We live in a world that is based on productivity, results and pushing ourselves beyond the reasonable barriers of time and space. Taking the moments to tend to ourselves, to our mental, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing, is often deemed ‘lazy’ or ‘selfish.’ So many of us walk through the world carrying the burden of chronic stress- it may weigh us down every day so that we feel as though we are constantly walking against the current of life, struggling to breathe, or it may attack us unexpectedly through panic and fear. Learning how to ease our stress load, to facilitate the balancing and nourishing of our nervous system, is one of the most important wellness skills we can cultivate to protect the simple right to enjoy our lives. Join clinical herbalist Betsy Miller for an evening discussion on how stress can manifest in and influence our minds and bodies, and how we can use herbs, foods and lifestyle to bring our stress response back into balance.
- An overview of the basic mental and physical response to stress within the context of nervous system physiology
- An understanding of how chronic stress affects other body systems and functions
- A detailed learning of several herbs, lifestyle habits & dietary changes that support resilience to the effects of chronic stress
- Gaining the ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress within ourselves
- Learning how we can use herbs, food, movement and ritual to bring ourselves back into balance
- Gaining tools to manage both chronic and acute stress response
Students will receive an email with the webinar registration link 30 minutes before class begins.
Please note- this is an online class and is NOT taking place at the shop.
Betsy has always been drawn to the healing arts and the natural world. She began her self-study of herbal medicine in 2001, reading anything and everything she could on the subject of plant healing, and taking classes wherever she could find them. Drawn by her desire to be closer to nature, she attended the University of Vermont and completed her undergraduate studies in Environmental Science and Ecological Agriculture, focusing on forest gardening with wild edibles and medicinals. During this time she also completed her 200 hour training in Vajra yoga, and taught for several years in the Burlington area. Desiring to pursue her study of herbal medicine, Betsy received her Masters of Science in Medical Herbalism from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She currently practicing as a clinical herbalist, licensed nutritionist and Healing Touch practitioner in the Washington D.C. area. She is focusing her practice on supporting fertility and reproductive health, immune system health and digestive health.