2021 The Future of Plant Medicine Summit
Program & Replays
Herbal Street Medics and Client-centered Care
From protests to unhoused camps to back alley encounters, herbal street medics encounter a great diversity of traumatized clients. Learn from Sue Sierralupe how to adapt the trauma-informed, patient-centered care model to an herbalist's practice. Sue will discuss how this model guides her practice, and some of the herbs that she uses regularly on the streets.
In This Session You'll Discover:
- How to support clients from diverse backgrounds
- Basic concepts of trauma-informed client-centered care
- How to adopt this model to make you a better herbalist
Sue Sierralupe has studied herbalism from many angles. She began learning about traditional herbalism, then moved to biochemistry. Her professional career began as a social worker, she then worked in a lab for a large herbal medicine company and also at medical clinics. All the while, she has been an activist and street medic. Sue has written eight books, and founded The Practical Herbalist website and Real Herbalism Radio podcast. She has won many awards for her work as an integrated herbalist and activist. She believes that healthcare must be available to all and that education is the key to patient empowerment. Towards this end, she does her part by sharing information about natural living and healing practices.
Sue is author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World... The Practice Herbalist's Herbal Folio Book Series 1-6 (with Candace Hunter)... and Healing Herbs Calendar (illustrated by Pierandrea Mattioli).