Bre Jenkins: Energy Healing & Earth Medicine
Bre Jenkins is a certified KAP Facilitator, Reiki Master, and Psychedelics & Wellness Writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Working in the health and wellness industry for over a decade, Bre has gained a substantial amount of knowledge when it comes to taking care of the mind, body, and soul. She has written for multiple wellness and psychedelics-focused platforms with publications in DoubleBlind Mag, Third Wave, Field Trip Health, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, and more. Bre specializes in advanced energy techniques that produce out-of-body experiences through non-dual consciousness and kundalini energy transmissions. In addition to energy healing, Bre offers psychedelic prep & integration support, channeled oracle readings, and space clearings for her clients. She holds certifications in a wide variety of healing modalities including; KAP (Kundalini Activation Process), reiki, yoni steaming, psychedelic integration, health coaching, and more. Through both her personal experience and professional training, Bre supports deep healing and expansion for her community with the intention of collective energetic liberation.
How did you first discover plant-based medicine?
Like many, my discovery of plant-based medicine had recreational roots. But it wasn’t until I moved to California in 2014 that I started viewing plants as medicine. Working in wellness, there was a lot of plants I worked with but I don’t feel I became conscious or connected to working with plants as medicine until I moved there. I suppose it has to do with California being a wellness hub, but I just began to become more educated about plants and that’s when I truly began to see medicine in a new way.
What is one of your key plant-based medicine rituals?
Clearing with Rapeh, which is a shamanic snuff made from primarily sacred tobacco. As a channel, I’m doing a lot of readings for myself and my clients. One of the most important things in my work is to be a clear channel and rapeh is used in many cultures for that very reason. It’s taken me some time to build a practice with this medicine, but it’s one that remains vital and highly revered as one of my plant-based medicine rituals.
PP: Do you have a cultural or ancestral connection to any plants?
Being of mixed-race, I’m connected to about 12 different regions. Currently, I’ve been diving deeper into my African and Native American ancestry. I’ve recently learned of my connection to poisonous medicinal plants used by the Bantu peoples like the bitter apple or solanum aculeastrum. Though bitter apple is considered poisonous, the Bantu would cut the leaves and fruit to make an extract. They’d also use the fresh fruit to treat wounds. I learned this plant was used in traditional medicine to heal various ailments like stomach disorders and cancers. Further, research has shown it to be antimicrobial due to its ability to defend against bad bacteria and fungi overgrowth. I haven’t had the pleasure of working with this plant yet but I do intend to experience the medicine in tincture form.
My Native American heritage is of the Cherokee and Chickasaw peoples. They’d often use yarrow, yellow dock, wild ginger, cedar, and wild rose to treat various ailments. I’ve connected to a lot of different plants my Native American ancestors have built relationships with. As I’m uncovering more of my ancestry, I feel honored to connect with my indigenous relatives through plant medicine.
What is the one plant/herb you can’t live without and why?
Although they are technically fungi, I’d say mushrooms. They just never cease to amaze me. Whether it be medicinal or psychedelic, fungi are so capable and abundant. Pau D’ Arco is another herb that’s changed my life. It’s such a potent and versatile bark that I can use in a variety of ways as a steam, tea, or powder.
Can you share your favorite self-care practice?
A few times out of the week I’ll do a bath ritual. I’ll intuitively check in to decide what plants, salts, essences, and smudge I need. Sometimes I’ll play different frequencies depending on my intention. It’s a time for me to reconnect, recenter, and relax and honor my needs.
How do you like to use PP in your daily routine?
I usually take the Good Day tincture if I know I have a busy day ahead of me or if I’m feeling anxious. I take it straight– about 1 full dropper under the tongue and in about 20 minutes I can feel the change in my energy. I feel calmer and more embodied. I mix the Good Night in my evening reishi tea. I’ll typically curl up with a good book, sip on the tea, and before I know it I’m ready for bed. I use to take melatonin but I find that the combination of the Valerian Root, CBN, and Ashwagandha helps me sleep through the night without feeling groggy in the morning. I wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested.
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