Wild Current Herbalism
Plant Medicine for Cultivating Resilience
Clinical Herbalist and Holistic Health Educator
Halifax Nova Scotia
K'jipuktuk, unceded Mi'kmaq Territory
Now offering 30 minute Acute Support Herbal Consultations
(fee waived upon request for BIPOC folks)
Herbal support in a world with COVID-19
Free online class hosted by VCIH on Sunday March 22, 2020
During this time of global viral pandemic, It is time for us to remember our plant medicines. The risk of contracting or being an asymptomatic carrier of the virus is now a daily lived reality for most of us. How can we transform this fear into informed actions we can take to empower ourselves and our communities? In this free online class, clinical herbalist Ember Peters will introduce some basic concepts about how to choose the most appropriate herbs for overall support, including immune support, lung support, emotional support and overall wellness strategies to build our individual and collective resilience. This class will not cover herbal protocols for COVID-19, as herbalism works best when tailored to the specific person and their specific symptoms, and there is not clear evidence of the effectiveness of western herbal protocols at this time. I would recommend to book a consultation with an experienced herbalist and seek other appropriate healthcare and testing if you become ill during this time
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With over 10,000 hours of herbal experience , I support herbalists of all levels to build their herbal skills. Together we create a learning environment based on connection with the land, while building practical skills to apply plant medicine to your daily life.
Nature Rising Herbal Alliance Presents:
Foundations of Holistic Herbalism & Alchemical Medicine Making
This summer come immerse yourself in the world of herbal medicine on the beautiful Gaspereau Mountain Herb Farm. For 6 weeks, you have the unique opportunity to join registered clinical herbalists Daniel Wiseman and Ember Peters in an experience-based study and practice of herbal medicine.
What you will learn about:
- growing, harvesting and preparing local herbs as medicines for you and your community
- making effective and powerful Spagyric herbal medicines
- energetic assessment based on patterns in nature
- plant connection practices
- how to safely, responsibly and effectively use local herbs for minor afflictions
I recommend a customized holistic herbal protocol, so you can enhance your capacity and resiliency to do more of what you love.
Ember Peters is committed to providing accessible herbal care and quality herbal education. Her knowledge is based on Western herbalism traditions, with assessment tools from Classical Chinese Medicine, the latest scientific research, physiology, flower essence therapy and holistic nutrition. She is a Registered Herbal Practitioner with the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia and adjunct faculty at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. Ember has been in clinical practice since 2014, with over 3,000 hours of direct clinical experience.
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Plants are complex, with hundreds of chemical constituents, life force and wisdom. Humans and plants have evolved together in symbiosis. For humans, plants can provide nourishment and strengthen our ability to adapt to the world we live in. We are exposed to so many challenges to our health every day – from stress and trauma to exposure to toxins, from inherited genetic predisposition to hormone disrupters to our various self-soothing tools to help cope with our lives. Plants support us on the level of our physiologic body: repairing tissues, reducing inflammation, repairing genes, regulating body systems, improving function of organs. Plants support us on the level of our emotional mind-body: shifting our perception to stress, releasing held tensions, moving through difficult times. Plants support us on the level of our spirit: the wisdom and memory that plants carry is passed through their bodies, reminding us of our own innate wisdom; it is one small step towards repairing a deeply wounded, profoundly needed relationship between humans and plants.