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 $40. 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.
You must be registered for the main event to register for these intensive workshops.
BOTANY BASICS with Marc Williams
Our botany intensive will focus on the families of plants found commonly in Florida. We will cover the differences in how plants look regarding leaves, flowers, fruits and other parts and how this may help in proper identification. The way plants are classified based on these features and more recently DNA will be discussed relative to how they are referred to scientifically. We will also look at the best book and web resources for the exploration of botany on the peninsula. The class will feature a powerpoint covering the major characteristics of botany in general and then we will examine various forms of plant material to further emphasize the lessons learned.
An Intensive on Stress, Insomnia and Anxiety with Thomas Easley
In this three-hour intensive, we will dive into the physiological stress response, the effects of chronic inflammation on the body, and how these defense mechanisms can go haywire, causing insomnia and anxiety. Thomas will go over his protocols to physically and energetically build resiliency, support the nervous system, and support healthy sleep patterns. Included in these protocols are diet and lifestyle changes, supplements, and herbs, including sedatives, nervous system tonics, and adaptogens. We will also use differentials to review other common causes of insomnia and anxiety, like insulin resistance, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, and nutrient deficiencies
Decolonizing Herbalism with Susan Anderson & Linda and Luke Black Elk, Post-Conference Intensive Sunday 3-6 pm