Natural Healing Omaha Blog

Inside an Herbalist’s Office – Dropping the Mask

Inside an Herbalist’s Office – Dropping the Mask

Something special happens in the first few minutes after I close my office door to talk privately with a client. Something very personal and comfortable is exchanged in those quiet conversations. It’s the simplest thing and it doesn’t require a special degree or license or training.

It’s the simple act of listening. I’m pretty sure this is what’s at the heart of my herbal practice and the reason people feel comfortable telling me their stories of hurt and struggle and hope.

It’s ok to slow down, relax and take your time telling the story that led you to an herbalist. Your personal story has everything to do with the healing you need. Being allowed to tell your story without judgement, and be deeply listened to, is a necessary part of the healing process.

It’s not just the act of telling or listening that heals.

Understanding body aches and emotional pain within the context of what’s going on in your life helps me make better herbal choices for you.

So, step into my office and take a deep breath. I’ll keep your confidences, and hold space for your pain, and after a while, you’ll have a new story to tell.



Comments (27)

  1. Your site looks beautiful!! And yes, there is something very special in knowing you are being truly listened to. In our busy society, that doesn’t happen as often as we’d like it to. Breathe it all in and love it all out!! xoxo

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The only thing wrong with this website is that I want to see more pretty pictures of your smiling face! I love it, Mo. What a undertaking this was for you. All worth it, it’ beautiful. Good work, girlfriend!

  3. I want to win the contest, I want to win, win, win….I’m a winner…Yay! I won!!!

    We’ll really, you’re one of my favorite people, and I’ve been feeling pretty darn good – so I haven’t got to see you:) Best! Jenny W.

  4. When I have my appointment, I usually feel I am pretty self-aware. But I am consistently amazed at the gentle and supportive way Mo has of improving that awareness. The holistic emphasis usually results in me seeing something new, developing a new way to stay well, or just raise the bar to make healthier decisions overall. Mo is my primary wellness resource, and I would not have the good health I currently experience without her. THANK YOU, MO!

  5. This looks beautiful, Mo!! I need to make time for myself to get back in to see you! That will be my holiday gift to me! Thanks for all you do and for using your gifts!

  6. I would be happy to oblige Carolyn (above) and provide many more beautiful images of your for your site, Mo. I agree with her. We want to see more of YOU! : )

  7. I like the new site, Mo. I’m so thankful that you are a listener. It’s definitely one thing I’ve noticed differently with the way you practice compared to others. Probably the reason I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt! I thank the Lord for His healing through the hands of His Creation.

  8. Great Blog Post about what differentiates the quality of care by being 100% present with every client / patient an herbalist encounters. As was previously posted as a comment “listening, has become a lost art”.
    However, this will change as the practice of herbal medicine “touches” the lives of so many people on such a personal and deeper level. Kudos Mo!

  9. Thank you for a great website, Mo! Very informative and interesting. You are so good at what you do. I’m sure you will be a great help to many, many people.

  10. The Website is wonderful and easy to use. Thanks for taking the time and effort to get it just right. I love reading your blogs and always come away with good information to share with my husband and daughter. I love the way you use the word “poop” with a smiley face. Reading your blogs is just like talking to you in person…smiley face and all.

  11. Got a big chuckle when the express scripts mail order prescription service attached to my medical insurance plan called today and was pushing me to sign up for three month no or low cost prescription medications. I told her I wasn’t on any traditional prescription meds so why would I need that service?! So happy that I have found you and love your new site! I do ask that you mention something about your history with arthritis in your ‘about’ section since that was my main reason for and how I found you through a search. There may be others out there like me, just sayin’! Thanks Mo!

  12. Thanks for your beautiful space, website and blog! Will be reading new and old posts to catch up on what I have been missing. Great, right on time up to the minute information Mo. I look forward to more!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.