Thea Summer Deer
Herbalist • Author • Educator
Welcome to my website and thanks for stopping by! I am an herbal practitioner in the Energetic model aligned with the Wise Woman and European Herbal Traditions, and draw from the wisdom of Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory. I empower people to be their own healer in relationship with others who are also their own healer, and to seek the answers within by reclaiming an inner navigation system that leads us to exactly what we need in any given moment. I am a conduit, resource and guide for your journey to wholeness.
My involvement in Alternative Medicine spans 40 years as a midwife, childbirth educator, owner of MindBody and Evolutionary Press, and as Executive Director of Resources for World Health. I am an ongoing student of herbal medicine with a special interest in Five Element Theory and the use of herbs in Wise Woman care. My articles have appeared in numerous magazines, books and publications. I am a graduate of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies and earned a doctorate in Philosophy and Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies from Venus Rising University. I am a clinical herbalist who teaches online, at various herbal conferences and schools, and at Wise Woman University.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, I lived with the Seminole Indians at the Musa Isle Indian Village. All of my childhood summers were spent in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina where I currently reside and was introduced to herbal lore. My mother was a gardener and I have had a life long interest in plants. I love to write, travel, garden, hike, cook, dance and play music.
Music is a very important part of my life having recorded 5 CDs, and toured for many years as a singer-songwriter. You can have a listen and learn more at Thea & The GreenMan. I would also invite you to visit Wisdom of the Plant Devas Blog where I share herbal wisdom, and Thea's Kitchen for culinary inspiration and recipes.
Published by Inner Traditions International/Bear and Company. Available in bookstores everywhere and online.
Why Herbal Medicine?
The longest lasting results from herbal medicine lies in its tonic ability to restore whole bodily systems. A tonic is an herb or herbs taken consistently over time. I get asked this question more than any other, "What herb can I take for this symptom?" But that's not how it works. You don't take an herb for a symptom like you would a pharmaceutical. While herbal medicine can support the body to alleviate acute symptoms, lasting change and relief from chronic health issues comes from commitment and the consistency of being in relationship with the plants that heal us over time. They have much to teach us about restoration and we would do well to incorporate them within an Integrative model. I am here to help.
Initial Skype or Zoom Consults are $125. via PayPal, and can take up to 2 hours. You will need to keep a 2-week food/beverage/dream journal before our appointment. Herbal, Dietary and Lifestyle recommendations and resources are sent via email. Follow up consultations are $75.
New class offerings coming soon.
Current classes being offered through Wise Woman University.
Initial Skype or Zoom consults are $125. via PayPal, and can take up to 2 hours. You will need to keep a 2-week food/beverage/dream journal before our appointment. Herbal, dietary and lifestyle recommendations and resources are sent via email with one follow up call. Follow up consultations are $75.
Book & Blog
Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine
for a New Earth
by Thea Summer Deer
Foreword by Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.
A spiritual guide book bridging botanical medicine & Earth-Spirit medicine. Available in bookstores everywhere and on Amazon.
Healing the Heart-Mind
Wisdom of the 5 Flavors
The Water Element
Love Your Liver:
The Wood Element
Heal Your Heart:
The Fire Element
The Earth Element
My goal in taking your class was to learn how the liver might affect hot flashes, but your gift of knowledge has far surpassed that and thank you.
— Helen R.L.
Thank you for helping me begin a deeper knowing of myself.
— Namaste, Kim
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