Herbal Support for Seasonal Depression


A New England winter can be a tough prospect. Mark Twain purportedly said that if you didn’t like the weather here, you could just wait fifteen minutes – but in February you might cycle through snow, sleet, freezing rain, frostbite, and melted-enough-to-be-muddy all in one week. Add to that the post-holiday crash, and it’s no wonder people start to feel down in the dumps. What happened to the winter wonderland?

sunny flower by Stephi 2006, on Flickr

Sunflowers sleep all through the winter, and no one says they have a disorder. You’re not much different!

Herbs can’t change the weather, but they might help you get a sunnier outlook on life. In this class, we’ll focus on seasonal-affective “disorder” – taking some time to critique that particular pathologizing nomenclature – and get at the root causes of depression to seek out strategies for healing. Come learn when St John’s Wort is helpful (and when it isn’t), how to improve sleep (and why needing a little more this time of year is normal), how to make delicious herbal chai for daytime energy and resilience, and which foods are essential for a good mood and a clear mind.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $20.

RSVP by filling out our contact form, emailing us at info@commonwealthherbs.com, or calling 617-750-5274.

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