Workshops & Events

*The content of these workshops or classes does not necessarily represent or express the views of CSCH.*  


Current Offerings


Revitalize for Practitioners

How to Guide your clients through an Anti-Inflammatory Elimination-Challenge Diet & Gut Healing Program

Presentation by Erin Livers, Nutrition Therapist

 

 

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 29th & 30th, 2017

Time: 10am – 5pm Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday

Cost: $395 ($195 for current CSCH students)

Location:

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register:


Special Weekend Price



All disease begins in the gut. Hippocrates was thought to have said this about 410 BC, so we’ve known for a long time that the health of our digestion is critical to the health of our entire being. As clinicians, healing digestion is a critical first step in resolving our clients’ symptoms and providing us with additional information in every case. A more recent statistic says that 80% of Americans have leaky gut, so we know this is a common area of dysfunction.
Six years ago, in my practice as a nutrition therapist, I created a powerful combination of an anti-inflammatory diet, an elimination-challenge diet and a 4Rs gut healing protocol that provides powerful benefits to both you and your clients in a very short 30 days. I’ve now used this program with over 500 clients. In this seminar, I can not only share my experience and results with you, I can show you exactly how you can offer this program to your clients.
This program eliminates or reduces inflammation, heals the gut using Functional Medicine’s 4Rs protocol (now 6Rs!), guides clients through a 21-day elimination/challenge diet to determine food sensitivities, jumpstarts weight loss if necessary, and teaches clients how to eat to balance blood sugar every day. All in 30 days! Supplements are recommended to eliminate bacterial, yeast and parasitic infections, heal the gut, and support healthy populations of beneficial bacteria.
Some of the consistent results my clients have achieved:
  • heal leaky gut and eliminate a variety of digestive issues
  • eliminate gut infections
  • improve energy levels and relieve brain fog
  • reduce or eliminate headaches, sinus issues, skin issues
  • reduce or eliminate joint pain, often chronic pain that hasn’t responded to other treatments for years
  • lowered auto-antibody levels in those with auto-immune disorders
  • improved menstrual cycle symptoms
  • weight loss varies–up to 8 pounds for women and 12 pounds for men who need to lose. Maintaining weight is also possible
  • improved diet and dietary compliance where necessary (gluten, dairy, etc)
  • experience symptom relief, then see symptoms return with reactive foods challenge
  • When symptoms persist post-program, this gives us practitioners detailed and diagnostic information about how to proceed with the case.

If you attended Paul Bergner’s seminar last November, Paul shared much about the importance of gut healing and how he uses his program with his clients. This seminar picks up where he left off by teaching you step-by-step how to implement a successful program. You will learn how to introduce this to clients regardless of their current diet, what herbs and supplements to recommend and why, the recommended diet to use and why, how recipes and a detailed guidebook increase compliance, and how to provide support every step of the way.

I will also cover how to use stool testing and food sensitivity testing with this program, when to recommend the GAPS diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, low FODMAPS diet and why this program removes the need for one-size-fits-all auto-immune diets. Learn why this program is so important for auto-immune clients.

Each practitioner will receive a guidebook that outlines the program, includes FAQ, a 21-day meal plan, shopping tips, and over 40 pages of recipes for you to use in the future.

You will leave this seminar with everything you need to guide your clients through this valuable program with a clear understanding of how to use it in your practice immediately.

If you have additional questions about this seminar, contact Erin Livers at foodasnourishment@comcast.net
 

 

 


Essential Oil Presentation

Presentation by Eric Scott Bresselsmith, Artisan Essential Oil Distiller

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 12:00-3:30 pm

Cost: $5-$25 sliding scale (includes a 2 oz hydrosol)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Lisa at: lisa.ganora@clinicalherbalism.com

Join artisan essential oil distiller and House of Aromatics founder Eric Scott Bresselsmith of Boulder, Utah for an afternoon of aromatic wonder and mystery. Eric will talk about indications and practical applications of essential oils as well the connection of essential oils to alchemy, chemistry and the innate spirit and intelligence of the plants’ nature.

 

 


Aroma-Herbalism: Incorporating Essential Oils Into an Herbal Practice

Presentations by Mindy Green and Brigitte Mars

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Times: 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Lisa at: lisa.ganora@clinicalherbalism.com

Aromatic plants have been used throughout history for healing, whether through pharmacy, cosmetic care, spiritual practices or ritual ceremonies. Today, essential oils are being used in medical facilities around the world with wide ranging therapies from primary medicines to spa treatments. Modern science confirms that the chemical constituents found in essential oils have tremendous therapeutic value and the biological activity of these components also provides for numerous applications as adjuncts in complementary and palliative care. This workshop will focus on when and how to include essential oils into your herbal practice, issues of safety, dilution, application, quality and internal vs external uses.  We will discuss the implications of the sense of smell in de-stressing, and provide some formulation examples. Seeing how the rest of the world is employing them in primary care is sure to provide you with the confidence to incorporate them into a holistic practice.

Join Mindy from 10:00-1:00 and Brigitte from 2:00-5:00 to discuss essential oils and aromatherapy modalities that can help you and your loved ones with your health and wellness on a daily basis, whether that be at home, on the regular, or abroad as you travel.

 

 


Essential Oil Distillation Workshop in Paonia

Workshop by Eric Scott Bresselsmith, Artisan Essential Oil Distiller

Dates: Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27 2017

Times:

     Friday, 25: 5:30-7:30 (potluck and casual meet        and greet)

     Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27: 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Cost: $300 ($250 for CSCH students and Paonia residents)

Location: Elderberry’s in Paonia, CO

To Register, visit Eric’s website: houseofaromatics.com

Join artisan distiller and wildcrafter Eric Scott Bresselsmith for a hands-on, experiential weekend of essential oil distillation. From the forest to the bottle, you will gain a new appreciation for the power of essential oils and hydrosols.

We will distill and decant essential oil from conifers and local herbs, and prepare both a single species distillation and a “co-distillation” of multiple species. You will learn distilling terms like retort, charge, decant, fraction … and the indications and practical uses of the products we make. In addition to the hands-on, medicine-making aspects of this workshop, Eric will facilitate a guided inner journey to dive into the intuitive aspects of learning from trees and plants. Visit Eric’s website for more information and details!

About Eric Scott Bresselsmith

Eric is the co-owner of House of Aromatics, an artisan essential oil distillery located in the high desert mountains of Southern Utah. HoA is a part of the Association of International Aromatherapists and of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. House of Aromatics strives to bring high-quality, handcrafted, therapeutic grade essential oils into the hands of people who will benefit from the healing gifts of our regional “natural apothecary.” Eric’s passion for wellness and health of his fellow human beings is one of his many drives.

 

 


 

Some of our Previous Workshops

 


Support for the Body After a Pregnancy Ends

(Clinician-taught Class Series!)

Presentation by Clare Kritter and Bonnie McIntosh, Certified Herbalists

Dates:

Understanding and Balancing Abortion and Miscarriage:

     Friday, March 24, 2017

     Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

     Cost: FREE

Post-Pregnancy Self Care:

     Friday, March 31, 2017

     Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

     Cost: $15

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Clare and Bonnie at: clare.kritter@clinicalherbalism.com and bonnie.mcintosh@clinicalherbalism.com

This class series is open to all individuals, regardless of sexual or gender identity. Bonnie and Clare aim to create a safe space where participants can learn and share, and invite holistic practitioners of all kinds, individuals who have lost or terminated a pregnancy, or mindful members of the public.

The first class is free and will cover the physiology of pregnancy, abortion, and miscarriage, as well as herbal remedies and nutrition to balance the body post-pregnancy. In the second class, learn basic self care techniques and medicine making to support an individual who has ended or lost a pregnancy. Each participant will leave with a personalized self-care toolkit.

 

 


 Vaginal Steams

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Jamie Mantey, Certified Herbalist

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Cost: $15 (suggested donation)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Jamie at: jamie.mantey@clinicalherbalism.com

Vaginal steaming is a traditional women’s home healthcare treatment and self-care ritual. This practice nourishes connection with the power of the womb and menstrual cycles, supports female reproductive wellness, and aids uterine complaints and pathologies. It is important to know the ins and outs of how to do this practice in order to perform it properly and maximize your benefit. Learning this affordable, enjoyable, and effective feminine health practice is deeply empowering for women. It improves menstrual cycles, helps ease reproductive complaints and uterine pathologies, and enhances connection with our creative center as women. Join Jamie on March 28 to learn how to perform a vaginal steam and more about the benefits and history of the practice.

This class is open to women only.


NEW DATE/TIME: Sunday, March 26 6:00-7:30 pm

Paleo Principles for Autoimmunity

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Leslie Pinaire, Certified Herbalist

Cost: FREE

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Leslie at: leslie.pinaire@clinicalherbalism.com

Autoimmune conditions such as Arthritis, Crohn’s, IBS, Multiple Sclerosis and Psoriasis are the result of a complex interplay between our genes and the environment. While we have relatively no control over the genetic factors our parents hand down to us, the good news is we can control many of the environmental factors that contribute to our overall health and well being. The most important and influential of these is diet. The Paleo model offers a framework for eating which seeks to provide the maximum amount of nutrition with the least amount of aggravation to the immune system. The basic tenets are modeled after our ‘paleolithic’ ancestors who didn’t have access to foods like refined sugars or processed grains and dairy, and instead consumed diets rich in proteins, fat, vegetables and fruit. Join Leslie on March 26th to explore the ways in which this method of eating can be a healing force in the prevention and management of autoimmune disorders.


Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and the Chemicals Living Among Us

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Emilie Lantelme, Certified Herbalist

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 5:45-7:45 pm

Cost: $10 (FREE for CSCH students)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Emilie at: emilie.lantelme@clinicalherbalism.com

Do you find yourself feeling sensitive to all the different scents floating around? Are you curious about how to heal your body and decrease your “total chemical load”? The body can tolerate only so many exposures and stresses before they start to exact a heavy toll. Join Emilie on March 21 to learn what is happening physiologically to our bodies when we inhale certain fumes or artificial fragrances, what herbs and nutrition can do to support us (think detoxification), how eating your food allergens may actually lower your tolerance level to chemicals, and some creative ways to make your own natural and organic body care and cleaning products.


cvd-1-photoCardiovascular Health Series

(Clinician-taught Class Series!)

Presentation by Matt Koontz, Certified Herbalist

Date: Complementing Your Conventional Cardiovascular Healthcare: Saturday, March 18, 2017

     Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $10 (FREE for CSCH students)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Matt at: matt.koontz@clinicalherbalism.com

Cardiovascular issues like high blood pressure, plaque, clots, heart attacks, and stroke are extremely common and have become the leading cause of death in the United States. The tragedy lies not only in the number of people affected by Cardiovascular Disease (A.K.A. heart disease), but in the fact that this condition is typically driven by controllable diet and lifestyle factors. Oxidation, Inflammation, and Immune Activity, which play a role in most chronic cardiovascular health issues, are understood to be the three driving factors of heart disease. Find out what the major sources of oxidation are, why most people are so inflamed, and the reasons for chronic immune activation during the Understanding Cardiovascular & Heart Health class on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 pm. A variety of conditions will be covered including atherosclerosis, thrombosis, embolisms, hypertension, heart attacks, stroke, varicose veins, and congestive heart failure, and you will receive a list of the useful tests for evaluating cardiovascular health risks.

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An Evening of Herbal Self Care

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Amanda Proscino, Certified Herbalist

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $10-20 sliding scale (materials fee)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Amanda at: amanda.proscino@clinicalherbalism.com

What is the difference between self-care and self-indulgence? While treating yourself to retail therapy, a fancy coffee drink, or a Netflix binge may provide momentary joy, there is often no lasting satisfaction. Whether you’re looking to encourage restful sleep, reinvigorate before that next work shift, or simply show yourself some serious love, finding the balance between self-care and self-indulgence may just be the key. To learn about and experience a few of Amanda’s favorite rituals, join her for an Evening of Herbal Self Care at CSCH on Friday, March 17th at 6:00 pm. While delving deeper into different tools and techniques, you will examine your self-care routines and formulate personalized herbal blends.


Herbs in the Workplace

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Cara O’Neal, Certified Herbalist

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Cost: $10 ($5 for CSCH students)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Cara at: cara.oneal@clinicalherbalism.com

Come learn how you can incorporate herbs into your work day. Herbs can be used to improve performance, reduce stress and anxiety, and can even give you confidence! In the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America survey, only 37% of Americans felt that they were good at handling stress in the workplace. Even if you have a job that you love, stress and anxiety can disrupt your personal life and lead to decreased work performance.

In this class Cara will cover herbs and natural techniques that you can use to deal with workplace stresses, improve mental clarity and focus, and achieve a better work-life balance.


Nutritional Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Emmy Huddleston, Certified Herbalist

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

Cost: By Donation

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Emmy at: emmy.huddleston@clinicalherbalism.com

The people that we love, the fun and crazy things that we do, the beautiful things that we see, the depth of the feelings that we feel, and the memory of it all is what makes life such an amazing thing to live. And while living, existing, and being present in these moments is where joy and peace lies, as we age and look back on our lives and still need to be valued and wish to provide wisdom, what if that elaborate, complex, beautiful experience that we lived were to slip away?

This is a very real tragedy that affects one in eight Americans who are 65 or older, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2008 Facts and Figures Report, and by 2030, due to the aging of our population, that number will have doubled to one in four. What is the reasoning behind this? What’s really happening? Can it be stopped or at least slowed? How? Join Emmy in the classroom on Saturday, March 4th from 1:00-3:00 pm where she will be discussing the pathophysiology and roots of the condition, preventatives and possible effective therapeutics for working with Alzheimer’s Disease, and maintaining the role of our elders as such invaluable banks of wisdom to our world’s youth.


Hashimoto’s and Self Care

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Madelyn R. Romero, Certified Herbalist

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $10 (FREE for CSCH students)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Madelyn at: madelyn.romero@clinicalherbalism.com

Common health issues so many of us face, such as fatigue and weight gain, can be indicative of a wide range of disorders. One possible explanation for these symptoms is hypothyroid, which affects as much as 10% of the female population. More common in women than in men, hypothyroid is the most frequently diagnosed thyroid disorder, and within the United States 90% of hypothyroid cases are due to Hashimoto’s, or autoimmune hypothyroid. In this class, learn about the function and dysfunction of the thyroid, signs of hypo- and hyperthyroid, autoimmunity, Hashimoto’s, the gluten connection, and self care practices.


Herbal Constituents Intensive

Cover_Herbal_ConstituentsWith Lisa Ganora, Director of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, Author of the textbook Herbal Constituents, and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Date: Begins Monday, October 17, 2016

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm (M-F, 10/17-21)

Cost: $495 (Student discount: $250) Includes notes, materials, and a free copy of Herbal Constituents!

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

Register Online at HerbalConstituents.com, or email lisa.ganora@clinicalherbalism.com

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This October, Lisa Ganora will be teaching an Herbal Constituents intensive at CSCH, open to students and the public! In this 30-hour, 5-day intensive, Lisa will explore in-depth the art and science of practical phytochemistry for herbalists and holistic health practitioners. Learn about therapeutics, safety, extractions, synergy, active molecules in medicinal plants and how they contribute to herbal actions and energetics, and more. Using a combination of illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and herbal pharmacy activities, participants will explore the interface between traditional wisdom and contemporary science with medicinal plants and their fascinating phytomolecules!

 

 

 


Sam Coffman - WFA Course

Herbal Wilderness First Aid and First Responder Certification

Course with Sam Coffman

Taught in Boulder, Colorado at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, the Wilderness First Responder 80-hour certification course is a great place to start for anyone who wants to be much more medically self-sufficient!

Dates:

     Session 1: Monday, December 5th-Friday, December 9th, 2016

     Session 2: Monday, February 13th-Friday, February 17th, 2016

Times: 9:00am-5:00 pm

Cost:

     Wilderness First Aid Certification (1 session) $550

     Wilderness First Responder Certification (includes both sessions) $900

Location: CSCH Classroom, 2900 Valmont Rd, Unit H-1, Boulder, CO, 80301

For more information and to Register, contact The Human Path!

The usage for this material ranges from being able to take care of your own family in a home emergency, to backpacking, hiking or camping trips, to living in a more rural area, to being stranded in a remote location, to a hurricane Katrina (or worse) type situation.

The Wilderness Herbal First Responder certification course is a 10-day, 80-hour course that is taught on-site.  The curriculum for the on-site portion of the course is a complete Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification.


sarasvati-photoIntroduction to Ayurvedic Medicine

Workshop led by Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., RYT(E-500)

Date: Friday, January 20-Sunday, January 22, 2017

Time: 12:30-6:30 pm

Cost: $295

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

Click here for registration information.

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest medical systems.  While India’s earliest anatomically modern human  inhabitants are believed to have used specific local plants for healing many thousands of years ago, the first written records of the existence of herbal medicine in ancient India are found in the Rg Veda and may date to 1600 BCE or earlier.  Fully developed medical texts may have existed as early as 200 BCE.  Nevertheless, Ayurvedic medicine is today a recognized, government-supported health care system in both India and Nepal, and an increasingly popular complementary medicine modality in the west. A number of modern research studies have borne out not only the efficacy of the herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine, but also several of its basic treatment principles.  Ayurveda is an excellent healing modality to successfully address preventative health care concerns, digestive disorders, allergies and sinus problems, depression and anxiety, chronic degenerative disorders, and menstrual and menopausal issues, as well as some common infectious illnesses.

Join us for a three-day introductory workshop on fundamental principles and treatment options in Ayurveda including: Ayurvedic definitions of health, causes and symptoms of imbalances,  the development of disease, assessment of constitution (prakriti) and imbalances (vikrti) including symptomology, pulse, and tongue diagnosis. A beginning understanding of the basic healing modalities of the Ayurvedic medicine toolkit will be presented, including: lifestyle, diet, therapeutic Yoga, panchakarma, and properties and uses of 30 Ayurvedic herbs.

About the Instructor

Dr. Buhrman is a National Ayurvedic Medical Association-recognized Ayurvedic Medicine practitioner and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists who has been in private practice since 1986.  She holds degrees in Biology (College of William and Mary) and Anthropology (University of Colorado).  She was trained and qualified in Ayurvedic Medicine by Dr. R.P. Trivedi of Benares Hindu University and has studied classical Yoga with North Indian Yoga Master Baba Hari Dass since 1976.

She has worked as a carcinogenesis geneticist and has taught as an adjunct professor at Naropa University, Metropolitan State College, Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, and Ananda Seva Meditation Center in California. Her published articles are available on her website ayurvedicsolutions.com.  She can be reached at (303) 443-6923.

 

 


screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-12-39-14-pmMedicinal Mushrooms: Unraveling the Mystery

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Danielle Ryan, Certified Herbalist

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Danielle at: danielle.ryan@clinicalherbalism.com

Discover the depths of the fungal world, from their place on the taxonomic tree of life, to the astounding medicinal benefits of many fruiting bodies (mushrooms), and become part of a hands-on demonstration on how to cultivate these incredible allies in your own home. You will leave with an in-depth understanding of the nature, properties, uses, and growing techniques of fungi and its subgroups: mycelium and mushrooms. We will be discussing the following mushrooms in detail: Reishi, Shitake, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Pearl Oyster, and Turkey Tail. Be prepared to leave with a new-found awe, excitement, and love for the most mysterious species on planet earth.


gunderson_image_blog_tp Self-Care Rituals

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Lyndsey Hays and Calyn Gunderson, Certified Herbalists

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $10 ($5 for CSCH students)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Lyndsey or Calyn at: Lyndsey.Hays@clinicalherbalism.com or Calyn.Gunderson@clinicalherbalism.com

Living in a world that demands every ounce of your energy and attention requires radical self care. The art of self care has been overlooked and lost in the western world due to the high expectations placed on every one of us to be more productive, successful, and exceedingly rich. What most of us don’t realize is that without taking care of ourselves we won’t be able to climb the ladder of life without wobbles, which, if not steadied, will eventually lead to a fall. The good news is that radical self care does not have to be complicated or take several hours to achieve! This class will cover bath rituals and body scrubs, an excellent introduction or addition to your self-care practice.


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Women’s Self-Care Series

(Clinician-taught Class Series!)

Presentation by Callie Longenecker, Certified Herbalist

Date:

Hair, Skin, and Nails: Friday, January 13, 2017

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Cost: $20 per class (CSCH students: $10 per class)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Callie at: callie.longenecker@clinicalherbalism.com

In this chaotic world we live in, we often fall into the trap of forgetting about ourselves and the needs of our bodies. As women, we need to treat ourselves with love and give our bodies the proper care they deserve. This four part class series will focus on the many aspects of women’s health and how to better care for our bodies with the support of clean foods, herbs, flower essences and simple practices.

Join us to learn more about correcting hormonal imbalances, fertility, pre-pregnancy and post-natal health, healthy cycle support, and nurturing yourself as a woman of this earth. We will have tea and treats, as well as DIY body care products on our very last class together. Each class is individual and we will discuss new topics in each one, so feel free to join in at any time!

 


raissle_image_blog_tpHerbal Home Remedies for You and Your Loved Ones

(Clinician-taught Class Series!)

Presentation by Carrie Raissle, Certified Herbalist

Dates:

 Nutrition for Children: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Cooking with Children: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Cost: $10 per class (CSCH students: $5)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Carrie at: Carrie.Raissle@clinicalherbalism.com

In this four-part class series, learn about herbal support and nutrition for children. In October, come explore the simple kitchen herbs in your cabinet and shed a whole new light on their uses! Even the most simple of herbs can be of extreme service to what ails us. These little allies have been around and utilized for so long, and they are just sitting in the spice racks in our kitchens. Whether you are a mother, father, or just want to help yourself when you don’t want to go to the store to buy medicine for a cold, these plants are always there to help! Learn to use common kitchen herbs safely and effectively for yourself and for children. In January, learn about nutrition for children, and how to start teaching your kids to cook.


adobestock_106001069Follow Your Gut

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Cali Simpson, Certified Herbalist

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Cali at: cali.leola@clinicalherbalism.com

What has its own customs-like border patrol, contains 70% of the entire body’s immune system, and has such a vast surface area that, if outstretched, reaches 2.5 times taller than a brachiosaurus dinosaur?  The human gut! Our gut is highly intelligent and greatly influences our mental, physical, and emotional health. Gastrointestinal tract problems are the second most common reason why people seek medical attention in America, and doctors and scientists alike are finding that compromised gut function is the root cause of numerous mental illnesses, physical dis-eases, and emotional disorders. By focusing on gut healing and improving the quality of our GI health, problems ranging from fatigue to autoimmune diseases can be effectively addressed. Join Cali to learn the anatomy and physiology behind a leaky gut, and its emotional and spiritual implications.  Explore the 4Rs protocol and much more to heal the gut lining, promote healthy digestion, and experience more balance and vitality in your life.


lawley_image_blog_tpNatural Therapeutics for Chicken Pox, Shingles, and Herpes

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Candace Lawley, Certified Herbalist

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Cost: $10 (Free for CSCH students!)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Candace at: candace.lawley@clinicalherbalism.com

Chicken pox, shingles, and HSV 1 & 2 are three of the nine herpesviridae that infect humans. Because these viruses are similar, there are therapeutic protocols we can refer to for all three of them. Join us for a class on how these viruses work, and go home with applicable therapeutics you can use if you or your loved ones are in need (in the form of a quick-reference guide). Topics covered in this class include:

  • Immune system support
  • Supplemental therapeutics
  • Dietary considerations
  • Herbal materia medica 
  • Topical & internal herbal formulas

 

 


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Workshop by Linda Byington, Registered Aromatherapist

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 11:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $75 (CSCH students: $60)

Includes all supplies and recipes

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Linda at linda@ElementalAromas.com

Are you new to Aromatherapy and want learn about essential oils? Or do you know a few things about essential oils but you haven’t really used them yet? Learn the basics of making an aromatic pharmacy with essential oils and create: Soothing Balm, Personal Inhaler, Room & Body Spray, Healing Gel, and Foot Soak.

We’ll discuss methods of use, safety factors, and proper dilutions. We’ll examine how they work in the body, how to buy and store essential oils, and how they are made. On this journey you’ll discover how to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life to support your health. This hands-on workshop is for ages 15+.


jackson_blog-phot_tpEat Right Vegetarian/Vegan

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Heather Jackson, Certified Herbalist

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Cost: $20 (or donation)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Heather at: heather.jackson@clinicalherbalism.com

Did you know that only 3% of the American population gets the recommended amount of fiber in their diet per day? Or that for every hamburger eaten, a person would have to abstain from showering for about 102 days (or three and a half months) to offset the water usage (and that’s not including the cheese)! Join Heather Jackson to learn more about the accessible and realistic lifestyle of living and thriving on a plant-based diet.  She will cover topics of nutrition as well as environmental sustainability and mother earth-human connection. Nutrition advise and tips will be covered, and easy vegan/vegetarian recipes and links that are of use when choosing a plant-based diet will be provided. Whether you are a plant based diet eater, aspiring, curious, or just want to go vegetarian/vegan one day a week, come learn the essentials in making this habit a reality.


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(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Rochelle Arias, Certified Herbalist

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Cost: $10

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Rochelle at: rochelle.arias@clinicalherbalism.com

Our dogs and cats deserve to be well taken care of in the same way that we should strive to sustain the health of our own bodies. Just like people, pets get sick too. They have accidents, suffer illnesses, diseases, and conditions that are damaging to their health and spirits. They are exposed to and affected by environmental hazards, and are prone to feelings of depression and anxiety. There’s no doubt that a visit to the veterinarian is at times necessary, but there are things that we can do naturally on our own to care for our pets. Some basic practices can keep the overall health of our pets in line and keep them out of the veterinarian offices.

Learn some basic natural remedies and nutritional facts that can keep your cats and dogs happy, healthy, and out of the hospital!


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Hold Your Water: The Importance of Cellular Hydration

Presentation by Malia Thompson, CCH, CN

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Cost: $15 suggested donation

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Malia at: malia@aLateBloomer.net

What do heartburn, depression, aching joints, migraines, acne, high blood pressure and cellulite have in common? These are some of the ways your body may be telling you that you may be dehydrated. Water is life and plays a key role in nearly every function of the body.

Even if you think you are drinking plenty of water, you may be deprived of necessary hydration. Over time, cell membranes and connective tissues degrade, leading to a wide variety of ailments. From cellular energy to youthful skin, healthy cells and supple connective tissues are key to utilizing more of your water intake. When we are born, we are made up of over 75% water, but our water level goes down considerably as we age. Where does the water go in our bodies? What causes loss of water? Find out the answers to these questions and more!

Graduate of CSCH, Malia Thompson CCH CN, will be presenting strategies to increase the bodys absorption and utilization of water. Strategies include, nutrition, lifestyle and herbal support.


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Wilderness First Aid Certification Course with Sam Coffman

Presentation by Sam Coffman

Date: Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 17 2016

Time: 9:00am-3:00 pm

Cost: $275

Location: Pachamama Farm and Wellness, 10771 North 49th Street
Longmont, CO 80503

For more information and to Register, contact The Human Path!

Sixteen hours of the course will include primary and secondary survey, extrication, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of trauma and life-threatening situations, splinting, bandaging, high altitude injuries, heat and cold injuries, disease and infection, snake and insect bites & stings, shock, head injuries, water purification, fluid replacement, building first aid kits and much more.

Taught in Boulder, Colorado at Pachamama Farm and Wellness, the Wilderness First Aid 3-day certification course is a great place to start for anyone who wants to be much more medically self-sufficient.  The usage for this material ranges from just being able to take care of your own family in a home emergency, to backpacking, hiking or camping trips, to living in a more rural area, to being stranded in a remote location, to a hurricane Katrina (or worse) situation.

 

 


Eric Yarnell: Men’s Health in a Clinical Setting and Urology

Presentation by Eric Yarnell, ND

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm  and 2:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $30 per session (CSCH students: $25 per session)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, call CSCH at (720) 406-8609

Seats not guaranteed until payment is made.

We are very lucky to have Eric Yarnell, ND, stopping by to teach a day of workshops on men’s health and urology at CSCH. Eric is a very experienced herbalist and physician with a wealth of knowledge from years of practice specializing in naturopathic urology and men’s health in general. Attend one or both of his classes on June 30th! 


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Getting Back to the Basics: An Earth-Based Approach to Hair Care

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Jasper Markle, Certified Herbalist

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time: 2:00-4:30pm

Cost: $20  (CSCH Students: $10)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Jasper at healingvenusstar@gmail.com

Hair, as an extension of our energy field, strengthens our psychic capacities and connections with the surrounding environment. As a physical entity, it expresses our individuality, builds personality, serves as a weather barrier, and is a key player in how we relate to others. Yet, in modern society, hair is approached as though it were merely a beauty icon. The cosmetology industry has us lathering our heads with damaging chemicals that destroy cells and wreak havoc on our health. Does beautiful hair really have to come at the cost of personal and environmental health? Does maintaining beautiful hair really have to cost outrageous amounts of money? The answer is simple: Absolutely not.

Learn about stepping away from commercial hair care products and bringing Nature back to your locks. Getting back to the basics of natural, enriching hair care will have you falling in love with your hair time and time again.

 


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(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Danielle Robare, Certified Herbalist

Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time: 1:00pm-3:00 pm

Cost: FREE!

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Danielle at: danniarr@gmail.com

Learn about the medicinal weeds that grow around Boulder, and how they can be used- there is a natural apothecary all around us! For the first part of class, a brief Powerpoint will cover various local plants, and then we will take a plant walk along Goose Creek Path to identify the medicinal weeds currently growing in town.  Learn where and when to find medicinal plants, and what to do with them!

 


MAD DOG SKULLCAP seeds ScutellariaTransitioning Away From Alcohol: Nutritional and Herbal Support

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Malia Thompson, Certified Herbalist

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Cost: $10-20 sliding scale

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Malia at: MaliaThompson2@gmail.com

Whether you are choosing to quit drinking alcohol or it is being forced upon you, the withdrawal effects can be felt by everyone from social drinkers to alcoholics. The symptoms vary in severity and duration depending on the individual and what supportive measures are taken during the transition process.

This workshop will cover the anatomy of withdrawal, herbal and nutritional support for the physical and neurological effects of withdrawal including insomnia, cravings and anxiety, as well as Vitalist practices to incorporate self-care and ease the transition. This information is beneficial for individuals quitting alcohol, and for friends, family members, counselors and healthcare providers wishing to support those who are.


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Digestive Influence and the Gift of Staying on Tract

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Jasper Markle, Certified Herbalist

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $20

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Jasper at: healingvenusstar@gmail.com

Healthy digestion is at the foundation of a healthy mind, body, and spirit.  Join Certified Herbalist, Jasper Markle, to explore its influence on physiology, and how a healthy gut is the greatest gift to our vitality.  Healing snacks provided!

 


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The Fascial Web

Caring for the Musculoskeletal System with Mobility, Nutrition, and Herbs

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Hannah Wolfson, Certified Herbalist

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $15 (CSCH students: $5)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Hannah at: wolfson.hannahl@gmail.com

Have you ever wondered why you stretch or receive bodywork and the pain persists?  Only recently has scientific study begun to unravel the secrets of the fascial web. It is not the inanimate cellophane‐like wrapping of muscles as we once believed, but a mobile, fluid, breathing communication system that places our understanding of the human body in a whole new light. This connective tissue requires the same self‐care as any other organ or system.  Come enjoy an evening of movement, herbal tea tasting, and learning how to keep all of your musculoskeletal system healthy with nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle. Be prepared to take off your shoes and socks.


heartHeating up Valentine’s Day: The Herbal Way

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Kelsey Holmes, Certified Herbalist

Date: Friday, February 5, 2016

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Cost: $5

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Kelsey at: iheartkelseyalot@gmail.com

Looking for some fun, natural ways to spice things up with your lover this spring?  Join us as we explore some sultry new ways to stay healthy and sexy this Valentine’s Day!  Experience the versatility of infusions while crafting hot herbal Valentine’s Day products you can take home! Create products that will heat up your Valentine’s Day, including an Onion Cough Syrup (because being sick for Valentine’s Day is not hot), a Spicy Massage Oil, a Warming Wine Tonic Mix (these aphrodisiac herbs will kick things up a notch!; wine not included), Heart Warming Teas, Decoctions, and more!

 


Noack_image_blog_TPMindful Menstruation: Herbal Self-Care for a Restorative Cycle

(Clinician taught class!)

Presentation by Ashley Noack, Certified Herbalist

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Cost: $20 (CSCH students: $15)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Ashley at: ash.noack@gmail.com

Learn to better access rest, nourishment, and self-appreciation during this potent period. We will reimagine cultural narratives surrounding menses, learn the roles of specific hormones, explore supportive nutrition, and observe relaxation rituals.  Participants will leave with herbal samples and guidance for developing a conscious menstruation practice!

 

 


Ryan Drum visits the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism

A Day With Ryan Drum

Presentation by Ryan Drum, PhD.

Date: Saturday, December 19th

Times: 10:00 am-1:00 pm & 2:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $20-$30 sliding scale per session

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Lisa at: LNGanora@gmail.com or call 720-406-8609

Join us for a day with master herbalist and seaweed expert, Dr. Ryan Drum and learn about Seaweed, Radiation, and Fukushima, Autochthonous Herbalism, and Men’s Health. Ryan will also offer a screening of his film, The Old Man and the Seaweed!

Ryan teaches organically and by inspiration, so if you want to hear what he has to say on all of the topics, you’ll want to secure a spot in both the morning and afternoon sessions. Hard to say which he’ll do first … but no worries. Whatever he’s talking about, it’s bound to be very interesting!

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Truitt_2015Cultivating Creativity and Awakening New Perceptions

Presentation by Sara Truitt, Certified Herbalist

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Cost: $20  (CSCH Students: by Donation)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Sara at: truittsara@gmail.com

Unlock your creative potential!  This interactive workshop is designed to ignite new perceptions and deepen our connection to the natural world. We will be using herbal formulas and flower essences to open us up to the artistic process. Each participant will engage in various creative exercises developed to inspire new ways of seeing and interacting with the world around us. This class is open to everyone, no art experience necessary!

 

 


Doug ElliottDoug Elliott, Appalachian Storyteller & Herbalist

Pre-registration is closed.  This event is full! We may have some availability at the door, but we are expecting a full house. Availability isn’t guaranteed.

If you pre-registered and haven’t sent payment,  please arrive early to pay. Your seat isn’t reserved until payment is received. Come early, or you may be turned away at the door. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tonight!

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Cost: $25 ($20 for students)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza, rear of building, off 29th St.)

Email  Events@ClinicalHerbalism.com

 Link to our flyer.

Whether he’s pointing out poison ivy, pontificating on poke sallet, crooning about creasy greens, jiving about ginseng, extolling the virtues of dandelions, or demonstrating botanical pyrotechnics, herbalist, author and storyteller, Doug Elliott is known for his lively presentations as well as his broad, practical, scientific and cultural knowledge of useful wild plants. He will be presenting a lively, informative program of traditional and contemporary plant lore, photographs, and scientific information, as well as stories, songs, and outrageous personal narratives celebrating some of America’s favorite, edible, medicinal, and otherwise useful wild plants. He flavors his program with regional dialects, lively harmonica riffs, and more than a few belly laughs. Doug Elliott is an herbalist, naturalist, basket maker and author. He lives in the southern Appalachian mountains. He has spent a great deal of time with traditional country folk and indigenous people, learning their stories, folklore and traditional ways of relating to plants. For many years Doug made his living gathering and selling herbs. In recent years he has performed and taught from Canada to the Caribbean. He has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough,TN and has conducted workshops and programs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has taught regularly at the International Herb Symposium, the Green Nations Gathering, and Omega Institute. He has trained rangers for the National Park Service and guided people on wilderness experiences from east Maine to the Florida Everglades. He was named harmonica champion at Fiddler’s Grove Festival in Union Grove, N.C. In recent years he has received a variety of honors. The International Herb Association presented him with the Otto Richter Award honoring his work with herbs and useful wild plants. The National Storytelling Network (the largest storytelling membership organization in the world) inducted him into their Circle of Excellence for “exceptional commitment and exemplary contribution to the art of storytelling.” He will be in Denver to receive the Master Front Line Interpreter Award presented by the National Association for Interpretation (the professional organization of park rangers, naturalists, museum curators, etc.) given to him for his “mastery of interpretive techniques, program development, and design of creative projects” celebrating the human connection to nature and wild plants. He has authored five books. His first book, WILD ROOTS, An Underground Botany and Forager’s Guide, has been around for thirty-some years and is considered an “underground” classic. In 1995 it was given a new cover and re-released by Healing Arts Press. Doug has produced a number of award winning recordings of stories and songs, and is occasionally seen on PBS-TV, as well as the History and National Geographic Channels.