Free drop-in sessions are available at Herbs on the Hill Brisbane every Thursday between 12.30 and 2pm. No booking is required, just pop in.
My name is Sophia Gerontakos and I run the community session here at HotH, where you can drop in without an appointment and at no cost, to chat to me about any niggling health concerns you may have or for a chat about naturopathic medicine or quick remedy for day-to-day ailments.
This is designed to make naturopathic medicine accessible to the community and is a way to connect with us without barriers, rather than a substitute for a comprehensive consultation. You may like to chat to a qualified herbalist about a herbal medicine you have heard about, or try something new that you are unsure of the safety. You may just like to find out what naturopathy is and if it can help you, have a look at our dispensary and clinic or get some advice about techniques you can implement into your life straight away that cost nothing and can make a big difference to your wellbeing.
We encourage community engagement and connection, and that is why I have created this time for anyone to pop in and chat about what is happening for them, without the barriers of a structured consultation. This could also be a good opportunity to talk about prevention strategies – how to stay well and prevent things like colds and flus and other contagious bugs, managing stress or a chat about healthy and appealing food and food as medicine.
Please don’t hesitate to come in and chat to me about anything at all or just say hi. During this time we may discuss food and lifestyle approaches and/or I may be able to prescribe herbal or nutritional medicines as appropriate to you from our dispensary. If your health needs are particularly complicated or chronic I may recommend for you to consider booking in for a full consultation with myself or another practitioner. In this case we will discuss all options and find a treatment path that suits you.
The drop-in community clinic is open to anyone and everyone and is supported by Herbs on the Hill.
It is recommended to check the website homepage, HotH facebook page or call the clinic reception the day you plan on visiting as I occasionally may be away for work/conference travel or leave.