Please see my main page for my January 2 hour workshop.
Adaptogens for Stress Relief
Saturday 14th March 10-30-12-30
Adaptogens promote the ability of the human body to adapt to stress, support normal metabolic processses and restore balance.
This very popular 2 hour workshop includes an informative handout and a small bottle of tincture of your choice of adaptogens.
Herbs for a Good Nights Sleep
Saturday 15th February 10-30-12-30
We spend one third of our lives sleeping. If the quality and quantity of sleep is insufficient for our needs it may have a great impact on our quality of life and indeed our health.
Herbal medicine has several strategies that can manage or alleviate insomnia. We will explore the use of herbal hypnotics, sedatives and relaxants. Western herbal medicine has a tradition of using herbs in combination, given that insomnia often presents with other health issues this is a great way to understand the holistic basis of western herbalism.
Includes time to create your own relaxing sleep tea and handouts.
This workshop will take about two hours.
Herbal support for excretion
Occasionally our homeostatic mechanisms need some herbal support. In Western herbalsism this takes the form of alterative herbs that improve elimination of metabolic waste and in so doing restore normal body function. I use herbs that support and nourish the structure and function of skin, the lymphatic system, lungs, kidneys, liver, gut, the immune system right down to the tissue ad cellular level.
Join me to find out about some that are easily used and readily available.
Make your own herbal infusion mixture.
A 2 hour workshop
Herbs for PMS
PMS - premenstrual syndome or premenstrual tension compromises the quality of life of many women.
We will have a look at it's effects and how it presents in different groups and ailments.
We will cover some key herbs with an affinity for the uterus and women's hormones.
With this background in mind, we can choose from a wide arrray of safe and effective herbs that have have relevence for the individual woman.
With handouts and time to prepare your personal tea.
Find out about herbs that can ease and support digestive complaints ranging from simple indigestion, constipation and flatulence to reflux, ulcers and chronic conditions such as IBS, Crohns and ulcerative colitis.
Explore the approach of Western Herbal Medicine to our gastro-intestinal system using bitters, antispasmodics. anti-inflammatory and many other safe and effective herbs,
Including a detailed handout, tincture tasting with an opportunity to create your own 'tummy tea'.
Herbs for Menopause
Did you know herbal medicine can manage the hot flushes and anxiety that may accompany menopause?
Joint pain, poor concentration and memory, fatigue, mood and tissue changes can all be addressed.
Menopause is an individual experience for every woman, learn about the herbs that alleviate the varied symptoms - the how and the why as well as how to take them.
The workshop includes informative handouts along with a selection of herbs for you to prepare your personal menopause support herbal infusion. £15
Herbal Immune Support
Herbs such as echinacea and elderberry offer a rich array of constituents to support our complex and highly individual immune systems.
However, herbs can also help manage deeper issues of immune origin including allergies and autoimmune disease.
This two hour workshop includes informative handouts and the opportunity to prepare your personal herbal immune tincture mix.
Herbs of Breath and Bone
A two hour workshop focussing on respiratory and musculoskeletal herbs. These well known and easily available medicinal herbs have a good clinical evidence base and we will discuss their applications.
The herbs will be available to taste and experience in a variety of modalities.
Prepare your own breathe easy sachets, create a smudge bundle from our native herbs and your own scented oil for body and earth awareness.
A two hour workshop focussing on western medical herbalism's holistic approach to respiratory ailments.
Looking at the herbal actions appropriate to the respiratory system with key herbs that have an affinity to the lungs and upper respiratory tract.
Handouts and recipes provided.
Including tea and tincture tasting and with time to create your own breathe easy herb sachet.
Saturday January 15th 10-30-12-30
Lifestyle and nutrition play a large part in our cardiovascular health. As an holistic healthcare provider I will share some tips with you.
This 2 hour workshop explores herbs that can be used to prepare an infusion that supports this important body system of heart, arteries, veins and the microcirculation.
Includes informative handouts and herbs to prepare your personal infusion.
Herbs for Bones and Muscle
A two hour workshop focussing on our musculoskeletal systems - plus the bits in between - ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Arthritis, rheumatism, joint and muscular pain can all be managed and alleviated with herbs. These well known and easily available medicinal herbs have a good clinical evidence base and
we will discuss their applications.
Join me to find out about some that are
easily used and readily available.
This workshop includes informative handouts
and the opportunity to prepare your
personal pain relieving ointment.
Worshops are also available on:
What is Herbal Medicine
Herbs of Avalon
Please contact me here if you would like me to run a workshop for your group.