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The Cross Roads Of Healing

Uncategorized Nov 09, 2020


After years of investigation, I believe that many of us subconsciously know that our life is not meeting our deepest needs on some level, yet we accept the world as it is.


We know that life is supposed to be more. It should be filled with interconnectedness, nourishing experiences, growth, learning, and the actualization of our creative genius. Subconsciously we know that life is meant to be an opportunity to explore what it means to develop a self-identity, to be in relationships with others, to understand our place in the universe.


Unfortunately, we were born into societies that are unable to meet our fundamental needs. We know something is not right in the world; something is lacking that we cannot quite put our finger on. We instinctively know that our inner spiritual center is not being developed the way it is supposed to be.


By the time we consciously understand this as adults we already have the culmination of years of lack of guidance...

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Developing A Relationship With The Ancestors

Uncategorized Oct 29, 2020

In this 1 hour video we will explore how we as human beings alive today can be a vessel for the healing of the relationship to the ancestors and the effects this can have both now and into the future. Being alive holds the gift and responsibility for both the past and the future.


Where did I start to understand the value of the ancestral connection?

My greatest teacher of ancestral connection was Godfrey’s fathers Ellis Chipps.

  • Story of meeting Godfrey – after father died.
  • Starting to help in ceremony – passing out the food.
  • Witnessing the spirit plate.
  • Asking about what this is about. Why do we feed the dead?
  • Later, after moving to South Dakota, taking the spirit plate up to the graves site.
  • Having dreams of the ancestors I’ve never met: healing and helping me.
  • What my relationship to my ancestors – can they be part of my life?
  • Feeling into my powerfully connected ancestors – helpers and healers, leaders, and lawyers,...
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The Bison Project - Healing Nature, People and Culture

Uncategorized Oct 09, 2020

Over the past 6 months, Helpers Mentoring Society has taken the initial steps in creating a long-term vision we are calling the Bison Project. The Bison Project endeavors to create a regenerative bison (American Buffalo) management program which brings healing and connection to the land, people, and traditional Native American culture. We have purchased three young bison, including two yearling heifers and one male calf to start our initial herd. Over the past months, many hours have been spent improving our fences and creating holding pens for feeding and watering. We have also been studying and learning how to holistically manage bison and land for the health and abundance of the ecosystem. 



The teachings of Helpers Mentoring Society’s founder, Sal Gencarelle, was primarily informed through his almost three decades of apprenticing and learning the spiritual/cultural practices of the Lakota Sioux – specifically the Woptura lineage. His years of...

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Ancestral Healing Fire - Video Blog

Uncategorized Sep 21, 2020

How is the current challenging state of the world related to the unhealed trauma of the ancestors? How is this unhealed trauma affecting the thinking and decisions of people alive now? What can we do about this?

In this 42 minute video Sal Gencarelle presents about healing the ancestral connection to help heal the current challenges. The unhealed grief for the ancestors are causing the modern expressions of trauma. 

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Community Grief Transformation Video Blog

Uncategorized Sep 14, 2020

In this 1:20 teaching video Sal Gencarelle presents about the need for community grief transformation. Healing grief in the absence of community is difficult at best. So much of the grief and pain that people current experience in modern society is because of isolation. People need community and the community needs people dedicated to healing. Watch the video and learn more about this incredibly important and often misunderstood aspect of healing.

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Cleansing Away The Dust of Death

Uncategorized Aug 23, 2020

The Cleansing or Wipe Down Ceremony goes back to the days of tribal warfare when the warriors of different groups would meet in the battle fields and sometime these conflicts would lead to death. It’s important to understand that warfare in those days was not like war now. At that time war was about gaining honors and the best way to do that was to touch or strike your enemy and get away with out being touched yourself. This could be done with a hand or even a stick, some time called a Coup Stick. The act of agility, stealth, and bravery was called Counting Coup. Warfare was more of an intense physical exercises or sport – but at times people would end up dead.


Now, killing an enemy was not the goal, but it was also not a looked down upon as life and death was better understood when living so close to nature. But what was recognized is that the act of killing someone, even accidentally, has spiritual, emotional, and mental ramifications. It was known that...

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Highlights of the Global Sacred Fire Event

Uncategorized Aug 10, 2020

On June 30th - July 4th, 2020 people around the world lit a fire with the intention of healing and envisioning a bright future. The Helper's Global Sacred Fire Initiate and the Fire Light For Life event, spearheaded by Penny Jerram to help transform the fear, the deaths from Covid-19, and the stuck energy that has enveloped the world these past months.

Over the 4 days, many fires were lit with these intentions. Some people held a personal fire in their yard or garden, others join by lighting a candle or their home hearth. Many of the Helpers who have been trained by Helpers Mentoring Society held Sacred Fire Ceremonies. Some people even went on personal Fire Quests during this time.

After this global event, Helpers Mentoring Society was able to gather stories and sharing of the experiences from the various fires. Presented below are some of the highlights of those shares which are consistent across many experiences. These highlights are important sign-posts for all of us to consider...

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Helpers Global Sacred Fire

Uncategorized Jun 19, 2020

Join us on June 27th for a 4-hour webinar about how to work with the transformational power of fire, ceremony and the elements. Click on the link below to join us live and/or get the recording after the webinar:

Fire, Ceremony and the Elements

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Choosing Life and Healing: Ancestral Wisdom - Webinar recording

Uncategorized May 20, 2020

Have you struggled with embracing life fully, connecting to the natural world, or loving your fellow human beings? 

These are common experiences in this modern age. Feelings of separation, anger, isolation, rejection, neglect, lack of belonging and fear are modern expression of wounds and unhealed traumas of our ancestors and our own experiences. Through the wisdoms of the healing lineages we have come to understand that modern people need to simultaneously heal both individually and the ancestors to create lasting positive change.  

Finding the means to heal in a way the affects real change for myself, my family, humanity and the natural world has been a passion of mine since a young man. I've explored lineages of healing and worked with incredible indigenous medicine for the majority of my life. Through this experience I've found healing, profound connection to the ancestors and an understanding of life that helps me to commit to life. 

Here's exactly what is spoken...

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The Power of Mentoring

Uncategorized Apr 10, 2020

Historically, people have been part of tribes, villages, and communities of deep relationship. People were surrounded with a network of people who could provide guidance, mentoring, support; who would ask deep and challenging questions. This level of support is missing in most people’s lives now, and it’s hard to replicate on the historical scale. What is available now is professional mentoring.

Helpers Mentoring Society offers several pathways to both personal (one-on-one) and small group mentoring. Our organization's mentors focus on several different topics including the following:

  1. Personal Growth Mentoring - The missing ingredient in people's personal growth is mentoring. Personal mentoring accelerates growth and focuses on individual well-being. The goals of this mentoring are directed by the mentee.
  2. Advanced Connection Practices (Lineage) Mentoring- Helpers Mentoring Society has ties to several powerful earth-based wisdom traditions which have combined to create a...
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