Have we walked on the moon only because we haven't yet the courage and the grace to walk the great and sacred earth? ~John Moriarty
Somatic Herbalist Practitioner Training
What is Somatic Herbalism?
"And if the body were not the soul, what is the soul?"
~ Walt Whitman
Mental and emotional regulation were never meant to be strictly an inside job. The complex communications nexus we are used to calling our nervous, endocrine, and immune systems evolved in constant communication with the subtle chemistries of plants, fungi, animals, and other humans.
In our contemporary lives, we exist in relative isolation, cut off from the rich matrix of consciousness from which we emerged. As a result, we tend to forget who we are and become lost in guilt, shame, and fear.
The path back into connection involves engaging our senses and our hearts to cultivate embodied presence, reawakening and re-engaging our wild selves and the part of us that understands how deeply interwoven we are with all of the living world.
Somatic herbalism uses small doses of plant medicines to bring subtle sensory shifts that change our sense of ourselves in this moment. Beauty and pleasure are part of the medicine.
The goal is not to make people function more efficiently in the context of a culture that cuts us off from the experience of the fullness of who we are, but to help people grow into their own power and begin the work of re-enchanting and re-wilding the world.
What is Somatic Herbalist Practitioner Training?
Somatic Herbalist Practitioner Training is a unique program for herbalists wanting to deepen their practice, advanced herb students wanting to make the transition to becoming practitioners and those who recognize that their embodied presence is a fundamental part of the medicine that they bring and want to develop processes of investigation and transformation to deepen their capacity to accompany others on their journey.
Under the guidance of Sean Donahue and several guest instructors this training will prepare herbalists to practice in a way that is:
Students will gain a deep grounding in the philosophy and practice of Somatic Herbalism, hone their clinical skills, and learn to integrate magical tools and perspectives in their practice.
Due to the nature of the training this program only has 20 spots available to students. Please apply early to make sure you reserve your spot.
What will be covered in the Training?
The Training will include: