Trauma-Informed Herbalism in Practice

Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series 

In 2021, we are excited to offer the Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series: Trauma-Informed Herbalism in Practice.

The four webinars in this series provide you with practical information about how the practice of herbalism serves the critical needs of individuals and communities informed by traumatic experiences. You will find the webinar series descriptions below. The series is part of our 2021 Certificate Track and is closely related to the theme of the 2021 Symposium. Attendees who register for and view designated Symposium sessions and the Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series qualify for a certificate in Trauma-Informed Herbalism.

The Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series may be joined live on the dates listed or you may access the recording at your convenience for up to one year.

Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series Registration and Pricing

This webinar series is available as a package that includes all four webinars for only $100. Individual webinar pricing is not available. To register, click here.

Symposium Certificate in Trauma-Informed Herbalism

Attendees who register for and attend the designated Certificate Track sessions as part of both the Symposium and the Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series qualify for a certificate in Trauma-Informed Herbalism. How does it work? We'll email you a short evaluation form after the series ends. Simply complete it and you will receive your certificate via email. Learn more about how to earn your certificate!

AHG Clinical Hours

Are you working towards your Registered Herbalist membership? Attend the Online Symposium Experience and Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series, complete the evaluation form, and you can add 20 clinical hours to your RH requirements.

Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series Dates and Times

The Post-Symposium Intensive Webinar Series will take place on the following Thursdays from 8-10 pm EDT:

October 28 - Therapeutic Relationships: Trauma-Informed Clinical Skills, Part 1 with Melanie St. Ours and Dr. Amanda Rich

November 4 - Therapeutic Relationships: Trauma-Informed Clinical Skills, Part 2 with Melanie St. Ours and Dr. Amanda Rich

November 11 - Herbal Medicine for Street Medics with Sue Sierralupe

November 18 - Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine of Resilience with Atava Garcia Swieciki

Trauma-Informed Herbalism in Practice

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.