with mentor Thea Summer Deer
This 12 week class will benefit herbal practitioners at any level, and individuals who want to heal their heart-mind and support their cardiovascular system for optimum health.
Heal Your Heart: Summer and the Fire Element, contains information I hope will someday be taught to our children as a matter of course so they grow in the knowledge that healing takes place in the context of relationships – our relationship with each other, the earth and her seasons and with the heavens. Even our organ systems are in relationship with each other, which is eloquently illustrated through Chinese Five-Element Theory. Chinese Medicine is an empirical system of knowledge that has been in place for thousands of years. This is a class about learning how to become more present in our Heart-Mind, and how to eat and live well so that we have a healthy Heart.
This twelve week online course, Love Your Liver: Spring and the Wood Element, contains information I hope will someday be taught to our children as a matter of course so they grow in the knowledge that healing takes place in the context of relationships.
Knowledge is power and empowered people make empowered choices. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the choices that effect health and wellbeing. We have not really been taught how to take care of ourselves or what it means to have a longevity plan.
Our current system of health education, put in place by government and corporations, do not necessarily have our best interests at heart. Our current model of health care itself is steeped in the heroic and mechanistic model. Chinese Medicine, on the other hand, is an empirical system of knowledge that has been in place for thousands of years.
When we marry the best of our current models of medicine with the healing modalities of the ancients, a bigger picture emerges: one in which the whole person is seen in a new light of understanding. This course will explore a holistic approach to taking care of one of the most amazing organs in our body.
About the mentor:Thea Summer Deer is a clinical herbalist, educator, writer and musician. She began practicing midwifery in 1978 and was a founding mother of the South Florida School of Midwifery. Her involvement in Alternative Medicine spans 30 years as owner of Mindbody Press and Evolutionary Press, and as the executive director of Resources for World Health. She is a graduate of the Botanologos School for Herbal Studies. Mother, grandmother, avid cook and gardener, Thea is also an award winning songwriter performing in the acoustic duo, Thea & The GreenMan. Her book, “Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth,” bridges botanical medicine with Earth-Spirit wisdom and is available from Inner Traditions International/Bear and Company through Amazon.com
Susun Weed interviews Thea Summerdeer