Worms, BuckWheat & Horticulture Therapy – all good for you!

Stress-free Worms, lying around

Do you know that BuckWheat is NOT wheat?  Do you know how to make worm juice to fertilize your garden?  – Important things I learned at The International Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy Meeting www.hypnosis4u.org!!!!

Linda Weisner a wonderful hypnotherapist and I learned about more than just hypnosis from John Warhank a talented hypnotist and Qigong teacher.  Since you didn’t attend the meeting I’m passing on information John knows that EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW:

1.  WORMS!

2.  BuckWheat!

While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavored, dark honey.

3.  Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal

by Kristofor Husted

If you haven’t noticed, gardens are popping up in some unconventional places – from prison yards to retirement and veteran homes to programs for troubled youth.

Most are handy sources of fresh and local food, but increasingly they’re also an extension of therapy for people with mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD; depression; and anxiety.

Anxious worm, tied up in knots

It’s called horticultural therapy. And some doctors, psychologists and occupational therapists are now at work to test whether building, planting, and harvesting a garden can be a therapeutic process in its own right.

One 2007 study in the journal Neuroscience found a bacteria found in soil linked with increased serotonin production in the brain — a sign that gardening could increase serotonin levels and improve depression.

Depressed worms who've lost their way

Much of the science behind just how gardening affects the mind and brain still remains a mystery. What scientists do know is that gardening reduces stress and calms the nerves. It decreases cortisol, a hormone that plays a role in stress response.

click here to Read entire article

P.S. If you have questions don’t call me,  

call John johnwarhankhypnotist.com for more information

or Linda yourinnerjourney.net for help!

8 comments on “Worms, BuckWheat & Horticulture Therapy – all good for you!

  1. Judy I don’t understand any technicalities here..never got into any farm life..being always in a city.. but yes, my childhood was spent in a banglow where we had a garden and yes I often found myself and elders working there with smiles..without frowns.. yes, I remember it used to make them happier..

    growing in my heart
    ah, slowly and steadily…
    a garden of smiles..

    This world of web, Judy and all your support has been so very healing for me…and see the result.. hope you are reading what I am writing for Haiku challenge by SiS..


  2. ah,ha…Gotcha there! I already knew all about buckwheat…since I can’t eat gluten, you learn such things!
    and we compost, have been thinking of switching to a worm composter because we have much more green to brown and you should have more brown to green when composting. (did you get that?…yeah took me a while too. Brown stuff as in leaves, grass clippings…dried out stuff, and Green as in food scraps and stuff)
    So vermiculture would make much more sense for us.

    I’ve never heard it called worm juice though….I’ve always heard it called tea. Your plants will love to drink it up!!

    (yes, I’m sure the videos are very educational, but you know I don’t watch them. something about that hearing thing…you know. I hope you had a blast and learned even more!!)


    • Wendy, Take a quick look at the video. The two gals who do it dress up like fairies to explain how to make a worm farm! You don’t have to hear a thing to appreciate their get-ups. One has flaming pink hair.


  3. At one time, we had a teaming worm farm in a Rubbermaid tote … it provided us with delightful worm castings to enrich our depleted soil.

    I didn’t realize buckwheat was not a grain … I should have known that … I appreciate the information and clarification … now I can make buckwheat pancakes for my niece who is on a gluten free diet. Thanks!! 😀

    Hope you are feeling better and better!


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