Dr Leah Hechtman
#1: The Medhyarasayanas: Ashwaganda and trauma
#2: Prolactin, euphoria and Vitex agnus castus
Dr Leah Hechtman (PhD)(Candidate), MSciMed (RHHG), BHSc(Nat), ND is a globally respected naturopathic clinician, a revered lecturer and a sought-after keynote speaker.
Driven by her insatiable curiosity and a passion for the nexus of science and spirituality, Dr Hechtman (PhD) constantly endeavours to enhance her understanding of medicine. She shares her insights through lectures, events and programs.
Widely recognised for her expertise, Dr Hechtman (PhD) receives numerous referrals from specialists and fertility clinics on a global scale.
Conference Speakers 2024
Sowing seeds that grow your herbal medicine practice
Tracy Tutty BHSc: Herb. Med. Chartered Accountant, Certified Master Mind Magic Practitioner, Certified High Performance Coach. Tracy studied, qualified and practised as a Medical Herbalist in the UK before coming back to NZ. Since moving back Tracy has built a practice and offers leadership coaching with valued expertise in business mentoring as well as being the creator of the Project Joyful podcast.
Facial, Tongue & Nail Analysis: The Forgotten Differential Diagnosis Support Tool.
Nicola Swanson Dip Nat, Dip Herb. Med, HbT, Cert. Mass, ThetaHealer, BA. With a successful clinical practice since 2006, Nicola is well known in the herbal community for public speaking, running workshops, as a Senior Tutor & Program coordinator at NCNZ, and as our Editor for the NZAMH Avena Journal.
Rooting in Place: Bioregional Plant Medicine & Decolonising Herbal Lifeways
Alice McSherry BA(Hons), MA(Hons), PhD (human geography, in process) is a qualitative researcher working within the fields of geography, indigenous studies and cultural ecology. Her doctoral work is an autoethnographic exploration into folk herbal healing and decolonising botanical knowledge in Aotearoa New Zealand. Alice has experience in the space of community-based action research for social and environmental change.
Hacks for the Virtual Clinical Practice
Erin Hudson BHSc, Dip Nat, Dip Herb. Med. Post-cert ‘Introduction to medicinal cannabis’ has a managed a herbal practice for many years, supervised at SPCNM and is currently highly involved in the research and benefits gained from medicinal use of Cannabis
Dr Dawne Sanson
Ka Mua, Ka Muri: Reflections on the Past as we Move Forward
Dr. Dawne Sanson
Dip Naturopathy & Herbal Medicine, PhD (Anthropology) has had a successful private practice for 40 years as a naturopath, medical herbalist and bodyworker, including craniosacral therapy (CST).
She finds the subtle energies of CST complement herbal medicine, combined with basic counselling skills and meditation to work holistically with clients.
Plant Walks as a Practice Builder - Connecting with Clients & Community
Emily Boese BNM has managed her business as a clinician and an educator for over 10 years, creating and facilitating courses, plant walks and workshops in both Aotearoa New Zealand and Canada. Emily is also part of the Artemis technical team and features on radio and writes for national magazines