Christa is delighted to offer a condensed online version of the Clinical Herbalist Training Program (CHTP), a course designed for students interested in practicing herbalism, and treating friends and family. The skills taught in the CHTP create a solid foundation for aspiring herbalists to establish a practice.
Students will learn:
- How to conduct consultations
- How to create holistic herbal treatments for acute and chronic health conditions
- Receive samples of intake forms and waivers
- Establish boundaries and practice self-care
- Review numerous case studies, practice creating botanical protocols, and receive feedback
- How to create personalized formulas with respect to the client's constitution.
Students will learn physiology, pathophysiology (physiology and symptoms of abnormal states), and therapeutic treatment of the following:
- Physiologic effects adrenal cortical and adrenal medulla hormones
- Stages and treatment of General Adaptation Syndrome (adrenal distress and burn-out)
- Symptoms of adrenal diseases; learn when to refer to a medical professional
Metabolic (blood sugar) disorders
- Physiologic effects of insulin and glucagon
- Pathophysiology of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, syndrome X, and diabetes type I and II
- Therapeutic protocols for regulating blood sugar (herbs, diet, and nutrition)
- Physiologic effects of thyroid hormones
- Pathophysiology of hypothyroid and hyperthyroid
- Therapeutic protocols
Diagnostic Skills for the Herbalist
- Understanding constitutional patterns with tongue, skin, and physical diagnosis.
Establish a Practice Step-by-step
- Basic business skills for the herbalist
- How to determine your rates
- Establishing and sustaining a practice and pharmacy
- Pharmacy management
- In depth study of medicinal and clinical therapeutic uses of herbs
- Emphasis placed on adaptogens, immune-modulators, anti-infectives, Chinese tonics, and Western herbs.
- Preparations and dosages
- Botanical and common names
The Art of Formulation and Compounding
- Learn how to create personalized herbal tea and extracts
- Learn strategies to determine proportions and dosages
Herbal Pharmacy and Medicine Making
- Hands-on formulating of herbal teas and compounds
- Experiment with single herbs and compounds
First Aid Kits
- Create and present first aid kits
Classes are held on Thursdays from 1 - 3:30 p.m. (PST) (4-6:30 p.m. EST) with a 10-15 minute break. The program runs every Thursday from September 22, 2022 through December 15, 2022. Note: Due to the holiday, class will not be held on November 24.
The tuition for the program is TBA. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by Friday, August 15; the remainder of the balance is due on or before Friday, September 16, 2022. Credit card payments are accepted; however, there is an additional 4% processing fee. Note: A 10 student minimum is required in order to hold the program.
Students are responsible for purchasing the following books and materials:
- The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine - by Christa Sinadinos
- Its imperative that students have a functioning printer and weekly internet access.
- Students are responsible for printing copies of the class handouts, materia medica sheets, and Powerpoint presentations (the latter is optional).
- Materials for preparing a first-aid kit and medicines prepared outside of class.
Disclaimer: The class material and dates described above are subject to alteration.