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WOMEN HEALERS THROUGH HISTORY

With guest specialist Elisabeth Brooke (herbalist, teacher and author)

 

ABOUT THIS TOPIC: The role of women in medicine has been forgotten, with it only being regarded in the last few decades as normal to see a female doctor. Yet from Ancient times there were female medics, midwives and healers who practiced medicine and wrote key medical texts on gynecology and other aspects of medicine. Many of them were highly-regarded by their male peers. We will look back at topics such as centres of healing, ancient medical schools, pioneering doctors, why midwifery was considered a threatening profession, the central role of herbs in medicine and more. This is full of bright and inspiring women who shone out in the work they chose to do: Mary Seacole, Dr James Barry, Aspasia and so many more. In modern times we tend to think that our form of medicine is the most advanced, yet centuries ago sophisticated levels of medicine and surgery were available, showing what advanced knowledge and skills physicians had then too. We start in the 6th century BCE and come right through to pioneering women-led medical projects happening right now.

In this lively discussion we try to restore the balance a little and bring more recognition to these remarkable women. Get ready to be inspired!

ABOUT ELISABETH: Elisabeth qualified as a herbalist in 1980 and has worked in many areas: from running a herbal medicine student training clinic in London to working with traditional medicine in the Caribbean. She teaches internationally and is the author of several specialist herbal books including Women Healers Through History, A Woman’s Book of Herbs and Traditional Western Herbal Medicine. Visit her website to read her articles, hear radio interviews and read more about her consultations, retreats and workshops.

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Length of this video: 2 hours, 11 minutes.

This recording is from a live class that took place on: Monday 9th November 2020.

ALTERNATIVES TO HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES

With guest specialist Dr Dorothee Struck MD PhD (medical doctor and gynaecologist)

ABOUT THIS TOPIC: Hormonal contraception has become the norm: with the Pill, implants, hormone-releasing coils and contraceptive injections. While these methods are very reliable and convenient, there can be draw-backs to using hormonal contraceptives long-term. From minor side-effects that can make daily life miserable (e.g. fatigue, acne, weight gain, mood changes, low libido, headaches, digestive problems etc.) to more serious issues such as reduced fertility after ceasing contraceptives and actively trying to conceive.

Barrier and other contraceptive methods have a reputation as being unreliable, messy and a bit of a passion-killer but (like so many other things!) there are much better options available now than there were decades ago. Modern materials make caps and diaphragms better fitted, more comfortable and reliable. Meanwhile some modern monitors can offer a re-assuring way to track the menstrual cycle and clearly mark the days where a woman is fertile.

For women who would prefer to maintain a healthy, natural cycle and have their hormones function without interference then it’s great to know that there are viable alternatives available now. Needs and priorities change through difference stages of life so it’s empowering and practical to know what’s available and be able to make the best choice for ourselves at each stage of life.

ABOUT DOROTHEE: Dr Dorothee Struck is a medical doctor, gynecologist & obstetrician specialising in natural medicine in her clinic in Germany.  Her passion is “encouraging women to understand their bodies and supporting them to realign with natural therapies and methods.” She is a great advocate of safe and effective modern alternatives to hormonal contraception, having used these for years with thousands of women who have attended her specialist clinic in Germany. She speaks at conferences on this issue and teaches online in German and English. She is the author of ‘Contraception in Your Own Hands: Safe & Healthy Female Barriers’ (available in German and English). Please visit her website to read more about her clinic and work

 

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Length of this video: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

This recording is from a live class that took place on: 23rd November 2020.

FORAGING WITH KIDS

With guest specialist Adele Nozedar (foraging teacher and author)

This class took place originally on September 2020

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COST: €10 (approx £8.50/US $12)

ABOUT ADELE: Adele is the author of 3 highly-acclaimed books on foraging: The Hedgerow Handbook, The Garden Forager & Foraging with Kids.

She lives in Wales and teaches foraging there. Visit her website breconbeaconsforaging.com to book a walk, buy a book and learn about her fabulous work.

ABOUT THIS TOPIC: Children love foraging! Learning to work with plants comes naturally to them. It transforms a walk into an adventure, with something delicious to eat at the end. In this class get our tips for great ways to help children recognise herbs, keep safe while foraging, find plants they’ll find delicious, enjoy themselves and make this knowledge and skills that they bring with them in life. A wonderful way to develop a love, joy and passion for nature. Let’s raise a generation who delight in the earth!

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