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Herbs For Stress, Anxiety & Insomnia

On this one day workshop, you’ll learn how to make simple, alcohol-free herbal remedies for stress, anxiety and insomnia.

You’ll discover which medicinal plants calm your mind, build a healthy nervous system, and promote lasting peace.

Perfect for you or a loved one who is tired, burned out or for when life becomes “too much”.


During the morning Robin Harford will take you on a leisurely foraging walk, as he reveals the hidden culinary delights around our beautiful and peaceful venue.

He’ll show you simple contemplative practices that helped him overcome his own stress, anxiety and insomnia while recovering from a 20 year battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

Afterwards, we’ll share a light lunch. Feel free to bring something to share as well.

“I really loved the location and getting to know the plants more. Being in nature. Just being. Doing the course with you where it’s not simply regurgitated information that you are giving, but the fact that it is coming from a much deeper source – you practice what you preach.” – Sophie Jones
“Oh, it was such a pleasure to meet you. I learned so much and felt really well taken care of. Thank you for your generous spirit.” – Irina Borowski


During the afternoon, Helen Barnett will teach you the “Art of Herbal Remedy Making”.

This will be a practical, hands-on session. After which, you will return home with your own small “handmade apothecary”.

You’ll learn how to make non-alcohol based herbal remedies and will learn to hand-craft teas, decoctions, and ‘calm balms’.

Helen is an experienced community herbalist and an extremely compassionate human.

She takes an integrative healthcare approach to wellbeing. So can guide you in taking herbal medicines safely alongside conventional medical treatment, rather than just as an alternative.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Great to have the time to spend peering at small plants – I shall continue to make teas and tinctures and nibble leaves!” – Anne Battye

When & Where Is The Herbs For Stress, Anxiety & Insomnia Workshop?

  • Saturday, 26th October 2019
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Newton Poppleford, Devon
    (easy to reach by car, train and bus, use this journey planner)
  • Light Lunch (Soup) & Refreshments: Included
  • Cost: £95 (after 10th October £125)
  • SOLD OUT (click here to be put on the waiting list)
  • Saturday, 23rd November 2019
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Newton Poppleford, Devon
    (easy to reach by car, train and bus, use this journey planner)
  • Light Lunch (Soup) & Refreshments: Included
  • Cost: £95 (after 1st November £125)
  • SOLD OUT  (click here to be put on the waiting list)


There is camping available in the orchard of the venue. The cost is £10 a night (please contact me after booking to arrange), as well as local B&Bs.

You have full use of the facilities: toilets and washing area, outdoor kitchen plus firewood and fire pit. The venue is beautiful. You will need to bring your own tent etc. There are local restaurants and a pub only a 20-minute walk away if you don’t want to ‘self-cater’.

About Your Wellbeing Tutors

ROBIN HARFORD is a plant-based forager, wild food educator and has published over 40 foraging guide books.

He established his foraging school in 2008. His foraging courses were recently voted #1 in the country by BBC Countryfile.

Robin travels extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild plants in indigenous cultures, and more recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe.

He is also a co-director of Plants and Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.

Herbs for Stress and Anxiety CourseHELEN BARNETT is a medical herbalist and health & wellbeing educator based between the UK and Spain.

She has worked for the charity Living Medicine delivering their ‘Self Care with Food and Herbs’ course, as a clinical supervisor and lecturer for Betonica’s ‘Medical Herbalist Training Programme’.

She spent 7-years working as a herbalist for Neal’s Yard Remedies.

With a passion for inspiring and empowering people to connect with and better manage their health through education and sharing of knowledge.

She is fascinated with connections between nature, health, well-being, and mood, and the mind-body impact on health, and travels regularly to further her experience and knowledge in understanding health from various cultural perspectives.

Here’s What People Have Said About Previous Herbal Medicine Courses

“I found it enjoyable, informative and absolutely fascinating. I’m really looking forward to taking my girls out looking for wild food/medicine and to share what I learned with them.” – Georgie Ripper
“Thank you for a truly informative morning foraging on our doorstep! Having learnt a little bit about the medicinal and nutritional uses of plants so close to us, I now see my local green space in a whole new light and want to learn more” – Sabah Salman
“Thank you for the wonderful course. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has inspired me to experiment and be a little more adventurous.” – Sue Dossa