We all need a bit of help sometimes, but learning about our health helps us to make better decisions about our care. Whatever state of health you’re in, there’s always something you can do to help yourself, and learning to make your own medicine from our native herbs is a truly magical experience. So here’s what’s coming up over the next few months in the way of training and events. Keep checking back, or join our mailing list to find out about new events.
‘Wellbeing on Wednesday’
Free monthly talks at Perton Civic Centre, South Staffordshire
I run free community health talks supported by Lakeside Medical Centre in South Staffordshire, called ‘Wellbeing on Wednesday’ They run from 7.30-9.00 in the Airman’s lounge at Perton Civic Centre, usually on the last Wednesday of every month. We take suggestions for topics from our local community, so there’s something for everyone, and our speakers kindly give their time free of charge. It’s a great way of learning new ways to help yourself to better health, and all are welcome.
Details of all forthcoming talks and how to book your place are below.
‘Wellbeing on Wednesday’ Community Health Talks In May we’re focussing on Type 2 Diabetes. You’ll get to find out about the real causes, latest treatments and what you can do to help yourself.
Tickets are just £5.00 and everyone’s welcome. Join us on Wednesday 29th May from 7.30-9.00 in the Airman’s Lounge at Perton Civic Centre.
If you’re a healthcare practitioner who’d like to find new ways of supporting your patients, this is for you. ‘Herbal Medicine For Healthcare Practitioners’ will show you how herbal treatments can be easily integrated along with what you already offer, and how you can advise patients about herbs they want to use. We’ll answer your questions and you’ll get to make a simple herbal medicine to take home.
Your trainers are:
Hannah is celebrating her 20th year as a Medical Herbalist and has worked with thousands of patients in her career. She is passionate about integrating herbal and mainstream treatments for chronic conditions, and making herbal medicine available for everyone to use.
Dr Helen Whitworth
Helen is a Shropshire based GP and is about to start her 2nd year of professional herbal medicine training. She has a wealth of knowledge about the mainstream and potential herbal treatments for chronic health conditions, and how the two can be integrated in practice.
Please note that this workshop focusses more on the tradition than the science of herbal medicine. If you’re only interested in ‘evidence base’, this will not be suitable for you.
This introductory workshop is very popular and guaranteed to get you hooked on making your own medicines. We’ll be meeting in the car park at Comer Woods on the Dudmaston Estate at 9.30, where we’ll go and collect our herbs from the meadow. From there we’ll take the short drive to Dudmaston Hall where we’ll spend the rest of our day making medicines and learning how to use them safely. Please bring a foraging basket if you have one, and suitable outdoor clothing. A confirmation will be sent upon booking with all details.
- ‘Mini Meadow Medicine’
- Lay Herbalist’s course
- Herbal Medicine Week events
I’m keen to make sure as many people as possible can access good quality advice about their health, so in here you’ll find plenty of free downloads to help you stay healthy in body and mind, with no strings attached. If you live in the Wolverhampton area, don’t forget to come along to our free ‘Wellbeing on Wednesday’ talks as well.