Peaceful Period

How to have a better period, naturally.

Have you been suffering with rubbish periods? Living in pregnancy pants every month to accommodate the bloat? Taking days off work with "a cold" when really you're totally exhausted once a month, or curled into the foetal position clutching desperately at a hot water bottle? Tired of your partner having to live in his/her woman/man-cave when you approach your irritable days? You've probably had a doctor check it out, and told you nothing is going on. Told this is just your lot. This is what being a woman is like. Live with it

I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be like that. There is so much we can do to have a better period. We don't need drugs to have a better period either but a little self-care and good food! Doesn't sound so bad right?

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A course on how to deal with period problems naturally so you can have a peaceful period.


The course has equipped me with all the tools I need to live in total alignment with my cycle. - Anoushka, a previous student


This course gives you a massive tool kit of remedies for common period problems like:

  • period pain that's got you guzzling pain killers
  • menstrual migraines causing agonising pain each month
  • acne that no make-up will cover up
  • bloating which only pregnancy pants will permit
  • joint and muscle aches that have got you feeling like a geriatric
  • mood swings which sweep through the house like a hurricane
  • fatigue that's got you napping as much as a cat

Bonus material - natural answers for Fibroids, Endometriosis, and PCOS. What to expect when charting with those hormonal conditions. As well as a guide from Into the Wylde on dealing with Thrush naturally.

The course is now online only but you can visit Forage Botanicals online store if you're interested in buying any products mentioned on the course.

Each week includes a webinar, printable slides and a worksheet. The course is made of the following sections as well as a variety of amazing bonus material!


  • Week 1 - What's a normal menstrual cycle?
  • Week 2 - Charting your cycle: learning to pre-empt your period
  • Week 3 - Period problems: natural answers for common problems
  • Week 4 - Going with the flow: using self-care for a better period

The course includes material on what to expect if you're on a hormonal contraceptive or have a hormonal condition which may be contributing to your period problems. It does not seek to cure hormonal conditions and doesn't ask you to stop taking hormonal contraceptives. It is of most practical use if you're already avoiding hormonal contraceptives.


The course helped me feel less guilty about struggling so much to get stuff done - Jess Duffin, blogger and previous student

Through Jan 2020 anyone purchasing the course also receives a free Waning Moon Bath Salts in the post and a copy of our upcoming book Your Period Handbook, once it's published on Jan 30th.


Your Instructor

Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson

My name is Natasha and I've have been a medical herbalist since 2010. I graduated from Lincoln University with a passion for women's health. My dissertation was on herbs during pregnancy and I went on to train as a doula and antenatal teacher. These things have informed my practice where I treat women with menstrual issues like Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Fibroids, PCOS and pain conditions, through to fertility problems, pregnancy, birth and menopause! Each stage of a woman's life we struggle to find natural answers for common problems. But I hope that this course will help women know about their bodies and trust their instincts in finding natural answers again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do the course if I take a hormonal contraceptive?
Yes you can do the course but you won't be able to use the practical advice on charting your hormones and planning your activities around your cycle, till you stop taking them. I have included charts to show how the symptoms you're experiencing whilst on a hormonal contraceptive are not related to a normal hormone cycle. I learnt the information taught in this course while I was still taking the pill and then used the information once I decided to swap to a natural form of contraceptive. I do not recommend ceasing your hormonal contraceptive without doing a lot of research and seeking advice from your doctor/family planner.
What if I have a hormonal condition?
I've included hypothetical charts for people with Endometriosis, Fibroids and PCOS. The course also has bonus material on remedies for those imbalances. If you're having to take hormonal treatment for your condition I do not recommend ceasing that without consulting your health advisor. This course will not treat the condition but it will support you with some of the symptoms you may experience.
What if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you're pregnant or breastfeeding the charts you'll learn to create won't be of much use till you starts to have periods again. If you want to take the course for future application that is totally up to you. I feel like everyone should have been taught this at school regardless of the choices they would make later in life.
What if I'm too busy?
I recommend doing a module each week. This won't take more than an hour of your time each week. You almost certainly will have to make time for it. The hormone charting method is best for those who have a routine as it involves regular collection of data. However, if you want to learn it theoretically now and apply it later that's totally up to you.
What if I don't have periods?
Then you won't find the course useful. If you don't have periods for medical reasons, you can contact me personally for some personalised advice on if the course has any value to you. But you really need to have a natural hormone cycle to use the hormone charting method in this course.

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The course has made me feel empowered and connected to my natural rhythm and its equipped me with all the tools I need to live in total alignment with my cycle. Thank you Natasha for so bravely committing to this work ~ this is crucial knowledge that every woman should know ~ we should all know how to track our cycles ~ how to harmonise with our cycle ~ and how to be off the pill ~ most importantly we should be educated on this in schools ~ If schools won't pick this up then it is our duty to do the research, to learn so we can teach our daughters and they can teach theirs. This is our responsibility. I couldn't recommend this course more - Anoushka creator of The Goddess Space

I spent my early 20’s experiencing my periods as a nuisance, downing feminax and carrying on, but when we start taking notice of our physical and emotional symptoms through our cycles it can lead to amazing wisdom, and self discovery. It's so important to listen to our bodies when they tell us to slow down and rest.

Back then, most women in my circles lived in a constant state of casually hating their bodies and periods, and it set me off on a bit of a journey. From embracing the way my body looks naturally and dropping the self hatred, to choosing whole healthy food that nourishes my body, rather than trying to make it skinny, and more recently to learning about my hormone cycles and how *amazing* they are!

I know for some that this might all sound a bit strange- it certainly did for me when I first read about it, but if you take anything from this post, I hope you know that your cycles are POWERFUL. And they deserve to be honoured. And if you can spend a little time nourishing yourself during the PMS bit, you would feel so much better for it. - Hannah Bullivant creator of Seeds and Stitches

Starting to learn that there are times in the month where I need to understand my body and allow myself to not be so rigid with my timetable and plans. Friday was a learning curve, I spent hours taring at my laptop, my mind blank and exhausted and my body in pain. In the end, after wasting nearly the whole day trying to achieve something and actually not getting anything done, I surrendered to my body and watched @ForageBotanicals the course video and then Harry Potter. I made up for it on Sunday and did my work efficiently and with ease, and actually enjoyed it!! Funnily enough, the course began helping me understand my cycle and helped me feel less guilty about struggling so much to get stuff done. - Jess creator of @Thisendolife

"This course has been excellent. I loved the emphasis on my PMS being natural and normal. I had no idea that I could keep track of my hormones myself. I used one of the cheat sheets for my acne and so far it's been improving. Long may it last! Now I know how to use my pre-menstrual time productively. Just having the information ready feels like it'll change my life. I especially liked learning about the psychosocial elements to y hormone cycle. I won't ignore or fresh off my PMS like I used to again."

- Rity Sainsbury

"The course has totally changed the way I think about my PMS. What a revolution! Now I see it as a strength. When I'm approaching my PMS I know what I need to do to plan my time and make it as smooth as possible. I'm finally starting to embrace being a woman rather than seeing it as a hindrance! Thank you."

- Margaret

Through Jan 2020 anyone purchasing the course also receives a free Waning Moon Bath Salts in the post and a copy of our upcoming book Your Period Handbook, once it's published on Jan 30th.

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