More About Kathleen: Biography
RH (Registered Herbalist) has been studying, working, growing, sharing,
teaching, journeying & playing with the plants since 1982.
both Niagara & Algonquin Colleges, she became a Horticulturalist &
worked in the field until becoming ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1989.
She then happily discovered that the "Old Wives' Tales" about using
the herbs for health were true! She dove into the study of Herbalism, primarily
with David Hoffmann, an acknowledged leader of the North American herbal
In addition to
plant-based therapies, she has intertwined many time-honoured Shamanic
processes & the Wise Woman Tradition for her own health. Her Teachers have
included Susun S. Weed, Pam Montgomery, Martin Prechtel, David Winston, Amanda
McQuade-Crawford & Michele Bougie.
Kathleen has been in clinical practice & has been teaching since 1996. She
became a certified Registered Herbalist (R.H.) through the Ontario Herbalists
Association when they offered this professional designation in 2000.
students, aiding the processes of her clients & mentoring apprentices, her
own growth as an exemplary Teacher & Healer-For-Others continues to
Other Notes of interest regarding Kathleen:
1. Featured on CJOH TV's "Regional Contact", & in Ottawa's
Citizen newspaper on numerous occasions.
2. Spoken on Herbalism at Centretown Community Health Centre, the Nepean,
Gloucester & Ottawa Libraries & Billings Estate, to name a few.
3. Teaches at other annual events such as the Herbal Renaissance Retreat &
4. Attends annual practitioner intensives with North America's leading
herbalists to keep expanding her knowledge & skills.
5. Was on the Earth Day Ottawa Organizing Committee in 1990 & was
Coordinator in 1991.
6. She would love to teach general interest workshops at your place.
In addition to
teaching the Apprenticeship Program & Internship, Kathleen sees clients
one-on-one in clinical practice at Into The Green Holistic Clinic in Ottawa,
personalized herbal programs & offers other traditional healing processes
in safe, co-created space. She has particular experience with chronic or
recurring health conditions, such as chronic fatigue, allergies, irritable
bowel syndrome, depression, etc. She has worked extensively with women's unique
health considerations in particular. She also works cooperatively with an array
of other health professionals in order to maximize healing & recovery.