Herbal Medicine Courses – the 4 streams of learning
The Certificates and the Diplomas are achieved through 4 key learning streams
- Educational Videos
- Paul Bergner’s Courses
- Recommended Reading
- Experiential learning
1) Educational Videos
Richard Whelan presents a series of educational videos on numerous, clinically relevant and diverse topics. A great deal of valuable knowledge can be clearly conveyed in this method and the material can be easily revised if and when needed.
2) Paul Bergner’s Courses
We are delighted to be closely collaborating with world-renowned herbalist and educator, Paul Bergner, for the presentation of our Diploma. As well as being active on our faculty and forum, all of Paul’s lectures, personal writings and vast library of classic texts are included in our course and may be listened to, read and revised whenever it suits.
3) Recommended Reading
With great care, we have selected a number of excellent books to begin a core library for the future medical herbalist. We want our students to develop familiarity and understanding of these books, but we are not expecting rote learning or mass memorisation. A medical herbalist is a student for life, learning how to learn and knowing the right questions is more important than having all the answers.
4) Experiential Learning
From the first lessons in the Certificate in Herbal Medicine, and all the way through the Diploma, there is a strong emphasis on the importance of personal, experiential learning. Getting to know the plants through spending time with them, understanding the healing force of nature by personal observations, engaging with health and healing in a way that makes sense at an experiential level, will be of much help when it comes time to put knowledge into practice.