Herbal medicine is the foundation of natural health. Herbs have been used globally for thousands of years and were the first form of healthcare! This series is a comprehensive overview of natural health, medicinal herbs and their holistic uses. Learn how to make herbal preparations, remedies, and techniques for mental, emotional, and physical wellness, spiritual development, energy clearing, and metaphysical uses. The series also focus on traditional uses, intuition, clinical research, pharmacology, safety, and integrating natural medicine with conventional medicine. Great series for aromatherapists as herbal healing greatly compliments aromatherapy!
Since group classes are held over the growing season (spring and summer), a focus will be placed on gardening, cultivating, and growing your own herbs. All students will receive organic herb seeds at the first class!!
This 5 Class series includes Healing with Herbs, Emotional Healing with Herbs, Physical Healing with Herbs, Spiritual Healing with Herbs, and Herbal Practicum. A 75 hour Certificate of Completion is also available to those students who complete the following additional requirements: homework (reading and watching videos), 5 hands on treatment plans, & making herbal preparations.
Milwaukee, WI: Monthly series will begin April 2016 and end in August 2016.
Online Group Classes: Live online group classes are only offered once a year in the Spring/Summer. Classes will be offered again Spring/Summer 2016. Each 6 hour class is split into two parts, 3 hours on a Tuesday evening and then 3 hours on a Thursday evening of the same week. These live online classes feature a webinar style presentation along with a live video presentation, and chat options. Students are emailed a detailed workbook and additional materials 24 hours before class. You will need a webcam, microphone and speakers to participate in live class. A headset is preferred as it has the best sound quality. Classroom is also available on laptops, smart phones, and tablets. You will be able to see, hear, and interact with Christina and the other students. Space is limited....class sizes are small with lots of personal attention.
Online Individual Webinar Classes
Individual classes are available by appointment throughout the year. You will need a webcam and microphone/headset to attend online classes. Individual classes are an additional $25 for personalized attention. To schedule an individual class, contact Dr. Christina.
Herbs 101: Healing with Herbs
This class covers the history of herbal medicine and natural medicine, principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy, and Ayurveda. Topics include standardization and other considerations when using medicinal herbs, selecting herbs, herbal best practices, growing herbs in Wisconsin, harvesting herbs, cooking with herbs, and using herbs for detoxification and self-care. Students will also learn how to make herbal preparations and products (decoctions, tinctures, infusions, balms, salves, etc). We will make herbal products in class and everyone will receive organic herb seeds.
Length 8 hours. Fee: $175
Herbs 102: Emotional Healing with Herbs
This class is an in-depth study of the herbs with mental and emotional healing properties. We will profile herbs for depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, mood balance, memory, and cognition. We will discuss traditional uses as well as clinical research. A focus will be placed on herbal psychopharmacology and mode of action, drug and herb interactions, considerations, and Integrative/Complementary Medicine. Students will learn how to do a clinical intake and health assessment. Acupressure protocols for emotional healing and other natural health techniques to enhance herbal medicine will also be covered.
Length: 8 hours. Fee: $175
Herbs 103: Physical Healing with Herbs
This class focuses
on herbs for physical healing, including cardiovascular, immune system, nervous
system, musculoskeletal, and endocrine system health. Herbs for female and male
wellness and chronic health conditions are also covered. Adaptogens and tonics are covered in detail. Other topics
include herbal pharmacology, interactions, professional considerations,
clinical research, traditional uses, and Complementary/Integrative Medicine. Students
will learn how to take pulses according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and additional acupressure protocols and natural health techniques that enhance herbal medicine will be covered.
Length: 8 hours. Fee: $175
Herbs 104: Spiritual/Energetic Healing with Herbs
This class introduces students to the many spiritual and metaphysical uses of herbs including smudging, protection, majik, incensing, herbs to balance the chakras, herbs to cleanse and protect the aura, herbs for energy clearing, herbs for divination, herbs for connecting to the divine, ritual, lore, energy work, and more. We will also cover herbs and chi, qi, yin/yang, doshas, the 5 elements, Moxibustion, and other energetic herbal techniques.
Length: 8 hours. Fee: $175
Herbs 105: Herbal Practicum
After completion of all 4 classes the students will meet to practice and demonstrate techniques, perform client intakes, and discuss client case examples and treatment plans. Length: 6 hours. Fee: $125
Other requirements: You can take the classes without pursuing the certificate of completion. There are 32 hours total of classtime. Certificate is dependent upon successful completion of the following. If this is not possible, you may audit the classes/practicum again during a scheduled class.
32 Class Units
6 Practicum Units
5 Hands On Practice Units
Homework and Self Study Units
- Practice making herbal products
** The Holistic Healing with Herbs series was created by Christina Wilke-Burbach and is intellectual property of Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. All rights reserved.
About Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach: Christina is a Holistic Health Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, wellness consultant, Reiki Master Teacher, ordained minister, intuitive, light worker, and an Awakening Your Light Body Graduate. Her business is Mind, Soul, and Self LLC based out of WI. She has her PhD in Health Psychology, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, 2 bachelor degrees in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology, and a minor in Sociology. As a Holistic Health Psychologist and educator, she specializes in three areas of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: natural health, energy medicine, and mind/body medicine. She has presented at academic conferences and has taught hundreds of classes, workshops, and group sessions throughout the Midwest. She is a published author and award winning researcher and healthcare provider. For more info, please visit: http://www.mindsoulandself.com/About_Christina.html
Registration: Contact Christina at email@example.com or 608.393.7353 with questions. Register for group classes by paying via Paypal below.
To register for an individual class, contact Christina to schedule. Payment in full for each individual class is due at least 48 hours before your scheduled class. There is no discount for prepaying for the individual series. Contact Christina if you prefer to use a credit card or check. Please note individual classes are an extra $25 for individual attention and are dependent on Christina's schedule.
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