Herbs for Addiction & Harm Reduction

Addiction and self-harming behaviors can be some of the most challenging issues to heal from. Drug and alcohol addiction, self-harming thoughts and actions, and disordered eating are symptoms of a sickness of the spirit; a response to deep hurt, past trauma, and self-hatred. When asking ourselves why we use substances and behaviors that harm our bodies, we are forced to confront the most difficult parts of our consciousness.

Secrets of the Monotropa uniflora by pfly, on flickr

The essence of Ghost Pipe helps us open to the presence of universal love; or less poetically, to open our eyes and recognize the support we already have.

In this class we will be using a queer perspective on the topic to include gender and sexual identity, culture, and society’s bias in the conversation. This is one in a series of community herbal classes focusing on issues in the LGBT community, but is open to all comers regardless of their personal identity. Together we will look at addictive behavior as a coping skill; something that we have learned to help us survive our reality. 
We’ll discuss the nature of addiction and self-harm, and look to other strategies that we can use to cope with our pasts and presents. We will focus on making changes around diet and working with herbs to develop new, healthier coping strategies, while emphasizing the importance of community and emotional support through the transition away from addiction. Whether you are looking for strategies for yourself, your loved ones, or those you work with, feel welcome to join us for this class!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $25.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Register for class by filling out our contact form or emailing us at info@commonwealthherbs.com.

This class took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!


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