I get to teach at this year's Dandelion Seed Conference! Here is the class title and description:
Co-partnering in Formulation: using Caution with Nervines and Relaxants - Kirsten Hale
If we have built, over time, systemic patterns of tension and internal resistance to memories, stories, feelings and experiences for protective reasons, it is quite possible that the tearing open of these patterns can be dangerous and counterproductive to folks seeking support with their mental health, the shifting out of trauma and moving into new patterns. Our work is to co-partner in that process. Nervines can trigger anxiety. Acrid herbs can increase tension. Heart openers can incite fear and dissociation. This class is an exploration of why and how to navigate that in partnership with self + client.