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  • October 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sacred Passage: Providing Compassionate Care at the End of Life
Our culture’s glorification of youth discourages healthy discourse around death, and often leaves us ill-equipped to address the complexities of end of life, when our own family faces loss or when it touches our herbal practice. This class will explore how we, as herbalists, can better support our loved ones during the end of life process. We will discuss physical and emotional care of the dying and the surviving family and friends, the art of holding sacred space while protecting our energy and practical strategies of providing support and care. Herbal allies and holistic tools will be highlighted as part of a framework for bringing beauty and grace to the last season of life.

4 CEUs are available to Massage Therapists, Dietitians, Nurses & Midwives in the state of Florida through CE Broker for students who successfully complete the course through attendance and submission of assignments. An additional $15 educational credit processing fee will apply.
Tuition: $75.00

Early Bird Discount – $50 if paid in full before October 7th!

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Emily Ruff is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for two decades. Her background in gardening and botany was first seeded in childhood, wandering the wilderness and digging in the sandy soils of Florida with her grandfather, a tobacco farmer turned urban gardener, and her father, a botany and astronomy professor. Her journey into herbalism continued through apprenticeships in Guatemala under the tutelage of local healers on the southern coast of Lake Atitlan, in the mountains of Vermont at the feet of Rosemary Gladstar, and in the Central Florida apothecary Leaves & Roots with Carolyn Whitford and George D’Arcy. Emily’s academic studies include Ethnobotany, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies at the University of Central Florida, Curanderismo with the University of New Mexico and completion of the Bach Flower Registered Practitioner program.

Emily is dedicated to preserving bioregional medicinal plant traditions and ecosystems, in her local community and through work on the board of United Plant Savers. To nurture and cultivate community within her bioregion, she founded the Florida Herbal Conference in 2012, and served multiple terms as president of the Herb Society of Central Florida. Her recent work has focused on community resilience, mental health, and the possibilities of plant allies to support healing through trauma and grief. In response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in 2016, Emily founded the Orlando Grief Care Project and the Herbal Action Network, weaving a web of compassionate herbalism into community engagement. She supported the development of similar models of outreach in other communities around the country, including Standing Rock, North Dakota, where she serves on the board of the Mni Wiconi Clinic and Farm. She shares her time between the sultry swamps of Central Florida and the wild forests of Vermont, where she stewards the Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary, carrying forward the conservation and earth awareness legacy of her mentor, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

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  • October 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Early Bird Registrationshow details + $50.00 (USD)   Expired
Early Bird Registration + CEUsshow details + $65.00 (USD)   Expired
General Registrationshow details + $75.00 (USD)  
General Registration + CEUsshow details + $90.00 (USD)  

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