Online Herbal Course

Including Ayurveda, Dreambody & Shamanism

The overriding goal of the integrated herbal healing program is through the study of herbs and the human body to come to a deeper level of understanding and increased awareness how herbs work and how healing happens. Through the study of Ayurveda Dreambody (process-oriented psychology) and Shamanism we can take the student deeper into understanding herbs and healing.  The other goal is life enhancement through strengthening the human matrix which heals chronic conditions and reinforces the organism to prevent illness helping to achieve a long healthy life. The program is potentially life changing.

The old paradigm of teaching is to lay out the goals and outcomes of any program of study. There is some value in this methodology. I can inform the learner of what my most basic goals are and the fundamental outcomes I hope they achieve but my experience as a long time educator is that each student comes with their own goals and the outcomes vary dramatically from student to student. My program offers depth as well as breadth and the outcomes that my students achieve depends on how much ground they want to cover and how deep they want to go. As the course continues to grow and improve there may be some slight changes to the modules.

Goals & Outcomes:

Introduction to Grassroots Sustainable Herbalism (approximately 8 hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to set the context for the program that establishes herbalism as a living sustainable system.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be a deeper and broader perspective of herbalism.

Metaphors, Paradigms and Learning Styles (aprox 4 hours)

Goal: the goal of this module is to help students discover their own personal learning styles and through the study of metaphors and paradigms understand how they shape our understanding. We will also look at the flow paradigm as a potential paradigm to use in this course of study.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be a clearer understanding of how one learns and how are framework is influenced by metaphors and paradigms.
 
Living Medicine (approximately 6 Hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to connect students directly with the plants and the plant kingdom.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be a deeper connection to the plants that we use for food and healing.
 
History of Herbalism (Roots) – (approximately 5 hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to take a look at where we draw our sustenance from in our study of herbalism.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be some sense of where herbalism originated.

Probiotics & Propolis (approximately 8 hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to introduce you to two of the most important natural products that I personally believe in.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be a better understanding of the importance that probiotics play in the maintenance of the matrix. To understand the healing power of propolis.

Herbal Nourishment (approximately 10 hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to introduce the student to the nourishing properties of herbs and the different organs and body systems that that they nourish.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be learning about 30 important herbs that can be used for nourishment.
 
Ayurveda introduction (approximately 14 hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to use the healing system of Arya Vida for increasing one’s awareness, enhancing one’s life and learning what to do to prevent problems and health issues.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be a workable model of ayurvedic principles that one can begin applying to one’s life.

Herbal Properties, Materia medica and doshas (approximately 6 Hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to introduce the student to the ideas of the Western classification of herbal properties and the creation of a materia medic and what a materia medic is.  The student will also apply the energetic principles of ayurveda to the herbal classifications.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be a personal materia medic and an understanding that material medica plays in western herbalism.

Medicine Making (approximately 10 Hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to teach students how to make different preparations and applications with the herbs they are studying.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be that students will be able to make different preparations and applications of the herbs that they are studying.
 
Bach Flower System (approximately 5 Hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to introduce the students to the Bach Flower System that addresses the role that emotions play in health and illness and introduces a number of herbal remedies to work with those emotions.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be that students will understand the roll that emotions play and how the bach flower remedies can be used to help people suffering from emotional disturbances or disorders.
 
Growing Herbs (approximately 4 Hours)
Goal: the goal of this module is to teach students about what herbs they can grow and why they want to grow them.
 
Outcome: the outcome will be that students will have a list of herbs that they can potentially grow for their use.
 
Holistic Herbalism Completion (approximately 6 Hours)
Goal: the goal of this modulus for the students to demonstrate that they have learned and understood much of the material that was covered in the program.
 
Outcome: the outcome is that students will receive a certificate after demonstrating their mastery of the knowledge that they have learned.