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Charis Lindrooth, D.C.

Hey there! I'm here to help. For over two decades I have assisted people on their healing journey as a natural health care provider. Early in my practice I discovered the world of herbalism and have never left since! Using a large apothecary at my clinic I have helped people address both chronic and acute health conditions, naturally. My love of teaching spurred me to found the MidAtlantic Women's Conference and Allies for Plants and People Symposium, and now to build an online community of people committed to living sustainably on the planet. Since my professional training I have had a dedicated interest in the brain and nervous system. I have spent many hours studying the workings of the brain, memory, cognition, and natural methods for preserving healthy function. It brings me joy to share what I have learned and help my students improve their brain function naturally. and

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About this course

We all strive to find that state of creative "flow", when playful attention maximizes our ability to find new ideas, become inspired, and create our best work. By observing network behavior between brain and heart (the archetypal representatives of psyche and soma) we'll learn about how heart rate variability can serve as an objective measure of how "resonant" we are, and how "in tune" we may be with our current circumstances. Better yet, we can bring simple attention to the radial pulse and get useful insight into heart rate variability, and best of all, there are herbs and practices that can help maximize it. You'll leave with the details of heart rate variability, how to assess it using only your hands, and what interventions may help maximize it in yourself or your clients if you are a practitioner.

Guido Masé, RH(AHG) is a clinician and educator in the Western herbal tradition. He spent his childhood in Italy and has been living in Vermont since 1996. His practice interweaves clinical experience, mythology, and science. 

He is chief herbalist at Urban Moonshine, clinician at the Burlington Herb Clinic, faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, teacher in herbal medicine at the University of Vermont, and author of The Wild Medicine Solution and DIY Bitters. He is developing the integrative phytotherapy department at Wasso Hospital in Loliondo, Tanzania.

He has a talent for explaining complicated subjects in an interesting and understandable manner. He creates a bridge between the scientific community and the public, feeding both groups with practical information that can be used personally in the home, or with clients in a clinic.

This course is designed to empower both individuals dealing with cardiovascular issues AND clinicians wanting to broaden their therapeutic options for clients.