Each year, teachers offer amazing intensives at the Florida Herbal Conference. These intensive workshops run three to four hours in length and are an additional fee of $35. Seating in these intensives is limited, and you can reserve your space by registering online. You must be registered for the main event to register to enroll in these intensive workshops.
An Intensive FDA Compliance for Small-scale Manufacturers with Guido Mase, Friday 3-6 pm
An Intensive on Depression and Bipolar Disorder with Thomas Easley, Saturday 9 am – 1 pm
This intensive will cover the misconceptions about depression, and the current research linking depression to inflammatory changes in the brain. We will cover differentials for unipolar and bipolar depression, as well as therapeutics for both.
Cholesterol – Getting to the Heart of the Matter with Kathleen Maier, Saturday 3-6 pm
Many people today are faced with challenging questions about their cardiovascular health. The medicalization of our hearts is taking away our confidence in our ability to sustain our own health. This class looks at the myths of hypertension, high cholesterol and statin drugs. We will talk about cholesterol as our primary anti-oxidant for dealing with stress and look at the deep reaches stress plays in our world today.
Living in Harmony with Nature’s Rhythms, Cycles and Seasons: An introduction to Biodynamic Gardening with Deb Soule, Sunday 9 am – 1 pm
Deb has been working with the biodynamic principles and preparations on her herb farm in Maine since 1998. This talk will include an introduction to biodynamics and then detailed information on using the calendar for gardening, harvesting and medicine making.
The Heart as an Organ of Perception with Kathleen Maier, Post-Conference Intensive Sunday 3-6 pm
Indigenous peoples have been using direct perception for sensing their environs for millennia. Today this is referred to as ‘heart literacy’ or ‘heart coherence’. Based on the teachings of the traditional peoples, Heartmath Institute, Stephen Buhner and Joseph Chilton Pearce, this intensive will teach clear techniques for accessing this incredible center for perceiving the world around us. Many of these skills are not relegated to only the healer but are meant for our everyday relationship with life. This being said, we will also share stories of how profound these skills are for practitioners in the realms of diagnosis. Just as natives were able to ask the plants directly for information, we too can develop the elegance of an inquiry that speaks directly to organ systems.