Kathleen “Kat” Maier, AHG. PA has been a practicing herbalist for over thirty years. She is currently director of Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three Year Clinical/Community Herbalist training program. SPT’s free clinic was one of the first on the east coast and is still growing strong. She is a founding member of Botanica Mobile Clinic, which offers their services to underserved populations, as well as first responders in crisis situations. She is president of the Board of United Plant Savers and was the recipient of their first Medicinal Plant Conservation Award. Kathleen’s studies of plants began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile and her training as a Physician’s Assistant allows her to weave the language of medicine we know today with traditional energetic systems. She is co-author of Bush Medicine of San Salvador Island, Bahamas.
Kat’s 2019 Florida Herbal Conference intensive:
Navigating Depression as a Tool of Transformation – Friday 3:30 – 6:30 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.