Your Family's War Journey

A Transformational Masterclass for Study Groups

Hosted by Jennifer Holik, Ancestral Souls Wisdom School

Are You Ready to Transform?

Have you ever wondered why your family has certain beliefs, behaviors, and patterns and where they originated? Have you wondered why certain topics around military service or war have been hushed up or only whispered about (and not in earshot of children)? Have you felt intuitively that something about your family stories of war are not quite right? Whether from what the service member experienced or what the family on the home front experienced? Have you ever run away from home to escape the patterns that seemed to never end and only caused negative events to happen - only to return "home" to heal? If so, this class will transform your life.

The themes discussed apply to all parts of war whether civilian, resistance, collaborator, soldier, sailor, airman, Marine.

Please note! A minimum of 5 people is required for me to run a study group.

Start your journey to the past and transform your life...

This is not a military research course. You do not need your research files. 

Journey with Jennifer as your travel guide, through your family's history, their military & civilian stories, and your own story. On this journey you will read a life-changing book. Together with a small group of people in a safe, healing container, we will discuss issues and emotions around the themes of war, religion, women's themes, spirituality, family, stories, patterns, trauma, inherited trauma, caregiver issues, secrets, shame, guilt, PTSD, and many other topics that come from the book, my questions, and your experiences.

We will discuss various ways to heal the issues that arise through this deep research and writing we do and with what emerges in our personal lives.

You will explore your family’s history and dive into who you are with this knowledge. You will even begin to write your own stories.

We will use the book "Reconciliation with War" by Janelle Kaye and Charles Willshire as a foundation to transformation. You are required to purchase the book.

While this book focuses on the WWII experience, the themes and exercises discussed apply to any war, any ancestral pattern or trauma, and every family. You will be able to take this knowledge and apply to many aspects of your personal life and ancestral lineage healing practice.

What People Are Saying.....

Your Family's War Journey Masterclass with Jennifer Holik was the perfect way for me to understand the context and importance of my lifelong desire to write about my uncle's World War II service and to get me writing!  The tools and technologies were state of the art, and I can say that having successfully taught graduate classes for 20 years in nationally accredited programs.  Maybe best of all is Jennifer's insight, encouragement, and vast store of connections to pursue answers.  I would encourage anyone with a WWII story to pursue, to get on board here!

~ Barbara Smith, Ph.D.

What You Receive

In combination with the book "Reconciliation with War: A Family Journey From WWII Heroism to PTSD and Transformation", Jennifer will help transform your family and military research, writing, and life.

Weekly Live Facilitation Sessions

Participants receive seven weeks of group facilitation through live Zoom meetings. Each live class will run 1 hour.

Class begins Saturday 8 January 2022 at 12:00 p.m. CST (10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST / 19:00 Amsterdam). Classes run every Saturday until 19 February.

A $1,200 Value!

Research and Writing Education

Participants receive some military research and writing education through reading assignments, writing assignments, checklists, and videos.


Bonus Materials

You receive 4 bonus content modules! A set of meditations and grounding exercises to help balance your physical, emotional, and mental bodies as you heal.  Three Ebooks to help you get started with your military research. And more!


Private Facilitation Session

A 30-minute private facilitation session with Jennifer to discuss what is coming up for you in the class or do a short energy healing.

A $90 Value!

What People Are Saying.....

This class enriched and transformed my World War II family research quest in ways I could not have imagined. Jennifer Holik is a gifted facilitator who helped me to unearth memories, make unexpected connections between past and present, and clarify the direction of my WWII project.  Her extensive knowledge and rare intuition, along with the well-organized curriculum, created a warm and productive virtual environment for learning and sharing insights with a wonderful group of participants. As I move forward, I plan to make frequent use of the generous amount of helpful materials that the course makes available to view or download following the sessions. I highly recommend this class to all who are drawn to discovering and understanding how war and its aftermath have affected them and their loved ones.

~Janet B.

Master Class Targets

1. To expose you to one powerful and emotive way to write a family history, military history, or memoir.

2. To understand one woman's story of her family's war and the healing and transformation possible. Through her story, explore your female ancestors' stories.

3. To discuss with others the issues from the war that lingered long past 1945. Secrets, trauma, shame, guilt, PTSD, physical impairment, inherited trauma, and other topics. What can we learn and how can we change the world through processing our family's issues?

4. To help you begin to find answers and closure to some of your family's past. Within this, to possibly bring closure to issues in your own life.

5. To begin writing your stories, whether they are family history, military history, or your memoir.

6. To provide education on military research and writing.

7. To provide you with the facilitation/coaching experience so you are aware how it can benefit your projects.

8. To provide you with the tools and strategies required to continue after this class with your research and writing.

9. To connect you with other people on a similar journey, with whom you can remain connected after the class ends.

10. To provide energetic healing tools, meditations, and grounding exercises to help you process what comes up for you in your research and writing. These exercises and tools also help in day to day life when things become overwhelming.

Explore Payment Plans

Do you have questions about this program? Is your group ready to commit? Please email me at [email protected]. We can set up a short zoom to discuss your questions. I will send you the payment links so your group members can register for the payment plan they prefer. Prices are per person.

A minimum of five people is required to run this group. Students will have access to all replays and materials for one year at the Ancestral Souls Wisdom School.

Pay in Full


You receive

  • 7 Live Class Sessions.
  • Worksheets for each live session. Journal Prompt worksheets for post-live class work.
  • No homework to turn in.
  • 30-Minute private session with Jennifer (a $90 value!)
  • Research & writing education.
  • Four bonus modules full of materials!

2 Payments


You receive

  • 7 Live Class Sessions.
  • Worksheets for each live session. Journal Prompt worksheets for post-live class work.
  • No homework to turn in.
  • 30-Minute private session with Jennifer (a $90 value!)
  • Research & writing education.
  • Four bonus modules full of materials!

3 Payments


You receive

  • 7 Live Class Sessions.
  • Worksheets for each live session. Journal Prompt worksheets for post-live class work.
  • No homework to turn in.
  • 30-Minute private session with Jennifer (a $90 value!)
  • Research & writing education.
  • Four bonus modules full of materials!

Meet Your Guide....

I’m a spiritual coach and an Intuitive healer specializing in inherited & war trauma, and personal & ancestral healing. I’ve been on a conscious personal healing journey for a more than a decade. My journey began while researching & writing about my family & military history. My military ancestors helped me dive deeper into my personal & ancestral trauma to heal.

This healing also led me to write and publish more than 20 of my own books since 2011. Since 2010 I have also written and published more than 100 client genealogy and military story books, memoirs, recipes, and photo books.

Discovering the history of our families allows for family patterns, inherited trauma, & secrets to rise. This provides an opportunity to take a deeper look at our research to allow for healing & closure.

By 2015 my healing journey & military work allowed me to travel in Europe & create a life both there & in Chicago. I became embedded in Dutch society, life, relationships, healthcare, politics, culture, got a deep dive into grief when I became a caregiver to someone I was married to in the Netherlands.  All of that gave me a unique perspective on our world & the layers of trauma we each carry, no matter where we live.

I visited battlefields & burial sites, religious & cultural sites, heard family & war stories, some of which brought me to my knees in grief as I channeled the people telling the stories. I understand context that many people do not. This makes me unique in the way I can help clients heal on both sides of the ocean to explore their personal & ancestral family patterns & war trauma. I have studied & understand genealogy & military records, & what information, secrets, patterns, inherited trauma, feelings, & emotions they may share.

Each experience I had in Europe gave me awareness & puzzle pieces for my healing & the healing of our ancestors & the collective. Puzzle pieces & awareness I can now share with you.

For more than a decade I have studied ancestral lineage healing, energy healing modalities, inherited trauma, PTSD, grief & loss, caregiving, & spiritual modalities. I have also taken a deep dive into my personal and ancestral healing.

I look forward to working with you to heal yourself and your ancestors. We are all connected no matter where we live, what our culture is, what our trauma has been….when one heals, we all heal.

What People Are Saying.....

If you are involved at all with trying to follow and understand your family's journey related to loved ones who served in the military, I highly recommend working with Jennifer. Jennifer is passionate about helping people with their journey--whether is it doing research, trying to understand the impact on the family, or putting thoughts and findings to pen and paper. All of the webinars I have participated in have been fun, interesting, and useful.

For over 20 years I have been trying to learn about my uncle who was MIA in Europe during WWII. At first, I thought my quest was to learn all the facts and details about where he was, what he did, and what happened to him. What I have started doing along the way--and why I appreciate Jennifer so much--is delving into the equally compelling and more important story about the impact of my uncle's loss on the family. In many cases, I knew things from my own memories and previous conversations with relatives that I had not connected to the war. After going through a Master Class with Jennifer based on the book Reconciliation with War, I was able to connect the dots and get a much better picture of what the collective family had been going through. Jennifer is now helping me edit the draft of a book about my uncle's story and the impact on the family. I greatly appreciate her insight and expertise.

Besides being knowledgable, Jennifer is friendly, warm, and genuine. I enjoy working with her and now consider her a good friend.  

~Phil Rosenkrantz, Author of "Letters from Uncle Dave."