Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine offers a broad range of classes and unique programs that appeal to the nature lover, plant enthusiast, healthy home cook, gardener, medical practitioner, and budding herbalist.
Beginner & Intermediate Classes:
Our two beginner programs, Foundations and Herbal Apothecary are offered one weekend a month September through June, for the mother, homesteader, and aspiring “community herbalist.” And our one-day Farm’ocology classes are a great way for beginners to experience Green Comfort’s botanical sanctuary without committing to a full program.
The Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism is a wonderful beginning to your herbal education as we delve into body systems, understanding physiology and studying the actions of plants known as material medica, and then apply the herbs to physical needs and imbalances by developing protocols of treatments.
The Herbal Apothecary program is Green Comfort’s original course, combining demonstrations with hands-on laboratory methods of learning. This course makes the information practical and applicable to the herbal student who is wanting to integrate the use of herbs into home and profession. Students are aided in creating their own home apothecary by taking inventory and documenting what is added during the 10 month program, then presenting a final project. This series is a wonderful program to incorporate the art of herbal crafting into your life.
Farm’ocology is a series of one-day classes meant to introduce participants and the community to specific complimentary topics. Workshops are taught by Teresa as well as guest teachers who are experts in their fields. They are invited to teach at Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine and we provide the facility, promotion, and day-of coordination.
Herb Camp is a unique opportunity for adults of all levels of experience to getaway and immerse themselves in nature.
Advanced Clinical Training:
Our more advanced programs are for those interested in pursuing clinical herbalism or applying herbalism in their field of practice. Clinical Practicum and our Herbal Energetics training both offer opportunities to apply your herbal knowledge when seeing clients and formulating medicines.
Two sessions of Clinical Practicum run a year, Spring and Fall, for twelve consecutive weeks. This program is a practicum meaning the herbal student works along-side Teresa to see clients, record intakes, ask questions and offer their suggestions as to what systems are affected, actions needed and herbs which will restore balance, tone, nurture and nourish. These clinics do require the student herbalist to follow up with clients and research a topic thoroughly to contribute to protocols we construct together. The teaching is in the doing. We have established very professional protocols for Hashimoto’s, Parkinson’s, Lyme, and other diseases which the clinic students have access to. The clinic is a real service to the community and to the student to gain confidence and practice.
Herbal Energetics Advanced Clinical Training is the newest course offering an opportunity to develop a working knowledge of traditional diagnostic techniques which practitioners can integrate into a health consultation. Learning how to interpret information given by meridians, face, pulse and tongue enable the practitioner to choose the correct herbal remedies as they will match the constitution of the individual being treated. This is a six weekend series for the continuing education of the western trained herbalist.
Whatever your herbal education level or interest, we trust you will visit with us and check out our offerings.