A holistic exploration of grief

Part 1

Explore grief in the body, where it comes from and herbs which will support anyone (two or four legged) who is grieving.


Fall is the time of year associated with the Metal Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Every element is associated with organ systems, emotions, colors, sounds… the list goes on. The Lungs and Large Intestine make up the Metal Element. The emotions associated with the Lungs (and Large intestine) are grief and sadness. Grief is something that we all have to process at some point of our lives. Often it comes with the loss of a loved one be it a pet or relative, as well as the loss of a job, a pandemic even. Join me as we explore the elements and organs associated with grief and how we can help ourselves as well as our pets process this emotion. Learn about teas you can make at home to soothe your soul and nourish your body as well as some breath work and some book recommendations.


Part 2

While exploring the human-animal bond, learn a few more herbs which help with the grieving process. 

In this second webinar, we will further explore grief; herbs for grief and its stages and why we feel it so deeply after the loss of a pet. We will explore the human-animal bond and how this relationship is understood by some and felt by many. As always, several herbs will be discussed in how they work to support you and your pets who have experienced loss. By working through the grieving process, it helps us to understand the variety of emotions that we feel and to recognize the normalcy of this process, as well as the importance of having a community to support you as well.


Part 3

Getting to the other side of grief....praise.


Inspiring hope, courage, and healing through our loss.

In the final session of Herbs for Grief, we will explore grief as a process of praising those we have lost and healing those who are still walking with us. Learn about Skullcap, Lemon Balm, and Dandelion to support us and our pets during the grieving process. As well as ways to stay grounded in the present as we heal.

“Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses."

-Martin Pretchel

Loosing a pet, is loosing a family member.

Working through the grieving process while supported is essential to get to the other side.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Part 1: Defining Grief

    • Herbs for Grief Part 1: Defining Grief

  • 3

    Part 2: Exploring the Human-Animal Bond

    • Herbs for Grief Part 2: Exploring the Human-Animal Bond

  • 4

    Part 3: Coming out of Grief and into Praise

    • Herbs for Grief Part 3: Coming out of Grief and into Praise