American Herbalists Guild 2014 Symposium
I’ll be teaching a class on herbs for the postpartum period during this year’s symposium, and I’ve also been invited to lead a pre-conference intensive on creating a virtual practice. Details below!
The American Herbalists Guild conference this year is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The main conference is Friday – Sunday, November 7th-9th. I’ll be teaching a half-day intensive on November 6th. Learn more and register at the website of the American Herbalists Guild. Hope to see you there!
Herbal Support in the Postpartum Period
Description: The postpartum period marks a powerful and life-altering transition, whether it’s a mother’s first baby or her fourth. In this class we’ll explore herbal considerations for working with postpartum mothers (up through 2 years after birth), including what physiological and psychospiritual/emotional changes you may encounter, herbal protocols to support mother and child, and important contraindications and considerations unique to this life stage.
- Discuss postpartum physiology and common changes experienced by postpartum mothers
- Understand a variety of herbal possibilities for postpartum support
- Articulate safety concerns and contraindications common to this period
- Call on resources to support mothers who are grieving during this time
How to Create a Virtual Clinical Practice
Description: Have you been thinking about seeing clients from a distance? A virtual practice is more accessible than ever, and there are some important considerations that are commonly overlooked. In this class, I’ll share my top tips for practicing virtually after several years of working with clients exclusively via phone or Skype. We’ll cover everything from technology & tools to privacy considerations to the challenges of proper assessment when the client isn’t sitting in front of you.
We’ll also cover strategies for marketing your virtual practice, including free/inexpensive ways to build a professional website and how to reach clients in a way that honors the work that you do and draws in clients who are a good fit for your practice. Experienced virtual practitioners are invited to come and share ideas and resources as well.
When: Thursday, Nov. 6th in the morning
Register: Click here.
- Begin conducting herbal consultations virtually
- Describe technological options available for virtual consultations, payments and scheduling
- Discuss privacy concerns when working or communicating with clients online