What is the focus of the Conference?
The Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference is a weekend for women to learn, connect, and deepen into the Wise Woman Tradition through herbal education, nourishing foods, empowerment, and community. The Conference includes aspects on herbs, healing, nutrition, sexuality, and empowerment.
Our approach to herbs and healing is steeped in the Wise Woman Tradition with a strong emphasis on the folk herbal tradition and use of local plants. That being said, we have healers from many paths teach at our conference.
What do you mean by the “Wise Woman Tradition”?
The Wise Woman Tradition embraces simple living, earth-based healing, and local plants. As Susun Weed puts it: “The Wise Woman Tradition is the oldest tradition of healing known on our planet, yet one that is rarely identified, rarely written or talked about. A woman-centered tradition of self love, respectful of the earth and all her creatures, the Wise Woman Tradition tells us that compassion, simple ritual, and common herbs heal the whole person and maintain health/wholeness/holiness.” The Wise Woman Tradition values nourishment, flexibility, transformation, groundedness, and the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. For more information see Susun Weed’s book Healing Wise.