herbs for stress, strife & strain

with herbalist jim mcdonald



from noon to 6ish on Sunday, January 14th, 2018

at Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center


(same address, different building; see picture below)

$50 in advance or $60 at the door

(see below for preregistration info)

please bring along a lunch or food to share


Stress is likely the single largest contributor to illness, depleting our bodies of the energy needed to maintain health, fight off infection, and keep us happy & smiling. All to many of us feel like we're swimming upstream or in a constant state of fight or flight, even if we're just standing in our kitchen. Fortunately, there are a myriad assortment of herbs known not only known to offer a calming influence, but which act in a restorative manner upon the nervous system as well.

Join herbalist jim mcdonald in a discussion of the herbs and behaviors that will support us through times of stress and strain, whether it be due to acute trauma or just trying to keep up with the unsustainable pace of life that surrounds us. Special attention will be given to differentiating between the herbs that are best used for an immediate short term effect and those that help to nouish and strengthen the body's core vitality over the long haul. The role of the adrenals, the "fight or flight response", and the importance of breathwork and other supportive therapies are also discussed.

jim mcdonald
has been practicing the art of herbcraft for over 22 years, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism. He has taught classes and workshops throughout Great Lakes bioregion and the US, hosts the website www.herbcraft.org and is currently writing (alternately) "A Great Lakes Herbal" and "Foundational Herbcraft". Jim is a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, an occasional email mangler, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft... the plants themselves.


you can preregister for the class by paying $50 to Upland Hills EAC using this link (the class is $60 at the door):

Choose "January: Herbs for Stress" on the menu below...

same address, different building

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