Seven Fridays from May 2018 - November 2018. 9am - 4pm. May 4, June 1, July 13, August 3, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2. Hosted in a yurt in Portland, Maine, located along the #4 bus route
The next advanced session will run from Autumn of 2019 - late Spring 2020, dates TBA in early 2019. The primary focus will be on clinical skills and sitting with clients in the Apothecary.
The below description explores the topics from the 2018 session. Much of this will be supported in the Intermediate program running September 2018 - January 2019.
As always, I look forward to hearing from you! Warmly, Mischa
There are some skills that I feel are very important to explore (pulse, clinical intake, ethics) during this time - and a few specific topics I'd like to cover - and there is spaciousness to explore topics that are specific to students' interests. In depth. I would just need to know them in advance, by early March, so I can properly prepare for our time together.
My hope is for you to complete these months feeling that you are confident supporting the ins and outs of particular acute and chronic issues and that you have the clinical understanding of the physiology/pathophysiology of the issues and the plants that would be specific to the concern(s) in question, and perhaps even more so, that you trust your intuition and relationship with the plants. (It's this last piece around intuition and relationship that I've been particularly sitting with over the last year - as this is so very personal and comes, in part, with time.)
I want you to trust yourselves, and a piece of this work is personal Hollow Bone work. Taking care of our own challenges is a part of supporting others. It won't be a primary focus of our time in circle together, though I don't want this to be overlooked.
We'll have a client session at 2pm each afternoon, in which we will be holding sacred community space for the person coming in. We will create a tea for them, and over the next month between classes we'll think further about the case and individually create a protocol and tincture formulation which we'll discuss during the next class session.
Current topics of exploration suggested by circle members: addiction support/coming off of opioids, sleep aid, trauma and brain rewiring, liver function ins/outs, mental health/anxiety, organ-specific herbal affinities, pain. There will be approximately six hours of "Home Exploration" each month - research, protocol development, assessment tools practice, and personal reflection.
The cost is $850 for the series. We'll hold circle for six to nine participants. Our class will be very much alive with who we each are. Please contact Mischa with your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org