Kinship is the healing practice of community herbalist and plant healer Lauren Valle located at the Waquoit Healing Arts Center in East Falmouth, Massachusetts.

My primary focus is traditional herbal medicine. I also work with energetic practices that complement physical healing. As a community herbalist and healer I don't diagnose, treat or cure medical conditions.

Working with me is complimentary to allopathic (conventional) medicine and other healing modalities. 

In a session we lovingly consider your physical body and current symptoms as well as your mental, emotional and spiritual identity to all be equal parts of who you are. 

I formulate herbal medicines and recommend diet and lifestyle changes to support the physical body. We also engage in healing work on the energetic level to identify and release the emotional causes of disease and imbalance so that you can walk in your own skin. 

Along with herbs, we may work with the healing spirits of the plants, stones, breath, philosophy, fear, personal objects, laughter, joy, music and silence. We may work lying down, sitting, standing up or moving around.  We may go outside for a walk to meet the plants, ground our feet into the earth and let the sun soak into our bodies. 

It is my intention to meet you where you are at. You are invited to show up with an openness to change and a willingness to allow the journey to unfold as it will. 

Blessings!

What is healing about?

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 It’s about embracing our constantly changing nature.  It’s about letting go of what no longer serves us and gathering what we need. 

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 It’s about weaving ourselves back into the web of nature. It's about accepting our wounds as sacred and joy as a birthright.

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It’s about knowing we are a part of a community, that we are supported and that our lives matter.

 It's about trusting that the body heals itself naturally and quickly when given the opportunity. It's about being in relationship with ourselves and with the medicine around us. 

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It’s about opening our hearts to the beauty of birth and death and all the occurs in between. 

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