Continuing and Advanced Education

Each year we host one or two advanced workshops and courses, aimed at our allied healthcare colleagues and our rich community of herbalists seeking to continue their clinical education. These are often taught by our core faculty or by visiting nationally-recognized guests. In the past, we’ve hosted such excellent practitioners and educators as Mary Bove, jim mcdonald, 7Song, Kevin Spelman, Julia Graves, Jody Noe and Jen Stovall.

Any upcoming Continuing and Advanced Education offerings will be listed below, as well as on our Community Education calendar and listing page.


Birth Trauma: Healing with Herbs

Juliette Abigail Carr

Saturday, July 20, 1 – 4 pm

$35 members / $40 non-members

Register here.

Join clinical herbalist and birth professional Juliette Abigail Carr to discuss herbs and interventions for healing from birth trauma, and preventing it in the first place.  We will use principles of trauma-informed care to center the needs of birthing people, babies, and their families as they heal from physical, emotional, or spiritual birth trauma, and which herbs are especially helpful.  We will also discuss supporting people as they step into their deepest power by healing through transformative hardship. This class is appropriate for birthworkers and community members alike.

To learn more about Juliette visit her school, Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine.


Understanding and Treating Lyme Disease: Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine

with Brendan Kelly

Saturday, September 28, 9 am – 1 pm

$40 members / $45 non-members

Register here.

One essential understanding in treating Lyme disease is that things change. Using Chinese medicine disease progression theory, we’ll discuss how an initial tick bite can lead to a wide range of symptoms including pain, headaches including migraines, gastro-intestinal issues, fatigue and late-stage neurological Lyme. We’ll also talk about how understanding the progression of the condition is essential to not only treating symptoms but also preventing Lyme and promoting health. We’ll discuss using western herbs, diet and lifestyle to treat the numerous symptoms associated with Lyme. Brendan will also present case studies from the hundreds of Lyme patients he’s worked with to discuss his experience treating the condition from very early through advanced stages. He’ll also discuss how the progression of Lyme disease mirrors the progression of climate change.

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To learn more about Brendan Kelly M. Ac., L. Ac., visit his practice, Jade Mountain Wellness.