Somatic and Herbal Support for Mental Health

Thursday, May 20, 6-8 pm ET

Online via Zoom

In this two hour workshop, we’ll talk about supporting clients living with anxiety, depression, and PTSD / CPTSD through somatic tools and nervous system regulating protocols. We’ll talk about how cortisol dysregulation impacts energy, mood, sleep, and hunger, how that shows up in clients, and how aromatic nervines, bitters, and adaptogens can invite the body back into rhythms that engender a grounded vitality.  We’ll cover dosage and formulation considerations, as well as helping clients create a long term, realistic plan. This class is aimed at folks working with clients, or hoping to in the near future.

Kelly McCarthy is a clinical and community herbalist, teaching classes and seeing clients on Lenni-Lenape land, Philadelphia. She graduated from VCIH in 2014, has been studying Somatic Experiencing trauma healing since 2019. They currently spend a lot of time gardening, supporting the Philly Herb Hub, and working to create the anticapitalist world they want to live in. You can read more about Kelly’s work at

$40 member/$50 non-member/$25 BIPOC or low-income

(Regisistration for this workshop has closed.)