Tailored for herbalism students and practicing herbalists, this class will focus on some the common mental health issues seen by herbal practitioners. These include: anxiety, depression, insomnia, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and other symptoms associated with emotional and psychological health.
These symptoms fall along a broad continuum that can emerge from multiple causes and diseases. In this workshop, we will discuss clinical assessment and treatment strategies along with specific plants, formulas and lifestyle alternatives.
*****Please reserve on site parking for those with a greater need for ease of access. There is street parking in the neighborhood behind the 368 Ponce. The location is also very accessible by MARTA, located a 14 minute walk from North Station on the Gold Line. There is also several close bus stops, including the 99 (North Ave. and Hunt Street - 2 minute walk), the 2 (North Ave. and Hunt Street - 2 minute walk), & the 110 (Peachtree and Ponce de Leon - 12 minute walk).*****
About the Instructor:
7Song is a clinical herbalist, teacher, botanist and naturalist. He is the director and main instructor of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, NY. He is also the director of holistic medicine and a practicing herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic, an integrative clinic providing free herbal medicine and other health modalities to the wider community.
7Song has been involved in herbal first aid for many years. He has worked as a street medic and herbalist in a variety of clinics and first aid stations. He has helped run the first aid station at the Rainbow Gathering for over 20 years, which is an off-the-grid first aid station that sees up to 150 people a day with a wide range of health conditions.
One of his goals in teaching is showing how herbal medicine offers useful primary and adjunct treatments in first aid situations, especially working alongside a diversity of health care practitioners. He also endeavors to make herbal medicine accessible and affordable and reaching people who may know little about it.