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Sep
9
Sat
Foundations of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Vermont @ The Hawthorn Center
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Hosted by Sweetgrass Herbals

This course explores the foundations of Chinese Herbal Medicine, making it accessible and practical for anyone interested in human health, and providing participants with the foundations necessary to move on to more advanced knowledge in the areas of herbalism and holistic healing.

​Designed for those wanting effective tools and relevant knowledge to provide for personal and family health care, and to pave the way for those working toward becoming community and clinical herbalists.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Overview of Chinese Medicine; Comparison with Western Healing Tradition
  • Chinese Philosophy and Psychology 
  • Four Vital Substances, Eight Principles (Yin/Yang Theory) Five Elements, Five​ Spirits
  • Organ Networks, Physiology, Health and Imbalance, External Pernicious Influences
  • Diagnostics, Self Awareness, Sensory Awareness Skills
  • Essential Herbs
  • Nutrition and Food as Medicine

TOPICS ARE DIVIDED INTO FOUR MAIN AREAS:

1. PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY

2. THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN HEALTH:

Four Vital Substances, Eight Principle (Yin/Yang) theory, Five Elements, Ten Organ Networks.

3. TOOLS AND PRINCIPLES OF CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE:

Tongue and Pulse Analysis, Constitutional Types, Herbs, Chinese Nutritional Theory.

4. CONCEPTS AND TOOLS FOR SELF-CULTIVATION AND STEWARDSHIP:

​Self-investigation skills drawing upon Chinese philosophy and psychology.

DATES + TIME:  SIX SATURDAYS FROM 9:00-5:00

                                MAY 6                 MAY 27

                                 JULY 1                 JULY 22

                                 SEP 9                  OCT 7

COST:   $900 (Includes written materials + 48 hours of contact time)

LOCATION: The Hawthorn Center in Bristol, VT

QUESTIONS: Email EMILY@SWEETGRASSHERBALS.COM

Sep
13
Wed
Materia Medica Class
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Materia Medica Class @ Wendell | Massachusetts | United States

”Medicinal herbal knowledge at the depth & breadth of experienced herbalists.”

An essential component of an herbalist’s “toolkit,” Materia Medica is a compendium of knowledge of a large number of healing plants. Class is open to newcomers, enthusiasts, and to those with an herbal background wishing to deepen their understanding of herbalism and expand their herbal repertoire.

During each class, we’ll investigate 5 herbs. Classes cover names, parts of plants used, “taste,” “energetics,” location and gathering time, constituents, medicinal uses (Chinese, Western, Indigenous traditions), cautions and contraindications, preparations, dosages for tea and extract, other useful information. Students can sample medicines (when available) as extracts and/or teas to gain first-hand experience of the plants’ “energetics.” Participants also receive a one-ounce bottle of their choice of one of the herbs discussed that evening ($10-$15 retail value).

Date: Wednesdays – September 13, 20, 27, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: 125 Montague Road, Wendell, MM

Contact chris@clearpathherbals.com to preregister, or check out this page for more info.

Sep
20
Wed
Materia Medica Class
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Materia Medica Class @ Wendell | Massachusetts | United States

”Medicinal herbal knowledge at the depth & breadth of experienced herbalists.”

An essential component of an herbalist’s “toolkit,” Materia Medica is a compendium of knowledge of a large number of healing plants. Class is open to newcomers, enthusiasts, and to those with an herbal background wishing to deepen their understanding of herbalism and expand their herbal repertoire.

During each class, we’ll investigate 5 herbs. Classes cover names, parts of plants used, “taste,” “energetics,” location and gathering time, constituents, medicinal uses (Chinese, Western, Indigenous traditions), cautions and contraindications, preparations, dosages for tea and extract, other useful information. Students can sample medicines (when available) as extracts and/or teas to gain first-hand experience of the plants’ “energetics.” Participants also receive a one-ounce bottle of their choice of one of the herbs discussed that evening ($10-$15 retail value).

Date: Wednesdays – September 13, 20, 27, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: 125 Montague Road, Wendell, MM

Contact chris@clearpathherbals.com to preregister, or check out this page for more info.

Sep
27
Wed
Materia Medica Class
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Materia Medica Class @ Wendell | Massachusetts | United States

”Medicinal herbal knowledge at the depth & breadth of experienced herbalists.”

An essential component of an herbalist’s “toolkit,” Materia Medica is a compendium of knowledge of a large number of healing plants. Class is open to newcomers, enthusiasts, and to those with an herbal background wishing to deepen their understanding of herbalism and expand their herbal repertoire.

During each class, we’ll investigate 5 herbs. Classes cover names, parts of plants used, “taste,” “energetics,” location and gathering time, constituents, medicinal uses (Chinese, Western, Indigenous traditions), cautions and contraindications, preparations, dosages for tea and extract, other useful information. Students can sample medicines (when available) as extracts and/or teas to gain first-hand experience of the plants’ “energetics.” Participants also receive a one-ounce bottle of their choice of one of the herbs discussed that evening ($10-$15 retail value).

Date: Wednesdays – September 13, 20, 27, 2017
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: 125 Montague Road, Wendell, MM

Contact chris@clearpathherbals.com to preregister, or check out this page for more info.

Oct
4
Wed
Foundations of Western Herbal Medicine
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Foundations of Western Herbal Medicine @ Wendell | Massachusetts | United States

Foundations of Western Herbal Medicine

A 10-week course exploring Native American & Western healing systems, taught by master herbalist and teacher Chris Marano

Blending the best of traditional and modern, European and Native American healing systems, science and spirit, philosophy and practice, Foundations of Western Herbal Medicine explores in depth the nature of human health, disease, and how plant medicines and timeless wisdom can lead us to wellness and vitality.

The course offers a holistic lens for viewing the entirety of the human experience — body-mind-heart-spirit — including European and Native American lenses for exploring:

  • Anatomy-physiology and patterns of health and illness
  • Elements
  • Humors
  • Tissue states
  • Temperaments and psychology
  • Medicinal herbs
  • Nutrition and diagnostic tools
  • Philosophy
  • Self-awareness skills
  • Practical tools for self help and helping others

When: 10 Wednesdays starting October 4 – December 13, 2017. (November 22 off)
Where: 125 Montague Rd, Wendell, MA 01379
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 pm

Cost: $750 for the full series
Please pre-register by contacting Chris via email or phone: chris@clearpathherbals.com or (413) 230-1733.

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