Kristy Bredin began her journey as an herbalist and wellness coach in 2009, when she completed a holistic health coach training through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and began a two-year apprenticeship with Robin Rose Bennett (in Susun Weed’s Wise Woman healing lineage). Through Robin she learned to see magic and spirit in the world around her again, in addition to connecting with the gifts of common plants, ancient healing traditions, and intuitive wisdom. In 2011 Kristy participated in a clinic with herbalists Margi Flint and Matthew Wood, working with clients with Lyme, skin conditions, dental issues and more. For the past 4 years Kristy has worked with Ryan Drum on Waldron, wildcrafting medicinal plants and seaweeds and occasional client case-work. Her work with Dr. Drum has given her a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of local plants and seaweeds as foods and medicines; seaweeds and thyroid health; lifestyle choices for optimal health; and traditional herbalism.
Kristy's practice focuses on supporting growth through the healing process. Through each session, Kristy empowers clients to be active participants in their well being, guiding them in tuning into the messages of their bodies, adding nourishing food and herbs to their diets, making health-positive lifestyle choices, and transforming patterns to strengthen their health and stimulate healing. She provides clients with information and resources on traditional uses of plant medicines and food-based healing so that they can make informed choices for their well being and helps them to integrate changes. Kristy strives to honor clients as unique individuals, connecting them with the plants that resonate with them and can be their best teachers, whether on a physical, emotional, or spiritual level. Kristy enjoys working with clients on issues that she has navigated herself—digestive issues, depression, herbal birth control, women’s health, and skin issues, among others. She teaches classes on seaweeds and land plants as food and medicine locally and in other parts of the country. As she begins her practice at the Healing Arts Center, she will be reviewing her cases with Ryan Drum and Paul Bergner toward her certification as a Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalists Guild.
Contact Kristy about special ordering of herbs for practitioners and apothecaries: firstname.lastname@example.org.