Peaceful Period

How to have a better period, naturally.

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Period problems affect pretty much every menstruating person at some point in their life. Whether it's bloat, mood changes, migraines, cramps, or fatigue all these things can get in the way. There are hardly any options available by the doctor other than the contraceptive pill and not many of us want to take that! But there is SO MUCH we can do naturally to alleviate these problems. This course will teach you what those are and help you have a peaceful period!

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

We've been taught periods are a curse. We ignore them thinking we just have to put up with it. But this isn't the case! Periods don't have to ruin your day.


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


  1. 4 LIVE Q+A calls with Natasha, a medical herbalist with over 10 years of experience treating menstrual health problems and author of Your Period Handbook.
  2. Weekly webinars
  3. Weekly worksheets which give you actionable lifestyle improvements
  4. Nutritional and herbal tips for dealing with common period-related symptoms* (more below)
  5. PCOS ebook
  6. Endometriosis and Adenomyosis ebook
  7. Fibroids ebook
  8. Bonus material from Into the Wylde on how to maintain a healthy vaginal microbiome

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? Function and Dysfunction
  • Week 2 - Charting your cycle: discovering your super-powers
  • Week 3 - Period problems: natural answers for common problems* (details below)
  • Week 4 - Going with the flow: using herbs to alleviate monthly complaints


You'll find in week 3 a rich resource of info on how to treat common period problems naturally comprised of a 30min webinar recording plus handout.

The symptoms covered are:

  1. Menstrual migraines
  2. Hormonal break-outs (acne)
  3. Pre-menstrual fatigue
  4. Mood swings and PMS
  5. Period pain


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


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, I've given different ways of charting for those on and off hormonal contraceptives. 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. If you can't make our live calls you can watch the recording after.
What if I don't have periods?
Then you won't find the course applicable till you do. 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.

Although the course is based in the UK the prices are in USD in order to enable paypal payments, though you don't need a paypal account to pay. Prices include applicable taxes.

This course is closed for enrollment.


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

Although the course is based in the UK the prices are in USD in order to enable paypal payments, though you don't need a paypal account to pay. Prices include applicable taxes.

This course is closed for enrollment.