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Come learn about the alchemical art of distilling for hydrosol!  We will have a highly informative and fun afternoon--you will experience a demo distillation of rosemary from "farm to bottle", take home in depth handouts, as well as a sample of our distillation.  We will also explore the many uses of hydrosols while enjoying a delightful variety of samples throughout class.

Register by contacting Marina Gomes: 707-616-6891


Space is limited so sign up now!

Workshop will be held at the beautiful Blue Blossom Farm  located at 115 Blue Blossom Ln, 

Eureka, CA 95503

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Pre-registration is required for this workshop



Date: November 2 & 3 2019

Time: 10am-6pm each day


Humboldt Herbals Community Classroom

219 D Street Eureka, CA 95503


To register mail your check or money order to Jessica Shepherd

3415 Montgomery Street

Eureka, CA 95503

*please include your email address and contact number with payment and you will be sent a confirmation*

To pay with paypal click here

For questions contact Jessica

707-499-0327 or email:

About this workshop

In this new live class, visiting teachers Cathy and Florian will be delving into the important and timely subject of Historical Trauma, transgenerational lineages and the ways plant medicine can accompany us on this healing path.

The 2-day class will be both informative and experiential. Carefully selected plants and essential oils will accompany the work. 

Participants will be led through ways of identifying and working with ancestral trauma. Ways of connecting and working with ancestors.  We will work on different levels. Genetics, DNA and transgenerational history, the energetic, inner work of releasing cellular memory, healing and making peace with the past.


We will work with specific oils and plants that we have identified as strong allies for this process.  We will also look at the importance and how to find your own ancestral plants. 

Themes covered in the 2-day workshop:

  • The importance of ancestral recognition and the history of this through different cultures.

  • The four ancestral lineages and how they have affected your life.

  • The importance of mending the maternal lineage (mtDNA) and the feminine rising.

  • Identifying healthy ancestors that are ready to work with you.

  • DNA testing, mapping out genealogical patterns and lineages, historical research.

  • How trauma is inherited epigenetically.

  • Using plants and oils to identify areas that need attention.

  • Using plants and oils to help release cellular memories.

  • Using plants and oils to create safe boundaries and make offerings.

  • Look at the link between personal and collective historical trauma and the importance of stories being told.

  • Working plants and the heart doorway, we will look at ways of feeling/processing and forgiving in relation to historical trauma.

  • Identify the ancestral gifts that you have inherited from your lineages.

  • Identify the plant knowledge that you have inherited through your DNA .

  • Finding the gift in the trauma story.

“First is confronting the historical trauma. Second is understanding the trauma. Third is releasing the pain of historical trauma. Fourth is transcending the trauma.” (1)

We need to know our stories and tell them. We need to mend the threads that have been broken. We need to honor our ancestors. We need to transform the trauma and go beyond it. 

Historical trauma touches each of us on a personal level, as well as all of us collectively. If we do not become familiar with our ancestral lines and repair the broken threads, unresolved traumas surface in future generations until someone takes notice. 

Florian and I have both become aware in our work that clients with chronic illnesses or repetitive negative emotional and mental patterns that are resistant to repeated healing efforts are often carrying transgenerational trauma.

Cathy and Florian will also be available on Monday November 4th for individual sessions

*Private Sessions are sold out, if you'd like to get on the wait list feel free to contact me*

located in a private peaceful setting in Eureka, CA--address disclosed upon booking. 

Limited sessions are available so reserve your session today! 

Fee is a sliding scale from $100-150 with sessions usually lasting 1.5 to 2 hours.

To book contact Jessica: 707-499-0327 or

About the individual sessions: Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer, MD offer private consultations together based on their unique approach AromaGnosis.  In these consultations, with aromas as our allies, we help you transform life’s challenges into opportunities for growth and transformation.  We explore self-limiting patterns and intergenerational traumas and secrets. 

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