ONLINE HERBAL COURSE
This 12-week online course includes four webinars seasonally. Expert herbalist Linda Conroy, MSS, MLSP guides you while providing instruction and tools needed for the beginning medicine maker. Feel confident and excited about the plant world and all it has to offer. Includes four webinars plus PDF lessons. All Live Virtual Classes available for replay following events - attend to interact with mentor or listen later at your leisure. Certificate upon completion of lessons and assignments. Open enrollment.
EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING
BENEFIT FROM THESE FEATURES:
Individualized Mentorship as you work through the lessons
History of herbal medicine
How to cultivate plant wisdom
Daily exercises on how to connect directly with the wisdom of plants and your body (Herbal Energetics)
Terminology related to Herbalism and Basic Botony
The opportunity to look at the plants that grow around you and to incorporate them into your preparations
How to make tinctures, salves, oils, lotions, teas, infusions, decoctions, syrups and much more!
How to make herbal remedies and learn various methods for topical application
Bonus exercises and articles to augment lessons offered on a regular basis
Virtual Seasonal Herb Walks and lessons via teleseminar
The chance to interact and ask questions and/or listen to teleseminar replays
Instruction on how to harvest/choose as well as prepare plants for optimal benefit
Resource suggestions for continued study
Certificate of Completion when you have completed all of the lessons
Lifetime participation in an herbal discussion group
"I have completed the first two lessons, and the first three assignments. I can study while I am here in the Philippines, and I am learning a lot. I'm really enjoying the course."
- Cheers, Kathy
The world health organization states that in some parts of the world, 80% of the population uses herbal medicine for primary health care. Most of this health care occurs in the kitchen and is administered by a family member, often a mother or grandmother. Many in the western world have not had this wisdom passed on, but we still carry the memory in our cells. This course is an invitation to remember. The lessons will guide you toward looking outside at the green world to support health and wellness. The goal is to provide the tools for the beginning medicine maker, to help participants feel confident and excited about the plant world and all it has to offer.
No matter where you live there are plants that have significant healing as well as nutritive qualities. This class will include a list of my favorite herbs and the healing qualities that I appreciate about those plants. You will be invited to add to this list as you explore plants on your own. Historically a good herbalist knows a lot about a few plants and as you will see the common weeds that grow around us can offer the vast majority of support that our bodies need.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN OUR ONLINE COURSE
The first lesson will focus on plant terminology and will provide a brief history of herbal medicine, along with the purpose and scope of herbal medicine. A step by step exercise on plant identification will be offered and a list of items you will want to purchase if you would like to actually take part in the hands on aspects of the subsequent lessons.
The second lesson will offer information on making herbal teas, decoctions and infusions. You will learn what plants and plant parts are ideal for each preparation and how to prepare each herb for optimal benefit. Step by step instructions as well as daily exercises will be offered.
The third lesson will guide you through making your own herbal infused oils and salves. It will offer you the opportunity to learn about several significant plants that are powerful when applied topically to the skin for specific as well as general purposes. Step by step instructions will be provided and information about other approaches to topical application will be shared i.e. poultices, compresses etc. .
The fourth lesson will provide information about tinctures what they are, how to ingest them and how to prepare several types including: alcohol, vinegar and glycerin based. Step by step instructions will be provided as well as information about the benefits of each medium and information about plants that are ideally prepared with each medium.
Course goals: The goal of the course is to have participants become familiar with herbal medicine, to become comfortable incorporating herbs into daily life and to gain hands on experience making simple remedies at home. Participants will have the opportunity to make a small home remedy kit that they can continue to build on over time. The kit could include up to 10 different preparations. While it is not required that participants make all 10 remedies they will be expected to make at least one remedy and one tea or infusion during the 4 week course and report back on their experience.
Enjoy listening to a 30-minute interview with mentor, Linda Conroy, MSS, MLSP