Australian Traditional Medicine Society #14856
Studied at Brisbane College of Natural Therapies 1986-88
from a dream to reality...
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
Pulsatilla Vulgaris. Morning dew looks ethereal on the closed flower.
Shyla the Siberian Husky warming
herself on verandah in winter.
Ken Atherton at Pindari's 5 day live-in seminar. Holding Centaury and explaining to the group: growth, habitat, uses and cautions.
When learning Herbalism the course duration is 3 years, however it is said it takes 7 lifetimes to become a 'true' herbalist.
Sandra has the honour of having learnt from Scientists & Alchemists the true nature of working with herbs and their health benefits both internally and externally.
From 1999 I was privileged to have meet and have as my Mentor for over 13 years (2000 - 2013),
Ken Atherton Pharmacist/Herbalist of Pindari Herb Farm in Longford, Tasmania, Australia. Ken's passion for sharing herbal wisdom, scientific knowledge & alchemical doctrines saw him present 5 day live-in immersion herbal seminars which I was asked to co-presented with him for 10 seminars.
After Kens passing in 2013, Sandra co-presented with Linda Bates the January & February 2015 5 day live-in seminars at Pindari Herb Farm. From 2016 to 2020 I presented 4 day herbal immersion workshops at my home where participants meet the herbs, tasted the herbs, learnt about growing conditions, ideal time to harvest to capture the most potent natural chemicals produced by the herbs. Then participants learn how to naturally process without harming the herbs into medicines, both internal and topical. On my quarter acre block I have over 80 medicinal herbs. And living in Deloraine I have the luxury of wildcrafting many other useful medicinal herbs.
Consulting in my clinic revealed the need for herbal medicine through the many thousands of clients presenting for treatment over the 3 decades.
To be become a true herbalist a person must adhere to all aspects of herbal medicine from the Indian - or Ayurvedic Medicine to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, both have worked for centuries which attests to our largest populations on the planet.
I have been privileged to have purists of organic, fresh plant herbal medince pass their unique knowledge on to me.
With love and gratitude I am humbled by their knowledge and expertise so freely shared.
Herbs are grown on my property in the idealic, non-polluted environment of Tasmania.
I wildcraft many of the proven beneficial herbs, flowers, leaves, berries, barks and roots available growing naturally in this pristine area.