Sensory Solutions

About Us

We promote empowerment, autonomy, freedom, health, and diversity through teaching about plant medicine.  


The Sensory Herb Apprenticeship

Do you ever walk outside and wonder what all the plants are called?

Gain knowledge and skills in the ancient, magical and practical art of herbal medicine...


Sensory Herbalist Training

Deepen your studies so that you can take your work with herbs out into the world as a confident & knowledgable Sensory Herbalist.

Sensory Solutions

Sensory Solutions Aims and Objectives

Be a secret hero, protect the Earth from greed & violence 

At Sensory Solutions, Herbal Medicine training in the U.K. We combine medical training, years of clinical practice with our passion for plants and creativity to put herbal medicine back where it belongs: in your hands.  Our aim is to give people more autonomy in their health by connecting them with their local mdicinal plants and the magical nature of the green world around us. Sensory Solutions is a Community Interest Company which basically means we place value in community and are a not-for-profit organisation.

We use a broad range of methods in our teaching to instill a deeper and lasting sense of connection with the plants. Methods include sensory experiences (the unleashing of individual senses; sight, smell, touch, taste, intuition), and creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture, singing, and active meditations. We believe that you need to experience each plant fully to get to know it.

Like people, the more we interact with the plants the more they reveal themselves to us, and the more confident we can be about using them for medicine. We engage people through consultations as herbalists, workshops, discussions, tastings, talks and herb walks.

The world is full of medicinal bounty and it is within us all to know how to enhance our lives emotionally, physically and spiritually. We hope to introduce people to plants or to deepen their relationships with the plant world.

We have worked with folk from all walks and stages of life, children, teenagers, vulnerable adults. We have toured festivals working with thousands of people who expressed an interest in herbal medicine. When people start to work with plants amazing things start to happen.

We run apprenticeships and retreats for those who want to take this interest further and are available to community groups, projects and organisations. As a CIC there are funding opportunities available if costs are an issue.

We live by our herbs....

Seed SistAs

We donate our time and offer support to many community-based projects and many people have supported us along our journey too. We are grateful for all the support throughout the years. If you feel you have the abundance to support our project please donate here.

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Sensory Solutions


Fiona Heckels (BSc Hons, IYN, PESS)
Telephone: 07830 195 745

Karen Lawton (BSc Hons P.E.S.S. & I.Y.N.)
Telephone: 07865 081927

Belle Benfield (P.E.S.S., M.A.)
Telephone: 07818 430241