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The long spell of healing is grounded in the wisdom of our bodies. When taking good care of ourselves is challenging, plant-based remedies and rituals help us foster our powerful innate healing capacities.

Welcome to Long Spell, herbalist Gina Badger’s clinical practice. Currently accepting new clients for ongoing and acute herbal support.

Energetic clinical herbalism is a healing modality that promotes wellbeing through the use of whole-plant medicines. It attends to patterns that connect the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental elements of our experience.

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Hi, I’m Gina, and I am an energetic clinical herbalist based on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations (Vancouver, Canada).

My approach to health care is grounded in a belief in the resilience of individuals and communities. I support my clients to achieve the health goals we set out together, drawing on whole-plant medicines like teas and tinctures, as well as everyday rituals.

I hold a certificate in energetic clinical herbalism from the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine, and I completed clinical training at the Wellness Centre of the BC Compassion Club.

I was initially drawn to working with Gina because I value her intersectional liberation-focused politics,

and I continue to work with her because of her nurturing patience with my layered health issues.

Client, since 2016

Working with Gina allows me to keep a sense of agency within my changing body.

Regaining things like a full night’s sleep, a sense of calmness, and even self-worth, are my big victories.

Client, since 2016

Gina is respectful, caring, and efficient

She understands how confusing and frightening it can be to be sick and she worked as a team member with me, striving to come up with a treatment plan that would work well for me.

Client, acute support