Join the critical mass of catalysts who are changing their families for the better. Let’s carve a new path for the future generations together. Be the free member of your family!
To end generational violence by reconnecting our most empowered family members to the best intentions and support of their ancestors.
We achieve our Mission through:
- Hosting intensive workshops where participants speak to their ancestors
- Creating events for family tree sharing
- Validating the innate gifts and strengths of family members
- Publishing inspirational stories about generational healing
The Bloodline Healing Project will be a global movement which empowers communities to heal the pain of their history so that future generations can lead liberated lives.
About the Bloodline Healing Project
We are a multicultural, multi-faith organization which seeks to support individuals who see the larger patterns of abuse and restriction that their family has inherited. By creating opportunities for participants to speak to their ancestors in workshops, we have witnessed rapid transformation of abusive situations into fruitful learning experiences and liberating events. Many people in our organization have walked out of our seminars feeling seen, empowered, and supported to make important life changes. The process of seeing the bigger picture of our family tree leads to a greater perspective, and with that bigger point of view comes the power to make new choices.
Each family carries a heavy history which can be passed down to the younger generations. We seek to clarify those inherited burdens so that participants can release them. We do this by exploring the family tree, sharing painful secrets in a confidential environment, and by engaging in challenging group exercises. Each family member has an innate gift, an important talent which brings healing when they share it with their community. Often, to uncover this special gift, the inherited burden must first be lifted with the help of trained facilitators.
The seeds of the Bloodline Healing Project were first planted when a Healer, George Kamana Hunter, was invited to Los Angeles by Dr. Aviva Bernat, MD to offer unconventional healing sessions to her friends, family, and community. Holocaust survivors soon sought George’s help to alleviate chronic body pains and inherited anxiousness. The breakthroughs came from asking his clients to feel their connection to their lineage, a process which brought tears of release and a greater appreciation for the life they were living. Group healing events followed, blossoming into structured 4 day intensive retreats, which were adapted to work in multicultural groups.
Today, the Bloodline Healing Approach continues to grow internationally, offering regular intensive retreats in California, Hawaii, and Istanbul Turkey. For more information about our upcoming workshops, click here. To invite the Bloodline Healing Project to your community, contact George Kamana Hunter by clicking here.
Past participants have said:
I can’t fully describe the internal shift I’ve been experiencing since the weekend. I feel lighter mentally and physically. Free. I’m laughing more and sharing more and seeing myself and the world around me more clearly and more positively.
I didn’t realize until after the workshop that I have never displayed pictures of my family in any of my homes since graduating from college. I didn’t want a painful visual reminder of lineage and figured the past is something best left behind, but the workshop helped me deal with the toxic elements of my familial history and embrace the good; the rich history of my ancestors who helped shape the person I am today. Now, I pass pictures of my family every day and it makes me smile. Just another example of how the workshop has enriched my life.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Intuitive Healing or Bloodline Healing a replacement for therapy?
No. None of my services are meant to be a replacement for conventional psychotherapy or medical care. Many of my clients have been in therapy for many years and share that conventional therapy has been essential to their progress. They most often seek another perspective when they have hit a plateau in their progress. I see the work that I do as a compliment to therapy, not a substitute. If you do not currently have a therapist or physician, I can provide you with a recommendation to an open minded, licensed provider who I have collaborated with in the past. It has been my experience that combining Bloodline Healing which is more educationally based with sound, conventional therapy and medical care give the client the best of both worlds. Though I am not a therapist, I still abide by the HIPAA Act which establishes confidentiality laws for all healthcare providers.
Are you providing Native American Healing practices for money?
No. None of the services that I provide in my private practice are Native American ceremonies or spiritual practices. In the past, I have served as a Master of Ceremonies (MC) for public events such as powwows and social dances.
Do You Offer Sliding Scale?
I make a considerable effort to keep my rates as low as possible. At this time, I do not offer sliding scale. If you are having financial difficulties, there are many qualified providers available here: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
Are you associated with White Bison, Inc.?
The Bloodline Healing Project has no relationship with the White Bison Wellbriety Movement. You can find out more about their addiction recovery services here: http://www.whitebison.org/white-bison/white-bison-about.php
Is the Bloodline Healing Project an academic based program?
The Bloodline Healing approach was developed as a grassroots effort outside of academia. The method unfolded on its own while I worked with Jewish Holocaust survivors who sought a fresh perspective on the residual mark of history. The work was further developed into a structured approach offered in workshops by Aviva Shira Bernat MD, Jessica Gelson MFT, and Dina Bernat-Kunin LCSW. In my view, some innovations begin in academia and are later disseminated to the public. Other innovations begin as a boots on the ground solution, which academics later study. Bloodline Healing was founded in the field as an attempt to help people find an empowering way to release their family history.
Is the work you offer exclusively for Holocaust Survivors?
No. Bloodline Healing is meant as a multi-cultural forum for people from ALL faiths and backgrounds. While Holocaust survivors were the initial inspiration, I have worked with people of Irish, Italian, Israeli, Turkish, African American, Native American, Asian and many other ethnic and religious heritages. You need not know the full history or your family, nor even have a substantial family tree in order to gain fresh insights and learning experiences from a workshop or session.
Where does your middle name Kamana originate?
I was adopted into the Adams family, a Native Hawaiian family in Kaneohe, Oahu and named by Kimo Adams and Kamakakehau Fernandez. There are many naming practices that are still maintained by Native peoples today. Some of these names are meant to be private names used only in ceremonies, and others are meant as public a honoring. The name they gave me, Kamananuio’keola, was a public honoring that means “His Great Spiritual Power of Life”.
What is your cultural background?
I was raised in a multi-cultural environment growing up which I believe prepared me for the inter-cultural work that I facilitate today.
My paternal grandfather, my namesake, was Native American. His parents left the reservation and he was born just outside of NYC and raised in Brooklyn. We traced our lineage back to one of the Mohawk territories and are still undergoing a verification process. I’m not an enrolled member of the tribe, however, I was fortunate enough to inherit traditional Iroquois cultural practices through my Uncle Richard Wentz who was adopted into the Heron Clan of the Seneca Nation by Heron Clan Mother Thelma Crouse from the Allegany Indian Reservation. His teachers also include her husband Al Shane (Blackfeet) as well as Hawk Clan Mother Myrtle Peterson of the Coldspring Longhouse who helped write a Seneca Language dictionary and was a noted Peacemaker and Herbalist. My uncle RIchard’s adoption was performed by former Seneca Nation President and respected Elder George Heron. I do not publicly share the private cultural teachings passed onto me, however, the wisdom and values taught to me have certainly shaped the practitioner I am today. I do share traditional inter-tribal and Iroquois Social Dance songs publicly and I’ve often offered these songs to honor people from other cultures.
My paternal grandmother’s family immigrated to Brooklyn from Calabria in Southern Italy. She belonged to the Marino and Magnavita families. She grew up in Brooklyn and understood Italian but didn’t feel comfortable speaking it. Every Sunday, we would visit her home to each homemade Italian delicacies such as eggplant parmigiana, lasanga, and baked ziti made from scratch. Nanny, as we called her, would send all day Saturday making her homemade red sauce and insisted on grating the hard parmesan cheese fresh on Sunday morning.
My mother’s family hails entirely from Europe. My maternal grandmother has a mix of family members who recently immigrated from Ireland as well as early colonists who have been in the United States since before the Revolutionary War. She comes from the O’Reilly family originally from West Meathe, Ireland and the Irish American Kennedy Family (no known relation to JFK). We are related to the 2nd President of the United States, John Adams, and his son John Quincey Adams who was the 6th U. S. President. I am the second author in my family after my G-G-Great Uncle Chester Berry who was an early American who wrote about events of the Civil War.
My maternal grandfather’s family was from the Wentz and Hartman families hailing originally from Poland. I didn’t grow up with the Polish cultural and I’m still learning about this branch of my family tree. My grandfather was raised Catholic in Far Rockaway, Queens which is an islet that is part of the 5 boroughs of NYC.