Lauren has practiced Herbal Medicine for over fifteen years, making tea and tinctures for community and clients.
She has learned extensively and apprenticed with teachers in England, Israel and the U.S.
Her learning practices include ten years of self study in England, living and studying on an herb farm in Israel, apprenticing with Charles Garcia of the Hispanic School of Herbal Medicine, and completing an Advanced Herbal Course with Matthew Wood, among many other courses and classes in the U.S.
She is currently taking several courses online at The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where plant and planet correspondences are weaving together alchemy, astrology and herbal medicine into a deeper foundation of energetics based herbalism.
Lauren has three children who have grown up on her potions!
Her focus has always been on Women's Health, especially during the childbearing years,
and children's health, as well as the more magical and alchemical use of herbs and flowers for emotional/mental well being.
www.imeinu.wordpress.com for her doula work.
Feel free to contact her for private consultations.
"I came to be a birth doula after having spent time working with the elderly and being present through many deaths. I wanted to see what life was like at the other gateway.
I also witnessed a number of women who were abused throughout their pregnancies and it became clear that access to support and choices around the childbearing years was crucial to the way we birth our feelings about ourselves as women as well as our relationship to our children and environment.
I provide support to women through herbal medicine and nutritional advice as well as during labour as a birth doula.
I have three beautiful children, who are my heart and soul."