About Helen

Calming Tea

Specially blended herbal tea.

Rose Body Butter 100g

These rich butters are best used straight after your shower. While very rich, they absorb deep into the skin and leave it moisturised for the whole day.

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About Helen

My interest in herbal medicine started 30 years ago when I became involved in a project to grow medicinal herbs and wanted to learn more about their healing actions. As there were no courses for herbal medicine in Ireland, I enrolled for the four-year Dip. Course with the College of Herbal Medicine (Sussex) in 1989. This course offered students a high level of training, both theoretical and clinical, and was accredited by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the oldest representative body of herbalists worldwide.
Upon graduating, I started my herbal practice in 1994 and have been practising since that time. Between 2001 and 2011, I was appointed as an herbal advisor to the Irish Medicines Board’s (now HPRA) sub-Committee on Herbal Medicines.
In 2000 I completed a BSc. in Health and Wellbeing with the Open University, and completed a Master degree in Primary Health Care with the Royal College of Surgeons in 2004.
I have also spent a lot of time in the Burren, in Co. Clare which boasts such a variety of herbs amongst its fabulous flora. Treating a wide range of illness with healing plants is for me a form of lifelong learning as people manifest symptoms in different ways. This is why the professional experience and knowledge of the trained practitioner is necessary to tailor herbal prescriptions that address an individual’s condition. Getting feedback from the people I treat and seeing how their condition changes as they gradually heal is a key aspect of any healing treatment. This evolves into a three-way relationship between the practitioner, the patient and the herbs.
I have also worked in Health Promotion (HSE) for a number of years. Much of this work has focussed on Mental Health promotion and the management of stress and anxiety. I am an accredited trainer in Mental Health Promotion and like to tailor programmes for working with individuals or small groups. Because of my own interest in the practice of Yoga, I was drawn to the excellent Yoga Mental Health and Wellness programme. This training has increased my interest in how yoga, breath work and mindfulness can positively impact our mental wellbeing.
I love to grow as many of my own herbs as I can and put in many contented hours making my own herbal medicines, infused oils, body and face lotions and healing balms. Group activities such as herbal workshops and walks are available on some dates during the summer and autumn seasons.
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Phone: 0872455519
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Helen McCormack
186 Philipsburgh Avenue
Marino, Dublin 3