Event Details

  • When: Sunday, 06 March 2022
  • to Friday, 11th March 2022

     Emerson College

    Sun 19:30 to 21:00
    Mon - Thurs 9:00 to 17:00 daily
    Fri 9:00 to 12:30 

    Tuition Fees: £420

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SHORT COURSE: Rekindling Abundance - Finding the medicine in plants & stories

SHORT COURSE: Rekindling Abundance - Finding the medicine in plants & stories

Enter the subtle and magical realms of plants and stories with Hannah Robson and Roi Gal-Or.

Making different plant preparations and creating healing stories for these times.

  • What is medicine?  
  • What is the body? Can it become a compass If we really listen?…  
  • How can ancient plant wisdom and stories become doorways into deeper knowing?  

In this course, we will enter the subtle and magical realms of plants and stories with all our senses. With the guidance of medical herbalist Hannah and storyteller Roi, we will be sitting with plants, tasting and observing them, embarking on sensorial adventures, embodiment exercises, plant encounters and many more adventures to discover how the almost invisible little weeds, once befriended, can become trusted, recognisable companions.  

Together we will experiment with different medicinal plant preparations such as ointments, oxymels, teas and maybe even poultices, depending on what the plants and the group call for!  We will work with traditional plant story wisdom and create new medicinal stories for our time, guided by the plants. We will explore the many facets of how herbal medicine encourages healing. Learning how and when to turn to the plants for support to tend to the bumps and bruises our body and soul experience on the journey of life.  

We invite you to explore the abundance of nature with us and through that, your own abundance, rekindling a healthy relationship with your surroundings, your imagination and yourselves. The course takes place in the beautiful grounds of Emerson College, a perfect spot to enjoy the first shoots of spring, accompanying this awakening of our vital spirit with songs, games and merry companionship.  


HANNAH ROBSON is a qualified Medical Herbalist and Massage therapist based in Stroud with experience in teaching, youth work and mentoring young people from different backgrounds. I believe (and have witnessed) that through honest communication and compassion we are able to find a way back to ourselves and live happier lives. As a herbalist, I wholeheartedly believe that our relationship to nature is fundamental in health, through herbal medicine, food and appreciation of the world around us. Every plant has a story, as does every person, I'm interested in where these two stories intertwine and the healing potential in that...  https://www.instagram.com/rekindling_abundance  


ROI GAL-OR is a co-founder of the school of storytelling at Emerson College. Over the last 20 years I have been teaching the transformative art and craft of storytelling in service of the environment, education, healing, peace and reconciliation. I work with the power of stories and the imagination to inspire connection and social transformation, foster vision, possibility and personal development. Weaving together storytelling, social games, and biographical work I work and perform worldwide  www.roigalor.com  



The School of Storytelling

The School of Storytelling, Emerson College, the longest running centre of its kind. Founded in 1994, we continue to run courses and welcome people from all cultures, backgrounds, genders, ages and experience.

'We are all born storytellers. Storytelling is how we make sense of the world, who we are, where we are going and how we communicate this to others, personally or professionally.

Storytelling underpins everything we do: entertainment, education, healing, activism.

Our belief systems are stories, every algorithm tells a story. The myths, legends, folk and fairy tales that every culture has left behind are all "the distilled essence of human experience.'

For more information please visit https://www.schoolofstorytelling.com