A Step-by-Step Road Map for an Exciting and Rewarding Learning Adventure
Learning about herbs and how to use them in a responsible manner can be bewildering and overwhelming. Especially when you attempt to do it all on your own. You can easily take a wrong turn. And end up in a ditch.
But you can relax now… you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve been plotting the best route to take – and marking out milestones along the way – since 2004.
And we’ve made it easy and affordable to learn at your own pace. All Herb Academy courses are distance learning (home study) programs and the course materials are delivered via the Internet (password protected website). We’ve broken a complex study field down into easily digested smaller independent courses that takes the strain off your time and your budget.
Simply follow the milestones along the “Learning Path” and you’ll soon become a knowledgeable and competent Family Herbalist, Herbal Adviser and/or Green Healer.
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Milestone 1: Get Your Student Membership
Your student membership unlocks the doors to the world of learning that follows. It gives you access to a monthly free premium lesson to help sharpen your skills and build your own Green Healers medicine chest. It is also a prerequisite for all our Certificate of Completion courses.
You have three options for getting a Student Membership:
Option 1: The Student Starter Bundle is the best value for money and also the most popular option.
Option 2: Lifetime Membership is also a good value for money deal and suits serious students and students who want to avoid the hassle of yearly renewals.
Option 3: 1 Year Membership is for those that are testing the waters.
P.S. Is this your first time here? Use the coupon code NEW to get your First One Year Student Membership with our compliments.
Please note that this is just our suggested Learning Path! Feel free to jump around after you’ve reached Milestone 1.
Milestone 2: Basic Herbal Medicine Making
This course enables you to uses herbal remedies safely and with confidence. It also introduces you to the various disciplines within herbal medicine which enables you to plot your own learning path. Because of its foundational nature and popularity this course is included in the Student Starter Bundle. View the Basic Herbal Medicine Making Course Curriculum
Milestone 3: Basic Botany
Basic botany and plant identification are absolutely essential skills in the repertoire of the family herbalist, traditional healer or herbal adviser.
This course is intended for people who have little or no botanical background and who want to develop a working knowledge of herbs. It provides a basic introduction to the field of botany, plant naming (nomenclature), plant classification (taxonomy) and external characteristics (morphology) from a herbal medicine perspective. View The Basic Botany Course Curriculum
Milestone 4: Plant Journaling
Plants are the ‘tools of our trade’. Key to the success of any family herbalist or traditional healer is having a proven system to learn more about the individual herbs and how to use them. In this course you’ll get such a system and you’ll learn how to research and write herb monographs and create your own materia medica. View the Plant Journaling Course Curriculum
Milestone 5: Advanced Herbal Medicine Making
The Advanced Herbal Medicine Making Course is aimed at people who want to take their herbal medicine making skills to the next level. It is also a pre-requisite for the Family Herbalist and Master Green Healer certificates of completion.
It is also popular with medical doctors, traditional healers, therapists, and health practitioners using other modalities and forms of medicine who want to use herbal medicine to be of better service to their clients. View the Advanced Herbal Medicine Making curriculum.
Milestone 6: The Green Healers Apprentice Level 1
The Green Healers Apprentice is a hands-on holistic health therapy learning program designed to help discover better health God’s way and to expand your Green Healers Medicine Chest. You’ll learn and experience first hand how to boost mental and physical energy levels, lose weight, prevent and reverse disease, and switch on anti-ageing genes.
In Level 1 you’ll learn the principles of health, well-being and the Modern Nature Cure. It is intended as a foundation for those that want to study the holistic health therapies in more detail in Levels 2 and 3. View the Green Healers Apprentice Level 1 curriculum.
Milestone 7: The Family Herbalist Certificate
This is a BIG milestone…
When you’ve earned the Certificates of Completion in all five of the following courses you’ll be awarded with the Family Herbalist Certificate of Completion as a testimony of your outstanding achievement.
- Basic Herbal Medicine Making
- Plant Journaling
- Basic Botany (If you’ve had biology at senior school level you can apply for an exemption)
- The Green Healers Apprentice Level 1
- Advanced Herbal Medicine Making
View the Course Bundles page for enrollment options.
Milestones 8 & 9: Green Healers Apprentice Levels 2 and 3
The Green Healers Apprentice – Level 2 is under revision. Admissions will reopen in Mid February 2019
The Green Healers Apprentice – Level 3 is under revision. Admissions will reopen in Early April 2019
Milestone 10: The Master Green Healer Certificate
This milestone is huge…
When you’ve earned the Family Herbalist Certificates of Completion and the Level 2 and 3 Green Healers Apprentice Certificates you’ll be awarded the Master Green Healer Certificate of Completion as a testimony of your outstanding achievement.
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