November 20: Rooted, Resourced, Resilient: Herbal Tools for Supporting Trauma
Caring wisely for our traumas is a multifaceted and lifelong practice.
This is a class focused on herbal support for trauma (systemic, historical, and/or individual - and acknowledging the ways those often intertwine). Through lecture, tasting, and mindful movement, we will get to know three plant allies in trauma healing: lilac, sweet leaf, and prickly ash. We will learn to start “thinking like an herbalist” -- building our capacity for creative and resilient care by working with the resources we have on hand, rather than focusing on what we lack. We will also discuss the ways herbal medicine offers us tools for healing the wounds of white supremacist capitalism, through rebuilding our connection to our lower bodies (the gut, pelvis, and spine) and to the earth.
BIO: Laura Levinson is a queer, genderfluid Jewitch of mixed Ashkenazi and settler-colonial descent. Above and beneath Laura’s intertwined practices as a healer, movement artist and arts organizer lies a commitment to eradicating white supremacy at the root. Laura approaches accountability as a love practice and plant medicine as a form of ancestral remembering. Laura recently completed a training with local herbalist Lise Wolff. Stay connected to me or schedule an herbal consult via Instagram (@worsepunspending)
6-8pm. Sliding scale, $5-30. (White folks - Laura encourages you to pay $10 or above, if you are able. This helps them to keep the low end of their sliding scale as accessible to BIPOC folks as possible.)