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Ancestral Healing: FAQs

How does Ancestral Healing work?

  • Do you have certain unwanted tendencies, memories, beliefs or traits held in your family?

  • What inherited ancestral patterns are holding you back, which are buried in the depths of your DNA?


You might wonder why certain patterns keep occurring in your family - well the solution can lie within your family tree. Families can be the focus of your greatest love or even your deepest resentment, so its no surprise that what happened in your family before you were born can actually have a powerful influence on your life. 


There is enormous evidence from the scientific community to show that your ancestors contribute considerably to your own health and wellbeing, and to that of your future generations too. Studies show that your actions and choices can affect seven generations before and after you. 


You're born with the memories and experiences of your ancestors imprinted on your DNA. In addition to the character and personality traits that you inherit through your DNA, your ancestors‘ ‘history’ is also written into every cell of your body as genetic memory. Both the physical features and emotional patterns experienced by your ancestors are programmed into your genetic makeup and also into your energetic system. You are handed talents and strengths but also physical vulnerabilities, weaknesses, conditioning, resentments, grief, wounds, memories and beliefs. 


Although some patterns that are passed on to you can be positive, such as a delicious family recipe or stories of bravery and heroism, the hardships can be inherited too. Your ancestors life experiences, emotional pain, health problems and even addictions can be passed down to you and carried forward to future generations. 


You can carry in your body numerous old stories, illnesses and tragedies, in addition to patterns of abuse, addiction and poor health. Your ancestors might have been involved in disasters, famine, wars and financial ruin, and you may hold this intense struggle and survival energy. Also any emotional issues and that were ignored or left unresolved, supressed feelings, damaging beliefs, attitudes and judgments by your ancestors can also remain in your energetic field. Your genetic makeup can therefore call the shots about your health, your direction, and your deepest beliefs about yourself.


Many family energy patterns can play out in negative ways and affect whole generations until healing is found. They can have a disruptive influence on your family life, creating obstacles and energetic imprints that block your chance of happiness and abundance, and leave you feeling stuck. The energy of old family wounds can even influence how you think and behave. They may also develop into physical and emotional symptoms that can leave you feeling powerless until you become aware of them and clear them.

Ancestral healing can clear these patterns, and stop influencing or controlling your behaviour or health. By healing your ancestors' unresolved emotional issues or traumas, this in turn releases you from any energetic patterns that link you to them. By healing and transforming the wounds you carry from those who came before you, you can also change the trajectory of those who come after. The healing also travels forward in your line and resolves potential issues for your descendants, thereby liberating generations to come after you. 

How do these energies get into your Energetic System?

Energy is never lost, it just simply changes form over time. One of Science’s most fundamental laws is the First Law of Thermodynamics, which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. All matter is made up of atoms that change state depending on the frequency that they are vibrating at. So using the example of water, it can be either solid (ice), liquid (water) or gas (steam). 


Life at its most fundamental level is also made up of light, energy and vibration. So using the same theory, humans are a complex arrangement of atoms that ultimately can never be destroyed – a union of body, mind and spirit. When we die, our physical body returns to the earth but our spirit remains, like the gas state of water, invisible and eternal. So even after death, all of the energies (programming, patterns, beliefs, attitudes and desires) are still present, but no longer have a vehicle in which to express them, since the soul no longer has a human body on the physical plane.


Instead they create an energetic imprint that is passed down through the lineage to you and then to your offspring.


Ancestral Clearing can release any unwanted repeating patterns or emotional issues that are in your family tree.

  • Addictions

  • Anxiety

  • Eating Disorders

  • Chronic Pain

  • Confidence Issues

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Guilt

  • Nervousness

  • Panic Attacks

  • Phobias

  • Relationship Problems

  • Self Esteem Issues

  • Skin Conditions

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Stress

  • Trauma 

  • Weight Issues

  • Worry

There is a consultation at the beginning of the session where we discuss your issue in detail, track your progress and tailor the session to your individual needs. 

Booking & Pricing Structure

My rate for Ancestral Healing is £70 per hour. Please visit the shop for details of special offers and promotions, and to book a treatment or to make a block booking. Your appointment will be arranged for a convenient time to suit you - Silver Birch Therapies is open days, evenings and weekends. 


If you wish to combine treatments please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your options. 


If you need to cancel or change the date of your appointment, please give me a minimum of 48 hours notice if possible.


A Natural Approach to Healing


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Silver Birch Therapies

Rebecca Matthews


Bristol, UK


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