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.
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.
- 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
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.
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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Medical Herbalism Course: Beginning December 7th, 2017Register Now
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.
- 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
- Hoffmann, Medical Herbalism
- Romm, Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health
- Hechtman, Clinical Naturopathic Medicine
- 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.
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."