Asheville Silver Jubilee Event Featuring Steven Horne and Lorna Mauney-Brodek with the Herb Bus
April 11-12 Silver Jubilee Event featuring Steven Horne, RH(AHG) and Lorna Mauney-Brodeck with The Herb Bus
To be held at 125 South Lexington Avenue in Downtown Asheville
Friday: 7-9 pm Kava Kava reception and Silent Auction to benefit the AHG Community Service Award. Meet the 2013 Community Service Award winner, Lorna Mauney-Brodek and learn about her Herbalista Free Clinic and tour her Herb Bus. Mingle with Steven Horne and other members of the AHG community. Music, fun, and festivities!
10-12 am - Traditional Fire Cider Demo with Asheville herbalist Melissa Fryer and Cider Tasting Contest. Bring a cider sample made from your own recipe. Cider Tasting Contest will be judged by AHG Governing Council member Patricia Kyritsi Howell RH(AHG), AHG Director Mimi Hernandez RH(AHG), and local herbalist Juliet Blankespoor of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Prizes awarded!!
12-1 pm - Enjoy a nourishing lunch complements of AHG volunteers.
1-5 pm - Workshop Intensive with Steven Horne: Trauma and Healing With Herbs
Our Featured Guests and Topics
Steven Horne, RH(AHG) is professional member and past president of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and a professional member of the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA). He has also served on the board of directors of both organizations. He is the author of numerous books and courses on natural healing, including: The Heart’s Key to Health, Happiness and Success and the soon to be released, Modern Herbal Medicine (co-authored with Thomas Easley).
Lorna Mauney-Brodek is a traveling herbalist, medicine maker, wildcrafter and teacher. She is the current holder of the AHG Community Service Award based on her work with the Herb Bus, a mobile herb clinic providing herbal first aid and earth-based constitutional medicine to underserved populations. She completed an herbal residency with Michael Moore at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and her clinical internship at the Blue Ridge School for Herbal Studies. She offers a sliding scale herbal clinic in East Atlanta and leads the Harriet Tubman Free Foot Clinic, and The Herbalista Free Clinic (also known as the Herb Bus.) Lorna teaches at various venues around the southeast, including BotanoLogos, the Blue Ridge School, the Homestead Atlanta, and The Herb Kitchen.
Meet the Herb Bus with Lorna Mauney-Brodek
This mobile herb clinic provides herbal first aid and earth-based constitutional medicine to underserved populations. We are currently hubbed in Atlanta. The Herbalista Free Clinic, traveling via the Herb Bus, also serves as a mobile classroom. We share the Herb Bus model with communities and schools around the country.
Trauma and Healing With Herbs
Everyone experiences trauma at some time or another. The trauma we experience may involve an accident, major surgery, violent assault or some type of abuse, but experiencing it does not doom one to be permanently traumatized, however. The body has mechanisms for healing from trauma, just as it has mechanisms for healing from physical injury.
Unfortunately, most people do not understand how the body recovers from trauma, so they actually interfere with, rather than help the trauma recovery process. This leads to long-term feelings of stress that are triggered in any situation that reminds us of the original trauma.
We’ve all experienced the stress we feel when someone “pushes our buttons” and we suddenly feel angry, afraid, sad, overwhelmed and/or stuck. We also see this in our relationships, where everything seems to be going great and then some little thing again “pushes a person’s buttons” and they suddenly become completely emotional and irrational. This is why unhealed trauma is a major cause of emotional stress in relationships.
Emotional trauma doesn’t just cause us stress or interfere with our relationships; it also contributes to mental and physical illness. What we call “mental illness” is usually a combination of nutritional deficiencies and toxins affecting the brain and unresolved trauma. Most people who are chronically ill or suffer from multiple health problems also have unresolved trauma in their lives and healing emotionally is just as important to their recovery as good nutrition and detoxification.
In this 4-hour class, Steven Horne, RH(AHG) will explain the problem of trauma and the natural healing process the body uses to recover from it. He’ll discuss the links between unresolved trauma and various physical and mental health problems as well. Based on his 27 years of experience in doing emotional healing, he’ll also provide a variety of tools people can use to assess and correct unresolved emotional trauma. These tools include herbs, flower essences and essential oils, physical movements that discharge “stuck” emotions and a special technique known as the question-affirmation technique.