2017 herbal workshop series consists of three intensive weekend workshops, at different times of the year (for learning seasonal practices and identification at different times in the plant’s cycle – and for have time between to digesting/practice).
These sessions are designed for people wanting to heal themselves, their families and friends.
The first two workshops can be taken independently, although we would encourage you to take the complete series. To come to the third ‘clinic’ workshop you must have come to one of the first two herbal workshops or a previous years herbal workshop.
The Herbal Healers June 23-25,2017
This course is aimed at re-introducing you to your lost relations, the Herbal Healers! Whether you’re a trained herbalist or a beginner, you may have never met these herbal Kings and Queens in their own realm; never seen and experienced them in their summer glory. This workshop focuses on a traditional folk practice of shamanistic healing with plants.
The Herbalist’s Medicine Bag August 18-20, 2017
In this second workshop in the Herbalist series, we will work with the plant Healers we met in the first workshop, learning more about them, though practicing traditional methods for drying and making decoctions, infusions, concoctions, tinctures, salves, creams, vinegars, wines, syrups and elixirs.
Our days will be spent between spending a good amount of time outside looking at and foraging for wild plants and processing the herbs we’ve collected.
‘Clinical’ Use of Local Herbs September 22-24, 2017
In this third and final workshop of the Herbal series ‘Clinical’ Use of Local Herbs we bring it all together. You’ve come to know the The Herbal Healers (session 1) and have the The Herbalist’s Tools for using the herbs (session 2), now it’s time to learn to diagnose and apply your intuition and knowledge to a real human being. This session will start with teachings to help the participants grasp certain perspectives and techniques that are central to the art of healing people. Starting the first day and into the second day we’ll practice many ‘clinic’ exercises, with each other, and willing visitors. I use the word clinic here, more to describe a herbalist’s professional approach to clients, rather than to justify this course as a basis for professional practice, which it is not. But I think having a serious professional approach, particularly with family and friends is important, so the opportunities for healing aren’t clouded by personal bias.