Herbal Consultation

Julia is a qualified Medical Herbalist graduating with a honor’s degree from the College of Phytotherapy in 1999.A Member of the College of Practitioners of Phototherapy (MCPP) and with diplomas in Nutrition and Therapeutic Massage, Julia has taught at the School of Herbal Medicine, lectured at Westminster and East London Universities, consulted for the WWF and Neal's Yard and runs a range of courses, walks and workshops in Herbal Medicine and plants.

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Women's Health

Julia has a special interest and expertise in women’s health and wellbeing. As well as supporting women of all ages she also runs specialist women’s courses, workshops and retreats.

As a general practitioner Julia works with women experiencing difficulty with some symptoms around the menopause, and sees the effect menopause can have upon women’s physical, mental and emotional health; and how this in turn can impact upon their ability to deal with daily life, their relationships with family and friends, and their work. All these aspects need to be considered when using herbs to promote healing.

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Medicinal Plants

Here medical herbalist Julia Behrens shares with us her expert knowledge of the medicinal properties of certain trees. Whilst walking in woodland, Julia tells us how she draws both on traditional medical beliefs and modern scientific research to help heal patients using specific parts of trees such as lime flowers, oak bark and hawthorn berries. Julia also speaks about how plant utilisation and conservation need to co-exist.

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Balancing Hormones

Balancing HormonesIn collaboration with Friends of Westdene Green, nutritionist Daphne Lambert and I have created a series of free and interactive and engaging workshops to discover ways to improve health, vitality & wellbeing with herbal medicine and everyday nutrition. The workshops will involve simple self-care tips and remedies using herbs and food.Our first session will…

Lyme’s Disease Assistance

Lyme Disease AssistanceWhat is Lyme Disease?Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are tiny arachnids found in woodland areas that feed on the blood of mammals, including humans. Tick bites often go unnoticed and the tick can remain feeding for several days before dropping off. The longer the tick…

Making Elderberry Tonic

Making Elderberry Tonic Julia Behrens, professional medical herbalist, takes us for a woodland walk, seeking out elder trees. She harvests some ripe autumn elderberries and, over an open-fire, shows us how to make a healing syrup to help ward off winter colds and protect us from viral infections.                  …