The first in a series of online (recorded and ready), single plant classes with an emphasis on considerations for those of us with CPTSD, and/or long-held anxiety-depressive patterns. I geek out a bit on the mythos and weaving patterns of fluidity and flexibility Linden shines at.
This class is the first in a series of herb classes I am doing (online) specifically made for folks who have long term experiences along the anxiety-depression spectrum and/or identify as having CPTSD/complex trauma and are curious about plants/herbal medicine. I cover the ‘herbal medicine’ related topics, from a bit of phyto-chemistry and this plant’s interaction with physiology, some collected mythology and then a bit about some of how I think it interacts with/supports underlying patterns of rigidity that can creep up on us.
I’m especially appreciative of those who are nervous about, tentative or fearful of taking herbs and/or having their nervous systems manipulated too fast/too much. It’s one of the reasons I picked Linden to ease even myself into designing a little course like this. Linden can be a soft, gentle transition into working with herbs as its bit more forgiving and fluid than say motherwort or vervain or even lemon balm for those of us really sensitive to plants. It is mostly made as an herbal infusion which also gives us a lot of play room to get to know it as we can take one or two sips, sip slowly or guzzle. What ever feels good.
This is not a live class (us anxious folks don’t need that added pressure :D) but there is space for comments and questions for me to respond to. Here’s a snapshot of the content:
A couple .pdf downloads of herbal terminology (actions and constituents) used often in clinical/commercial reference to plants
A .pdf download of a brief overview of ways Linden can be prepared
A full plant monograph .pdf for dowload
Sourcing Linden on the web/market and what to look for
Identifying Linden .pdf/post/brief video
Stories and Mythos, 45ish minute video
As an herb, 45ish minute video & .pdf download of clinical working of Linden by physiology system
For stubborn neuro-emotional patterns: 60 minute video & funny graphic download I made trying to talk about neuro-emotional flexibility and context
If you treat yourself to the class, you’ll get an email with a .pdf containing the link + password to sign into the class.
I think that’s about it, let me know if you have any questions!