Mother Earth is rich with the bounty of healing herbs!
Long used in every culture throughout the world, plant wisdom has long been used to treat physical, emotional, and mental concerns. The magic of the healing art through plants has waxed and waned, but its tradition lives on through modern support persons interested in carrying forth their power and importance.
During this course you will learn how to support the reproductive journey from adolescence to post menopause through the power of plants.
Plant power for the win!
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is also sometimes a matter of opportunity.”
~ Hippocrate, herbalist and considered founder of modern medicine
This course will be divided into 8 modules with a variety of topics related to your introduction to Reproductive Herbalism.
- Module quiz to test skills and knowledge
- 3 module assignments
- 1 core video project/ presentation
There will be a total of 2 online sessions, to be scheduled by your instructor once your start date has begun. This is a time to learn, check-in, and ask questions. Attendance is required, with some flexibility for makeup attendance or additional assignments if webinars are missed.
There is no required reading for this program but students will receive a module workbook for each module, a DTC prepared materia medica, and may speak to the instructor about recommended readings.
The cost of the program will include your module materials (electronic copies for PDF link access), mentoring and online meetings, phone and email support, grading, foraging scissors, and herbal field journal.
Note: No Indigenous knowledge is shared within this course. Materials are created from common knowledge on herbal use and preparation, and within the scope of practice of personal or unaccredited use. Themes may draw on the field of knowledge used by herbalists fro many backgrounds and emphasis will be placed on the instructors own ancestry and ancestral knowledge.
As an introduction to the tangible process of plant power, our Reproductive Herbalism course will introduce students to:
- Identification practices and Latin names
- Contraindications and warnings
- Scope of practice
- The science of medical herbalism
- Tools and safe preparation
Reproductive experiences that will be discussed:
- Adolescence, the onset of menstruation, changing hormones
- Childbearing years, reproductive anatomy and plant healing
- Pregnancy and birth, healthy and safe options for well-being
- Postpartum, healthy and safe options for well-being
- Menopause, common concerns and available herbal options
Total time to complete the full program: 12 weeks
8 weeks for modules and assignments
2 additional weeks to create life/ study balance
2 weeks for the creation and submission of the final project
*Online meetings will typically be held on weekday evenings at 7:00pm EST/ 8:00pm AST/ 6:00pm CST/ 4:00pm PST and are 90-120 minutes in length.
Modules for this 8 module course will be:
Module I: An Introduction to plant power, herbalism, scope of practice & medical herbalism
Module II: The art of plant and herbal preparation, energetics, and defining plant properties
Module III: A New Moon: Adolescence
Module IV: First Quarter Moon: Childbearing years, reproductive anatomy & plant healing
Module V: Complications & Care in the childbearing years
Module VI: Full Moon: Pregnancy and birth, healthy and safe options for well-being
Module VII: Postpartum, healthy and safe options for well-being
Module VIII: Last Quarter Moon: Perimenopause & Menopause, common concerns & available herbal options
Our introduction to Reproductive Herbalism course is set at a one-time fee of $350 (+ tax).
The fee includes access to our DTC module system and materials, online meetings and mentoring, foraging scissors, DTC herbal field journal, grading, instructor fee, access to our DTC community, and a certificate of completion upon meeting all course requirements.
- We are Canadian developed but internationally focused
- No annual membership or renewal fees
- A dedicated team that takes time with each student as requested
- Our mandate is to create confident practitioners, through a variety of interests, philosophies, and teaching strategies
- We offer a passionate family of thousands of Doulas and CBEs who are available 24/7 via our online community
- Self-study start makes it easy to dive in!
- Online access to resources, learning modules, and continuing education
- Collaborations that facilitate international connections at home and abroad
- One time fee of $350, plus applicable taxes (non-refundable, strict cancellation policy applies)
- Minimum deposit due at time of registration. If student does not choose to pay in full, balance can be made in instalments (3 month option available at time of registration).
- Payment can be made by credit card, PayPal, or Email Money Transfer. More details on this will be sent when registration is processed.
*applicable taxes not included in base fee*