Our nervous system is the road that connects us to everything, from what we experience to what we bring to the all of who we are. In many ways, it defines our essence, our reactions, and our actions. Over the years, it has been inspiring to see how people experience their lives and feelings. From anxiety to joy, feeling is depth. Exploring these depths while keeping our wits about us is a challenge. Herbs can help.
I believe strongly that herbs help us find a way to manage our feelings so that we define ourselves by our own choice not only by our reactions. Herbs can help us find our balance when we are overwhelmed, and assist homeostatic function between our nerves and our immune system, organs and circulation.
Of course, they don’t do it alone. But which ones are best for you? In this short miniseries, we will explore our nervine materia medica, practicing formulating for nervous system imbalances, and talk about what it is to find power in feelings.
All levels of herbalists welcome. Online attendance available.
- When: Monday Night April 17, 24 and May 1 from 6:30-9 pm.
- Cost: $150
Class 1– Nervous System Plant Materia medica
We will introduce plants that help support balanced nervous system function.
Class 2- How is everything connected? Stress is an ever present force in our world, and influences how we think, feel, and how our organ systems function. While tonic amounts of stress are important, it is also important to protect ourselves from the deleterious effects of chronic high level stress. In this class on the nervous system, we will study the different parts of the nervous system and examine the short and long term affects of stress and trauma on the body. We will talk about plants in the context of the class as well, and address how to assess dysfunctional patterns that result from stress.
Class 2–Nervous System: Formulating for Maladies
We will formulate for following: anxiety, stress with immune depression, stress with digestive upsets, insomnia, and general chronic, low-grade nervousness.