Emotional Intelligence and Relational Work is, arguably, the meaning of life. We will explore herbal support for magical boundary-setting, the science of the nervous system and plants that help with stress, ways to take care of our hearts both physically and emotionally, romantic medicine so as to value our pleasure, and practical exercises to hone this profound set of skills, especially if you do any kind of collective organizing or work in groups. We will collaborate to create flower essence blends that you will take home to guide you.
Brunem Warshaw is a clinical herbalist and wellness educator who combines both western and energetic approaches to support people in healing themselves with the assistance of plant medicines. Brunem studied with the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine in 2011 and with the Blue Otter School of Energetic Herbalism in 2015. Brunem's lens as a practitioner and teacher is trauma-informed, disability-affirming, queer, harm reductionist, and grounded in their experience as a white person with Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Their care practice over the years has ranged from medicine-making in the garden, street medicking at political actions with the Rosehip Medic Collective, collaborating to create and staff pop-up clinics in several outdoor settings (both urban and rural), doing hospice and support work at assisted living facilities and in homes, teaching classes in a variety of venues including herb schools, seeing clients one on one in their clinical practice, providing quick consults at retail apothecaries, and working as an herbal pharmacy technician. Brunem's concepts of health and healing are politicized and in relationship with ancestral magic. They are humbled to facilitate people’s connection with the beauty and generosity of the plant world.
Cost is $25 - $35 sliding scale