Spring Medicine Course

Spread over three monthly sessions, we’ll explore how working with plants can be a powerful aid in detoxing your body after a long winter and building up your strength and resilience for the vibrant energy of the summer ahead.

This is an opportunity to not only explore your own healing,  but also to acquire valuable skills in crafting your own medicines that you can share with others.

Throughout the course, you can expect to:

Learn the Basics: An introduction to herbalism and to the medicinal plants that grow abundantly in spring.  You will have the opportunity to lay out your intention for the spring months ahead.

Hands-On Medicine Making: You will gain practical, hands-on experience in creating your own medicine. We’ll meet new plants each class and focus deeply on their medicine.  You will be given medicine to take home woth you and drink for 5 days ahead of sessions 2 & 3,  so that you can experience the medicine in your body before we learn the medicinal and scientific information about the herb along with a recipe.

Herbs and the Body: Discover how springs medicines relate to the systems within your body. We’ll explore the digestive, lymphatic, immune, circulatory and nerve systems together so you can better understand how herbs can help your body to stay healthy and resilient.

Connection and community: Take time for yourself to connect with like-minded earth-lovers and deepen your connection to the incredible support available to us from Mother Earth.  Each session will include a ritual for you to use at home so have more tools at your fingertips for deeper self-exploration.

Join me for 3 hands on practical medicine sessions to connect deeply with the earth and explore plant medicine this spring.

Here’s how we will roll:

3 evening sessions over the spring months.
-  – Each session will focus on a body system and the herbs that are aligned with it.

– Each session will include herb tastings and after sessions 1 and 2, you will be given a herb to drink for 5 days before we next meet.

– Each evening workshop will include medicinal and scientific information about the herb along with a recipe and a ritual for you to use at home.

– You’ll leave able to identify many spring herbs and with the knowledge of how to make your own medicine.

The dates:

7pm-9pm WEDNESDAYS: March 27th, April 24th, May 22nd. At Ponsanooth Village Hall, Cornwall

Investment: £110 ( Can be split into 2 payments of £55 on Feb 1st and March 1st on request )

www.bellebenfield.com/spring-medicine-course

Solstice Full moon Cacao Ceremony featuring Mugwort

A perfect blend of study for your mind and an embodied experience for your heart and soul. The workshop will begin with Belle sharing knowledge of herbalism and mugwort followed by a deep, guided cacao ceremony and shamanic journey with Isla-Rose to end the evening.

This will be your time and space to set sacred intentions for the second half of 2021. Let cacao, mugwort and the full moon guide and focus you on what you want to fill the rest of your year with.

Harness the power of summer solstice and shine light into all corners of your life.

Let the powerful plant medicine of Mother Cacao & the insightful, lunar, feminine medicine of Mugwort weave their magic in your body and soul.

Cacao is medicine to open your heart. Mugwort connects you to your dreams. This 3 hour workshop will be a sacred space for you to tune into your dreams and get guidance from the plants about bringing them into the 3d world.

We will take your mind, body and soul on a journey to connect to the wisdom of both plant medicines. You will learn about the medicinal properties of cacao and mugwort, and then be led in a shamanic cacao ceremony by Isla-Rose.

The workshop will be held on zoom, so you will be journeying in the comfort of your own home. When you register, we’ll send you a love package with home-grown Mugwort and ceremonial grade Peruvian Cacao so that you can make your own elixir at home, ready to drink during the workshop.

Ceremonial Cacao is an incredible plant teacher, helping to open your heart, calm the nervous system and connect to the powerful guidance within yourself. She brings feelings of joy, bliss, euphoria and pleasure, whilst also helping us to clear old emotional blockages and woundings, that are holding us back from shining our true light.

Mugwort is, aligned with the moon and the creative power of the womb. Our native smoking herb, and named after Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, mugwort is the herb to help us remember our dreams and bring us the wisdom to hunt them down unapologetically.

Combined together, these two powerful mothers may bring you deep wisdom, prophetic dreams, increased psychic abilities, womb healing, heart healing and a deeper connection to the divine feminine.

We are excited to host this event at the powerful Solstice Full Moon on June 24th. This potent lunar energy will light up what you’re ready to leave behind and illuminate what you want to call in. So you can start the second half of 2021 super charged and inspired by your dreams and heart’s desire.

Alignment Through Plants

Find your own true north and let working with plants help you remember how to get there as you go about your day.

Aligning with plants connects you to your body, to the Earth, to your intuition and to your purpose.

When you are aligned with your true self, watch the world step up to greet you. Things that were hard to do become easier, feelings of peace and joy become staples in your life, experience more time and space to play with.

 

Join me on November 28th 10.30am – Midday.  With the help of plants, we’ll dive deep together into our body, mind and soul to remember who we’re meant to be and how we’re meant to feel beyond the noise and chatter of our busy lives: to remember our true alignment.

 

Its exquisitely simple, but we have to remember how to get there and remember to chose it. Working with plants can be your roadmap and I will show you how.

 

You’ll receive:

 

  • A plant profile

A monograph to keep so you can refer easily to the medicinal properties of your plant ally and practical ways to incorporate them into your daily life.

  • A recorded and live plant meditation

A recording of the alignment meditation we use in the workshop, that you can return to again and again as your start or end each day. (This meditation has been the most popular among Soul School students, one that they actively continue to use long after their graduation.)

  • Interactive workshop ( Online – Saturday Nov 28th   10.30am gmt )

We’ll look at what holds us up and keeps us moving – our spine

Meet the plants that give you support and strength as well.

We’ll let the plants guide you as you take the time to tune into yourself and hear your own inner wisdom

Fieldwork to do after the workshop so you can put this live experience into practice

 

Grow Your Own Medicine

It’s easy to make medicine from plants you can grow yourself.
But which plants should you chose?
And how can you turn them into effective medicines to treat yourself, family and friends for common ailments?

In this online workshop, I’ll introduce you to medicinal herbs that can transform your garden or
allotment into your own medicine cabinet.

Gain the confidence to identify and grow medicinal plants in your own garden.

We’ll be covering:

– What to consider when designing your garden

– Which herbal preparations are useful in your medicine cabinet for common ailments and why

– Which plants you can grow at home to make these preperations

– Which plants to harvest when

– How to nurture healthy soil and plants

– How to make cuttings

– Where to source medicinal herb seeds and plants

 

Herbs To Help You Sleep

Getting enough sleep can be a challenge in our well-lit, work-driven, screen-filled modern lives. The World Health Organisation has identified sleep deprivation as an epidemic.

Join local herbalist Belle Benfield for a talk introducing you to plants you can use and grow at home to enhance healthy, restful slumber.

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Making Medicinal Chocolates 2020

Mary Poppins was right, a spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down.

How about some chocolate with your medicine?

Join Belle for an evening of decadence and delight. Spend the evening learning about the medicine of cacao plant and meeting other herbs that can be combined with cacao to support your health. Finish by concocting your own bite size delicious, vegan chocolate medicines. Medicine for your body, medicine for your soul.

Making Medicinal Chocolates

Mary Poppins was right, a spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down.

How about some chocolate with your medicine?

Join Belle for an evening of decadence and delight. Spend the evening learning about the medicine of cacao plant and meeting other herbs that can be combined with cacao to support your health. Finish by concocting your own bite size delicious, vegan chocolate medicines. Medicine for your body, medicine for your soul.

Chocolate Making with Medicinal Herbs

Mary Poppin’s was right, a spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down.

How about some chocolate with your medicine?

Join Belle for an evening of decadance and delight. Spend the evening learning about the medicine of cacao plant and meeting other herbs that can be combined with cacao to support your health.   Finish by concocting your own bite size chocolate medicines.  Medicine for your body, medicine for your soul.

 

Herbal First Aid

Come and discover ideas and tips from the world of Herbs for creating a first aid kit.

What are the essential elements of a home remedy kit?

We shall be using all our senses to explore herbal medicine, this is a lively interactive workshop with plenty to taste, touch and smell. You will get an understanding of the basic principals of using herbs medicinally along with a comprehensive understanding of how to build your own herbal first aid kit.

£60 includes a balm we will make together that you can take home.

Booking essential.

The workshop will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm. There will be a morning and afternoon session with an hour for a bring and share picnic lunch.

We’ll have plenty of time to meet plants and talk about practical first aid solutions for you and your family.  You will get to make some medicine to take home and start your own herbal first aid kit.

Belle Benfield has studied and practiced herbalism for the last six years. Her experience in using herbs for first aid spans the summer festival scene, new babies and mamas and anti-biotic resistant infections. She sees patients from her home in Cornwall and looks forward to sharing her knowledge in a fun, interactive setting.

Botanical Rose Drawing at Gazelli House

Calm and Sensuous…some of the medicine of rose. Who doesn’t want more of these qualities in their life?

So many of the plants that surround us offer us medicine if we know how and where to look.

Join expert botanical illustrator Belle Benfield as she introduces you to The Sensory Herbal Handbook* and teaches you that you can receive medicine from plants through drawing them. The evening will focus on drawing the sweet medicine of majestic rose. All materials provided, including light snacks and a complimentary cup of Gazelli’s signature rose tea. You will also get to leave with the rose you drew, plus a token for rose tea for two at a later date in our beautiful glass tea house.

Thursday July 4th, 6pm-7.30pm

Gazelli House, 174 Walton Street, London, SW3 2JL

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