"Nourish" Spring 2016

New–The Advanced Herbal Studies Mentorship Program

The Advanced Herbal Studies Mentorship program

This Mentorship Program is designed to help you discover what you love most in the world of herbal healing. It will help you conquer the fears that stand in your way and to truly bring forth your personal BRILLANCE so you can create a body of work unique to you.

I encourage you to ask your yourself where you want to go with your herbal work and your life as a herbalist? Because there is no clearly marked path to follow, it makes this is both terribly exciting and frightening for everyone. As we walk in balance and beauty with the plants, we are deeply nourished, and for this we are grateful. But now it is time to cultivate the brave and fearless part of ourselves that will carry this work into the world. I call this the development of ‘the visionary-herbalist-healer-teacher-leader’ that resides inside each of you. She knows the path, and she knows your heart. She knows your mission and your life’s work. The Advanced Herbal Studies Mentorship program is for you if you desire to follow this path and become a strong, self-directed, professional herbalist. This may mean you work with clients, create an herbal product line, open a retail store, develop an herbal retreat or teaching center. The possibilities are endless.

Students who have completed the Artemisia & Rue Community Herbalist Program, or are currently enrolled in it, and students comparable herbal training are eligible to apply for this course of study with me. This training is limited to 12 students. In addition to our small group training, students in this program are encouraged to do the additional Individual Advanced Mentorship, one-on-one work with me where together we will work with clients and begin in earnest to develop the business ideas that excite you. *

Students in this program may attend classes in my new series of community level offerings called ‘Teachings of the Medicine Circle –Herbal Medicine & Healing for Self-Care’ at a discount and at times may have the opportunity to be my teaching assistant.

The Advanced Herbal Studies Mentorship program

Session One- Graduates of the 2015 and 2016 Community Herbalist Program
June 28-July 1 (10-4)
July 3, 10, 17, 24 (10-3) or August 11,18, 25, 1 – you can only choose one set of dates
July 19 and 20 (6:30-9:30)
September 7-9 (10-4)
September 22 and 23 (10-4)
October 11 (6:30-9:30)

Individual Advanced Mentorship
Individually scheduled to begin after September 9th – may begin sooner with instructor approval

Session Two- Students enrolled in the 2017 Community Herbalist Program
September 27-30
October 2, 9,16, 23 (10-3) or November 10, 17, and December 7, 8
January 10 and 17 (6:30-9:30)
January 11-13 (10-4)
January 26 and 27 (10-4)
February 15 (6:30-9:30)

Individual Advanced Mentorship
Individually scheduled to begin after January 11th – may begin sooner with instructor approval

Cost: $3,200 (see payment schedule below) + cost of Individual Advanced Mentorship

Topics Specific to Advanced Herbal Medicine

Working with the Plants
How to put together complete client protocols
Advanced medicine making techniques- percolation review, Neutralizing Cordial, Echinacea mucopolysaccharide extract and fluid extracts
Managing your own herbal pharmacy, sourcing herbs, essential oils and filling client formulas
Advanced formulation skills (we will review basic tincture formulation methods and build on that)
Case studies roundtable discussions and review of herbal strategies
Advanced Materia Medica
How to determine where you are strong and where you are weak in your Materia Medica knowledge
How to conduct a body systems review
How to address potential contraindications and what to do when you just don’t know what to do

Working with Others
How to build new client relationships
How to follow a detailed intake and assessment process
Cultivate key skills for staying in touch and following up with existing clients. – using client follow-up logs
Intake and Counseling skills for the herbalist

The Business of Herbal Medicine
Develop the skill-set of an independent herbal practitioner
Dreaming up a herb business – discovering your niche – stepping into it

Small Group Mentorship Includes:
Herbal pharmacy work (we will break into groups of 3 students + Shelley)
Dispensing and formulating Teas, tinctures, essential oils and flower essences
Free community clinic with Shelley –3 clients for 2 hours each

Individual Advanced Mentorship
Identifying your personal areas of strength and weakness to implement a plan to gather the needed skills
Specific business and product development guidance
One on one work with clients in my office (you bring the client free of charge, we work with them for an initial visit, a follow-up visit, and I will guide you in your protocol choices and how to find answers to your questions. The clients are only responsible for the cost of herbs) We will do this with five of your clients.

This is where you continue to have me as a mentor, reviewing cases, answering questions and helping you get to the point where you are confident in your technical herbal skills and comfortable in your counseling skills- this will move you to the place where you feel confident and ready to step into your work!

This advanced training is for students enrolled in the Advanced Herbal Studies Mentorship program

Cost: $1,500

Payment deadlines:
$400 non-refundable deposit and balance of $1,100 due 45 days before our first scheduled individual session. Please note, no refunds are available, and class fees are non-transferable.

The Advanced Herbal Studies Mentorship Program Payment Schedule

Cost: $3,200

Payment deadlines:
$400 non-refundable deposit due upon registration
$1,400 due June, 1 (group one), September, 1 (group two)
$1,400 due August, 15 (group one), December, 15 (group two