Event Details

  • When: Saturday, 07 March 2020

    Times: Start: Saturday 9.00am Registration End: Sunday 4.00pm  

    Where: Emerson College

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The second part of the Heartwood Professional Course Biophilia module, presented by Chanchal Cabrera.

The purpose and intention of Biophilia Pharmacy Part 2 is to deepen the experiences of Part 1, to provide a fuller explanation of the process of ‘listening to and learning from Nature’, and to deliver a  methodology for studying plants that will inform clinical practice as well as expanding on the self-care tool kit begun in Part 1. By starting with botany on Day 1, a ‘hard’ science, the student will be equipped with precise descriptive language for the experiential plant study day to follow. By digging deep inside themselves on Day 2, the student will learn to hear or feel intuitively, to trust their instincts, to apply their academic learning through an entirely new methodology, and to work individually and collaboratively to build consensus.

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Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG, has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and was awarded Fellowship 2009. She gained an MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003 and has been Faculty Chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004. She is also a Certified Master Gardener, Certified Horticulture Therapist, and holds Diplomas in Botanic Garden Management and Botanic Garden Education from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband run Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, a 7-acre registered botanic garden specializing in food and medicine plants, and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. They also host Gardens without Borders, a federally registered not-for-profit society established to run therapy garden programs for people with disabilities.