ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“I see her (Gudrun) as a healer and friend to those around her and the Earth itself, and am constantly inspired to strengthen my own commitment to living a life based in Love…and the singular dedication to the much needed healing of the Earth and its people.”
– Lana Robinson, B.A. (Psychology and Political Science)
Community Health Organizer
Gudrun Penselin, M.Ed., is an award winning author, speaker and expert in herbal medicine. She has over 30 years of experience as a complementary health practitioner. Gudrun practices and conducts workshops in herbal medicine, Bach Flowers, connecting to plant spirit, reflexology, light and colour therapy and lifestyle improvement.
Gudrun has written articles on several topics including medicine making with dried herbs, using Wild Rose and Rosehips for food and medicine, encouraging healing with Bach Flowers, and connecting to the Earth. She is the author of award winning books Healing Spirituality – A Practical Guide to Understanding and Working with Bach Flowers (Winner), Healing with Bach Flower Mandalas – Coloring Book (Finalist) as well as the executive producer and co-creator of the instructional DVD Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone, A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Herbal Preparations. She also created the Bach Flowers Unfolding card deck.
Gudrun is a natural educator who brings joy whenever she shares her knowledge and experience about plants and their healing spirit. She is a frequent presenter at conferences in Canada and the US and has been a featured guest on numerous radio shows.
Gudrun was born and raised in Germany. Since her emigration to Canada in 1981, she has focused her professional education on complementary medicine. For over 30 years she has been running a successful practice in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She has helped thousands of people through her teachings and practice by using a holistic approach to wellness.
She enjoys the outdoors and being close to nature. Gudrun has explored many parts of Canada with her family while camping, canoeing and hiking in the wilderness. Her deep interest in learning about other cultures and their healing traditions led her to travel to many places across the globe, including India, where she was fortunate to spend some time with Mother Teresa. More recently, her travels have taken her to Central and South America, where she focused her attention on some of the traditional forms of healing.