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CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism
We practice and teach holistic Western herbalism in the vitalist tradition, integrating herbs, nutrition, movement, and stress management strategies to support the innate human capacity for healing and growth.
Our 9-month Apprenticeship Program is a complete course in practical herbalism for beginning and intermediate students, including: history and philosophy of Western herbalism; basic [patho]physiology and therapeutics for all major systems of the body, with relevant materia medica; primal nutrition, food intolerances, medicine-making (tea, tincture, infused oil, salve, etc); basic formulation; plant identification and wildcrafting skills; and foundational energetics (constitutions, tissue states, and herbal actions).
For those interested in pursuing herbalism as a profession, we offer an additional two years of advanced training. The Advanced Studies Program focuses on advanced pathology (cancer, insulin resistance & diabetes, chronic fatigue, lyme disease, and other chronic diseases), herb safety and herb-drug interactions, detoxification protocols, advanced materia medica and formulation, and clinical skills. After completing the series and sitting an 8-hour exam, students may move on to clinical rotations, seeing clients in the school's community clinic. Student clinicians submit case reports for biweekly round table review and discussion with faculty.
For those on the go or who don’t live in the Boston area, we offer webinar series and recorded classes on a variety of topics. Students can participate live during the webinar sessions, or access the video and supplementary materials at their convenience.
All our programs (both on-site and online) include readings, projects, and a discussion forum for enrolled students. We also offer community herbalism classes, herb walks, and special seminars.
Web site: http://www.commonwealthherbs.com
Brookline, MA 02446 US
David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies
Good herbalists treat people, not diseases, and in our program we strive to teach the skills necessary so that each student can accomplish that goal. We focus on differential diagnosis skills, materia medica and therapeutics which are essential to individualize treatment and help patients to not only resolve symptoms, but create constitutional change needed for physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Phone: (908) 835-0822
Web site: http://www.herbalstudies.org
Broadway, NJ 08808 USA
Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine
The Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine (DSBM) was founded in 2012 by veteran herbalist Todd Caldecott, former clinical director of Wild Rose College (2000-2004), and author of several books including Food As Medicine and Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life. With 20 years of clinical and educational experience in both North America and abroad, as well as several years serving on the Admissions Review committee for the American Herbalists Guild, our founder Todd Caldecott understands well the needs and requirements of students and practitioners. These experiences led him to create the DSBM Mentorship Program, which allows students with otherwise busy lives to flexibly pursue the highest level of natural health education, utilizing a combination of distance learning tools, webinars, personal consultation, learning adventures, and group intensives. Too often academic programs fill the student’s head with facts and details, but very little practical understanding of how to approach the field of preventative and natural medicine. The DSBM Mentorship Program aims to change this paradigm, and restore a millennia old tradition of imparting knowledge on a more direct, personal basis, that better accommodates natural learning.
The core components of the DSBM Mentorship program include:
-Food As Medicine
-Nepal/India study program
-Group Intensive program
Additionally, we have recently launched a 40 hour Ayurveda Lifestyle Certificate program, for those students that wish to add Ayurveda Lifestyle therapies to their practice modality. This program can be taken in-class for local students, and also online for distance learning students.
Fax: 1.866.703.2792 (FAX)
Web site: http://dogwoodbotanical.com
Vancouver, BC V6T 1C6 Canada
Dominion Herbal College
Dominion Herbal College (DHC) is North America’s oldest school of Herbal Medicine. Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1926, it has been the inspiration of many great American and International Herbalists. Dr. John Christopher, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Jethro Kloss and Dr. Earl Mindell are only a few of the renowned graduates who got their start in Herbal Medicine with DHC. DHC provides the best source of herbal studies from the basic to clinical levels, educating students to become competent in the field of Herbal Medicine. DHC is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia, Canada.
The Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program is the original introductory level program of Herbal Medicine with thousands of students and graduates around the world. It provides a basic understanding of the human body and use of herbal therapeutics. The program includes Anatomy & Physiology and Materia Medica incorporating approximately 200 western herbs and encompassing botanical description, distribution, cultivation, harvest, constituents, properties, formulae & dosages and contraindications. This 1-year program utilizes a distance learning delivery method in which the program is completed by traditional, self-directed home study.
In 1989, in order to meet the growing demand for advanced herbal studies, the Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program was developed to enable individuals with a strong sense of vocation to practice as a Clinical Herbal Therapist. Also introduced at this time was the Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program Specially Structured for Health Care Professionals at the Physician Level. This vocational program in the art and science of Herbal Therapeutics provides a comprehensive system of training on how the body functions in health and illness, how herbs can affect the functioning of the body, how to assess an individual’s relative state of health and how to choose the correct herbs to treat different ailments. This 4-year program utilizes a combined delivery method of distance and onsite learning in which the course work is completed by traditional, self-directed home study together with onsite attendance at a 5-day seminar at the end of each academic year, completion of 510 supervised clinic hours at Dominion Herbal College Approved Clinics during Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 and a Final Practical Clinical Exam at the end of Year 4. Dominion Herbal College approved student training clinics are currently located in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.
Phone: 888.342.1926, 604.433.1926
Fax: 604.433.1925 (FAX)
Web site: http://www.dominionherbalcollege.com/
Burnaby, BC V5J 3J1 Canada
Our intention is to promote excellence in herbal practice. We provide students with beginning level herbal studies, intermediate and advanced classes in practitioner's skills. Visiting lecturers may include Matthew Wood, Anne McIntyre, David Dalton, Mindy Green and more. Check the website for the latest offerings.
Our weekends are spent absorbing knowledge of the plants on many levels. Margi’s focus is on a practitioner’s viewpoint. Lectures will be kept to a minimum. The joy of reading and accumulating wonderful herb books is encouraged. Introducing the identification, preparation, and wonder of herbs and their gifts is the emphasis. You will learn how to formulate teas, oils, salves, extracts and skin care products. We will introduce you to, and dance with, the expansive powers of flower essences, pure essential oils and the magic the green world has to offer.
Herbal Hours (INT) In-depth adventurous study enjoying one herb as our focal point. We expose ourselves to the pure essential oil, extract, infusion or decoction, infused oil, case studies using the plant, scientific research, doctrine of signatures, magical uses. This is an opportunity to learn practical formulations understanding the energetics of one herb. We will also learn to read the body for signs indicating the specific organ systems to strengthen.
ClinicCircle and Clinical Intensives (INT/ADV) Mentorship Program AHG
Become comfortable in clinical practice. 1-5 days of active office life with clients, formulation, preparation and helpful discussion to follow. Live the life of a practicing herbalist for five days, or come for one or two. Continuing education credits with the American Herbalists Guild are available on request. This is an opportunity to build your foundational skills, learn more on the use of herbs, supplements, flower essences, essential oils and the magical interaction of people with them.
Reading The Body (ALL)
Read the face, nails, tongue and body to understand indications of lines, blemishes, marks and colors. Understanding the cues of the organ/body correspondences is a precious gift (and a curse). Indications of hot, cold, damp dry and wind conditions can easily be read once you train your eyes to see. Margi shares the knowledge learned from her teachers and clients over the past three decades.
Phone: (781) 631-4312
Web site: http://www.earthsongherbals.com
Marblehead, MA 01945 USA
East West School of Herbology
The East West Courses are a unique combination of Western, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese herbology. Many of the graduates of our 36 Lesson Professional Herb Course program have obtained professional membership status in the American Herbalists Guild (AHG). This is important since the AHG is the only professional clinical herbalists organization in North America.
Herbal medicine in North America has grown from an off-beat interest promoted by a handful of non-mainstream adherents, to an 8 billion dollar a year mainstream business -- and it's still growing. Increasingly we see professional medical practitioners including medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses, chiropractors, acupuncturists to non-professional lay persons exhibit a keen interest in herbal medicine prompted at the behest of their patients. The reason is clear: Herbs work. For this, there is no dispute even by those who would be normally critical of so-called 'alternative medicine.' As a result, there is an urgent need for qualified people in the growing professions of clinical herbology, herbal pharmacy, herbal research, herb cultivation and wildcrafting, herbal marketing and product development.
Throughout the last several decades Michael Tierra and the East West School of Herbology have been in the forefront of the herbal renaissance, promoting its widespread growth and acceptance throughout the Western world. To increase the standards, credibility and acceptance of clinical herbalism, in 1989 Michael founded the American Herbalists Guild.
There is no shortcut to mastery. Courses and schools that purport to offer 'master herbalist' (MH) or other misleading degrees, often based on a 'quickie' weekend or a single week-long workshop, have no guaranteed legal professional standing. Be that as it may, there is a growing number of professional herbalists throughout North America. Many of these are graduates of the East West Herb Course, which represents a comprehensive and thorough herbal training program. (See the "Student Profiles" on the bulletin board). Our graduates are confident and competent herbalists!
Remember; one can learn hundreds of herbs, but that knowledge is clinically worthless without its integration into a traditional system of diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, only the East West Herb Course systematically integrates the three main systems of herbal medicine based on the traditional practice of Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic (East Indian) herbal medicine.
We believe that herbal medicine is not simply another profession, but an inspired calling. It is to this inner calling, as well as the increasing numbers of students who feel drawn to the study of herbal medicine, that we dedicate our teachings. If you are one of those who feel such inner promptings, come journey with us down this heartfelt path of wonder and learning. A wise person once said that whatever energy is expended towards education is never lost. Enroll in one of our courses today and let it serve as your guide on your personal 'Way of Herbs.'
Phone: (800) 717-5010
Fax: (831) 336-4548 (FAX)
Web site: http://www.planetherbs.com
Ben Lomond, CA 95005 USA
Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine
Eclectic /iˈklektik/: Adjective; Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
Not so long ago there was a group of doctors in America that practiced Eclectic Medicine. They were physicians who employed whatever was found to be beneficial to their patients. Eclectic Medicine was formed in opposition to the toxic remedies used by standard doctors in the 19th and early 20th century. Eclectics didn't care who discovered the remedy. They used botanicals, homeopathics, minerals and occasionally chemical medicines to bring balance to the body.
The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine was founded in 2010, by Thomas Easley. Our school teaches students to use what works, no matter what tradition it comes from. With a strong grounding in both modern science and Traditional Western Herbalism, our school is a great place to learn the healing arts!
The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine offers three certificate programs of instruction, as well as a 10 month full-time, on-site, intensive program. The full-time program is hosted on our 497 acre Botanical Sanctuary, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
The Family Herbalist Program (emergency/first aid herbal medicine, foundation program)
The Community Herbalist Program (intermediate program)
The Clinical Herbalist Program (advanced program)
The Full-Time Intensive Program (on-site in NC)
Phone: 334-357-7090, 336-352-3323
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Web site: http://www.eclecticschoolofherbalmedicine.com
Lowgap, NC 27024 USA
EverGreen Herb Garden and School of Integrative Herbology
Integrating Western Herbology and Ayurveda with Candis Cantin
8 Hours of Audio CDs/ Over 600 Page Course Pack/ 10 Herb Samples/ Pocket Guide to Ayurvedic Healing by Candis.
Learn how to integrate Western herbology with the constitutional and lifestyle model of Ayurveda. Sample course topics show how to: Evaluate the constitutional dispositions of people and their imbalances using the Ayurvedic principles; Treat acute and chronic conditions for different constitutions; How to nourish, build and cleanse the seven tissues; Create herbal formulas using the six tastes of plants and foods; Make herbal medicine using Western herbs; Learn ways to achieve greater vitality using Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic tonic herbs; Use food as our medicine; Discover methods for living a more peaceful and balanced life.
The Home Study Correspondence Course includes all material in the Integrative Herbology Beginning Program (Part 1) and the Intermediate Integrative Herbology Study Program (Part 2) taught at our school.
Web site: http://www.evergreenherbgarden.org
Placerville, CA 95667 USA
Florida Holistic School of Health
"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also love of humanity." - Hippocrates
The Florida Holistic School of Health is dedicated to preserving many of the lost arts and ancient healing modalities that have kept families healthy for centuries. Our courses are formulated by Master Herbalist Donna McGee. Donna graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Elementary Education and worked for Central Wyoming & Wyoming Adult Disabilities for four years as an Educator/ Workshop Trainer for special needs adults. She was first introduced to Herbal Medicine by my Grandmother and has fond memories of making soap with my Father; being a student of Yoga for many years the green of the earth started to call her. In 1982, she moved to Florida, and took her first herbalist course from Clayton College by mail and fell in love with the art of herbal medicine. Her children were raised on Herbal Medicine and her daughter uses some of the remedies she was taught as a child. After much reading of Gladstar, Donna enrolled in her online courses. Gladstar's style of teaching a breath of fresh air, but Donna still wanted a more clinical study so she could teach others how to make their own herbal medicines. In 1989, Donna enrolled in The School of Botanical Medicine in Orlando FL. After finishing that three-year comprehensive herbal studies program she went on to finish two graduate level clinical courses there as well. Donna continues to study intensively with other respected herbalist so she can share her knowledge of the body and its amazing ability to heal itself in her Herbalism Classes.
At The Florida Holistic School of Health We Offer:
6 Week Beginning Herbalism Course by Master Herbalist Donna McGee
In this beginner course we cover the history, folklore, myths, and science behind herbal medicine and how to add plant substances to your life for preventing and treating illnesses. In this six week course you'll learn:
-How to tell the difference between high and low quality herbs.
-Teas and Herbs for Aiding the Digestive System
-Immune system Herbal nourishers
-Aromatherapy 101: distillation, basic essential oil quality and types as well as uses for essential oils
-Lymphatic system tonics, toners and care
And much more! This is the perfect class to begin your journey to becoming a Master Herbalist, or a simple class to take for remedies to treat your family and improve general health.
6 Week Intermediate Herbalism Course by Master Herbalist Donna McGee
You can take your herbalism training to the next level with our Intermediate Herbalism courses. In this intensive six week training course you'll learn:
-Herbal Pill Creation
-Advanced Healing and Compounded Herbal Body Care Formulations: Mouthwash, Eyewash, Toothpaste and more
-How to Create healing Salves, Ointments, Lotions, and Butters
-More indepth information and healing with essential oils
-Healing our various body's systems internally with herbs
-Creating immune system boosters
-Create healing herbal syrups, cough drops and lozenges for cold and flu season
-And much more!
This is the second course that's required before you can finish your studies in our advanced 15 week Master Herbalism class.
15 Week Advanced Herbalism Course by Master Herbalist Donna McGee
Now that you have completed the 1st and 2nd course we invite you to continue your studies by taking it to the next level. Creating, Compounding and understanding the anatomy and physiology of the body. How best to care and create wellness in the body by once again adding herbal medicine and natural plant substances to treat and prevent illness. In this advanced course you'll learn:
- How to create your own client intake forms
- How to create your own product labels in compliance with local laws, rules, and regulations
- How to find the best insurance for selling your own products or setting up your own herbalism practice
- Practical advice and tips for creating your own product line
- How to create compounded, therapeutic, medicinal: bath bombs, bath soaks, soaps, lotions, ointments, salves, electuaries, tinctures, sprays, syrups, and much more
- More information about essential oils and how to combine these in your therapeutic treatments
- How to create your own shampoos, conditioners and healing medicinal hair and skin care products
- Advanced compounded tincture creation as well as how to percolate tinctures for swift overnight tincture creation
- Information about herbal, natural, and plant-based supplements like maca powder or coq10 and how to incorporate these into your treatments
- Creating herbal and natural plant based supplements
- How to recycle your expensive herbs, oils and products to create additional healing treatments
- Various ways to treat the common herbalism client complaints: digestion issues, inflammation, pain, internal cleansing, sleep, lack of energy and chronic conditions
At the end of the course you must:
-Complete all assigned classwork and homework
-Create your own product line
-Create your own intake forms with an attached biography and information about your practice
-Complete 20 clinical hours
-Treat at least 9 clients with your intake form (Donna will be available to help as needed)
-Choose 30 "herbal allies" and complete a comprehensive guide with detailed information (Scientific and all known names, all uses for the herb, etc.) on each herb
-Submit a Master Herbalism thesis on any topic related to Herbalism. This can be a case study, business plan, or detailed essay on any herbalism topic.
This course is 15 weeks and you will be required to have 20 clinical hours by the end of the 15 week period. In the end you will be a Certified Master Herbalist and able to see clients, start your own medicinal product line, or start your own practice!
We offer a wealth of information beyond our advanced herbalism courses. We invite you to explore them on our website's calendar at http://greenlotusstudios.com/
All of courses are available on-site or as distance learning courses.
Phone: (904) 465-0985
Web site: http://www.greenlotusstudios.com
Jacksonville, FL 32204 USA
Florida School of Holistic Living
Florida School of Holistic Living
The Florida School of Holistic Living is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization providing empowering philosophy-in-practice education that promotes holistic living since 1999. Our programming includes a comprehensive multi-level herbalism curriculum, supported by additional natural health and sustainable living workshops, continuing education, and professional training. In addition, we provide the Central Florida community a space to connect with our community, build vibrant health, and deepen our relationship with the earth, through our Bodhi Garden, Community Herbal Clinic, Moon Circles, and ongoing special events.
Philosophy-in-practice education offers students the opportunity to "get their hands dirty." We emphasize a holistic philosophy in all of our courses, a perspective which honors the whole person and their connection to their environment. We then seek to put that philosophy into practice through hands-on educational opportunities, taking our students into the field to connect with the subjects of which they are learning. By empowering our students with the knowledge and experience to live a more fulfilling, sustainable lifestyle, we hope to contribute to a more equitable, peaceful world for future generations.
Our herbalist curriculum includes:
Roots of Herbalism: Introductory Immersion
Family Herbalist Program: Comprehensive immersion including anatomy/physiology, pathology, herbal therapeutics, medicine making, Materia Medica, botany, plant chemistry, flower essences, aromatherapy, and more.
Community Herbalist Program: Eight month immersion featuring clinical practicum in our Community Herbal Clinic
Students enroll in courses by each level, with each course building upon the material of the previous. Students who are transferring from other educational institutions or apprenticeships may apply to join our advanced levels if experience from other courses applies. Our courses offer CEUs for Florida Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Dietitians, and Nutritionists.
Web site: http://www.HolisticLivingSchool.org
Orlando, FL 32803 USA