper with more than 30 years experience working with trauma, attachment, grief and loss. llShe holds a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MSW from New York University, and completed an Ecopsychology mentorship informed by Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects. For more than 20 years Banta has held circles in the Celtic tradition of Walking the Wheel of the Year. Her ancestors are earlier settler colonialists to North America from Scotland, England, and Northwestern Europe. For more information, visit www.calloftheancestors.org.

Elah Zakarin nn (Asheville, NC, USA) With deep caring and presence, Elah Zakarin meets people in the heart of their experience and supports them to access a wellspring of resource and connection. Elah’s current offerings include ancestral healing, emergence counseling and writing coaching & editing. Rooted in their Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, Elah is passionate about a return to a whole and reciprocal relationship with the land and all its beings. Reach out at https://www.elahzakarin.com/


Recommended Resources: Daniel Foor, Foundations of Ancestral Lineage Healing, You Tube Video Recorded July 2020
Foor, D. (2017). Ancestral medicine: rituals for personal and family healing.  Bear & Company. Rochester: Vermont.



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Please note this Online Training can only be attended by up tp 35 participants that complete an IFS-I L1 training. If interested please send an IFS-I Certificate. Thanks!

The tuition for this training is 300€

Registrations contact:

Notify: construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Scholarships of up to ½ available for BIPOC, LGBTQ, and anyone from economically disadvantaged countries or historically or culturally marginalized people.

Please reach out at catchall@internalfamilysystems.pt

Cancellations: cancellations received 15 working days prior the first day of the event will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 20% of the event fee - only if your space can be filled. 
Cancellations made after are liable for the full registration fee.

Participants Registered

Amy Alexander
Ana Catarina Cunha
Ana Sainz 
Anna Gartshore
Argnesh Rose
Carolina Abreu
Elizabeth Parsons
Felicity Boyer

Fiona Griffin
Heather Curry

Irena Berlinska
Irina Diyankova
Isabel Ferreira
Jill Flodstrom
Joanna Schroeder
Julie Warren
Karen Locke
Katie Wine-Appleton

Mary Sophie Barzyk
Margaret Conley

Melissa Norderville

Nancy Morgan
Osnat Arbel
Palak Jain

Paula Biles
Kristine-Ane Miranda
Rebeca O'Callaghan
Risa Adams
Robin Beardsley
Sarah Kathleen Jarvis

Teresa Alfama
Tulasi Jordan
Vera Barroso
Verónica Divincova
Zandra Bamford 


Ancestral Medicine will offer a certificate of completion.
We can’t offer continuing education credits.




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