About Pip Waller

Pip is an experienced herbalist and plant spirit medicine healer, a writer and a teacher, living in North Shropshire UK, on the border with Wales.

For 35 years she has worked as a medical herbalist and natural healer, assisting very many people.

She is also an experienced teacher of adults, having introduced many people over the years to the joys of herbal medicine, to anatomy and physiology, and to household shamanism and other forms of healing.

Pip was lucky enough to become a medical herbalist very young, qualifying in 1989 at the age of 23. In 1987 she began to practice therapeutic massage, learned as part of the herbal medicine training. She qualified as a Medical Herbalist after a four year training and joined the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in 1989.

Over the years since then she studied Reiki healing (First degree 1994, Second 1995 and Master’s in 2000), Soul Retrieval and shamanic healing (with Leo Rutherford and Howard Charing 1998), and Plant Spirit Medicine (with Eliot Cowan 2004). Pip has found Plant Spirit Medicine to be so amazing that it now accounts for around 90% of her practice, although she still quite often also prescribes herbal medicines and nutritional supplements to support a person’s journey to wellness, and also may incorporate other healing techniques in her work.

She now practises in North Shropshire and also offers remote consultation and treatment to people not able to attend in person.

Pip is currently very excited about the delightful Touched by Nature seasonal alchemy course, devised with friend and esteemed colleague Lucy Wells, (register here for that) and also the forthcoming Plant Spirit Medicine Healer Training starting in 2022 with Lucy Wells and Anna Murray Preece. (links here to their websites).

If you are interested in studying anatomy and physiology with Pip, contact her, she runs these courses periodically when there is a small group who wants it.

When Pip was a little girl, she was fascinated by the human body. She made airfix models of it and read biology books… (this was in the days before the word ‘nerd’ was in common usage!)

She was also to be found often in the woods where she made her first plant friends: primrose, red campion, crab apple, oak and so many others. She loved biology and had an interest in science, but something else was calling to her through nature, so instead of studying orthodox medicine, and thanks to the openness of her parents Sheila and David Waller (blessed be their memories) who both tried herbal medicine for health problems and found it very helpful, she went for the herbal medicine. She is very happy she did, because although she has respect for aspects of modern medicine, it has become more and more in the grip of powerful vested interests of big pharmaceutical companies and less and less really vested in a search for true health. Pip is very concerned about pollution and toxicity, being committed to supporting organic farming as much as possible, and minimising her toxic imprint on the earth.

Pip’s journey, which began with studying Western Herbal Medicine has taken her on a very interesting path delving deeply into ‘holistic’ medicine – a path to healing which recognises that the body is more than an elegant machine to run our clever monkey minds around.

She has a YouTube channel with short videos about BEING HUMAN in which I talk about what it means to be a person in the 21st century looking for wellness. This is me on youtube. She also has written several books, the one that sums up this holistic approach is Deeply Holistic – A Guide to Intuitive Self Care.