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Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series: Starting October 2021

Herbal Medicine for Street Medics

From protests to unhoused camps to back alley encounters, herbal street medics encounter a greater diversity of traumatized clients than any other herbalist. Trauma-informed care skills are mandatory for properly assisting those in need. Herbal Street Medics have a special niche during this pandemic. This presentation will include cultural sensitivity awareness, de-escalation, medic supply items and acquisition suggestions, skill suggestions, and personal safety tips for herbal street medics.


Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Herbal Health Care: Part 1

Learn practical skills to respond to clients affected by trauma safely and ethically. This session will equip herbalists to create a safe and supportive client experience and to respond within our scope of practice to common interpersonal manifestations of trauma that may affect the therapeutic relationship. Participants who complete the session will have a customized plan for how to make their practices more trauma-informed from the first point of contact all the way through discharge.


Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine of Resilience

Curanderismo, the traditional medicine of the Latinx diaspora, arose from the convergence of people and cultures from the Americas, Africa, and Europe during a time of brutal colonization, slavery, and pandemic. Curanderismo evolved as a tradition informed by both historical and present-day trauma. The practices of curanderismo, which will be discussed in this class, exemplify folk and indigneous wisdom in the treatment of trauma and soul loss.


Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Herbal Health Care: Part 2

Learn practical skills to respond to clients affected by trauma safely and ethically. This session will equip herbalists to create a safe and supportive client experience and to respond within our scope of practice to common interpersonal manifestations of trauma that may affect the therapeutic relationship. Participants who complete the session will have a customized plan for how to make their practices more trauma-informed from the first point of contact all the way through discharge.