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Herbalism & Shamanism with Wendy Dooner


Mary Collins interviews Wendy Dooner about her work as a Herbalist and Shaman.

We explore what Herbalism and Shamanism is, and how Wendy combines the two.


Wendy Who?


Wendy Dooner is a Scottish Medical Herbalist and Shamanic Practitioner.

She is passionate about reconnecting people with the innate healing wisdom of nature and their bodies.


Wendy graduated from university in 2005 with a degree in Herbal

Medicine and a more recent 3-year advanced Shamanic Practitioner qualification. She introduces her clients to a world where plants are people.


"They are teachers, guides, allies, and elders."


Wendy believes every plant has a story to tell and a lesson to impart. It's her mission to facilitate these transformative relationships between nature and the individual. Wendy discusses the uses of herbs and some examples Yarrow,

Hawthorne, Rosemary and examples of uses like hormonal, topical and protective.



Wendy talks about the importance of distinguishing between useable plants and

poisonous ones.


(Check the end of the page to receive your free tips on Foraging)


Watch the Interview HERE


Wendy is offering online courses that will help you along your journey into the wonders and world of Shamanism and Herbalism.



A Journey Into Herbal Shamanism Course

Join us on a transformative journey into the world of herbalism and shamanism, where ancient wisdom meets modern practices. In this unique course, you'll dive deep into the mysteries of plant medicine, guided by experienced herbalists and shamans who are dedicated to empowering you on your path to healing and self-discovery.


What You'll Experience:

  • Live Online Sessions: Immerse yourself in interactive and intimate live sessions with Wendy.

  • Connect with a supportive community of like-minded individuals as you explore the rich tapestry of herbalism and shamanism together.

  • Plant Identification: Gain practical skills in plant identification as you learn to recognise and appreciate the diverse flora around you. Wendy will guide you through the process, helping you unlock the secrets of medicinal and spiritual plants that grow in your own backyard.

  • Medicinal and Spiritual Uses: Discover the profound healing properties of plants as you uncover their medicinal and spiritual uses. From herbal remedies for physical ailments to rituals for inner transformation, you'll learn how to harness the power of nature to nurture body, mind, and soul.

  • Small Group Setting: Experience personalised attention and guidance in a small group setting, allowing for deeper exploration and meaningful connections with both instructors and fellow participants.


Wendys next sessions begin on the 25th of May - 29th of June with a workshop

every Saturday for 6 weeks (weeks 1 and 6 are 3-hour long classes from

3-6pm BST, and weeks 2-5 are from 3 pm - 5 pm). Week 1 and week 6 live

attendance is mandatory but the other workshops can be watched as a

replay. If you have no direct experience with shamanism, then she will arrange a

one-to-one beforehand where you learn the basics.


The course after that is from August the 24th - September 28th.

There is limited spaces on each course so contact Wendy to find out more and book your space HERE



Wendy also offers individual "Plant Spirit Shamanism" Session

A Plant Spirit Shamanism Session is where you’ll tap into the wisdom of plant spirits to address the obstacles manifesting in your life.

Book HERE


Check out Wendys Social Media Links Below!


Website HERE

Instagram HERE


Thanks for checking out C.H.A.N.G.E Therapies Podcast and blogs!

Here is your free info tips from Wendy about "Basic Foraging Guidelines"

Read HERE



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