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?
The course has equipped me with all the tools I need to live in total alignment with my cycle. - Anoushka, a previous student
WHAT YOU GET
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 so you never feel out of control again!
- 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
Currently only available as separate items on the Forage Botanicals website.
I created this kit to help support the most common symptoms of the pre-menstrual phase and the period. Each one is hand made by myself. The content of the box can be combined in any way you wish but I've given you everything you need for a relaxing, nourishing, self-care ritual. This will help you mark your pre-menstrual phase as a time for quiet reflection and rejuvenation.
You'll receive this box of natural self-care products, if you choose that option and live in America, Canada and Europe. The course is now available without these products worldwide.
Waning Moon Bath Salts
These bath salts are a blend of sea salt, epsom salts, mineral rich seaweed and essential oils to help you relax each month. It is an invitation to take time to yourself to unwind. Let the salts unravel your muscle tension and the herbs soothe your mind.
Ingredients: Maris sal, Magnesium sulphate, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil, Fucus vesiculosis (Seaweed) extract, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) leaf oil, Lavandula latifolia (Lavender) herb oil, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol, Eugenol, Coumarin, Citronellol1.
These drops are a blend of herbal extracts. They are designed for you to take throughout the course to help you get in touch with your divine female nature. It will help you focus on your womb and hear the wisdom it holds. You will learn about the herbs I've chosen for these drops during the course.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Alcohol, Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort) extract, Alchemilla vulgaris (Lady's Mantle) extract, Rosa damascena (Rose) extract, and Rubus idaeus (Raspberry leaf) extract.
Peace Time Tea
This tea is a pleasant floral tasting herbal tea. A wonderful accompaniment to start or end the day with. It will help soothe the senses and put a smile on your face.
Ingredients: Crataegus lavaegata (Hawthorn) leaf, Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower), Rosa centifolia (Rose) and Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice).
Sacred Space Candle
The candle helps to bring a little Hygge (mindful ritual) to your self-care routine. You may want to light it each morning as you drink your tea, you may use it while enjoying your bath or yoni steam. It can be used as you want to help gather your attention onto your womb and help you hold sacred space for yourself each day.
Ingredients: Soya wax
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.
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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."