Anyone can look in a book or search online to find a possible herbal remedy for a specific ailment. But to “think like an herbalist” and individually match protocols to bring clients to a more holistic method of healing is truly an art. To achieve success in clinical practice, a practitioner needs to address the root causes of an imbalance rather than just address the symptoms. Connie Karstens will take you through the steps involved in establishing winning clinical consultations to help determine the individual needs of each client. This session will give you an inside understanding to using your herbal pharmacy in a way that inspires healing from the inside out. Connie will help you learn to draw upon multiple sources during the client interview and then transform that information to develop protocol that gains deeper understanding in mastering the art of herbal medicine.
Connie Karstens, MS holds a BA in Biology from the University of St. Thomas and a MS in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. She taught college nutrition for 14 years. As a professional herbalist, she has studied botanical medicine for over 15 years and completed her clinical training with an apprenticeship from Lise Wolff. Since 1986, she and her husband have worked on their 180-acre sustainable livestock farm where sheep and other livestock are grazed with bio-dynamic farming practices near Hutchinson, Minnesota.
She also owns and operates The Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center which is an on-farm specialty health food store featuring grass fed meats, organic foods, fermented foods and beverages, medicinal herbs and other natural remedies to facilitate health and healing.
Connie offers private wellness consultations incorporating whole foods nutrition, herbal medicine, flower essences, essential oils, and other natural remedies to support and build overall health and re-balance the body. She teaches numerous classes and conducts workshops at her wellness center to empower others.