We offer affordable, online herbal education & mentorship through our Healing Journey Online Course & Herbal Mentorship Collective
If you want to learn herbs, find a mentor.
Don Ollsin is one of 250 herbalists registered with the American Herbalists Guild and one of only 20 professional members who offers mentoring services. He has been studying, practicing and teaching grassroots herbalism for almost five decades. He is a pioneer in the field of herbal medicine and was honoured in 2015 as an Herbal Elder of Canada by the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations.
So you are interested in herbs ...
If you’re on this page, then my guess is that you have a fascination with plants, herbs, medicinal mushrooms and all things that heal us.
Perhaps you are...
- A holistic healer who loves the idea of having a more intimate understanding of herbs and the natural environment around you.
- A massage therapist, energy worker or other body worker who wants to add herbs to her practice.
- Someone who has dabbled in herbs and possibly taken a few classes or maybe even a more extensive herbal program, but you wish to further your studies by finding a mentor. You may wish to become a professional, registered herbalist (R.H). with the AHG.
- A mother who wants to learn herbs online so that she can do her studies comfortably at the times that work for her. You want more contact with other mothers and adults. You want to bring natural healing into your home, community and know how to use herbs safely for healing.
- Someone who’s been through some tough times in life and and needs their own self-healing. You find nature to be incredibly healing and you want to learn more, with the support of a healing community.
- An elder who always wanted to study plant healing but never had the time or money and wants to learn how to age gracefully. You would also like more contact with others who share your love of herbs and healing.
- An environmentalist who understands the damage done to our environment by the manufacture and disposal of synthetic pharmaceuticals (pills) and wants to learn and promote a more sustainable medicine. You support organizations like United Plant Savers.
- A nurse, or other healthcare professional who wants to explore alternative methods of healing.
- A chef who wants to incorporate healing into their cooking and classes. You want to understand the principles of Ayurveda and prepare foods that are in line with your student's or customer's constitution. You want to add the healing power of herbs to your menu.
- A yoga student who wants to understand the subtle effects of herbs, foods, seasons, tastes, and weather on their body and mind. Maybe you are a yoga teacher who wants to guide their students into better choices based on Ayurvedic wisdom.
- A gardener who wants to add healing herbs to her garden and learn how to transform them into safe, useful medicines.
To sum it up, this is for all sincere healers and...
- You can heal yourself while learning how to help others heal.
- Learning and healing can be fun & enjoyable.
- You can develop your passion into a profession.
Don's journey with herbs began in 1969, and he has been walking the path of a grassroots herbalist for over 45 years. He followed his passion for healing and raised three kids working as a full-time herbalist. He opened and operated an herbal dispensary, Self-Heal Herbs, for eighteen years and has been teaching herbalism since 1972. His innate love of learning comes across in his teachings. He provides students with the guidance they need on their journey as healers.
As a mentor, his goal is not just to guide you through the motions; he will be responsible for your educational growth in various fields like Western Herbalism, Ayurveda, Dreambody and Shamanism. Mentoring, unlike coaching, is a deeper process that focuses on the growth of an individual not just in one area of life but in all areas of life.
Pathways to Healing: A guide to Herbs, Ayurveda, Dreambody and Shamanism by Don Ollsin is the textbook for the Healing Journey Online Course.