Your Family's War Journey
A Transformational Masterclass
Hosted by Jennifer Holik, Ancestral Souls Wisdom School
Class begins 8 January 2022 at 12:00 p.m. CST
(10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST / 19:00 Amsterdam)
Are You Ready to Transform?
The themes discussed apply to all parts of war whether civilian, resistance, collaborator, soldier, sailor, airman, Marine. There is something here for everyone. The class time is also set so European students can participate in the live meetings.
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.
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!
Bonus Training Sessions
There will be two bonus training sessions in which I will teach you tools to help identify your family's beliefs, behaviors, and patterns that may be keeping you stuck in old energies. You will be able to use these tools to look at your close family relationships and also your ancestral relationships. Replays will be available.
A $350 Value!
Research and Writing Education
Participants receive some military research and writing education through reading assignments, writing assignments, checklists, and videos.
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.
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.
Master Class Access
The master class is designed to help you focus on the journey through your family and military history as well as your own story. Each week requires you to read just under 100 pages and do homework before the webinar discussion. I created this format to give you a sense of urgency and help you focus on our targets. I will help you find answers, closure, and heal the past as you explore your history and write the stories.
The Welcome Area opens 25 December 2021. You will be able to complete the assessment in the welcome area and read through welcome materials. Don't forget to order your book!
Assignments will be released shortly after.
Meet Your Guide....
Hello! I'm Jennifer!
I’ve been on a conscious personal healing journey for 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.
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 in a relationship with & more, which gave me a unique perspective on our world & the layers of trauma we each carry, no matter where we live. 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.
We are all connected no matter where we live, what our culture is, what our trauma has been….when one heals, we all heal.
Explore more of my military research work, over six years of articles, record examples, videos, and all the books I've written at the WWII Research & Writing Center.
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."