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Exploring the Use of Schedule 20 Herbs in Herbal Practice

When: 13th November, 2:00 pm - 20th November, 5:00 pm

This seminar will focus on the practical use of these celebrated plants and reaffirm their crucial use in Herbal Practice.

This event will take place over two, 3 hour sessions on consecutive Saturdays (13 & 20 November)

Session 1

Quick overview of what is a Schedule 20/Human Medicine Regulations/how Schedule 3 happened/F. Fletcher Hyde

Session 2

Discuss survey of Institute Members in 1999, focussing on Convallaria majalis

Use my prescription using Convallaria majalis for a man, 80s, atrial fibrillation, to discuss my method for designing a prescription.

About the speakers:

Alison Denham qualified as a herbal practitioner in 1984 and is now retired. She is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. She is an expert of the safety of herbal medicines and a former Member of the Herbal Medicine Advisory Committee of the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Alison taught on the BSc Herbal Medicine and then the e-learning MSc programmes in Herbal Medicine and Integrated Healthcare at the University of Central Lancashire until 2016.

Publications include: Tobyn, G., Denham, A., & Whitelegg, M. (2011). The western herbal tradition: 2000 years of medicinal plant knowledge. Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier.

The focus of her current research is on the publications of John Skelton (1805-1880) who was a leading Chartist and later a prominent herbal practitioner.

Keith Robertson MSc (Herbal Medicine), FNIMH is a much respected visionary and pioneer of traditional energetic and contemplative approaches in professional herbal training in the UK. Keith originally trained at the School of Herbal Medicine in Kent. Upon gaining membership of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists he was elected to the Council and served as Student Liaison Officer, before standing down in order to establish the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in Glasgow with his wife Maureen in 1992. They then ran the School together for the next 18 years training to BSc (Hons) and MSc level. In recognition of this, as well as his work with the NIMH and EHPTA Accreditation Boards, he was awarded a Fellowship in 2004 in acknowledgement of his services to herbal education. He has been in practice since 1989.

He is also an experienced organic gardener having worked on the land for over 3 decades and is involved in researching Stock Free Growing on his farm on the Isle of Arran for the Vegan Organic Network. He believes firmly in an interactive learning environment and considers that any teaching on plants should have the plants themselves present, so the day will involve direct experience with the plants discussed. He is inspired in this by a contemplative and experiential approach first suggested by the German polymath Goethe and developed over the years by the team at SSHM.

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