AHG Community Service Award. Herbalists Making A Difference!
Each year, the AHG gives out two awards to deserving members of the herbal community. Learn more about the Community Service Award below. To learn about the Award for Notable Work Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Justice in Herbalism click here.
The AHG Community Service Award honors an individual or group that has contributed significantly to the herbal profession and made a lasting impact through community or environmental service related to herbal professions on a local or national level. Past recipients include the Arizona Ethnobotanical Association, the Sage Mountain Health & Wellness Clinic in Vermont, Natural Doctors International, the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, the Herb Bus and Herbalista Free Clinic in Atlanta, the Ithaca (NY) Free Clinic, the Occupy Eugene Free Clinic in Oregon, the Alternative Access Healthcare Campaign of Seattle, and Herbalists Without Borders.
The recipent of the Community Service Award is recognized with a plaque award at the Annual General Meeting of the American Herbalists Guild, at the Annual Symposium. In addition, the recipient will receive funding in the form of a cash award to further their community efforts. Funding is made possible by donations and contributions received from the AHG Annual Silent Auction Benefit.
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About the 2018 CSA Award Winner:
Karen Henderson, MPH, RH-AHG, LMT, BCST and Veterans Resiliency Holistic Clinic
Karen Henderson is the Veterans Resiliency Holistic Clinic Coordinator and a holistic health practitioner who integrates sound science, traditional wisdom and intuition in motivating others towards wellness. Her passion is assisting clients with releasing symptoms of physical and emotional trauma from the body and restoring nervous system regulation and resilience. Karen is a Clinical Herbalist (RH-AHG) with a Master of Science Degree in Therapeutic Herbalism, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST), Certified Health Coach and has a Master of Science Degree in Public Health (MPH). She integrates all of these skills to assist her clients in the healing process. Karen's training also includes Somatic Experiencing through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Her training and personal experience with PTSD brings a combination that helps those experiencing the dis-ease of trauma find health and balance.
The Veterans Resiliency Holistic Clinic supports veterans who have experienced the wounds of war. We help to restore inner balance and increase resiliency in your life. We use a variety of holistic modalities to help relax the nervous system and allow the discharge of “survival” energies that can keep people “stuck” in the traumatic event. All veterans and their family members are welcome! VRHC team includes: Talia Moser, Reflexology; Jared Smyser, Wellness/Mindfulness Coach; Yumei Silva, Aromatherapist; Denise Cusack, Clinical Herbalist; Sondra Sealine, Zero Balancing Practitioner; Deborah Woodward, Yoga Instructor; Floyd Herdrich and Ann Furniss, NADA Acupuncturists.