The Essential Herbal Online 7-Month
The Essential Herbal Online 7-Month Course
In our welcoming and personable online course, you'll jump into the rich heritage of herbal medicine and gain a depth of understanding that will serve you for the rest of your life. Holly has been teaching herbal medicine for 24 years and her online course is a wonderful way to begin--without even leaving your own home.
Learn about herbal medicine at your own pace for fun or to build a foundation of herbal studies and prepare you for the next step. This course is great for gardeners, home herbalists, and those who want guidance in harvesting, preparing, and using your herbal creations.
Organized by body system, this beginner course will inspire you to connect with the plants and will challenge you to learn to apply herbal medicine in real-world situations.
You’ll enjoy one-on-one access to, and homework feedback with Holly Bellebuono.
.Enroll anytime throughout the year in this welcoming beginner program.
The BSHM Essential Herbal Online Course is a wonderful introduction to the foundations of western botanical healing, with a double emphasis: on botanical formulary and herbal craftsmanship. Our Online Course is designed for beginners-- individuals who want to learn the basics of herbal medicine and use it to support themselves and their families. Featuring Holly's books The Essential Herbal and An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary, it makes Latin herbalism, chemistry and anatomy easy, so you can discover all the benefits plant medicine has to offer--and it instills a passion for working with plants that will serve you your whole life.
Herbalist and teacher Holly Bellebuono has organized a wealth of herbal healing information by body system—so that the student covers a wide range of information seamlessly and in a coherent format. In this course, you'll cover many major body systems and the herbs that work within them:
Herbs, body systems and illnesses are all cross-referenced for easy understanding of how herbal actions affect overall health.
This program is for students who are interested in furthering their botanical medicine education and learning about how herbs combine, how they work in the body, and how, why and when herbal medicine is effective. It is for the student who wants to work from his or her own home and be self-paced—within a flexible but recommended 7-month timeframe. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in any herbal topic—from gardening to healthcare—as well as for crafters, alternative healing practitioners, and university students seeking a basic understanding and introduction to herbal medicine. (For a more intermediate/advanced course of study, enroll in the 2-Week Herbal Immersion).
Upon enrollment you will receive curriculum materials, a Student Workbook, The Essential Herbal book, An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary book, a digital download of our 6-CD Audio Collection, and in-depth webinar videos for each lesson. Throughout the 7-month course you will enjoy one-on-one access to, and homework evaluations with, Holly Bellebuono.
Certificate of Completion (optional)
Timeframe: recommended within 7 months
"Holly was a patient, kind and accessible teacher. She shares her wisdom and experience in herbal medicine with true grace. Her tried and true experiences are very informative and she has a wealth of knowledge to pull from."
You Will Learn:
The methods and philosophies of herbal formulary, and how to envision and prepare formulas with plants from all over the world
Basic anatomy of human body systems and and their illnesses
Holly's Four-Tier Formula Structure for maximum healing support, by body system
The identification, harvest, and use of herbs
Herbal craftsmanship, and how to make a wide variety of effective hand-made herbal remedies, including salves, tinctures, compresses, poultices, plasters, powders, liniments, syrups, suppositories, vinegars, and more
Health & wellbeing for every member of the family, applicable for both home health and community wellness programs
Body system education, incorporating beginner's anatomy, chemistry and botany for a basic understanding of health issues relative to body system and clinical and historic examples of the world's plants that have been effectively used to treat illness as well as promote health and nourish
The heritage and history of botanical medicine, including historical and modern international women healers individually interviewed and profiled by Holly
THE ESSENTIAL HERBAL ONLINE COURSE INCLUDES:
Complete curriculum materials with instruction book and texts written by herbalist Holly Bellebuono
The book The Essential Herbal for Natural Health
The book An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary
A complete Student Workbook
The book Positive Self Empowerment OR Goal-Setting Guide (as supplies allow)
Digital downloads of six professionally mastered audio CDs with carefully chosen health issues, to make listening to each lesson easy
Colorful and easy-to-follow lesson-by-lesson Webinar Videos, recorded by Holly to guide you through the workbook
Personal guidance and one-on-one direction from Holly Bellebuono
Discount on the Herbal Action Webinar Series (a $100 value)
An education that will last you a lifetime
Growth as part of a welcoming herbal community
Refunds and Cancellations
A partial refund, less a $250 cancellation fee, can be given if the program is cancelled within 14 days of enrollment.
What Makes Our Program Special?
Holly Bellebuono is renowned for her welcoming style and her ability to teach in a way that is accessible and enjoyable. She introduces each topic in a no-nonsense way, with humor and a sense of compassion for the individuals seeking healing guidance as well as the healers.
You will learn what herbs are anti-inflammatory or vulnerary, how to use them in circumstances of injury or illness, and discover how to craft formulas specific to hundreds of given conditions; more than this, you will also develop a robust appreciation for the incredible harmony between people and plants, and you'll gain a strong foundation for helping others using herbs.
**Special Discount: Get 10% off your tuition when you enroll in both The Essential Herbal Online Course and The Herbal Action Online Course!