Building Resilience to Stress with Plant Medicine

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cleveland County Arts Council
111 S. Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28150
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In this class we will focus on a class of herbs called “adaptogens” which strengthen the body’s ability to adapt to both physical and emotional stressors. Through their interaction with the endocrine and immune systems, adaptogens can actually mediate the physiological “flight or fight” stress response so often experienced in our modern day lives. As more and more chronic illness is being linked to chronic stress, we have an opportunity to deeply honor ourselves by building resilience to stress in our own bodies and lives. We will explore the specific personalities of each plant discussed so that by the end of the workshop you will be able to determine which adaptogen will best support your particular constitution. Each herb will be available for tasting during the workshop so that you have an opportunity to connect directly with the plant. We will also discuss practical ways to incorporate these plants into your daily healing practice. You will leave with adaptogen treats and recipe ideas!

Instructor: Stacey Costner began her formal study of herbal medicine in 2011 at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine.  After completing the school’s winter curriculum and apprenticeship, she continued on to complete the 400 hour Advanced Clinical Herbalist program.  She is now practicing as a certified clinical herbalist and finds great joy in offering holistic health consultations to the community. She is also a homesteader and educator at Living Earth Sanctuary where she is devoted to living close to the land as she works to preserve her grandparents’ farm with sustainable practices. To learn more visit:

Cost: $35
Contact: Shearra Miller
Contact Phone: 704-484-2787
Contact Email: [email protected]

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