Cat Taylor- Herbalist
26 Jun 2022
I hope that everyone that I sit with will walk away with more information and respect for plants than what they walked in with.
Tell us a bit more about what you do and more about your practice and your consultations?
I call myself a community herbalist. I was training the US in the wise woman tradition. This tradition is all about the sharing of knowledge and passing it to other women. I think of being an herbalist as being a lifelong student. Although my favourite thing to do is to teach.
I am in my third year of Herbalist school with Isla Burgess. She recently collaborated with some of New Zealand’s top herbal experts, doctors, and midwives and created a Community Herbalist programme. I was accepted and will continue my study in October.
Tell us bit more about the consultations you offer.
I am grateful to be a part of the volunteers at Heretunga Women’s Centre. I also teach group classes and do one on one consultations on incorporating herbal medicine into your life.
These one-on-one appointments allow you to discuss with Cat any health concerns you are facing confidentially. She will then support you in discovering what herbs maybe be beneficial in assisting your healing and health.
Who can attend?
Anyone can have a consult or book me to teach a class. At the Women’s Centre, obviously, only women are allowed.
What can people expect when attending your consultations?
My hope is that I will inspire you to learn about the natural plant world around you and incorporate or just appreciate the plants that grow prolifically in our backyards, bush, and all around.
What are the benefits of attending?
I always bring samples, usually teas and tinctures to try. I hope that everyone that I sit with will walk away with more information and respect for plants than what they walked in with. I love to talk about plants and hopefully I inspire others to explore their wild spaces around them a little more!