Suggested Sliding Scale Webinar Series: Pandemic Herbalists

Join us for our new suggested sliding scale webinar series! Featuring herbalists and clinicians Paul Bergner RH(AHG), 7Song, Bevin Clare RH(AHG), Ingrid Bauer MD, and Sue Sierralupe, this special five week series is designed to offer an array of contemporary considerations for herbalists during these challenging times. 

For an individual webinar, the suggested sliding scale is $5-$20. For the bundle of all five webinars, the reduced suggested sliding scale is $20-$50. Classes will be recorded and available for participant viewing at any time.

To register for an individual webinar use the links below. To register for the bundle, click the "Register Now" buttons on this page.

Why Suggested Sliding Scale

AHG acknowledges the uncertainty of these times and welcomes herbalists at all levels to our special educational webinar series. By offering suggested sliding scale for these timely webinars, we invite all interested to attend these webinars at the level of financial contribution that is comfortable for them, while also acknowledging the expertise of the webinar presenters and the amount of behind-the-scenes planning which goes into planning and hosting these.

As a non-profit, it is part of our mission to support access to herbal medicine for all and advocate for excellence in herbal education. One way we support the growing herbal community during COVID-19 is by offering a number of relevant, clinically-based webinars with access for all. While we are requesting a nominal suggested donation to go towards our webinar hosting costs, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact if the suggested sliding scale donation is inaccessible for you during these challenging times.

Session 1: Evolving Therapeutic Strategies in the Stages of COVID-19 with Paul Bergner, RH (AHG)

This webinar was recorded Tuesday, May 26, 2020

This presentation will include information from an evolving research into the nature and presentation of the disease, risk factors for severe illness, historical research into the materia medica and formulations used by British herbalists during the 1918 influenza pandemic, and daily ongoing review of contemporary case reports from North America and the UK. We will describe an herbal strategy of adapting therapeutics to 5 stages of the illness: Prevention, Infection, "Tipping Point", Inflammation, and Recovery. Read more and register here.

Session 2: The Herbalist during the Current Viral Pandemic, a Shared Experience with 7Song

This webinar was recorded Tuesday, June 2, 2020

All AHG Registered Herbalists will receive an email granting them free access to the livestream and recording of this webinar.

7Song discusses how he has been active as an herbalist during the SARS-CoV-2 viral outbreak such as working with people via phone consultations, and helping with other ailments besides COVID-19 as well as working with people who have viral symptoms. Read more and register here.

Session 3: Andragogy for Online Herbal Programs: Teaching tips and creative strategies with Bevin Clare, RH (AHG)

This webinar was recorded Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

All School members will receive an email granting them free access to the livestream and recording of this webinar. If you are not currently a School member, join or renew today to receive free access to this webinar and many other valuable benefits!

If you find yourself delivering an online herbal program (surprise!) because of the pandemic, don't despair. Online adult education is a progressive field full of creative strategies and unique delivery options designed to bring your subject and classroom alive and make it meaningful. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the key elements as examined through andragogy (the study of adult education) as well as lots of practical tips you can implement immediately in your classroom. We will draw on a decade of online teaching experience to see the possibilities of online education with the goal to help herbal educators see opportunity and possibilities. Read more and register here.

Session 4: Integrative perspectives on COVID-19: public health and clinical updates from a primary care physician-herbalist with Ingrid Bauer, MD

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Please note webinar time is: 8 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm Central Time, 6 pm Mountain Time, 5 pm Pacific Time

This 90 minute webinar offers a physician's perspective on the state of the coronavirus pandemic, with updates on epidemiology and preventive guidelines, emerging data on the pathomechanisms and complications of COVID-19 infection, and emerging treatments including medications and vaccines. We will discuss the tension between relaxing social distancing and preventing a resurgence of infections, and grapple with alternative and conventional perspectives on prevention and treatment. We will review red flags for seeking higher level of care, and explore ways that herbalists can collaborate with other healthcare providers in their communities to promote well-being. Participants will be invited to submit questions in advance and also have opportunities to engage in discussion during the presentation via the chat room. Read more and register here.

Session 5: Street Reach - Herbs Take Root with the Unhoused with Sue Sierralupe

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Please note webinar time is: 8 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm Central Time, 6 pm Mountain Time, 5 pm Pacific Time

A portion of money raised by this webinar will be donated to Occupy Medical, which is a free integrated healthcare clinic in Lane County, Oregon.

Sue Sierralupe has been working as an with the unhoused population of Lane County in Oregon for close to a decade. Her team has developed viable protocols that are used as tools by those they serve to transform lives. Sue shares the trauma informed care model that they incorporate with street reach integrated herbalism and how they have teamed up with doctors, nurses and other care providers to improve public health for those in need. Read more and register here.


May 26th, 2020 8:00 PM
Online EST
United States
Suggested Sliding Scale $20-$50

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