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Healthy Grieving Guide to Death and Dying: The Elemental Forces at Work

Broadcast on October 01, 2021
With Greta de la Montagne
Hosted by Nicole Telkes

Greta de la Montagne gives us an overview of the dying process through an elemental lens, and categories of herbs that are supportive during intense times of deep sorrow. She gives suggestions for supporters and caregivers who might act as guides along the path, and how we can un-medicalize death to a more natural and inexpensive "Green" process.

In This Session:

  • A closer look at how our culture is not maybe grieving in a healthy manner, medicalizing a natural process, and how we can navigate back to a more heathy journey
  • An overview of the Calendar of Grief; a How-To Guide with suggestions for what to do and when
  • Understand the categories of herbs and healing techniques used as primary resources for a healthy grieving process
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Greta de la Montagne

Clinical Herbalist, Founder of MASHH Clinic Collective

Greta de la Montagne, RH(AHG) is a third-generation Montanan and a mentor with the American Herbalists Guild. She specialized in herbal first aid for environmental and social justice movements after graduating from the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine clinical herbalist program. Greta has first hand experience treating a wide range of injuries and ailments in children, livestock, and large groups of people. She operates a private clinical practice, Gentle Strength Botanicals and Massage Therapy where she blends Ayurveda and Bodywork with Clinical Herbalism. Greta cultivates or wildcrafts nearly all the medicines for her apothecary.

She founded the MASHH Clinic Collective and Cascadia Health Educators, and was a member of Black Cross Health Collective. Greta is a wilderness first responder and EMT-trained. In March 2019 she gave testimony in Massachusetts federal court as a witness in defense of the Fire Cider 3 and the herbalists' generic term "fire cider."

Greta de la Montagne