About Dixie Pauline, RH-AHG.
Dixie Pauline is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. Her plant medicine practice is informed by her professional experience and personal healing journey. Dixie brings over a decade worth of healing work as clinical herbalist, health and wellness educator, street medic, hospice caregiver, community organizer, and intuitive. Her work is rooted in a deep commitment and passion to share the miraculous healing power of plant medicines so that they can take root in the heart of humanity.
Dixie is dedicated to exploring the use of plant medicines for healing from individual and collective trauma stemming from oppression. Her background and experience in grassroots, community-led organizing is what inspires her work that connects healing and transformation with organizing for justice and collective liberation.
She is exploring ancestral repair with her lineage which German, Irish, Scottish and Eastern European. As someone who is not Indigenous to the lands she lives and practices herbalism on, she sees it central to her healing practice to learn about local Indigenous Peoples (and their contemporary liberation struggles) who have been deeply connected to their land-base & waterways for millennia. Whether we acknowledge it or not, all who currently inhabit Turtle Island (and use globally traded goods) benefit from Indigenous lands. This implies a shared relationship, and a responsibility to understand how each decision we make and every action we take (or do not take) impacts Indigenous peoples.
Dixie believes that this responsibility, combined with plant and ancestral wisdom is key to our collective liberation.
Here are a few steps regarding reciprocity and Indigenous Peoples. What local Indigenous liberation struggles are near you?
Also trained as a Wilderness First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician, Dixie Pauline has helped coordinate numerous herbal first aid and wellness spaces at gatherings and actions. Dixie has worked with MASHH (Medicine For All Seeking Health and Healing), a collective that has provided herbal education, first aid and wellness clinics at large outdoor gatherings, resistance campaigns, and disaster zones in the Pacific West Coast.
Training & Experience:
Clinical Herbalist, 2008-present.
Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (RhAHG) since 2014.
Medicine for All Seeking Health & Healing Collective’s herbal first aid clinics and wellness tents at events. 2011 – present.
Wilderness First Responder Trainings and assisting: 2019; 2018; 2015, 2014, 2004.
Community organizing with front-line grassroots communities. 1997-present.
The dhyana Center, Ten month, 200 hour program that includes Ayurvedic foundations, diagnostics, aromatherapy, herbs, & whole food nutrition. 2014 – 2015 and again as teachers aid 2018 -2019. Internship - present.
Managerial Leadership, Conflict Resolution,Santa Rosa Jr. College, 2019.
Blue Otter Herbal School, Clinical & Energetic Herbalist Programs 2009 – 2011.
Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies, 30 month Program 2005 – 2008.
Catalyst Project’s Anne Braden anti-racist, anti-oppression training. Political education and leadership development designed to support the vision, strategy, and organizing skills of white activists in becoming accountable, principled anti-racist organizers building multiracial movements for justice. 2008 4 month training, 2012 4 month assisting.
Emergency Medical Technician, Chabot College 2005.
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