About Wild Betty Botanicals
Growing up on a ranch in Montana, I have always felt deeply connected and rooted into the natural world around me. It always felt as though plant medicine was something innately sowed within my soul. I remember, even as a little girl, I had the desire to always tend to my animals’ ills, always trying to care for the horses and dogs when they were sick or injured. My mother would find me making wild flower teas for my dolls and putting plants on my animals to heal their wounds. Even in play, I knew there was something written in the story of my soul. Being raised as a Christian Scientist, medicine was reserved for the animals, but for humans we had only prayer to look to for healing. While this gave me a unique perspective to see the mind/body/spirit integration, I always felt as though there was something missing. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Jethro Kloss’s Back to Eden that I truly knew my life’s true calling- to work with the magic of the world of plant medicine. Unfortunately, since it was not my familial background to work with physical medicine, I didn’t have much guidance as to where to begin.
So, I started reading, learning the plants, and making them my first teacher. When I was older, I enrolled in a distance learning program with Gail Edwards from Blessed Maine Herb Farm, taking her Body Systems course and Corresponding Materia Medica. After completing her program, I continued my education (although, the education never, ever truly ends!) with the Fairy Godmother of herbalism, Rosemary Gladstar through her correspondence course.
As my own healing journey has progressed, the focus of my work has shifted slightly to incorporate more of the soul’s healing, including flower essences and somatic techniques, as well as reiki and energy work in the style of the Berkley Psychic Institute. Having studied under a fantastic teacher, Sarah Entrup, who was trained in the tradition of BPI, I have evolved my practice to include more intuitive reading to get to the underlying roots of misalignment. Here, I am able to look into the energetic imbalances that may manifest as dis-ease and emotional struggles.
And with that, I offer to facilitate self-empowerment to regain balance and vitality through the use of energy work and herbs.