While the opportunity to read about, and create, your own mini apothecary through our website is great, sometimes a little more guidance is neccesary.
Luckily, one of Aether's founders, Ricky-Anne Wakeham, holds a Master Herbalist Diploma and is ready to help guide you down this path of balance and natural harmony.
Read on to discover more about our personalised consultation offering...
Hi, my name is Ricky-Anne Wakeham. I am the head herbalist and co-founder of Aether Apothecary.
In my late teens I discovered that I'd unknowingly been living with irritable bowel syndrome my entire life. I had also always been a highly sensitive person, being very prone to anxiety related imbalances and dis-ease.
I took this as an opportunity to learn, to find the herbs and ways in my life which could holistically facilitate healing.
I worked with many medicines. Herbs and herbal medicines became my best friend and passion. Seeing myself heal and slowly begin to shed the anxieties, stomach issues and various other dis-eases showed me the true power these medicines hold.
Now, I still stand in awe, reverence and wonderment at these incredible allies. Being able to share the wisdoms of the natural world is an honour.
Major in Psychology and English, minor Social anthropology. A process which taught me academic rigour and cultural compassion.
MASTER HERBALIST DIPLOMA
This course allowed for me to truly stabilise the practical application of herbs through a theoretical approach.
REIKI MASTER HEALER
An ancient Japanese form of energy healing and alternative medicine that helps me attune to the emotional/spiritual component of my clients' wellbeing.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION WITH ME
🌿 Creating a individualized herbal protocol which addresses your health and medical needs 🌿
🌻 Developing strategies towards integrating herbalism in your lifestyle, dietary requirements and otherwise 🌻
🍄 Locating holistic approaches to support herbal medicine intervention 🍄
💊 Looking at herb/ drug interactions 💊
📖 Referrals to other practitioners, educational resources and other health related facilities and/ or services 📖
🧘🏽♀️ Guidance (where requested) in stress reduction, lifestyle, mindfulness and spirituality 🧘🏽♀️
THE NITTY GRITTY
Consultation sessions can be done by phone, Skype, Zoom or Google meet and cost R400 for 45-60mins.
"Heal yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds. Heal yourself with mint, neem, and eucalyptus. Sweeten with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile. Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a hint of cinnamon. Put love in tea instead of sugar and drink it looking at the stars. Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain. Stand strong with your bare feet on the ground and with everything that comes from it. Be smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with your forehead. Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier. Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember ... you are the medicine.”"
- María Sabina