Tracey Brieger: Clinical Energetic Herbalist, Community Organizer
I believe in healing and transformation for each of us as people and for our movements for justice and change. My passion is to support healing for individuals, communities, and for the earth through my service as an energetic herbalist, and healing for the systemic oppressions of our institutions as a community organizer.
My ancestors are German, German Jewish, Scottish and British, and I was born and raised on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples (in Toronto, Canada) and currently am a guest on the unceded land of the Chochenyo Ohlone people (in Berkeley/Oakland, California).
Through my herbal practice, I seek to support people in finding deep health and balance across the physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic aspects of their beings. My practice welcomes everyone, and is BIPOC, queer, trans, and poly-friendly. I am especially passionate about supporting the health and transformation of change-makers working in social, economic, racial and environmental justice movements, including supporting white people working to address their whiteness and dismantle white supremacy.
I have studied plant medicine since 2005 and been in clinical practice since 2007, including advanced studies with her main teachers Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine. I’ve also completed a four-year clinical program at the Berkeley Herbal Center , and two years of classes with herbalist Matthew Wood. In addition to my private practice in Clinical Energetic Herbalism, I teach herbal classes at the Ancestral Apothecary School in Oakland, the Women’s Cancer Resource Center and San Francisco General Hospital’s Cancer Care program.
I believe in health care as a human right and make it a priority to volunteer as an herbalist at community-based clinics, including with the Healing Clinic Collective, at Standing Rock, and several years of service at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic for low-income women with cancer.
In complementary practice, I’ve been an activist and organizer for more than 25 years, including environmental justice advocacy and labor organizing, and hold an M.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from UC Berkeley.
Please get in touch – I’d be honored to help you work towards your healing goals!