COVID-19: Herbal Medicine Strategies for Acute & Chronic Care

COVID-19: Herbal Medicine Strategies for Acute and Chronic Care 90 minutes   COVID-19 has become endemic within our communities, requiring herbal clinicians to respond accordingly. The panelists will discuss their clinical experience with COVID-19 to date. Colleen Emery Todd Caldecott Bev Maya ModeratorChanchal Cabrera Sponsored by Real Mushrooms ← Back to Workshops

Reciprocity – A Practice of Community Solidarity

Reciprocity –  A Practice of Community Solidarity 90 minutes   This panel will discuss how we can give back to the plants, our teachers, our community and at the same time maintain our own personal wellbeing. Join us to explore ways to cultivate abundance and reciprocity in your herbal journey. Tamara Segal Jamie Black Sheena Bradley […]

Ask a Herbalist

Ask a Herbalist 75 minutes   This is your chance to ask a panel of practicing herbalists anything you want to know about the practice, craft, and profession of herbalism in Canada. This group will be wholeheartedly sharing their ideas, tips, suggestions, and wisdom gleaned from years of clinical practice, medicine making, cultivating, wildcrafting and harvesting […]

Resilience – Tools for building healthy communities and supporting regenerative change

Resilience – Tools for building healthy communities and supporting regenerative change 90 minutes   Join the discussion with our diverse panel of experts from gardeners to clinicians and learn practical strategies to add to your toolbox for building healthy communities, and supporting resilient individuals and change within your own backyard. . Monica Giacomin Nikola Barsoum Maryann […]

The World of Herbs (Associations of Western Herbal Medicine Practitioners)

The World of Herbs (Associations of Western Herbal Medicine Practitioners) 2 hours This unprecedented panel discussion will shine a light on the reality of the landscape of regulation within the Western herbal medicine profession, and how it is practiced around the world. Our panelists will explore the pros and cons, the challenges and opportunities facing […]

Wise Woman Teachings: From our gardens, fields, and forests

Pat Crocker Penelope Beaudrow The coming Earth challenges are growing louder and louder. Herbalists can play a significant role in guiding humans toward an existence that includes the wholeness of life on the planet. Pat and Penelope reflect on what it means to be a Wise Woman and how all herbalists walk the path of […]

Truth and Reconciliation from a Settler Herbalist

Yarrow Willard Truth and Reconciliation from a Settler Herbalist 20 minutes   If we want to make this world a safe place for all who are marginalized, it’s going to take some radical honesty and personal vulnerability when looking at our part to play in it. There is a great change afoot. The old guard is […]

Seed Saving

Learn from an experienced cultivator how to collect and save seed to optimize seed viability. This class will cover: – materials required for successful collection – seed ripeness – seed cleaning and processing – seed storage Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed ← Back to Workshops

Four Cornerstones of Traditional Herbalism

Steven Martyn of The Sacred Gardener speaks to the movement from traditional herbalism to today’s more medically based herbalism. Steven outlines the four cornerstones of traditional herbalism, and how they work in his herbal practice.

Introduction to Growing Medicinal Herbs

Nikola Barsoum Introduction to Growing Medicinal Herbs Join Nikola from Half Moon Herbals for a fun field chat as she shares some tips for growing medicinal herbs through small-scale production with a focus on a farm AND home-scale. Nikola shares some practical considerations for growing including collaboration potentials and sales-streams, as well as tips for […]

Artemisia annua – a Medicine of our Times

Chanchal Cabrera Artemisia annua – a Medicine of our Times 20 minutes   This aromatic annual, commonly called sweet Annie, is related to wormwood, mugwort, tarrago, white sage, and southernwood, all of them deeply aromatic plants. This lecture explores how the special and unique sesquiterpenes of A. Annua are used in blood-borne parasitic conditions like malaria […]

Cannabis – Clinical Best Practices

Jeananne Laing Cannabis – Clinical Best Practices 60 minutes   Incorporating cannabis into a clinical practice can be intimidating. This workshop will clear up confusion around cannabis use, helping you be more confident in utilizing this powerful herb with your clients. Topics covered include understanding when cannabis use is appropriate, methods of use, cautions and safety […]

Nettle: From A Tiny Seed to a Powerful Medicine

Abrah Arneson Nettle: From a Tiny Seed to a Powerful Medicine 20 minutes   All parts of the Nettle plant offer medicine.The leaf offers medicine for deep nourishment and cleansing, the root helps out the prostrate when it’s aching, and the seed, the tiny, tiny seed, carries Nettle’s most potent medicine. During this workshop Abrah will […]

Nourishing the Blood

Tiffany Freeman Nourishing the Blood 60 minutes   Blood is the vital substance that holds, houses, and creates the life force energy of our body. Throughout the many phases of life our relationship to blood moves to the forefront, pregnancy followed by the postpartum period is one of those times. In the postpartum period blood loss […]

Renegotiating the Client-Practitioner Relationship

William Morris Renegotiating the Client-Practitioner Relationship:  Moving from symptom to transformation, and phenomena to interpretation 60 minutes   Often practitioners will perceive a deeper level of imbalance behind the chief complaint with which a client presents. The transition from one therapeutic agreement to another is an act that requires awareness and sensitivity.

Herbal Practices for Parents & Caregivers of Children

Kristin Stark Herbal Practices for Parents & Caregivers of Children 20 minutes   It can be hard to find the time for our herbal practice in the best of times, and especially when parenting or caring for young children. Yet, integrating herbs into our everyday lives can help to build health, wellness, and joy, making us […]

Fall Foraging in Southern Alberta & Rewilding Your Garden

Angela Bewick Julie Walker Fall Foraging in Southern Alberta: a virtual plant walk 60 minutes   This will be a 40- 60 minute video recording of a virtual plant walk in/around Calgary. We will be focusing on edible foods and exploring ways to incorporate “wild” foods into our meals.

Are Adaptogens Always the Answer? A workshop on refining formulation skills

Seraphina Capranos Are Adaptogens Always the Answer? A workshop on refining formulation skills 60 minutes   Is the popularity of adaptogens in commercial herbalism leading to them to being over prescribed? Are there more useful herbal actions being overlooked? 

The skillful practitioner learns to look beneath the surface of what’s presented in a case, in some […]

Flower Essences: How to create your own flower essences

Gudrun Penselin Flower Essences – How to create your own flower essences 20 minutes This workshop is a practical demonstration on how to make your own flower essences, using the original method developed by Dr. Edward Bach. The steps included are: creating the flower essence water, preparing the mother tincture, stock bottle, and treatment bottle.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Elderberry Syrup At Home

Bree Nabholz A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Elderberry Syrup At Home 20 minutes   Come join Bree Nabholz, Registered Herbalist, in her kitchen as she leads you through a step-by-step process to creating your very own Elderberry syrup at home. This classic herbal recipe isn’t popular by accident! On top of being absolutely delicious, Elderberry syrup […]

Herbs for Resilience

Monica Giacomin Herbs for Resilience 60 minutes   My garden is filled with nervines, adaptogens, herbs that nourish our hearts and brains, and others that have anti-viral properties. In this lecture I will present gardening tips, experiences, folklore and science of a dozen herbs that I consider to be “Herbs for Resilience”: Holy Basil, Hawthorn, Rose, […]

Phytotherapeutic Perspectives on Dementia

Todd Caldecott Phytotherapeutic Perspectives on Dementia 60 minutes   It is estimated that dementia is experienced by about 10% of the population at some point in their lives and is one of the most common causes of disability in the aged. The disorder represents a significant psychosocial and financial burden for families and yet there are […]

Meditation with Charlene Jones

Charlene Jones Meditation with Charlene Jones 20 minutes   Even those who spend their lives in the green living sphere sometimes take for granted the power of our connection with the vegetative kingdom. Using myths and fairy tales that include herbs and the green living sphere as our guide we will experience some meditation practices that […]

A Conscious Menopause Journey

Christine Dennis A Conscious Menopause Journey 60 minutes   The menopause journey can be a very chaotic and stormy period for many women AND their families. There can be confusion and turmoil on all levels of one’s being because it is often both an ever and rapidly changing landscape. So how does one best navigate this […]

Sacred Plants – Spiritual and Medicinal Uses

Penelope Beaudrow Lauri Hoeg Sacred Plants – Spiritual and Medicinal Uses 20 minutes   Join long-time friends Penelope and Lauri while they share about Ojibwe sacred medicines and their medicinal and spiritual properties, as well as the importance of incorporating rituals and ceremonies in our daily lives.

Phytotherapeutic Applications of Magic Mushrooms

Todd Caldecott Phytotherapeutic Applications of Magic Mushrooms 20 minutes   This lecture provides an overview of the history and use of psilocybin/psilocin-containing fungi in clinical practice. Using case history to illustrate its usage, this lecture includes a review of its chemistry, indications, contraindications, pharmacy, and its application in both macro- and microdosing in the treatment of […]

3 Eclectic Formulas and Michael Moore Walk Into a Bar

Maryann Abbs Jasmyn Clift 3 Eclectic Formulas and Michael Moore Walk Into a Bar In this workshop, Jasmyn and Maryann will review the Materia Medica of:-Neutralizing Cordial– Glyconda– Hayden’s Viburnum Compound (HVC) We will share some case studies and some clinical experience, to show whythese traditional formulas have become indispensable in both our herbalpractises and […]

Regenerative Plant Medicine: Permaculture for the Herbalist Path

Shantree Kacera Regenerative Plant Medicine: Permaculture for the Herbalist Path 75 minutes   The plant world is one of the most regenerative examples we have in this world today. One way to shift our paradigm is to integrate and apply the practices of regeneration into our daily life. We can learn this by observing, interpret and […]

Green Breath Meditation

Seraphina Capranos Green Breath Meditation 20 minutes   Please join Seraphina Capranos for this Green Breath Meditation. Plants are so much more than their physical constituents. They are portals to the heart of the Earth. When we allow ourselves to be initiated by plants, we receive their teaching of expanding our capacity to hold even more […]

The Story of How the Stars Fell to Earth, Seeding the Healing Plants

Abrah Arneson The Story of How the Stars Fell to Earth, Seeding the Healing Plants  15 minutes   Join storyteller, Abrah Arneson, as she shares a story from her book The Weaving: Plants, Planets and People. 

Values-Driven Packaging for Herbalists

Yarrow Willard Elise LeBlanc Values-Driven Packaging for Herbalists 20 minutes   Through Harmonic Arts’ rebrand process over the past few years, we’ve learned a lot about the importance of brand clarity, and values-based packaging. This short talk will share tips on values-based packaging and the importance of sustainability in your packaging strategy. – Why packaging matters […]

5 Elements Model for Encouraging Resilience: Help for preparing for the Great Turning and changing global landscapes

Christine Dennis 5 Elements Model for Encouraging Resilience: Help for preparing for the Great Turning and changing global landscapes 60 minutes   As herbalists we are in a position to be able to help encourage patients to make changes in themselves and in their lives that are hopefully in right relationship with Mother Earth. And this […]

Cree Medicine Bundle

Robert Rogers Cree Medicine Bundle 60 minutes   A short survey of Russell Wilier’s journey with plant medicine, and sharing of his boreal forest wisdom. Before Russell passed on several years ago, he shared his plant knowledge with Dr. David Young and myself. We all had connections going back nearly forty years, allowing a respectable sharing […]

The Art and Science of Blending with Essential Oils

Colleen Emery The Art and Science of Blending with Essential Oils 20 minutes   Creating an essential oil blend can be a deeply creative process that involves both instinct and the keen understanding of basic categories of aroma. Working from an olfactory framework of scent description alongside therapeutic applications, Colleen Emery will outline a practical, yet […]

Qi Gong with Tristan Ford

Tristan Ford Qi Gong with Tristan Ford 30 minutes   Tristan will be sharing some simple moving meditation exercises that focus on breath and awareness to invigorate our qi and energize the day.

Two Herbs to Respect: Devil’s Club and Pokeroot

Katolen Yardley Two Herbs to Respect: Devil’s Club and Pokeroot 60 minutes   Join us for an introduction to two powerful medicine plants that command our respect: Oplopanax horridus (Devil’s Club or Devil’s Walking Stick) and Phytolacca decandra / americanum (Pokeroot). We will review both traditional first nations use of this revered plant covering topics from […]

Sustainable Packaging Issues for Herbal Products

Yarrow Willard Elise LeBlanc Sustainable Packaging Issues for Herbal Products 60 minutes   There…..

Wild Harvesting with Reciprocity

Tamara Segal Wild Harvesting with Reciprocity 20 minutes   Often the medicines that we harvest and prepare ourselves are more potent both physically and vibrationally than those purchased anywhere else. Wildcrafting herbs can be a beautiful process, allowing for special connection with the medicine and the land. As herbalism grows in popularity and wildcrafting becomes more […]

Decolonizing Herbal Practices

Tiffany Freeman Decolonizing Herbal Practices 20 minutes   There are many efforts to bring about more awareness of our plant allies, sustainability, and guidelines for cultivation & wild harvesting, but what do we know about our relationship to the first peoples of the land that we inhabit and their relationship to those plants? Indigenous peoples from […]

Medicinal Mead Making: The Honey Wine Of Olden Time

Denis Manzer Medicinal Mead Making: The Honey Wine Of Olden Time 60 minutes   A how-to exploration of the alchemy of transforming honey into wine. Learn the simple skills and techniques that will allow you to brew your own at home! We will be going on a journey to discover: The origins of mead & the […]

Clinical Use of Psychedelics in Psychotherapy

Mark Haden Clinical Use of Psychedelics in Psychotherapy 60 minutes   Ther…..

Sustainability within the Herbal Medicine Industry: For respect of the herbs and the herb growers

Krista Dawn Poulton Sustainability within the Herbal Medicine Industry: For respect of the herbs and the herb growers 60 minutes   As the field of Herbal Medicine is growing and expanding, concerns regarding ethics of sourcing our plants is imperative for continued survival of our medicinal plants. Discussions will consist of at-risk plants from the United […]

Meditation with Gudrun Penselin

Gudrun Penselin Meditation with Gudrun Penselin 30 minutes   A Journey Through the Seasons. Explore the benefits and exhilarating effects of this moving morning meditation. This session combines honoring the Earth, movement meditation, and connecting to plant spirit as we journey through the seasons of plant life.

What is a solidarity audit? Lessons from working as a herbalist in the refugee camps in Northern France

Melissa Ronaldson What is a solidarity audit? Lessons from working as a herbalist in the refugee camps in Northern France 90 minutes   Herbalists from the UK and Ireland have volunteered as individuals in the refugee camps in Northern France since 2015. In the last two years we have operated collectively as Herbalists Without Borders Uk […]

Herbalism As Rebellion

Fiona Heckels & Karen Lawton Herbalism as Rebellion 20 minutes A discussion of how herbalism is at the core of supporting a change in the system of capitalism. At this time with the pandemic turning more and more people to growing food themselves, more people are learning about sustainability, community growing projects are thriving, and […]

The Witching Herbs: Alkaloid-rich psychotropic plants

Fiona Heckels & Karen Lawton The Witching Herbs: Alkaloid-rich psychotropic plants  75 minutes   Wise women, apothecaries, witches, herbalists, we who cultivate plants for their magic and medicine often have a special space dedicated to ‘the poisons’. A talk dedicated to some of the power plants and holding a special place in our hearts, minds and […]

The Colonial Roots of Western Herbal Medicine in Australia

Sue Evans The Colonial Roots of Western Herbal Medicine in Australia 20 minutes   An underlying assumption of many herbalists is that their practice is an expression of their connection to their land, to country. This is a challenge for Western (European) herbalists in Australia as Australia’s unique flora, and indigenous understanding of its healing potential, […]

A Journey Through the Seasons with Gudrun Penselin

Gudrun Penselin A Journey Through the Seasons with Gudrun Penselin  20 minutes   Explore the benefits and exhilarating effects of this moving morning meditation. This session combines honoring the Earth, movement meditation, and connecting to plant spirit as we journey through the seasons of plant life.

Henriette’s Favourite Books: A tour through a bibliophile heaven

Henriette Kress Henriette’s Favourite Books: A tour through a bibliophile heaven 20 minutes   There are quite a few herbal books in English. In this session I’ll show you and tell you about my favourite herbal books, old ones and new ones. Cool ones only, because I give away the less cool ones, and the awful […]

Humoral Medicine – Ancient Medicine for Modern Times

Steve Taylor Humoral Medicine – Ancient Medicine for Modern Times 75 minutes   Ancient cultures across the globe developed an intimate relationship with the natural environment on which they depended. Foods, medicines, and goods were sourced from the flora and fauna around them and over generations a deep practical wisdom evolved in how to benefit from […]

The Wisdom of Water, Plants and Prayer for Spiritual Healing

Rosita Arvigo The Wisdom of Water, Plants and Prayer for Spiritual Healing 75 minutes   Participants will learn how to combine water, plants and prayers to bring about healing of the spirit. Participants will learn several common plants to use in this manner.Contraindications and cautions will be discussed.

Medical Astrology & Spiritual Considerations in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

Maureen Robertson Medical Astrology & Spiritual Considerations in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia 75 minutes   Thinking outside the box has been a major breakthrough for dealing with this fascinating case of a patient diagnosed with fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue for over 15 years. The pain associated with the symptom picture came about due to the presence of […]

Celtic Herbalism

Danny O’Rawe & Keith Robertson Celtic Herbalism 75 minutes   An introduction to the native medicine practice and culture of Ireland and Scotland. Drawing on ancient Celtic Lore, Keith and Danny discuss how the ancient Druids drew upon the study and contemplation of natural phenomenon and used it to guide their healing modalities. Later they embraced […]

Herbal Medicine for the Modern Traveler: Practical strategies for herbal medicine self-care on the road or around the globe

Bevin Clare Herbal Medicine for the Modern Traveler: Practical strategies for herbal medicine self-care on the road or around the globe 20 minutes   World-wandering is the best when you are healthy and thriving, but it isn’t always easy with the challenges of being on the road. Simple preparations and practices can make your journeys more […]

Culture and its Influence on Clinical Practice

Dr. Rosarie Kingston Culture and its Influence on Clinical Practice 20 minutes   Our understanding of medicine is governed by the culture in which we live. The tools of medicine—case history, examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics—remain the same whether we live in the Amazon or New York. However, how we use these tools, and how our […]

Medical Astrology for the Practicing Herbalist

Sajah Popham Medical Astrology for the Practicing Herbalist 60 minutes   Medical astrology was once an integral part of medical training in traditional European medicine, but as science has become more dominant it was left by the wayside by most. The integration of the astrological pattern with clinical herbalism provides a holistic map for understanding your […]