Discover a unique and holistic approach to supporting the different systems in your body — and healing a variety of symptoms, from colds to chronic conditions.
Find the herb “actions” you need to safely and effectively support the health and healing of yourself and your family (and clients, too).
Introducing The Herbal Healer
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.
In each module 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.
What You’ll Learn In The Herbal Healer
In this life-enhancing 7-part 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 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.
Module 1: Learn the 4-Tier Formula
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.
Module 2: Healing the Respiratory System With Medicinal Herbs & Foods
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.
Module 3: Supporting the Digestive System With Herbs & the 4-Tier Formula
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.
Module 4: Supporting the Cardiovascular System With the 4-Tier Formula
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.
Module 5: Support the Nervous System With Herbs
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.
Module 6: Herbs for Supporting Your Skin & Skeletal System
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.
Module 7: Forging Ahead
Crafting Herbal Remedies With Confidence & Awareness
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.