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An Herbal Certification Course
October/November 2017
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Marvelous Menopause, Menopause is not a Disease - It is a Gift!
Advanced Class - The Art of Herbal Formulating
Spirit of Herbs - Herbs for Emotional and Spiritual Healing
3-Day Intensive Certification Course



An Herbal Certification Course - October/November 2017

Join us as we journey into the healing world of medicinal plants. Each class, be prepared to tantilize your senses. You will see a variety of herbs, feel their textures, smell the wonderful aromas and taste their rich flavors. You will learn all about the individual herbal properties, how to select herbs and finally how to make proper blends to help with various conditions. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the healing benefits of herbal remedies as you explore each body system and gain an understanding of the herbs traditionally used to heal physical imbalances and maintain proper health.

Students will be given workbooks filled with herbal formulations and herbal protocols that can be taken home and used long after the class ends. With just a handful of herbs you will have the tools necessary to help heal your body, mind, and spirit while maintaining radiant health for years to come.

A Certificate will be awarded upon completion.

Course covers:

  • Introduction to Herbal Healing - Use all your senses to recognize quality herbs along with proper storage and use
  • Digestive System and Syrup Making - Gas, Bloating, Hiatal Hernia, Ulcers, Crohn’s, Make 'n Take Digestive Syrup
  • Immune System - Auto-Immunity, Cancer, A.I.D.S., Eczema/Psoriasis, Adaptogenic Herbs, Kathleen’s Morning Smoothie, Immune Soup, Pickled Garlic and more
  • Medicine Making: Tinctures, Capsules, and More - Students make and take home their own tinctures; capsules are also covered in this module
  • Liver and Skin - Liver Disease, Hepatitis, Anemia, Constipation, Skin Disorders, Jaundice, Gallbladder Disorders & more
  • Reproductive - Hormone Imbalances, PMS, Vaginal Infections, Anemia, Depression, Anxiety, Cramps, Morning Smoothie ingredients with sampling
  • Medicine Making: Oils, Salves, and Ointments - Oils, Salves, Ointments; students make and take home their own samples
  • Heart and Circulatory - Heart Disease, HBP, Cholesterol, Stroke and more
  • Urinary System - Urinary Tract Infections, BPH, Type II Diabetes, Kidney Stones and more
  • Nervous System - Stress, Anxiety, Headaches, Depression, Insomnia, Neuralgia, Dream Pillows discussed and made

Dates: Saturdays, beginning October 14th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Refund policy: 
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your place in the certification course. 
Class fee (less $100 non-refundable deposit) is refundable up to 7 days prior to start day of class.
After 7 day cut off,  class monies will not be refunded, but consideration will be given to transfer remaining class fees to a future certification course. 
All refunds must be made in writing.

Location:
SW Herb Shop, 148 N. Center Street, Historic Downtown Mesa, AZ 85201
Cost: $555.00 includes ALL materials and 300+ page manual
Register at Herbal Certification Course or for individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes


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Introduction to Herbal Healing

Come join us in this wonderful introduction class as we reawaken to the magical uses of medicinal herbs and begin our journey back to our herbal roots. We will be using all of our senses as we taste, smell, touch and feel the power of these ancient plants. Students will learn:

• How to determine good quality herbs
• Herbal Preparations: infusion , decoction, syrup, oil, salve and more
• Solar and Lunar infusions (preparations)
• Medicinal infusion & decoctions (preparation)
• Poultices & compresses
• Proportions & dosages and so much more

Dates: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Herbs and The Digestive System

In natural healing, the digestive system is considered to be one of the most important systems of the body. Digestive imbalances comprise the bulk of patients most healers see. The very good news is that by understanding and using just a handful of herbs, you can take care of almost all imbalances of this digestive system. Here are some of the things we will be covering in this course:

• Making an incredible digestive syrup
• Indigestion
• Crohn's disease
• Gas, bloating
• Hiatal hernia
• Ulcers
• IBS, and more

Dates: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Herbs and The Immune System

During the last 6-7 decades, thousands of chemicals have been introduced into the environment. Our whole ecological system has been dramatically altered and we are now seeing an incredible increase in immune system disorders. Join us as we learn easy it is to support and heal the all important immune system. Here is just some of things we will look at during this class:

• Auto-immunity
• Kathleen’s morning smoothie
• The amazing Liver & Immune Enhancing Powder
• Immune soup
• Cancer
• A.I.D.S.
• Herbs for the lymph system
• Eczema/psoriasis
• Adaptogenic herbs
• ESSIAC, Chaparral
• Pickled garlic and more

Dates: Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Medicine Making: Tincture, Capsules, and More

In this hands-on class, students learn how to make high quality herbal tinctures, the properties of encapsulation, and more! Transforming medicinal herbs with glycerin and/or alcohol into concentrated extracts is highly empowering and we'll bet "you can not make just one"! Tinctures are easy to make and administer, portable, and have a long shelf life. When the class is complete, you'll not need to pay higher retail prices again and be making formulas specific to YOU! NOTE: You will create and take home your own hand-made tincture.

Dates: Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Herbs for The Liver and Skin

If you suffer from arthritis, allergies, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances (and the list goes on...), you must learn about the liver, how it works, and the herbs used to help keep it healthy. Here a few of the imbalances discussed:

• Anemia
• Constipation
• Weight loss
• Eczema and Psoriasis
• Hepatitis C
• and more

Dates: Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Herbs and The Reproductive System

In clinical practice, female reproductive system imbalances are seen more often than any other system. In this class, we take an in-depth look at herbal protocols for a variety of imbalances for both male and female systems. Some of the topics covered are:

• Hormone balancing
• Menstrual cramps
• PMS / PMDD
• Menses - dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia
• Anemia
• Infections
• Libido and dysfunction

Dates: Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Herbs and The Heart and Circulatory System

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death and it is more important than ever to learn how to support this vital system. We will be learning to use herbs for both prevention and supporting the cardiovascular system. Here are some of the imbalances reviewed in this heart-healthy class:

• Cardiovascular disease and prevention
• High blood pressure (HBP) and circulation
• Cholesterol and diabetes
• Varicose veins
• Recovery and prevention of stroke and heart attack

Dates: Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Medicine Making: Oils, Salves and Ointments

Making oils, salves, and oilments right in your own kitchen is not only very rewarding but great fun too! Join us in this hands-on class we learn to make wonderful healing oils, salves, lip balms, and etc. We will learn how to combine herbs to create a soothing massage, bath oil, or medicinal oil. Then we learn how to turn those oils into perfect balms, salves and liniments. You will make and take home your own herbal salve or oil upon completion of this class.

Dates: Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Herbs and The Urinary System

If you have ever suffered with a urinary tract infection, you don't want to miss this class! Not only will we learn how to recognize and care for a UTI at home, we will also be learning about these common problems within the Urinary, or Endocrine, System:

• Diabetes
• Herbs for the urinary system
• Kidney health and herbs
• Urinary infections
• Cystitis
• Prostate health and cancer
• Stress, detoxification, and regulation

Dates: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

Herbs and The Nervous System

Our central nervous system is our link to our environment as it allows us to see, feel, smell, hear, and taste the world around us. Herbs work wonderfully within this beautiful system to help support and restore its balance. During class, we will learn how to build a healthy nervous system and review imbalances like:

• Depression
• Headaches
• Hyperactivity
• Stress
• Sciactica
• Anxiety
• Environmental influences

Dates: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost $65.00 (includes all materials)
Register at Herbal Certification Course or individual classes at Individual Herbal Classes

MARVELOUS MENOPAUSE

MENOPAUSE IS NOT A DISEASE - IT IS A GIFT!

The powerful energy of menopause is a gift that can change the world.  Women are being given information on menopause they do not always understand from both medical and alternative practitioners.  Kathleen will break menopause down into simple drawings and terminology which everyone can understand.  You will learn about herbs women have used throughout time to keep their bodies in balance.  Students will also learn how to make simple home remedies to help you move through the discomforts of menopause.  You will leave this workshop hopeful, inspired and empowered.  This is one workshop you do not want to miss!

COURSE OUTLINE:

• Osteoporosis
• Heart Palpations and Cardiovascular Disease
• Vaginal Dryness
• Mood Swings
• Hot Flashes
• Bloating
• Breast Cancer
• Medicine Making:  Hormone Balance Tincture, Wild Yam Cream, High Calcium Tea

Date: Next opportunity in November 2017!
Register at Marvelous Menopause
Location: SW Herb, 148 N. Center, Mesa, AZ 85201

Cost: $45.00 if enrolled in the Certification Class; $65.00 if not a current student.

3-Day Weekend Intensive Certification Course
Same great information as provided in our 5-week course, only intensified!

Join us as we journey into the healing world of medicinal plants where you will see, taste, feel, and smell a variety of herbs as this comprehensive course covers the following:

  • Introduction to Herbal Healing - Use all your senses to recognize quality herbs
  • Digestive System and Syrup Making - Gas, Bloating, Hiatal Hernia, Ulcers, Crohn’s & more
  • Immune System - Auto-Immunity, Cancer, A.I.D.S., Eczema/Psoriasis, Adaptogenic Herbs, Kathleen’s Morning Smoothie, Immune Soup, Pickled Garlic & more
  • Medicine Making: Tinctures, Capsules, and More - Students make and take home their own tinctures, capsules are also covered in this module
  • Liver and Skin - Liver Disease, Hepatitis, Anemia, Constipation, Skin Disorders, Jaundice, Gallbladder Disorders & more
  • Reproductive - Hormone Imbalances, PMS, Vaginal Infections, Anemia, Depression, Anxiety, Cramps & more
  • Medicine Making: Oils, Salves, and Ointments - Oils, Salves, Ointments & Lotion Making; students make and take home their own samples
  • Heart and Circulatory - Heart Disease, HBP, Cholesterol, Stroke and more
  • Urinary System - Urinary Tract Infections, BPH, Type II Diabetes, Kidney Stones and more
  • Nervous System - Stress, Anxiety, Headaches, Depression, Insomnia, Neuralgia and more.

Date: New class date coming soon!

Cost: $555.00 per person, payment necessary to RSVP. Class size is limited. Students will be given a 300+ page manual filled with Materia Medica and formulations. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.
Register at 3-Day Intensive Certification Course
Location: SW Herb, 148 N. Center, Mesa, AZ 85201

SPIRIT OF HERBS

HERBS FOR EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALING

Join us on a journey to the Spirit of Herbs. You will explore some of the ceremonies used by indigenous people all around the world and learn the herbs traditionally used for both spiritual and emotional healing.

COURSE OUTLINE:

• Experience a traditional kava ceremony
• Feel the heartbeat of the Earth through Native American drumming as we walk you through the ancient tradition of a Native American smudging and sacred pipe circle
• Take a shamanic journey through meditation to discover your plant spirit and receive your healing message
• Learn how to make dream pillows and dream catchers and why they are used in spiritual healing
• You will leave this workshop with tools necessary to help heal your mind, body, and spirit.

Date: New class date coming soon!
Register at Spirit of Herbs
Location: SW Herb, 148 N. Center, Mesa, AZ 85201

Cost: If you are a student of the Certification Class, the price is $55.00. If not a student, $65.00 per person, all materials and workbook included.

ADVANCED CLASS
THE ART OF HERBAL FORMULATION

What herbs can I mix together?  How much of each herb do I use?  When I have many herbs to choose from, how do I know which one to use? 

Like creating a beautiful piece of art, making that perfect herbal formulation in just the right amounts is a time honored art.  In this 2-day fun hands-on class, students will learn how to create herbal formulas specific to each client's unique physiology. Students learn how much of each herb to use and when and how to use it. We will be conducting two actual herbal consultations using student volunteers from this class.

This is a very empowering class with plenty of hands on time.  Students will create their formula, blend their formula and present it to their client(s).  You will leave this class with the confidence to create beautiful formulas for yourself, your friends and your family.  Together we can heal the world, one client at a time.

Note: The consultations we do during this class are valued at $200.00 each.  To be considered, you must be registered in this class and paid in full.  Make your request via email and we will send you complete intake forms which you must fill out and return at least 2 weeks prior to class.  In the event that we have more than 2 requests, Kathleen will decide which 2 are most appropriate for this class and will contact you herself.  You must be willing to be open and honest as we ask questions delving into not only your physical health but your emotional, spiritual and mental health, as well as your family and business life etc.  The more we understand your complete background, the better we can all formulate for you.

This class is limited to 15 students and is filled on a first come, first registered basis who have completed either the 5-week Certification Class or 3-day Intensive Certification Class.

Date: New class date coming soon!
Time: New class time coming soon!

Cost: $299.00 for both days, payment necessary to RSVP.
Register at Advanced Formulation Class
Location: SW Herb, 148 N. Center, Mesa, AZ 85201

Refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to hold your place in the advanced formulation class. Class fee (less $100.00 non-refundable deposit) is refundable up to 7 days prior to start day of class. After 7 day cut off, class monies will not be refunded but consideration will be given to transfer remaining class fees to a future certification course. All refunds must be made in writing.


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