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Healing is not mastering your coping skills.
Healing is no longer needing them.

Küme akukonpayaymi (welcome) to

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Where we say healing is possible, and actually mean it.


Sound familiar?

You. Are. Not. Alone.

"I can’t get rid of the heaviness in my chest"

"I’ve always wondered why I am so sad and can't seem to enjoy life like other people"

"I am irritable and can't focus on anything"

"The moment I wake up I feel anxious and overwhelmed."

"The tightness in my jaw and shoulders turns into pain."

"I get horrible migraines"

Days went by. Then months and even years. 

I didn't recognize myself anymore. Most days I hid behind a fake smile. But sometimes it was harder to pretend. Something small would make me frustrated and I would snap at whoever was close to me. 

The dreams I had, things I wanted to do, how I wanted my life to look like. They started to feel like just that.. dreams.

Either I couldn't focus long enough. My thoughts would take over, making me feel nauseous. Or the tension in my body would give me migraines that forced me to stay in bed, unable to do anything.

Once a week for eight years I sat in front of someone talking about the memories that scared me the most. The memories that made my skin crawl and my voice break.

I tried different doctors and different methods.

At one point I saw a psychiatrist. With gray hair and glasses that slid down to the tip of his nose, he scribbled on a piece of paper while murmuring,

"I've never met a patient who's been through this much trauma," he tilted his chin down to look at me. "Not even my patients over 50."

To some, medications might be helpful. But to me, they made me feel numb. Like it was trapping me instead of letting me out to live.

At the same time, I started yoga. I was meditating, exercising, reading self-help books. I even tried pumpin' myself up every morning with inspirational quotes, affirmations, and motivational videos on youtube.

Getting out of bed was like trying to get back up after being hit by a truck (at least that's how it felt like).

Now, here's what I learned...

All this time I was confusing coping for healing.

Coping is learning how to live with your symptoms. Not how to let go of what's causing them.

That's why it felt like I was treading water, year after year.

What saved me from spending the rest of my life struggling to keep my head out of the water, was learning how to stop suppressing and controlling my natural responses.

To let my body do what it was born to do: release stress and trauma, and heal.

If you don't know me, mari mari (hi) my name is Mandy Martini Chihuailaf (Mist spread over lake).

I'm an Indigenous teacher of the Mapuche Nation, and an Aztec and Maya descendant. A survivor of generational trauma, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

For the past 5 years, I've helped people around the world understand themselves and their natural responses so that they can finally heal and live a life without the symptoms of stress and trauma.

What I teach is knowledge based on Native science, the healers in my family, our Elders and knowledge keepers, and over thirteen years of my own research and lived experience.

Your symptoms are caused by a survival instinct that is stuck inside of you. You might have heard the term 'survival mode' before. That's what this is. 

If you think about it, many symptoms mimic the fight, flight, and/or freeze response.

For e.g.
Depression, freeze response.
Anxiety, addictions, flight response.
Anger, frustration, pushing yourself too hard, the fight response.

Imagine your body is going through all of these responses--
no wonder you're exhausted!

Physical and emotional imbalances like anxiety, depression, nervousness, tension, physical pain, feeling stuck, low energy, or even becoming sick more often, are just a few examples of the problems these stuck survival energies (hormones) cause.

And have you noticed that the longer it continues, the more side effects or symptoms you start to get?

But don't worry. If I can put an end to it and heal, then so can you.

Please know that the symptoms you're experiencing and living with every day, they didn't just pop out of nowhere.


What many people don't know (that is crucial) is...

1. The survival response can come from even "minor" stressors. Like watching the news and wondering if you just accidentally put on I am Legend.
2. That we are built to release this response.

Most of us have been trained since a very young age to suppress our natural responses.

Raise your hand if you've ever held back your tears or tried to make your hands stop from shaking.

Not only that but we're taught to rationalizes and control everything we experience in life. So whenever we go through something, without knowing it, we block our ability to release these responses.

And voilà-- the survival response becomes trapped inside our bodies and the symptoms keep coming.

But it doesn't have to be like that.

Ancestral Ute lands
(Gunnison, Colorado)

I almost didn’t go through with signing up. Nearly convincing myself to put the money toward other debt. What a mistake that would've been. There’s no debt like generations and a lifetime of what we call stress/trauma. Or more accurately, living in survival. Especially those of us with a history of forced assimilation, colonization, and genocide.  

Before, I'd little capacity to deal with anything more and was easily overwhelmed. I was feeling more like a landfill than a compost pile, to be honest. 

Then I started releasing and working through SLG. 

My clarity has now been polished, heaviness continues to lift, triggers have lost their traction, my period (moon) cycles are no longer thrusting me into fight/flight/freeze. I wake up with a genuine feeling of excitement instead of anxiety, doubt, and dread.

Maybe it all sounds too good to be true but it’s not. You still have to show up, put one foot in front of the other. It’s not magic, it’s nature. 

A lot can happen in just two months

- Victoria Lise, Tsalagi/Irish/German
SLG member since December 2020



the Science of Letting Go

What is SLG?

SLG is an online school that helps you go from trying to manage your symptoms, to leaving them behind. Where they belong.

So if you came here hoping to learn another coping skill, sorry.
This is not it. 

As Mapuche, we don't believe people should live with their pain. We believe that every being (including you and our beautiful earth) should live in balance and thrive. Not fight to survive.

Healing has always been (and always should be) a regenerative process.

Go through something and your survival instinct is there to help you through it. Then you release it, reset, rest, and heal. Done.

That's how nature works. Just like the circle of life or any other natural process. Let's not complicate it.

In SLG You Learn

How to physically release the survival responses in your body (yes, even those from your childhood) so that you can finally say bye-bye to those symptoms you've been dragging around with.

All about your instincts and how they are impacted by your thoughts, experiences, and even the people around you.

How to listen to the cues your body gives you so you know exactly what's going on and best of all, know what to do about it.

How to stop those thoughts that keep stressing you out. That means no more zoning out or making yourself feel sick to the stomach.

Katie W., Columbus, OH.

I always thought I suffered from "restless leg syndrome" and although it would come and go, once I started releasing I no longer lay in bed wide awake trying to figure out how to make it stop. Now if I start to have the feeling, I will do a release and have no issues sleeping. This was a big pain point as I would lay in bed for hours trying to get comfortable, rubbing my leg, or even kicking the back of my calf trying to make the feeling go away or eventually take IBU just so I could sleep.  

Mandy, I am forever grateful for you and all that you share. I truly have learned so much from you. 

SLG has played a vital part in my healing.
It has changed me for the better and the future is looking bright.

No longer in bed wide awake.

Imagine, today could be the day.
The day you start to release the survival responses in your body. The day you stop coping and get to feel and experience what healing really is.

what's inside








Video, audio, text... whichever way you prefer to learn.

And to give you extra support,
Talking Circles.

To us, ceremonies are very important. But besides ceremonies, we also arrange different types of talking circles that allow members of the community to come together and support each other. It also helps reinforces our knowledge and practices.

That's why, to offer you support and community, we now have virtual talking circles.

• When you sign up there'll be 4 scheduled live Talking Circles over Zoom. They will be spread out over the time of a month so that you have support as you go through the program. If you miss one, don't worry. They're recorded.

In each Talking Circle, you'll get a chance to share how you're doing, ask questions, connect with other members, and I will share knowledge that I continue to learn from my Elders and mentors that I think might help you.

Plus. As a lifetime member, you get to join any future Talking Circles as well.

My goal is that you always feel supported and never alone.

enough sweet talk, I'm ready!


I’m falling in love with this course and it’s literally changing my life. I’m currently super sick and unable to do a lot of things so this course is what I can look forward to everyday.

Like phenomenal.

Destiny Kipp, Florida

"... it's literally changing my life."

SLG appeared at exactly the right time for me. I was struggling with issues relating to divorce and an extremely unhappy marriage. During the course, I also uncovered old traumas that I had forgotten/suppressed and was able to work on as well.

I am incredibly grateful for the knowledge I've acquired and to Mandy for creating this course and for her support. It has been a life changing experience, I would recommend it to anyone. 

Huge thanks and so much love xo

Heather Griffiths
Northern Ireland

 "a life changing experience"

I've come to see a lot of what I have not let go of and in the process, through your beautiful teaching of doing so each and everyday, each and every moment.
You're an incredible teacher and soul.

Entire course is an absolute get, keep and use! Blessings.

Socrates Gliarmis
North Carolina

"I want to let you know your course is INCREDIBLE!!"

A peek into the modules


Pains, anxiety, whatever it is. The majority of your energy is going towards your body fighting to survive. This affects your immune system and your ability to focus.

That's why the first thing we do is start releasing those survival responses in your body. (This is why members notice results so fast.)

Think about how many stressors there are in your life. From news, social media, work, maybe even your loved ones-- stress is everywhere which means your body will sometimes respond with the survival instinct.

It's so important to know what triggers this response in you and learn how to prevent it from happening in the first place. And that's what you'll learn here.

Wouldn't it be great to wake up feeling excited, at peace, and connected with who you are? This is where your environment, mind, and body come into full circle.

You'll learn how to build connections and boundaries to help you even when this society (or a random stranger) starts throwing curveballs.

You were meant to do so much more than living your life just going through the motions.

After seeing the life-changing (not exaggerating) results from SLG members, this bonus module was born. It's here to help you get ready for a new chapter in your life, however that looks like.



Prevent & Rewire


Your Environment

Moving On


Imagine, instead of wasting your life trying to survive it-- you actually lived it.

Melissa Zepeda, California

I was a zombie walking through my everyday routine and missing out on what matters. Now I'm on a roll living my best life BECAUSE OF YOU!

I've been much more aware and living in the moment.
I promise you, the birds chirping every morning have never sounded more beautiful.

Do you realize how grateful I am for you?
 It's because of you and your willingness to share with others your incredible knowledge.

"You really have no clue what you triggered and what you started IN ME!"

Ready to wave your symptoms goodbye?







I'm ready

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Don't miss out! We only open for new members a few times a year.

"but nothing ever works for me"

Before, I didn't know that I was living with stress. All these physical symptoms were happening and I would just live with it. And then I would end up in the hospital hooked up to a machine because I felt like I was having a heart attack. I was in and out of hospitals for years because I couldn't keep food down. I was vomiting up everything.
Turns out it was stress and anxiety and it took 31 years for me to be able to help myself. The amount of money that I've spent on therapy sessions that sometimes made it worse. And working with my family doctor who tested me but couldn't figure out what it was. This program, in the one year that I've been practicing the tools that you've given me, the change that it's made in my life, how much of the darkness it's lifted off my shoulders-- it's priceless. I just wish I had it sooner.

"... it took 31 years for me to be able to help myself."

Julie Ponte
Ontario Canada

Ask yourself this...

Do I want to spend the rest of my life wasting time and money on coping? Or, do I want to learn how to heal for good?

Frequently Asked Questions

"I have a lot going on now, is there a time commitment?"

Nope. Once you're in you can take all the time you need. As a SLG member, you're a member for life, meaning the knowledge and support will always be there for you. The only time commitment is our Talking Circles if you want to join them live, otherwise they're recorded so you can watch later when you have time.

"But like... how does it work?"

● the SLG School platform is online and compatible across all computers, tablets and mobile phones.)
● Inside you'll find all the lessons, exercises and details for the Talking Circles + past recordings.
● Each lesson has a comment section where you can ask questions
● Once you've finished, a SLG Vault will appear with a collection of resources, past recordings, and much more.
● You're also invited to all future Talking Circles when a new group joins us.

"I'm going to be without online access, how do I do?"

You can download the mp3's and/or transcripts of the lessons!

"How often does SLG open for new members to join?"

Not often. Last year we had two openings.

There's two reasons for this.
One, I want to make sure I'm able to offer support to all members.
Second, I find it important to keep learning from my Elders and teachers so I can bring it back and share with you.


Here's the thing, I know what's out there. I've been where you are right now. Doubting that anything will work because that has been our experience.

But remember that was coping skills. This is not.

And I don't want that to be the reason you walk away from something that has helped so many people around the world. Including myself.
This is a chance for you to learn that healing really is possible.

So to make you feel more at ease, there's a 30 Day Risk-Free Guarantee.

All you have to do is give SLG a fair chance. That means you go through the lessons and do the exercises. If within 30 days you feel like it did nothing for you, then just send me an email and I'll refund you right away.

To be clear, to be eligible for the SLG 30 Day Risk-Free Guarantee, there are two requirements:
(1) Request refund within 30 days of enrollment, and (2) Show proof of completion.


last chance to join before the doors close







count me in

I'm ready

Doors close March 9th, 12pm Eastern Time.

Isabel's Children

Isabel’s Children is a money fund that goes directly to support survivors of violence and food insecurity in Indigenous communities.

In the memory and honor of Mandy’s chuchu (grandmother) Isabel- an Indigenous woman who despite a life filled with abuse, trauma, starvation and injustice, still did everything she could to help anyone who needed her. With her knowledge of healing, plant medicines, and her cooking, or simply opening her doors for someone who needed a place to stay, whatever little she had, she gave.

Isabel's Children is funded by every enrollment into SLG School.