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I am Adrienne

daughter of Diane, granddaughter of Jean and Elizabeth, and great granddaughter of the Cailleach Bheur. My People come from the lands now known as Washington, North Carolina, Kentucky, by way of Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, and Scandinavia.

My way of being in the world is informed through animism, ritual, mythopoetic story, and an evolving relationship with my ancestors.

I am a licensed mental health counselor with a background in relational trauma. Most recently, I worked with the indigenous Tewa-speaking people of the northern pueblos, on lands now known as northern New Mexico, to help facilitate healing from trans-generational trauma and addiction.

I am committed to cultural healing practices that are rooted in animism, are feminist and consent-based, LGBTQ inclusive, anti-racist, and are pro-economic justice, with an overall ethic of decolonization. As a practitioner of ancestral healing, I adhere to the the code of ethics upheld by our emerging fellowship, you can read more here >> Ethics. My pronouns are She/Her.

I continue to deepen my training through advanced teachings and mentorship by Dr. Daniel Foor of Ancestral Medicine. I’d love to connect with you and share this profound work to help you transform ancestral burdens and embody the gifts of your people.

Adrienne Sloan, Ancestral Healing Practitioner, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ancestral Lineage Healing Practitioner Training, Ancestral Medicine, 2018

M.A. Counseling Psychology, Prescott College, 2012

Equine Assisted (Therapy) Mental Health, Prescott College, 2012

B.A. Liberal Arts, Dance & Movement Studies, The Evergreen State College, 2002


"My ancestral healing session with Adrienne Sloan supersedes other work I have done with mediums and trance-workers in the past. I think this is because Adrienne has true compassion, and really identifies with your experience from her perspective. This work is truly a passion of hers. In effort to minimize harm toward cultures to which we do not belong, all the while recuperating the traditions and the beauty of our own lineages, Adrienne empowers her clients to reclaim themselves, for their ancestors. We all carry trauma and breakages across our lineages. I believe all of our ancestors wish to be heard and acknowledged. Once we can pass through barriers and learn about them, to actually witness them and hear their wisdom, we can begin to reclaim their traditions which can truly aid us in our magical practices. Adrienne holds the space with warmth and non-judgement to truly make a divine connection."

~Megan Leigh Frye, Writer, Photographer, Translator


What Is Ancestral Healing?

The Ritual Framework

Each session is anchored in ritual safety through the practitioner’s facilitation and connection with their own wise and loving ancestors


Step 1. Assessing the wellness of your 4 primary blood lineages

You’ll be guided to gather insight about the overall health of the lineage as a whole. This step will help us to better understand the trouble in each ancestral line and it’s impact on your life. To ensure safety, there is no direct engagement/connection with the lineages (or individuals) at this step.

Step 2. Connecting with a well ancestral guide

After the assessment we can discern which lineage would be most helpful (and usually most well) to begin the work of connection and healing. You’ll be guided to meet an ancestor on one of your lineages. During this time you’ll be able to gather spiritual knowledge about this line, their time on earth, as well as their blessings and burdens.

Step 3. Healing the older dead

With the guidance of the ancestral guide and the ones before, those not yet well in the lineage will be contained in a cocoon of healing and prayerful intention. At this step, we’ll check in with the guides to see if some of the older dead are ready to ancestralize. During this process you allow the ancestral guides to facilitate the healing work.

Step 4. Healing the recent dead

At this step we’ll slow down the process to ensure that the older dead have integrated and are well received by the ancestors. Offerings will continue to be made throughout this process (typically after the session). Again, we will look to the guides for moving the recent dead out of the cocoon and into the realm of ancestors.

Step 5. Embodying & extending blessings

Once all of the dead have ancestralized, integrated, and are well seated ancestors, you will be guided to receive the healed energy of the lineage into your physical being. A further fanning out of the healed lineage energy will be offered to extended family, those still living, and to the larger collective.

Reminder: This approach is driven by the well ancestors. You will never be asked to engage with toxic energy from the dead who are not-yet-well. For ritual safety you will engage this work embodied, grounded, and with protection and boundaries.

>> After each session you will receive written notes with ritual prescriptions for deepening into the ancestral connection <<

Ancestral Healing ~ Adrienne Sloan

What To Expect During An Ancestral Lineage Healing Session

Ancestral lineage healing is an experiential and ritually informed process, developed by Dr. Daniel Foor. During our time together I will create a safe space to guide you in connecting with your four blood lineages (mother’s mother, mother’s father, father’s father & father’s mother). Over several sessions you will assess the overall wellness of your lineages, connect with an older ancestral guide, receive blessings, gather insight into their sacred practices, create relationship with the well ancestors who will facilitate the healing work for those who are not yet ancestors (recent and older dead), and reclaim ancestral lineage gifts.

As the practitioner I will ensure that you stay grounded, well resourced from your guides, and most importantly are allowing the healing work to be driven by the well ancestors (and not yourself). During our session I will be taking notes that you will receive at the end of our time, including ritual prescriptions for deepening into the work after the session (i.e. offerings, ancestral research, whatever the ancestors might ask). 

Ancestral Lineage Healing Is Right For You If:

  • You long to engage with the earth-honoring wisdom of your ancestors and embody their ancestral gifts

  • You have trans-generational trauma in your lineages and are unsure how to break the cycle of familial toxins

  • You want to ensure that ancestral burdens cease causing harm to you, your living family, and the collective of humans and other-than-humans

  • You have a desire to connect with your ancestors from a non-dogmatic and non-appropriative framework

  • You want to deepen your skills in ritual, intuition, and embodied practice

  • You want to ensure the work you offer to others is rooted in the spiritual guidance of your ancestors

  • You desire a way to engage in cultural healing that is anchored in kindness and the pro-active celebration of ancestral diversity


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