This listing is for herb school members of the American Herbalists Guild. The information listed is provided by the herb school and is not reviewed, evaluated or endorsed in any way by the AHG.
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Heartstone Herbal School
Heartstone Herbal School provides a strong foundation for a life-long relationship with plants as medicine. We visit the places where plants live and learn to harvest and use them in respectful and sustainable ways. We visit the anatomy & physiology of the body to assist our use of the plants as medicine. The person, the plant and the planet are viewed and taught in this holistic manner. We value the interface of science and spirit as a rich and nourishing place. Our curriculum grows out of the place where they meet. Please visit our website for more information.
Lotions & Potions: Making Herbal Creams & Salves, Sunday, December 18th 1:30-5:30. Tammi Sweet & Kris Miller of Heartstone Herbal School will offer at the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ithaca, NY. 607-589-4619
2012 Herbal Apprenticeship Program
In the beauty of the NY Finger Lakes, come explore the green world and the gifts of plant medicine. Our 6-weekend program offers an informative & experience-based foundation for the life-long journey of becoming a practitioner of herbal medicine.
Deepening our relationship with the plants.
Please see our website for more information and dates. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.
Advanced Herbal Medicine Series
Stay tuned for new 2012 series! Dates and guest instructors still be finalized for 4 weekends in June, July, September & October. Please visit our website in December for details.
Web site: http://www.heart-stone.com
Van Etten, NY 14889 USA
Heritage & Healing Herbal Studies Program
The Heritage & Healing Herbal Studies Program is a gateway curriculum to Western herbal medicine focusing on formulary, craftsmanship, and the heritage of healing. This unique Program guides the student through the dual focus of high-standard herbal formulary as well as the appreciation and education of historical and contemporary cultures and people in the traditions of world healing.
Directed by herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono, The Heritage & Healing Herbal Studies Program is a welcoming and robust introduction to the beauty and function of herbs for medicine, and is especially useful for beginning and intermediate family and community herbalists, wellness coaches, and alternative healing practitioners. Core studies include the 4-Tier Formula™, physiology, materia medica, pharmacy, and positive self-empowerment; the Program’s 19 Lessons are based on men’s and women’s body systems and include Hands-On Apothecary Assignments to provide one-on-one experience with a variety of plants and techniques. The entire Program provides the foundation and nurtures the confidence to progress forward in the healing arts.
At once pharmacology-based and heritage-centered, this is not a clinical preparatory program but rather an enriching course to empower the herbal healer. The Program is self-paced with open enrollment via distance learning (texts include digital files; printed books; and audio CDs), with completion within 12-18 months, conferring a Certificate of Completion in Herbal Studies and Formulary.
Web site: http://www.vineyardherbs.com
West Tisbury, MA 02575 USA
Institute of Aromatic and Herbal Studies
The philosophy of the Institute of Aromatic & Herbal Studies is to provide the highest quality education and hands-on exposure to "all things herbal and aromatic." We take a holistic approach to herbal medicine, studying the plants themselves, growing conditions, harvesting, preparation of herbal medicines and distillation for essential oils and hydrosols and the healthful uses of these herbs and aromatics. The knowledge of herbal medicine allows us to be proactive in our own health-care. Once we have the ability to heal ourselves, we can help others. The Institute of Aromatic and Herbal Studies emphasizes the use of local, native plants for the home preparation of teas, tinctures, capsules, which allows students control of their own health care.
Phone: (415) 564-6785
Fax: (415) 564-6799 (FAX)
Web site: http://www.jeannerose.net
San Francisco, CA 94117 USA
Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine (IBEM)
The Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine (IBEM) is a non-profit, legally
incorporated, educational institution in the State of Colorado. It
provides inexpensive professional training (resident and at-a-disdance
programs) for those individuals seeking a career in natural health care.
IBEM is accredited by the American Naturopathic Certification Board
(ANCB), and our graduates have been allowed to sit for the board of the
American Medical Naturopathic Association in naturopathic medicine as
well, the Medicine Wheel Society of First Nations (MWSFN), the Auricular
Certification Institute, the Better Breathing Institute, and by BEMA
International (certification and accreditation organization for
biofeedback and BioEnergetic therapy). IBEM provides training in auricular
therapy, biofeedback, nutritional counseling, herbal medicine (a
comprehensive program in Western and Eastern herbalism including
traditional and medical herbalism), bodywork, homeopathy, spondylotherapy,
cranial sacral therapy, iridology, meridian balancing (Ryodoraku), Voll
technology, ethics and principles in an unlicensed healthcare practice and
more, including Native American medicine and spirituality! Additionally
IBEM offers two degrees in one program: traditional naturopathy (ND) and
BioEnergetic medicine (BD).
Web site: http://www.ibemcollege.org
Centennial, Colorado 80112 US
International Integrative Educational Institute
The International Integrative Educational Institute (IIEI) is a school of natural healing, offering herbalist training, nutrition certification programs, and courses for the general public. The IIEI provides training in a diversity of herbal traditions, from Traditional Chinese, to Ayurvedic, to Western herbalism.
Led by one of the foremost natural healing experts in North America -- K.P. Khalsa, you will find a variety of in-person, and online courses, with offering for beginners to advanced students. Our classroom courses are offered across the country at a variety of locations, and are conducted by K.P. Khalsa and a highly trained, diverse faculty of instructors.
The IIE course offerings include:
• Year 1 Professional Herbalist Course
• Year 2 Professional Herbalist Course
• Nutritional Therapy Program
• Clinical Herbalist Program
• A variety of weekend workshops and retreats
• Mentorships with K.P.
Please see our website for further detail. Most of the courses offer Continuing Education credit or professional certification.
Fax: 541.242.3314 (FAX)
Web site: http://www.internationalintegrative.com
Eugene, OR 97405 USA
Live Oak School of Natural Healing
The Live Oak School of Natural Healing is run by a nurse, Dawn Gates, R.N. and was founded on the belief that there is wisdom in both ancient teachings and in modern science. The LOSNH provides students with an integrated education in the traditional practice of Western, Chinese, Ayurvedic and Native American herbal medicine. Our school offers live, correspondence, and online classes with opportunities for clinical practicums, live seminars, and apprenticeships. We have three programs that are developed for all levels of experience from the beginner to the advanced student including nurses, doctors, and pharmacists. The schools mission statement is “To provide a rounded herbal education in order for our students to be the natural health leaders in their communities” The school provides a full curriculum, including herbal history, botany, anatomy/physiology, Materia Medica, nutrition, formulary development, advanced diagnostics (facial, tongue, pulse), meanings of lab values, how to take a complete history/physical as well as practice development and growth.
The online school is via interactive classrooms with Skype video conferences, e-mail discussion groups, podcasts, with a one-on-one mentorship program aimed at getting the online student the most individualized attention possible.
Web site: http://www.Liveoakschoolofnaturalhealing.com
Paisley, FL 32767 USA
Living Earth School of Herbalism
Living Earth School of Herbalism offers online distance learning and in-class workshops in Western herbalism and related subjects for those who wish to pursue a career as a professional herbalist or who want to learn about herbs and herbal medicine for their own general interest or as an adjunct to their existing healing practice. The director of the school is Michael Vertolli. The curriculum is based on his over twenty-six years of experience teaching and practising herbal medicine.
Living Earth courses and programs offer a blend of European and Native American traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge without compromising the spirit of holism. Our philosophy is based on a holistic and organismic paradigm, recognizing the importance of all levels of human functioning and experience (biochemical, physiological, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, etc.). The focus is on helping people to achieve a greater level of health and well-being, not solely the elimination of symptoms at the physiological level. This philosophy is the cornerstone of all courses and programs offered by Living Earth.
The backbone of the curriculum of Living Earth’s Traditional Herbalist program and one of the most important features that differentiates this program from other Western clinical herbalist programs is the Four Elements Herbal Therapy system. This is a system of herbal therapeutics and formulating developed by our director, Michael Vertolli, during the twenty-six years that he has practiced and conducted empirical research in herbalism. This unique system eliminates the many years of trial and error that students inevitably experience when they graduate from programs that do not provide a concise system of herbal therapeutics and formulating.
Courses and Programs
• Traditional Herbalist Diploma Program: 1,500 hours, part online, part in-class. Clinical training and field training cannot effectively be taught online and are offered as intensive workshops in southern Ontario.
• Holistic Herbal Studies Certificate Program: 335 hours, mostly online plus field workshops.
• Professional Intensive Workshops: Open to professional herbalists from any background and naturopaths.
• Online General Interest Courses: Open to anyone interested in herbs and herbal healing.
• Field Workshops: Herb identification and material medica.
• Spirit of Herbs Workshops: Open to anyone interested in the energetic and intuitive elements of herbalism.
Phone: 905.303.8723, Ext. 1
Web site: http://www.livingearthschool.ca
Maple, ON L6A 1S1 CANADA
Maryland University of Integrative Health
The Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program at Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) combines current scientific research with centuries of tradition to provide students with a solid knowledge of the philosophy, theory, and practice of herbal medicine for the support and maintenance of health and well-being. As individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own healthcare, there are questions from consumers, pharmacists, physicians, and complementary medicine practitioners about issues of use, quality, and cross-effects with mainstream pharmaceuticals and treatments.
The program is designed to serve a critical need for education, research, and information in the field of herbal medicine by training graduates to become practitioners of excellence as well as leaders in research and in the production and standards of commercial botanical remedies. Graduates will:
• Have the competence and experience to be successful, practicing clinical herbalists.
• Provide guidance to practitioners, policy makers, academic researchers, and industry leaders concerning the standards of efficacy, quality, and safety of herbal products.
• Contribute to national efforts to promote the professional practice of herbal medicine and increase awareness of the value of herbal medicine and its role in integrative medicine.
• Provide educational programs for the wider community in the practice of herbal medicine.
• Develop a body of knowledge that will inform and assist clinicians and consumers in their use of herbal products.
• Build a bridge between conventional and herbal medicine practitioners.
The program provides students with a solid familiarity of the foundation of herbal medicine, human biology, and varied healing traditions. Each student will build a knowledge base of over 100 herbs, their traditional usage, the clinical research validating their usage, their dosage as well as known pharmacological effects and contraindications, toxicity, and possible drug interactions. The program offers the country’s first Master of Science in Herbal Medicine, providing students with a comprehensive, in-depth education in understanding the rich history, science, and complexity of herbal medicine.
Founded by Simon Mills, co-author of two of the world’s leading textbooks on herbal medicine, president of the British Herbal Medicine Association, and secretary of the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP). Led by Director James Snow with highly experienced and prestigious core faculty, along with distinguished guest lecturers.
Over 1000 hours of hands-on clinical training and experience, as well as, extensive training in the preparation and formulation of herbal remedies.
Phone: (410) 888-9048
Fax: (410) 888-9004 (FAX)
Web site: http://www.tai.edu
Laurel, MD 20723 USA
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a blended/online learning Master of Applied Natural Products Degree program - most semesters combine a 5-day hands-on, on-campus intensive experience complemented by the convenience of online course work. The students are exposed to the knowledge, wisdom and experience of amazing speakers and practitioners in the area of Herbal Medicine, Pharmacognosy and Phytopharmacology, Dietary Supplements, Functional Medicine, Natural Products Informatics, Epidemiology and others. The program offers academic training to candidates with a previously earned baccalaureate degree (preferably in healthcare-related field) who have completed prerequisite requirements (see our web site for details).
Web site: http://www.mcphs.edu/manp
Boston, MA 02115 USA
Mederi Foundation and Centre for Natural Healing
The Mederi Foundation and Mederi Centre For Natural Healing offer both a Level One and Level Two professional clinical training program in the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System, founded by Donald Yance, CN, RH (AHG).
Up to 20 healthcare practitioners are admitted for Mederi's clinical training programs each year to those who are committed to providing comprehensive care in the field of integrative (collaborative) medicine, specifically with an interest in The Eclectic Triphasic Medical System (ETMS). Training in the ETMS emphasizes advanced clinical applications of botanical, nutritional, and biological medicine principles within a multifaceted framework in order to successfully execute health-building interventions for enhancing patient vitality and lifespan. ETMS allows healthcare professionals to personalize, monitor and continually modify patient care, and is taught exclusively through the nonprofit Mederi Foundation and the Mederi Centre for Natural Healing in Ashland, Oregon. Who Should Attend? Oncologists, Oncology Professionals, Medical Doctors, Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncturists, Oriental Medicine Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Registered Clinical Herbalists, Certified Nutritionists and Medical School Faculty. A minimum of 4 years managing patient care in the clinical setting is required for our Level One program.
Level 1: Fundamentals of the ETMS and Level 2: Advanced Clinical Applications of the ETMS in Cancer Care
Phone: (541) 488-0514
Fax: (541) 488-0417 (FAX)
Web site: http://www.mederifoundation.org
Ashland, OR 97520 USA