Long Spell is herbalist Gina Badger’s Vancouver-based private clinical practice. Currently accepting new clients for ongoing and acute herbal support.

Gina (she/they) practices energetic clinical herbalism, a healing modality that promotes wellbeing through the use of whole-plant medicines. Holistic in approach, energetic clinical herbalism works with the patterns that inform our experience, attending to the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental elements of both wellbeing and illness.

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.

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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 informed by a belief in the fundamental 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 through the Wellness Centre of the BC Compassion Club.

I feel safe and empowered

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. I appreciate how much progress we’ve made in a relatively short time. And, as we continue to go deeper, I value the generous way she communicates her approach — I’ve learned a lot thanks to her openness, and I also feel safe and empowered, which I think contributes a great deal to healing in the long run.

Client, since 2016

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

When I first started seeing Gina, I was recovering from three consecutive, life-altering surgeries. My emotional and physical states were shaken and weak. Gina provided space for my anxieties, fears, and the small steps that propelled us forward in my wellbeing. The results haven’t been immediate — healing requires faith. For me, it is most palpable when I think about where I was 2 years ago and where I am now: 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

I recommend Gina as an energetic herbalist because she ‎helped me resolve my GI tract inflammation and bacterial infection. Gina 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. Gina is respectful, caring, and efficient, and this combination of qualities makes her a genuine pleasure to deal with, every time.

Client, acute support