Thea Summer Deer
~ Love Your Liver ~
Thea Summer Deer is a clinical herbalist, educator, writer, and musician. She began practicing midwifery in 1978 and was a founding mother of the South Florida School of Midwifery.
Her involvement in Alternative Medicine spans 30 years as owner of Mindbody and Evolutionary Press, and as the Executive Director of Resources for World Health. She is a graduate of the Botanologos School for Herbal Studies.
Mother, grandmother, avid cook and gardener, Thea is also an award winning songwriter performing in the acoustic duo, Thea & The GreenMan.
Her book, “The Deva Speaks: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth,” will be published by Bear & Co in 2011.
~ Love Your Liver~
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This class will benefit herbal practitioners at any level, and individuals who want to heal and support their liver for optimum health.
Love Your Liver: Spring and the Wood Element, contains information I hope will someday be taught to our children as a matter of course so they grow in the knowledge that healing takes place in the context of relationships.
Knowledge is power and empowered people make empowered choices. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the choices that effect health and wellbeing. We have not really been taught how to take care of ourselves or what it means to have a longevity plan.
Our current system of health education, put in place by government and corporations, do not necessarily have our best interests at heart. Our current model of health care itself is steeped in the heroic and mechanistic model. Chinese Medicine, on the other hand, is an empirical system of knowledge that has been in place for thousands of years.
When we marry the best of our current models of medicine with the healing modalities of the ancients, a bigger picture emerges: one in which the whole person is seen in a new light of understanding. This course will explore a holistic approach to taking care of one of the most amazing organs in our body.
• Gain a basic understanding of the Liver, how it functions and to increase awareness around this vital organ.
• Begin to look at Liver Imbalance from the perspective of Chinese Five Element Theory, specifically the Wood Element which governs the liver.
• Understand the relationships between physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.
• Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of aligning with the natural rhythms of the earth.
• Acquire tools for recognizing and diagnosing patterns of imbalance, specifically Liver Imbalance.
• Put the lessons learned in this class into practice through dietary and lifestyle recommendations, and herbs that specifically support the liver.
• Learn how to increase vitality and longevity for yourself, your family or your clients.
• Have fun learning using the methods in this class which include journaling, dancing and cooking.
• Take your practice to the next level by examining a cases study and presenting one of your own.
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