Nikki Darrell MNIMH has been working with plants, their medicine and healing, for over 4 decades as her fascination with the green beings started in early childhood and her primary teachers are the plants she works with.
She has worked as a research scientist in the field of plant science; a practitioner of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, aromatic medicine, reflexology, massage and body work; a gardener; an educator at all levels from introductory to 3rd level; campaigner and author of 6 books and many articles.
She holds a diploma from the School of Phytotherapy and a Masters in Social and Co-operative Enterprise which she embarked on due to her love of sustainable community development. Her passion and vocation is as a plants woman and medicine person.
Nikki and her husband Alex Duffy run The Plant Medicine School based near Gorey County Wexford. The School offers an Apprenticeship in Community Herbal Medicine and a Clinical Practitioner Diploma course which is accredited by the Irish Register of Herbalists, an Aromatherapy Diploma accredited by the International Federation of Aromatherapists and introductory courses in herbal medicine and herb growing, as well as forage walks and has groups of students visit the garden to learn more about identifying and using the 200 plus species that grow here.
As well as training people through the Herbal Apprenticeship and Clinical Practitioner programmes, they facilitate the Nature Resonance work they have developed together; the work of helping people become re-enchanted with their place in the community of Nature, in harmony with the seen and unseen beings.
Nikki's session will explore 'How People and Plants Communicate with Each Other', including some fascinating emerging science and plant neurobiology.