Plant Spirit Medicine
A Five-Element Herbal Medicine Program
with Suzanne and Charles Burnell
Thursday, June 1 – Wednesday, June 7, 2017
What Is Plant Spirit Medicine?
Plant Spirit Medicine is a system of medicine that uses the healing power of plants. The framework is based upon Five-Element acupuncture as taught by JR Worsley. The Laws of the Five Elements are followed as well as traditional treatment planning. The difference is we use plants instead of needles. From the beginning of time, plants have nourished, healed, provided shelter and bestowed their beauty upon humanity. They live naturally in harmony with their environment and that very quality is their gift which they graciously bring to us. It is an effective and elegant medicine.
What Is The Training?
Discover the realms where animals, plants, spirit guides and humans communicate with each other. In this program, you will meet them. You will learn to immerse yourself in the wisdom of the spirit world and how to use its knowledge to serve others. We will take you step-by-step through the process.
Who Can Take This course?
The program will be based on Classical-Five Element Acupuncture and is recommended for people who have that training. However, it is also appropriate for anyone who is interested in making this wonderful connection to Nature. In short, the program is open to anyone! We have taught this program to acupuncturists, herbalists, Zero balancing and other bodywork practitioners, writers and business people.
What You Will Love About This course
Though this is a seven-day course, the very nature of the work makes it relaxing and spacious. We spend a fair amount of time outside, walking and sitting in beautiful natural settings, drawing/painting (everyone is an artist!), learning and perfecting the ‘journey’ process and sharing our experiences.
Can I Use It In My Practice?
Yes, everyone will learn how to incorporate plant medicine into their lives and practices. Practitioners of Five-Element acupuncture can make the direct switch from using needles to using plants. No matter what form of work you do, you will benefit from experiencing your innate connection with Nature.
Can I Get PDAs & CEUs? YES
- 51.5 NCCAOM PDAs (17 Core & 34.5 Practice Enhancement)
- 51 California CEUs California Acupuncture Board Provider #1398, Category 1
What More Can I Read?
There are many books on our shamanic connection to nature. Several good references are Singing Our Heart’s Song: A Guide to the Five Elements and Plant Spirit Healing by Marlow Brooks and Plant Spirit Medicine by Eliot Cowan.