We know there are no words, nor is there any deed that can replace a life or remove the pain after loss. All we can do now is come together in love and support. It is our hope that resources for self-care and love may provide some comfort, if not today, but one day. Please accept and share the resources in this email with anyone who is in need.
We, the Florida School of Holistic Living, are offering the following class for free:
At this time we have the following information and resources available to share. More will come soon and we will update this page, as well as share with our community through email and social media when we have updates.
If you, or someone you know is in need of counseling support contact:
Disaster Distress Helpline – 800–985–5990
Provides 24/7 immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects of mass violence. Bilingual support available.
Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741
And website informational resources for how to speak with children and help them cope after mass violence can be found at their website https://www.nctsn.org
A free movement class to assist in working through grief:
Mindful Movement with Becky
Join a 45 minute movement practice and move through the collective grief of those who are suffering, and release the heaviness of your heart.
Use the access passcode: Peace<3*
Ways to Help
We know many of you want to help. We received this message via Facebook today and are sharing it here:
Dear Herbal Family,
Hello From Austin, Texas. The Herbalists Without Borders – Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine chapter is in the early stages of coordinating a grief support effort for the community of Uvalde, TX. We are in touch with community members in Uvalde about how to provide meaningful direct support that is not overwhelming or imposing, and modeling our efforts on the Orlando Grief Care Project’s community support in the wake of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub.
Many of you have asked what you can donate in the short term…
Remedy Requests at this time:
1. Rose elixir, tincture, glycerite, hydrosol, flower essence, & essential oil
2. Rescue Remedy flower essence, pastilles, etc.
3. Mimosa flower essence, elixir, tincture, glycerite
4. Loose dry Lavender, Chamomile, Rose petals, Tulsi, Spearmint, Catnip, Passionflower
5. Prepared tea bags of above herbs Lavender Essential oil
6. Aromatherapy blends in roll-ons or inhalers
7. Plant-based (not-synthetic) incense or smoke bundles
Packaging Requests at this time:
Clean and sterile ½ or 1 oz dropper bottles, muslin tea bags, 1oz spray bottles*
Please package with care to avoid breakage and waste, and clearly label with name of herb and type of preparation.*
DM HWB Chapter Coordinators Darlene Starr and Jonna Rose Ball:
to request herbal grief support kits if you are a community member in Uvalde or an organization providing aid there.
1.If you want to donate large quantities or supplies not listed above
2. For shipping address, or for drop-off addresses in the Austin, TX metro.
3. With any questions or suggestions
May we use the gifts we have received
To pass on comfort and hold space.
May we allow our souls the freedom
To venture out into the world and meet others
With love and kindness.
—Adapted from the Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila