General Interest Courses

Practical Herbalism 2017

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  • Thursdays
  • Spring & Summer 6:30- 8:30pm, Fall: 6:30- 9:30pm
  • $800

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Course Details: Beginning on May 25th the class will meet one Thursday  a week from  6:30PM to 8:30PM until October 5th, 20 weeks total.

Course Objectives

To guide participants through one entire growing season, in order to learn about and experience the planting, tending, and harvesting of approximately 25 medicinal plants which grow readily in Ontario. Students will participate in a group garden provided by the teacher and they may grow some plants at home in their own gardens.

  • To discuss the medicinal uses of these plants & about 25 more local wild herbs. To learn by doing, how to prepare and use the various remedies they provide; to address concerns about the appropriateness of herbal medicine for our time and the importance of ecological sustainability.
  • To learn how to use the herbs safely and appropriately for the improvement of personal health and the health of the ecosystem.
Additional Information
  • Participants must enroll for all 20 weeks
  • The garden will be available for tending and harvesting on days not scheduled for class.
  • Elective group gardening time and herb walks will be scheduled in, according to student/teacher availability over the summer. Herb walks around Ontario will take place spring, summer, and fall.
  • Enrollment will be limited to about 30 Students.
  • The cost for the entire course will cover lectures, class notes (efiles), herb walks, gardening time, herb products and food products.
Certification & Credits

unnamed-4A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of classes. Students will keep an assortment of tinctures, salves, syrups, creams and fermented foods that they have manufactured during class time. Continuing Education Credits may be applicable for professionals.

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Payment of $800 may be done in quarters ($200/month for 4 months). Please contact us directly at 416-767-3428 for more information.
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Professional Training

Medical Herbalism Course: Beginning December 7th, 2017

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  • Thursdays 7- 10pm
  • 20 classes over 6 months
  • 12/07/2017
  • $950.00
An Advanced Understanding of Herbs for Health Care Practitioners

A holistic model of health & treatments will be elucidated. We will cover all the body systems and approximately 100 herbs by actions, pharmacology,and energetics. Basic concepts and principles of the natural sciences will be introduced and applied. Botany, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, pharmacology, herb-drug interactions, and human physiology will be presented with the principles addressed and integrated into the course at the appropriate times.

Learning objectives
  • A holistic model of health & treatments will be elucidated. We will cover all the body systems and approximately 100 herbs by actions, pharmacology,and energetics.
  • Basic concepts and principles of the natural sciences will be introduced and applied. Botany, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, pharmacology, herb-drug interactions, and human physiology will be presented with the principles addressed and integrated into the course at the appropriate times.
  • A holistic model of healing using the paradigms of deep ecology will be the basis of the paradigm in which herbal protocols will be formed.
  • A systematic method of integrating Western Bio-Medical information in an inherently holistic context will allow the students to utilize the resources of what is called “Allopathic” medicine and “Holistic” or “Naturopathic” medicine. We understand the Vis.
  • A herbal material medica will be developed and cross referenced by physiological action categories, body systems and tissues affinities, phamacognostic plant metabolites, energetics, and historical uses.
What to expect
  • The basic structure of the classes will be to take each body system and summarize its place in the whole. Next, the patterns that lead to disease conditions and the physiological processes involved will be examined in detail including some specific pathologies. Case studies (from intake to diagnosis to prescription) will be discussed using the “method” and herbal selection criteria to generate holistic protocols including patient specific herbal formulations. Proper forms of herbal products i.e. tinctures, tisanes, decoctions, fomentations etc. will be addressed on a case by case basis. Products from health food stores, home medicine chests and professional dispensaries will be considered.
  • Class notes and handouts will be provided electronically.
  • Enrolment will be limited to about 30 Students.
  • There is a 15 student minimum required to create a second class on a different evening.
  • Distant students may consider Skyping in for lectures
Texts Used
  • Hoffmann, Medical Herbalism
  • Romm, Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health
  • Hechtman, Clinical Naturopathic Medicine
Certification
  • A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of classes.
  • Continuing Education Credits are being applied for and will be granted to professionals who take the course.

Course Testimonials

What are the graduates saying about us?

I completed the Medical Herbalism course approximately 10 years ago, and feel it is one of the most useful continuing education courses I have taken from a clinical skills perspective. A great course for translating the largely materia medica-based botanical medicine training at CCNM into effective formulae, and other practical botanical applications. Highly recommended for CCNM students and graduates who have not had additional herbal medicine training.

Jonah Lusis, ND

 

"If you depend upon the use of botanicals in your practice then consider this course mandatory.  Finally, you will have a chance to learn from a great mentor that actually has practical skills and knowledge as opposed to the same old recycled info in most modern herbal texts.  I have discarded most of the waste that I was taught in many seminars going through school because of lack of efficacy in a clinical setting, but the information I have received from John has shaped my practice."

Dr. Seth Yates BSc(Kin), ND, RAc.
Yates Naturopathic Clinic

I am so grateful to have taken John Redden’s course, Advanced Therapeutic Protocols. It was an invaluable part of my herbal studies.
John embodies a profound understanding and respect for plants and imparts that knowledge and passion to his students. The course is filled with clinical applications and protocols of most conditions that one would see in their practice. In addition, John supplements the material with his own “clinical gems” collected from his many years of experience. This course is a must for any professional using herbal medicine in their practice.

Giacomina Gucciardi-Mercurio ND

John was referenced in the OAND Pulse reviews of the 2016 Convention with this quote:

"John Redden's session alone was worth the fee for the whole weekend."

Past Courses

Heartwood Gathering

Join John Redden, RH for the third year of this Canadian Herbal Gathering. For more details and schedule see: Heartwood Gathering schedule

Great Lakes Herb Faire

John Redden RH will be speaking at this popular Herbal event in Michigan. For more details see: Great Lakes Herb Faire

OAND Herb Walks Aug. 12 & 26

Join John Redden RH at several OAND Herb walks for Naturopathic Doctors, Herbalists & Herb Enthusiasts.

August 12 : Botanical Walk Old Mill (Toronto) 12-4pm  pre-register here

August 26th: Botanical Walk Coldwater (near Barrie) pre-register here

Cost: $10 each

And Qualify for CE Credits: 4.0 Category B

To pre-register (required) with the OAND or to view more details visit https://oand.org/non-certificate-ce-courses/

Summer Solstice Herbal Gathering at Christine Dennis’ Farm

John Redden RH
This event is happening at Otter River’s farm, Port Burwell, ON. For more info see:
Christine Dennis Workshops

OAND Naturopathic Conference November 4th to 6th, 2016

John will be doing an in depth study on HOW TO COMPOUND herbal formulas specific to a patients needs.
Formulas will be developed from Intake to Prescription so that practitioners may feel confident in tailoring custom formulas to suit & treat their patients concerns.
Conference Details

Practical Herbalism 2016
Course Details

Beginning on June 2nd, 2016 the class will meet one Thursday a week from 6:30PM to 8:30PM until September 29th, 2016, 16 weeks total.
There will be NO CLASS on Thursday, June 30th nor August 11th, 2016.

Course Objectives
  • To guide participants through one entire growing season, in order to learn about and experience the planting, tending, and harvesting of approximately 25 medicinal plants which grow readily in Ontario. Students will participate in a group garden provided by the teacher and they may grow some plants at home in their own gardens.
  • To discuss the medicinal uses of these plants & about 25 more local wild herbs. To learn by doing, how to prepare and use the various remedies they provide; to address concerns about the appropriateness of herbal medicine for our time and the importance of ecological sustainability.
  • To learn how to use the herbs safely and appropriately for the improvement of personal health and the health of the ecosystem.
Additional Information
  • Participants must enroll for all 16 weeks
  • The garden will be available for tending and harvesting on days not scheduled for class.
  • Elective group gardening time and herb walks will be scheduled in, according to student/teacher availability over the summer. Herb walks around Ontario will take place spring, summer, and fall.
  • Enrollment will be limited to about 30 Students.
  • The cost for the entire course will cover lectures, class notes (efiles), herb walks, gardening time, herb products and food products.
Certification & Credits

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of classes. Students will keep an assortment of tinctures, salves, syrups, creams and fermented foods that they have manufactured during class time.

Continuing Education Credits may be applicable for professionals.

View the pdf to print and share:Herbal Medicine for Our Changing Times Practical Course 2016

HEARTWOOD Herb Gathering 2016

Join John Redden RH at this herbal focused weekend in Claremont, ON. John will lead a herb walk and discuss Herbal Medicine in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance.

To register, contact:
http://www.heartwoodgathering.ca/register-and-pay.html

OAND Herb Walk with Angeli Chitale 2016

Join John Redden RH & Angeli Chitale ND at the annual OAND Herb walk for Naturopathic Doctors at Matchedash, Coldwater, ON.

Register with the OAND.

Richter’s Herbs 2016

John Redden RH will be speaking on How to Boost Your Immune System with Herbs.

For more information on this free event see:
Richter's Herbal Events

Collaborative Education for Naturopathic Doctors 2016

John Redden RH on Labour Preparation Support & Recovery with Botanicals. The event will be held at the University of Toronto, 121 St. Joseph St. Toronto, Ontario.

To register for the weekend:

http://www.collaborativeeducation.ca

Herb Walk with John & Angeli 2015

Join John Redden RH & Angeli Chitale ND at the annual OAND Herb walk for Naturopathic Doctors at Matchedash, Coldwater, ON.

Register with the OAND.

Heartwood Gathering 2015

This event will take place in Claremont, Ontario.
For more info: http://www.heartwoodgathering.ca/

John Redden RH will be giving two lectures:

Findhorn Experience Learn through Direct Knowledge

We will perform a series of exercises to open inner cognition. Direct knowledge is the Way of the Heart. In this session we will experience meditations, attunements and resonance as taught at Findhorn (Scotland) by the original founders and a few other monastic settings. The understandings that come cannot be found in books. It is initiatory and therefore transformative. You will learn how to learn.

Medicine Making from ground to bottle
Summer Solstice Herbal Weekend at Christine Dennis’ farm 2015

This event is happening at Otter River’s farm, Port Burwell, ON. For more info:

http://www.christinedennis.ca/workshops%20and%20seminars.html

Collaborative Education for Naturopathic Doctors 2015

John Redden RH on specific herbs for specific pains. The event will be held at the University of Toronto, 121 St. Joseph St. Toronto, Ontario.

To register for the weekend:

http://www.collaborativeeducation.ca

Practical Herbalism 2015
Course Details

Beginning on May 28th, 2015 the class will meet one Thursday a week from 6:30PM to 8:30PM for 5 weeks.

The fall session begins on September 3rd, 2015 where class will meet every Thursday from 6:30PM to 9:00PM for 11 weeks.

Course Objectives
  • To guide participants through one entire growing season, in order to learn about and experience the planting, tending, and harvesting of approximately 25 medicinal plants which grow readily in Ontario. Students will participate in a group garden provided by the teacher and they may grow some plants at home in their own gardens.
  • To discuss the medicinal uses of these plants & about 25 more local wild herbs. To learn bydoing, how to prepare and use the various remedies they provide; to address concerns about the appropriateness of herbal medicine for our time and the importance of ecological sustainability.
  • To learn how to use the herbs safely and appropriately for the improvement of personal health and the health of the ecosystem.
Additional Information
  • Participants must enroll for all sessions
  • The garden will be available for tending and harvesting on days not scheduled for class.
  • Elective group gardening time and herb walks will be scheduled in, according to student/teacher availability over the summer. Herb walks around Ontario will take place spring, summer, and fall.
  • Enrollment will be limited to about 30 Students.
  • The cost for the entire course will cover lectures, class notes (efiles), herb walks, gardening time, herb products and food products.
Certification & Credits

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of classes. Students will keep an assortment of tinctures, salves, syrups, creams and fermented foods that they have manufactured during class time.

Continuing Education Credits may be applicable for professionals.

View the pdf to print and share: Herbal Medicine for Our Changing Times Practical Course 2015

Natural Fertility

Course description coming soon!

Herb Walk in High Park 2015

Meet at the front entrance to the park on Bloor St. W. & High Park Ave at 12:45pm! $10 proceeds go to the Ontario Herbalists Association

Ancient Herbs- The History of Herbal Medicine

An herbal history from Hippocrates to present day, including Hildegard von Bingen. From Ancient Egypt to Greece and through Arabic to Medieval medicine, on to present day, John Redden RH will discuss the history of holistic herbal medicine.

First Aid Course

We will list and describe the items you need to make a herbal first aid kit. General home health care information for families at home, the cottage or camping.

External Application of Herbs

Poultices, plasters, baths, soaks, salves, lotions, etc… for home or practitioners.

Integrative Cancer Adjunct Care

Cancer as a metabolic disease is the centre of our focus of treatments. The work of Warburg, Seyfried & D’Agostino will be introduced in our discussion.

Ketogenic diets, juicing, supplementation, blood sugar regulation, detoxification, immune support & psycho-spiritual components will all be discussed and configured into an integrative system of patient care.

Medical Herbalism Course 2016-2017
An Advanced Understanding of Herbs for Health Care Practitioners

A holistic model of health & treatments will be elucidated. We will cover all the body systems and approximately 100 herbs by actions, pharmacology,and energetics. Basic concepts and principles of the natural sciences will be introduced and applied. Botany, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, pharmacology, herb-drug interactions, and human physiology will be presented with the principles addressed and integrated into the course at the appropriate times.

Learning objectives
  • A holistic model of health & treatments will be elucidated. We will cover all the body systems and approximately 100 herbs by actions, pharmacology,and energetics.
  • Basic concepts and principles of the natural sciences will be introduced and applied. Botany, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, pharmacology, herb-drug interactions, and human physiology will be presented with the principles addressed and integrated into the course at the appropriate times.
  • A holistic model of healing using the paradigms of deep ecology will be the basis of the paradigm in which herbal protocols will be formed.
  • A systematic method of integrating Western Bio-Medical information in an inherently holistic context will allow the students to utilize the resources of what is called “Allopathic” medicine and “Holistic” or “Naturopathic” medicine. We understand the Vis.
  • A herbal material medica will be developed and cross referenced by physiological action categories, body systems and tissues affinities, phamacognostic plant metabolites, energetics, and historical uses.
What to expect
  • The basic structure of the classes will be to take each body system and summarize its place in the whole. Next, the patterns that lead to disease conditions and the physiological processes involved will be examined in detail including some specific pathologies. Case studies (from intake to diagnosis to prescription) will be discussed using the “method” and herbal selection criteria to generate holistic protocols including patient specific herbal formulations. Proper forms of herbal products i.e. tinctures, tisanes, decoctions, fomentations etc. will be addressed on a case by case basis. Products from health food stores, home medicine chests and professional dispensaries will be considered.
  • Class notes and handouts will be provided electronically.
  • Enrolment will be limited to about 30 Students.
  • There is a 15 student minimum required to create a second class on a different evening.
  • Distant students may consider Skyping in for lectures
Texts Used
  • Hoffmann, Medical Herbalism
  • Romm, Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health
  • Hechtman, Clinical Naturopathic Medicine
Certification
  • A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of classes.
  • Continuing Education Credits may be applicable for professionals.

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MEDICAL HERBALISM class 2017