250-hour Certification in Foundations of Herbal Medicine
Online 150-hour Certification in Foundations of Herbal Medicine
Herbalism in Practice: A Clinical Studies Program for Budding Herbalists
Level II Herbal Certification (Coming May 2019)
1. 250-hour Certification in Foundations of Herbal Medicine Duration: April 16-October 19, 2019 (6 months) Tuition: $2,995.00 + tax With nature as our guide, we will navigate through the year using seasonal foods to keep healthy, and herbal remedies to treat common ailments. We will take an in depth look at different body systems and learn what herbs support each system. In addition to a Western approach to herbal medicine, this program incorporates the Chinese Five Element theory and Curanderismo, a folk healing system from Mexico.
During this course you will learn medicine making, botany for herbalists, herbal therapeutics, herbal materia medica and ethical wildcrafting. We believe that the best way to connect with the plants is to meet them in their natural environment so we take three weekend camping trips to different ecosystems near Santa Fe where you will learn how to identify local medicinal plants and how to responsibly collect them from the wild.
2. Online 150-hour Certification in Foundations of Herbal Medicine Duration: Open enrolment (12 months) Tuition: $895.00 The Milagro School of Herbal Medicine is offering an online distance learning program designed to teach the foundational principles of herbal medicine, medicine making, botany, and ethical wildcrafting. We used our in-person program as a template for developing the online program curriculum and format. Our online program is structured similar to our in-person course in that we emphasize the seasons throughout the course, there are four areas of study, and we have a similar timeline, syllabus, and requirements as the in-person certification.
The online program differs from our in-person program in that you do it at your own pace, over a 12 month period as opposed to a tightly structured, in-person program, from the convenience of your home in an independent approach. The online program averages about 3 hours of time per week, but because you are managing your own schedule, you can shape your weekly time commitment to what works best for you, and to accommodate your schedule. There is a difference in cost of the in-person and online program to consider. The online program is a multimedia, high quality program with audio, video, and slideshow presentations so that you will have a personal feel while doing the courses from a distance.
3. Herbalism in Practice: A Clinical Studies Program for Budding Herbalists Duration: April 17-October 23, 2019 Tuition: $550 + tax The clinical studies module includes a Student Clinic and a Roundtable. Through these sessions you will gain more experience in the clinical realm and continue to deepen your relationship with the plants. There was a lot of information presented in the first year program, and the aim here is to put your knowledge into practice. Every person is different, and plants can act in a myriad of ways given the situation - so here we step out of any neat boxes and trust the plants to guide us on this complex and beautiful journey! We will meet two Wednesdays a month for 3 hours. The first half of class will be the Student Clinic, followed by the Roundtable. The consultation will be 1 to 1.5 hours. Two students will spearhead each case, and will be in charge of all communications, the interviews, coordinating follow-ups, etc. with the client. The other students will observe, and will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their insights during the Roundtable portion of the class. In general, no herbal recommendations will be given at the first meeting. Anyone signing up for a consultation will understand that it is a student clinic and that it will be a slower process based on the educational format. Therefore more serious acute cases won’t be a good match for this particular clinic. It is very important to arrive early to class. We want to start each consultation on time and not have anyone walking in late. After the consultation, we will then gather as a class for the Roundtable to explore the case without the client present. We will create an appropriate herbal protocol - including any diet and lifestyle recommendations. Any formulas will be created and poured/blended by the students by the end of the Roundtable. The two students spearheading the case study will be responsible for meeting with the client at Milagro again that week, in order to give them their medicine and explain the protocol. The price to the public is $20. The clients will be responsible for purchasing their own medicine (tinctures, teas, salve, etc) from Milagro Herbs. Each student will have an opportunity to spearhead two case studies (with a partner). This translates to exposure to 12 in-depth case studies during the program. There will be three Saturday morning classes as well, to look at followups and discuss such themes as drug and herb interactions. Each student will document each case study of the program, which includes all relevant details, herbs given, follow-ups, etc. Aside from research, these write-ups will be the primary assignment of the clinical studies module. As always, all case studies will be 100% confidential and will only be discussed among the members of the group for educational purposes and with the utmost care and respect. We also must take special care with each other’s hearts and perspectives. This module is not about being right or wrong, but about learning and growing together, and safely helping the public. There are so many different approaches that one could take in each case, and as an instructor I want to support each of you to nurture your own special vision and gifts. This is an opportunity to take a leap of faith and listen to your gut in a safe environment. Everyone will have time to share their impressions, insights, and questions. I look forward to continuing this herbal journey with all of you! In gratitude, Emily
Meeting dates 2019:
Wednesdays, time TBA
All Wednesday classes are 3 hours, except April 17th.
April 17th Opening class (1.5 hrs)
May 8 & 22
June 12 & 26
July 10 & 31
August 7 & 28
September 11 & 25
October 9 & 23
3 Saturday morning classes, dates TBA
4. Level II Herbal Certification (Coming May 2019) More information coming soon!
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