January 10-12th 2020 in Peterborough Ontario (unceded Anishinabe territory), hosted by Elderberry Academy
Registration is required, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/986422981705808/
Addiction and Substance Abuse: A Holistic Approach
Friday January 10, 6:30-9:30pm, $50 +hst
Herbs for Transgender Health
Saturday January 11, 10am-4pm, $80 +hst
Herbal Support Through Abortion
Sunday January 12, 10am-4pm, $80 +hst
Or attend all 3 for $180 +hst, Fri/Sat for $120 +hst or Sat/Sun for $135 +hst.
Discounts available for BIPOC and trans folks.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Wheelchair accessible, both venue and washroom, and scent free space. Please contact us if you have any specific accessibility needs.
**Addiction and Substance Abuse: A Holistic Approach**
To put an end to the problem of harmful addictions in our society, we have to make our world livable. In this society, people need to self-medicate in order to survive. Addiction affects everybody. This class is about more than building your herbal skills; it is about becoming a more effective, compassionate and competent practitioner for individuals struggling with addiction. We expand our perspective outside of the individual, to understand the psychospiritual and sociocultural influences of addiction. Weaving science with a holistic energetic lens and a harm reduction approach, we will cover the physical mechanisms of the reward pathway and specifics about supporting people addicted to opiates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, methamphetamines and alcohol. Advanced: a background of practicing herbal medicine is required.
**Herbs for Transgender Health**
This intensive covers in-depth some of the most specific herbal supports for transgender and gender-non-conforming folks. Geared towards both trans folks looking to understand herbal self-care and community holistic health-care providers striving to be trans-competent, this class will provide tools to better understand how to choose herbs that are safe and effective for trans health. We will discuss herbal protocols for support through gender-affirming surgeries and we will address in-depth the possible interactions and supportive effects of herbs with gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy. We will explore how herbal medicine can be a way to reclaim community well-being for all. Intermediate: some background knowledge of herbal medicine is recommended.
**Herbal Support Through Abortion**
This class is for herbalists, midwives, doulas, abortion providers and community members looking for more tools to support people through a clinical/medical abortion. We will explore the historical and current context of abortion care, and the many ways that herbs can help support the body before, during and after. We will discuss herbs for pain, increasing or decreasing blood flow, digestive upset, emotional support, after-care, hormonal regulation, and more. This is not a class on herbal abortion and will not include information about how to induce abortion. The material presented will be through a gender non-binary, trauma-informed and anti-colonial lens. Intermediate: some background knowledge of herbal medicine is recommended.