Three Summer Herbs with Jean Madrone | 128

In today’s episode we’ll hear about three of herbalist Jean Madrone’s favorite summer herbs: St. John’s Wort, Selfheal, and Yarrow. Enjoy!

Jean Madrone is an herbalist, somatic experiencing trauma therapy practitioner, and mama living on Squaxin and Nisqually territory in Olympia, WA. Jean loves matchmaking plants and people. She loves the magic and the sacred in the everyday and the way that the work that she is honored to do can weave the two together. Jean’s work is grounded in clinical herbalism, nutrition, elemental constitution and magic, and harm reduction, and is informed by living with disability, by complex trauma and recovery. Jean was raised in the South and part of their heart will always be there. They really, really love the mountains and the waters in both places.

About Jean’s clinical program:

The Community Herbalist Clinical Skills Apprenticeship is a 180 hour program in Olympia, WA that will meet one full weekend a month for ten months. It is designed for students who have completed programs in materia medica and medicine making and want to go deeper into herbal medicine and clinical work. The focus will be on matchmaking plants and people, providing person-centered care, and treating the whole person- physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. There will be a particular emphasis on working with the nervous system, mental health, and trauma resolution. Throughout the course we will expand our working knowledge of materia medica and connect with the plants through plant sits and plant walks.

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Today’s episode is brought to you by the Breitenbush Herbal Conference.

This event is one of the nation’s longest running herbal conference and is an annual gathering for herbalists and healers of all kinds.

The next event will take place on September 5 – September 8, 2019 at the Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. It’s a couple hours drive from Portland and Eugene, or an hour and half east of Salem.

People come from all corners to celebrate and learn from some of the most inspiring teachers in our herbal community.

This years speakers include Autumn Summers, Erika Galentin, Glen Nagel, Heather Irvine, Howie Brounstein, Julie James, Lara Pacheco, Missy Rohs, Nicole Telkes, Steven Yeager and Thomas Easley.

The healing waters and ancient forests of Breitenbush provide an unforgettable setting for this gathering.

Workshops, demonstrations and herb walks appeal to all levels of students. Fine handmade goods and books will be available in the Herbal Marketplace.

Much joy and laughter is to be shared during the Talent Show and Raffle. One can also take a hike along one of the forest trails, a meditative walk through the large labyrinth, start the morning with an energizing yoga practice or receive a healing massage after a day of soaking in the sacred hot springs.

 The Breitenbush Herbal Conference is so much more than just a "conference". It's a personal healing retreat for your body and mind.