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.
2019 Conference Intensives
Intro to the Ozain African Herbalism System for Client Assessment with Sobande Greer – Saturday 9 am – 12 pm
Ozain herbalism is a spiritual and philosophical science born from the idea that oneness with the Creative Essence brings about a wholeness in the human spirit. Seekers or aspirants of the system of Ozain seek to bring themselves into alignment with their relationship to the divine cause of life. As with all ancient systems of medicine, this system of herbology teaches students to condition the body in it’s entirety so that disease will not attack it. The word Ozain means “Divine Orisha of Plants.” In this three hour intensive, students will get a glimpse into the beautiful world of African Plant Herbology and how it connects to our physical and spiritual world.
Navigating Depression as a Tool of Transformation with Kat Maier – Saturday 3-6 pm
The causes of depression can be as varied as the stories that are told describing it. This class will look at the depths depression can take us and examine the various energetics this ‘symptom” may be expressing. Physiologically depression can be related to liver, anxiety, kidney deficiency or simply stagnation. Emotionally it can color the way we see and engage with the world. How do we honor the reality of this state that is on the rise and is ofttimes the appropriate response to a traumatized world. We will go through the body systems and herbal remedies that we can work with as well as plant spirit medicines that speak to the soul. Darkness is an ally and partner with the light.
Fatigue Causes and Remedies with Thomas Easley – Saturday 3-6 pm
Herbal medicine has embraced the “Death Begins in the Gut” philosophy since the times of Hippocrates. We hear a lot about building digestive fire and vitality in the alternative medicine world, but what exactly does that mean? This class explores the tenants of digestive vitality, the processes our body uses to breakdown and assimilate the outside world. If digestion is the foundation of health, this class is the users guide to building a strong foundation.
Botany Basics with Marc Williams – Sunday 9 am – 12 pm
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.
Clinical Applications for Medical Marijuana with Dr. Jody Noe MS ND – Sunday 3 – 6 pm POST CONFERENCE INTENSIVE
This class is designed for all levels although we will be focusing on cannabis for clinical interventions including PTSD, anxiety and depression, chronic disease and cancer therapies. The class will discuss species specificity and delivery methods as part of the cannabis prescription. Students will explore the biochemistry of cannabanoids and the human endocannabanoid system, discussing the different species of the genus cannabis, as well as the specific indications for how this plant medicine can be applied to different health strategies. Q&A to follow in the class discussion at the end of the lecture.