Are you using herbs to treat yourself and your family... maybe your clients?
Utilizing herbs, plants, and flowers to aid digestion, support your immune system, or help balance hormones?
If so, you’ve likely discovered, there is SO much to learn about the ancient practice of herbalism...
Crafting herbal medicines can be one of the most empowering and effective ways to take your health into your own hands — and support the health of those you love.
Now you can access the art and science of creating your own effective herbal remedies, or “herbal formulary.” This exciting approach involves combining herbs, plants, roots, barks, seeds, and flowers into formulas — as well as integrating the anatomy and physiology of every major body system.
By learning a few key concepts of herbal formulary, you can craft simple, effective plant remedies for a variety of symptoms and illnesses.
In The Herbal Healer, you’ll be guided, step-by-step, in herbal formulary best practices, as well as renowned herbalist, speaker, and author, Holly Bellebuono’s 4-Tier Formula — a welcoming approach, utilizing hundreds of medicinal herbs to create simple and effective remedies with confidence and ease. She’ll also teach you about “overlap” herbs that can treat multiple systems and symptoms.
Holly’s unique teaching addresses each of the systems in your body as an integrated whole. One of the first steps is to assess the primary body system being affected — respiratory, digestive, neurological, endocrine, cardiovascular, or musculoskeletal, for example — and the related systems that might also need your attention.
Next, she’ll guide you in evaluating what herb “action” you need for treating your symptoms...
Do you need an analgesic for pain? A decongestant to relieve nasal or respiratory congestion? A stimulant to increase circulation? An emollient for raw or dry skin?
Once you learn the categories of herbs and their actions, you’ll be empowered to easily and safely draw from hundreds of medicinal plants to treat yourself, your family, and your clients. You’ll quickly identify your go-to herbs — many of which might already be in your kitchen or garden pharmacy!
You’ll discover how to craft remedies to support a healthy digestive system, a fully functioning cardiovascular system, a calm and resilient neurological system, and a strong immune system for adults and children.
You’ll also discover the best remedies for supporting sleep, calming the nerves, and managing stress — and the top herbs to optimize your remedies to support your health long term.
Finally, Holly will show you how to integrate herbs into your diet, daily routine, and professional practice using a variety of teas, tonics, milks, salves, and more.
Herbalist, speaker, and author Holly Bellebuono’s simple approach to crafting herbal remedies enables you to practice herbalism easily, safely, and creatively.
In this 7-week program, you’ll explore medicinal and edible herbs in a welcoming way that will help you develop confidence in the practicality and reliability of the plants you’re using.
With Holly’s guidance, you’ll learn about herbs’ actions in ways that make them seem like new friends — and makes remembering their properties effortless.
Using herbs in your daily life will become second nature and your confidence as a healer and herbal practitioner will grow.
Holly is a gifted teacher, renowned for taking complex theories and information and making it accessible and straightforward. She’s spent 23 years teaching the intricacies of herbal medicine and the health benefits of healing plants.
And she’s studied herbal medicine from many perspectives — through gardening, mothering, pharmacology, anatomy, and physiology. The daughter of a registered nurse and a pharmacist, she combines the spiritual and intuitive “heart” with science and chemistry to teach a wholistic form of herbal medicine.
With Holly, you’ll go beyond learning individual herbal properties to a deeper understanding of tonics, corollary herbs, and carriers. She’ll guide you past the basics of herbal medicine and into the deeper aspects of herbal philosophy, helping you master the concepts behind creating effective tinctures, syrups, teas, and more.
You’ll understand your role in healing on a deeper level and feel inspired to use your new skills to support others in their healing journeys.
The Herbal Healer is for anyone interested in using medicinal herbs to aid in healing and sustaining health.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll benefit from Holly’s basic introductions to herbal terminology, concepts, and applications. If you’re a “sophisticated beginner,” a healing arts practitioner or health professional, you’ll discover practical methods to apply in your practice and gain confidence in using herbal medicine to complement your work.
Each week, you’ll gain new perspectives on healing and be inspired to apply your new knowledge with confidence, easily integrating herbal medicine into your life for a healthier, happier Self, family, and community.
Plant remedies can be a natural part of every healing practice, and remedy-making can be both practical and intuitive.
By developing your healing intuition and formulary skill set with Holly, you’ll deepen your connection to plant medicine and find that incorporating herbal remedies into your everyday routine can be easy and rewarding — and can also help you to cultivate a greater sense of wholeness, along with a healthier you.
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at Noon Pacific.
In this life-enhancing 7-week program, Holly will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to successfully further your understanding of herbs in their complexity and begin to build effective herbal formulas.
Each weekly LIVE training session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to sustain your practice with herbal formulas.
Herbal remedies offer us natural medicines for helping to mediate symptoms or heal acute or chronic illness. Yet, there are hundreds of herbs to choose from, so how do you know which are the right ones? How do you know which are the best, most effective herbs to use, or if you’re using too many, or too few?
In this first module, you’ll learn Holly’s 4-Tier Formula — the foundation on which hundreds of her students have built their understanding of herbal medicine. You’ll receive step-by-step instructions on the qualities and actions of herbs, making choosing herbs for a particular illness or symptom easy and rewarding.
This first week, you’ll discover:
Herbal medicine offers us a pharmacopoeia of natural remedies for treating illnesses of the respiratory system — with many herbs suited to supporting our sinuses, ears, throat, and lungs, alleviating painful conditions, and bringing the body back into balance.
In this module, you’ll discover the best herbs and medicinal foods for your home pharmacy — or if you’re a healing arts practitioner, how to stock a medicine cabinet for immune support, coughs, asthma, emphysema, COPD, and the flu.
This week, you’ll discover:
Our digestive tract may be the most important system in our body. In addition to supporting our gut microbiome with probiotics, prebiotics, and proper nutrition, we can use herbs to maintain a strong digestive “fire” and to relieve common symptoms and issues as they arise. Medicinal herbs are widely used to ease common symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
In this module, you’ll learn more about herbs’ actions, such as carminative and bitter, and how to apply these actions to a well-rounded formula. You’ll also learn how to create a 4-Tier Formula using herbs that can nourish your vitality, strengthen your resistance to disease, ease unpleasant symptoms — such as gas and bloating — and lift your mood.
This week, you’ll discover:
Heart health can wane in our fast-paced, tech-centered society. Many people develop high blood pressure or discover that their genetics place them at risk for heart attack or stroke. Obesity causes vascular problems, and poor eating habits can break down blood vessel walls and cause plaque buildup.
In this module, you’ll learn how herbs have been used for hundreds of years to ease the burden on our hearts. You’ll discover how modern research supports the use of specific herbs to lower blood pressure and relieve blood vessels of dangerous plaques.
You’ll also gain insight into the heart as our center for love, grief, and anxiety, and how herbs can address depression and anxiety.
This week, you’ll discover:
The nervous system is a complex matrix of nerves influenced by stress, genetics, diet, toxins, and habits that can damage the brain.
In this module, you’ll learn about the interaction of herbs and the brain — with an emphasis on supportive and preventive remedies to keep it healthy. You’ll discover the most recent research on herbs that support mental clarity and how to use them in food and herbal formulas. And you’ll discover the best practices for safely supporting nerve cells, which can promote better sleep, enhance cognition, provide better muscle control, and support a more centered Self.
This week, you’ll discover:
Beyond increasing calcium, there are nutrient-packed herbs that can help nourish your bones, hair, teeth, nails, and muscles. In this module, you’ll learn the value of emollients on the skin, and how vulneraries can repair damaged tissue. You’ll also learn how to build stronger bones and promote healthier skin from within.
This week, you’ll discover:
In this final module, you’ll prepare to embark on one of the most rewarding journeys of your life: taking healing into your own hands or — if you work with others — integrating herbs into your practice.
You’ll enrich your understanding of herbs by connecting with three to five plants that resonate with you, experimenting safely with Holly’s guidance. You’ll deepen your insights into what it means to heal, learning about disease and wholeness. And you’ll finish the course feeling equipped to address a wide range of illnesses and symptoms using a new system of formula-making that is simple, safe, and effective.
This last week, you’ll discover:
In addition to Holly’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful bonus materials. These bonuses complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Discover a unique synthesis of medicine, ecology and spirituality to help you access the wisdom of plants, to restore balance and cultivate deep personal and planetary healing with this comprehensive collection.
Leading botanical medicine experts, health practitioners and inspiring educators who have distilled decades of research for you during The Shift Network’s most popular summit (with more than 100,000 global participants!).
You’ll hear from Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Jill Stansbury, David Winston, Sara Crow, KP Khalsa, Acharya Shunya, Dr. Lakisha Jenkins and more, as they share alternative therapies that can be easily grown in your garden — or sourced locally — and gain access to trusted guides who can show you exactly how to use nature’s vast pharmacy wisely and effectively.
This series of instructional webinars is a fantastic resource for the herbal medicine student, healing arts practitioner, and gardener. Brimming with full-color gorgeous photos of plants from Holly’s teaching garden and from wild landscapes around the country, this original series teaches the basics of herbal actions, providing action definition, examples of the most popular or useful herbs that exhibit that action, herbs you may not have considered, tips for combining herbs and building effective formulas, a voice walk-through with Holly introducing scores of healing plants, and detailed instruction for using plant actions to increase your herbal understanding.
You’ll receive webinars on the following topics:
As an added bonus, Holly will provide you with tip sheets on a variety of topics. These colorful tip sheets will provide you with simple, step-by-step actions to follow to create a variety of products in your herbal kitchen.
You’ll receive tip sheets from Holly on the following topics:
This elegantly designed article, originally published in Taproot, “the magazine for makers, doers, and dreamers,” is being provided as a bonus because it’s super-relevant for your course. Since it’s inevitable that we sometimes get hurt while living our active lives, having some herbal first aid remedies available is a quick, reliable, and inexpensive way to treat minor wounds. With proper care, topical first aid using plants can be very effective. Learn some of Holly’s remedies, which are beautifully illustrated by photographs from Jessica Ojala.
In this article, Holly shares remedies for:
Holly is an inspiring and knowledgeable speaker who weaves her first hand experience of herbs with historical facts and fascinating stories. She touches not only the hearts of her students, but inspires in those who study with her a deep and personal connection to the plants.
— Rosemary Gladstar, Herbalist
Holly Bellebuono is a welcome annual speaker. Weaving together her expertise in several fields, Holly can be counted upon to give a well-researched presentation on any number of fascinating topics and consistently draws engaged audiences to her workshops.
— Carol Bedrosian, Natural Living Expo
Holly is a gifted storyteller. The way she weaves a story and presents information so gracefully is entertaining and enthralling.
— History teacher
Holly’s lectures and lively presentation are not-to-be-missed, information-packed gems that inspire groups to more deeply explore...
— Soul Center
I found my spirituality by attending this program with Holly. My life will never be the same.
Holly had our rapt attention from the first word. Holly is a most engaging speaker.
— M.V. Antiques Club
Holly’s presentation was informative, well-organized, and fun. The feedback from attendees was overwhelming in their delight and appreciation of Holly.
— Marge Powell, The International Herb Association
I love that she doesn’t dumb things down. She sets an expectation and a standard and carrys us with her.
Holly is a great presenter and we have invited her back every year. Due to popular demand, her programs always sell out.
— Karin Stanley, Polly Hill Arboretum
[Holly’s teaching] is rich and hands on and draws its value from Holly’s presence and strength. She is a gem of a teacher. Her quiet yet strong presence allows for the students and material to work together organically.
Definitely worth my time and money!... It’s incredible how much you’ll learn in such a short amount of time. It was the perfect introduction to the world of natural healing and I will continue to be a student in this field the rest of my life.
— S.G., Denver, Colorado
The Herbal Healer not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you discover how to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Holly Bellebuono
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with renowned herbalist Holly Bellebuono — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your healing potential. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at Noon Pacific.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Herbal Healer Bonus Collection
We feel honored Holly Bellebuono has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a renowned herbalist, speaker, and author whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Holly’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — and at your own pace!
If you’re serious about integrating herbs for health and healing into your life and the lives of others, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Holly Bellebuono, MPA, CH, CPC, is an American herbalist, speaker, author, and empowerment facilitator specializing in women’s health and visionary thinking. She is CEO of Bellebuono Holistic International, the operating entity for The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, Vineyard Herbs, Teas & Apothecary, and her renowned publishing and speaking activities.
As an herbalist of several decades, Holly has authored numerous award-winning books on herbal medicine and empowerment. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher at conferences and universities, and she welcomes you to study and work with her from your own home, at her on-site training program on Martha’s Vineyard, and at her events across the U.S. and abroad.
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use Zoom to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing Zoom from your phone is a regular toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available. We also offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
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