This one-day workshop will cover how our nerves and hormones function, understanding insomnia, anxiety, fatigue and

headaches, plant actions, identifying the bean family food & herb knowhow kit, remedy making: hot valerian chocolate, essential oils bath & pillow, tincture.

 Sleeping difficulties, anxiety and fatigue have many causes.  Understanding our basic hormonal functions and rhythms show us how to improve their resilience. We will identify herbs in the garden that affect our hormones and nervous system and explore how specific foods and eating patterns support sleep and mood.  Our practical remedy making will include how to prepare a tincture, an unusual hot drink blending cocoa with an unlikely herb, using essential oils and other mood-supporting ways of using herbs and foods.

This award-winning course is for anyone interested in healing plants and foods, health, gardening or working with communities. It includes discussion, tasting and identifying healing plants, practical remedy making and assessing your own health. It’s about the pleasure of sharing knowledge, growing, eating, drinking and turning that plant into a simple remedy!

We recommend attending the first Self Care Basics session in March before this or the other four Living Medicine sessions to give a grounding in foods and herbs as medicine.

Here is the order of the 5 courses being held here in 2018:

Living Medicine: Self Care Basics -  Sunday 11th March
Living Medicine: Digestive Discomforts - Sunday 13th May
Living Medicine: Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue - Sunday 8th July <--(this one)
Living Medicine: Skin & First Aid  - Sunday 9th September
Living Medicine: Coughs, Colds & Allergies  -Sunday 11th November

If you plan to attend all 5 of these courses, we are offering a 15% discount (£459 instead of £540): learn more. 


Alex Laird BSc MCPP Founder Director, Living Medicine

Alex is a medical herbalist and founder of charity Living Medicine (www.livingmedicine.org) to enchant and reskill us all in the use of plants and food in everyday healthcare. She set up the first herbal clinic in hospital dermatology at Whipps Cross University Hospital, where she is tutor-practitioner to herbal BSc students. She has practised at Breast Cancer Haven in London for 16 years. She is a council member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP), and formerly of the Aromatherapy Organisations Council.

She has undertaken clinical research and is a visiting lecturer to universities including Westminster, East London and Hertfordshire. Originally a TV producer, she then worked as an aromatherapist for staff at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, with drug users and those with HIV while training as a medical herbalist. Her quest is how to create health in individuals and communities at all levels, physical, spiritual and environmental.


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