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Introduction to Western Herbal Energetics & Philosophy, Part 1: Elements & Humours

  • It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) Studio 13 East Tulane Road Columbus, OH, 43202 United States (map)

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR BY MAIL

Herbal Energetics & Philosophy, Part 1: Saturday January 27, 2018, 1:30 - 4:30 ($45)

Herbal Energetics & Philosophy, Part 2: Saturday March 3, 2018, 2:00pm - 5:00pm ($45)

BOOK YOUR PLACE FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS AND SAVE $10 ($80 + plus processing fees)


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

Join Clinical Herbalist, Erika Galentin, for part 1 of a 2-part series that delves into the language of traditional Western herbalism and how this language is used to experience, describe, and apply the qualities, actions, and effects of herbs. Learn how this language has also been traditionally used to conceptualize larger patterns of health and imbalance in the human body. Whether being used to desbcribe a body, process, or activity of an herb, Western herbal enegetic language can also often be reflected in concepts provided by modern medical science and pharmacology. In this way, Western herbal energetics provides a well-rounded understanding about how to safely and appropriately match herbs and people.

PART 1: ELEMENTS & HUMORS (JANUARY 27, 2018)

In Part 1 of this workshop we will be covering concepts used in modern Western herbalism which are derived from traditional Hippocratic and Galenic medical models (Greco-Roman tradition). We will be discussing the four elements, four humors, and four temperaments and how these axises can provide a strong, yet metaphorical structure for understanding how to use herbs in support of balance/imbalance in the human body, mind, & spirit. We will be tasting selected herbs in the form of herbal infusions which demonstrate many of these energetic concepts through direct physical experience. 

PART 2: TISSUE STATES (MARCH 3, 2018)

In Part 2 of this workshop we will add to galenic / humoral energetic model from Part 1 through discussing the 'tissue state model' developed in the late 19th to early 20th century in colonial America and its application to modern Western herbalism. The tissue state model, derived from the work of J.M Thurston (1900) of the Physiomedical tradition and built upon by contemporary herbalists such as A.W. & L.R. Priest (UK), Christopher Menzies-Trull (UK), & Matthew Wood (USA), adds an additional axis (stimulating - relaxing) to the Humoral / Galenic model (hot-cold / moist - dry) whereby six different 'tissue states' are represented (irritation - depression / atony - stagnation / constriction - relaxation) which can can provide a strong, yet metaphorical structure for understanding how to use herbs in support of balance/imbalance in the human body, mind, & spirit. We will be tasting selected herbs in the form of herbal infusions which demonstrate many of these energetic concepts through direct physical experience.

ORDERING TICKETS BY MAIL:

If you would like to reserve your place by mail you can send a check payable to Sovereignty Herbs, LLC along with your name, contact phone AND email address, and workshop title to:

Sovereignty Herbs, LLC, 7247 N. Coolville Ridge Rd., Athens, OH 45701

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

Chairs are provided, but you may want to consider bringing with you comfy pillows for support. PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE TEA MUG! You will also want to bring paper and writing utensils to take notes. 

ABOUT THE VENUE:

Please note that parking is severely limited. We highly recommend you allow for time to find a parking space and walk to the venue. 

ILLIO Studio, 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, OH

For more information about the venue: http://www.itlookslikeitsopen.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND HOW TO REGISTER:

Email: office@sovereigntyherbs.com

Phone: 740-229-9952

If you are purchasing tickets online, there is a service fee attached to the workshop ticket price. If you would like to reserve your place by mail you can send a check payable to Sovereignty Herbs, LLC along with your name, contact phone AND email address, and workshop title to:

Sovereignty Herbs, LLC, 7247 N. Coolville Ridge Rd., Athens, OH 45701