Ancestral Lineage Healing
We all have wise and loving ancestors.
Family systems, and our ancestral lineages, carry both blessings and burdens. For those who come from troubled families, it can be difficult to believe that ancestry can also be a source of great blessing and wellness. But it is possible to consciously connect with the wellness of your ancestors in order to bring healing and blessings into your life, your family and the community at large.
Ancestral healing, in the method developed Dr. Daniel Foor, is a ritual based framework in which you develop a conscious relationship with your wise and well ancestors, who in turn bring healing to your lineages. While this work focuses on blood lineages, you don’t need to know anything about your ancestors or biological family in order to do this work. This framework is heart-centered, culturally inclusive and welcoming of people of all backgrounds. For more information on this method, please visit Ancestral Medicine.
My approach is informed by my connection with my own ancestors, reverence for the natural world, and work with grief as a sacred journey.
Chi Young Kim
I was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the U.S. when I was 3 years old. After immigrating, my parents struggled to adapt to life in the U.S. while retaining their connection to Korean culture. I witnessed firsthand the impact of leaving one’s country of origin, and felt that divide within myself as well.
I was fortunate to grow up with traditional Korean ancestor reverence practices - such as offering food to my grandparents during certain holidays significant in Korean culture. While these rituals were meaningful to me, and a source of comfort, I also sensed that there was unwellness in my lineages affecting me and my family. The impact of this intergenerational trauma played a large part in what eventually compelled me to seek out healing for both myself and my family.
Over the years I explored diverse paths, from living in a Spiritist mediumship center in Brazil, to studying with a teacher from Mexico City in the Toltec tradition of Nahualism, to completing a practicum in integral psychotherapy. In 2011, I attended a community grief ritual with Sobonfu Somé from the Dagara people of Burkina Faso, West Africa. During this ritual I had a powerful experience of my own ancestors, and also realized there was something deeply healing about the expression of grief in community. As modern western culture does not support being with grief in healthy ways, I was inspired to support people to be well resourced and not feel so isolated or stigmatized in their grief. I currently work with teens and adults at a bereavement support organization, facilitating grief support groups.
I realized that it was important to engage the wisdom and traditions of my own ancestry. This led me to do my own ancestral healing in the method developed by Dr. Daniel Foor. I have completed training and am currently in the process of becoming certified as a practitioner in this work.
Ancestral healing has enabled me to connect and embody the blessings of my ancestral elders, to feel a greater sense of belonging and to be in deeper connection with our beloved earth and other-than-human kin. My connection is an ongoing relationship that deeply nourishes and sustains me.
I currently live in Ashland, Oregon, traditional homeland of the Takelma, Shasta, and other indigenous peoples.
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Sessions are by Zoom (free video platform) or by phone. The work is just as effective remotely as it is in person. If you don't already have Zoom, please download it here before our session. For those in the Ashland, Oregon area, contact me about the availability of in-person sessions.
Session rates are $85 for 60 minutes and $120 for 90 minutes. If you are new to this work, please schedule an initial 90 minute session. Thereafter, sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes.
I offer a free 20 minute consultation for new clients. Feel free to bring any questions you may have about this work.
I care a lot about this work and am committed to keeping this work accessible for those who otherwise cannot afford sessions. Please talk with me if you’re needing a reduced rate and we’ll sort it out.
I welcome clients from all demographics and backgrounds and adhere to the Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Code of Ethics.
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