Advanced/Clinical Western Herbalist Training Program

beginning in January every year.

Based in St. Petersburg, FL, Renee Crozier RH(AHG) has been practicing herbalism and traditional healing for over 20 years. Her family has lived in Florida for four generations and continues to live off the land here today. She is a protector of plants and indigenous traditions. This program was designed to immerse students in herbal studies through weekend intensives and a supervised, hands-on intern clinic every Tuesday evening. Traditions School of Herbal Studies offers one of the few herbal training programs in the US that guarantees hands-on clinical experience during your enrollment.

Students have access to our on-site Chinese and Western apothecary, which has more than 500 crude herbs, powders, tinctures, and pre-made formulas available. Herbalists-in-training will also have the ability to reference our herbal library, which consists of over 400 texts from both the Eastern and Western tradition. With this program, students have the chance to advance at their own pace through independent study, homework assignments, and herb walks offered throughout the year. Students attend once monthly weekend intensives for eight months and, begin taking part in our Tuesday night clinic. This program has been designed by highly trained herbalists, and prepares students for professional clinical practice upon its completion.

Curriculum includes:
Botany for Herbalists
Herbal Actions & Energetics
The Ethics of Herbalism
Advanced Herbal Preparation
Plant Spirit Medicine
Overnight Field Study
Ethical Wildcrafting Practices
Pathology
Barefoot Doctoring

Upon completion of this program, students professionally see clients, design herbal formulas, and more. Students learn the skills to create their own product lines, work with established herbal companies, consult with other healthcare providers, and help friends and family with lifelong wellness.  The fields of herbalism and natural healthcare are expanding rapidly, and more opportunities arise every day!

APPLICATION: To apply, please fill out the attached application.
Priority will be given to students that intend to practice in the Tuesday night student clinic. Please keep in mind that the application does not guarantee your position in this course.

DEPOSIT: Once your application has been received, please submit the non-refundable $100 administrative fee.

INTERVIEW: *This is for everybody, even if you have already submitted your application + deposit.* Please call the clinic at (727) 551-0857 to schedule a brief interview with Renee. Expect for interviews to be around 15 minutes.

REQUIRED READING:
Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth by Sharol Tilgner
(Students are welcome to purchase the book directly from Traditions)

STUDENT CLINIC: The intern clinic is every Tuesday evening. Students are required to be present from 6-10pm every Tuesday evening. Requesting time off is permitted and must be submitted at least two weeks in advance and approved by administration.


2019 CLASS SCHEDULE: 
January 12-13: Introduction to Professional + Clinical Herbalism
February 9-10: Indigenous Healing
March 9-10: Overnight Field Study (Camping Trip)*
April 13-14: Introduction to Botany*
May 4-5: Herb Day/Canoe Trip

July: Barefoot Doctoring*

August: Vitamins & Minerals*

September: Medicine Making* + GRADUATION! 
* Indicates classes combined with the Chinese program.

Please note: We will not be holding class in June - we encourage you to use this opportunity to participate in some of the conferences we will be attending! Medicines from the Earth in Black Mountain, North Carolina on May 31-June 3, 2019 and the International Herb Symposium in Massachusetts on June 7-9th, 2019.

New students begin observing in the clinic one night a week after the first Advanced Western Herbalism class in January. Clinic orientation is mandatory on Tuesday, January 15th at 6pm. New students will be granted treating status with permission of the clinical supervision once basic evaluation are well understood and displayed. One night a month will be dedicated to case & general discussion.

CLINICAL FEES: $200 for the year or two payment installments of $100.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Students are required to display a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum as well as sufficient clinical practice. In order to graduate as a Clinical Western Herbalist, attendance is mandatory at ALL 8 Advanced intensives + ALL 6 Foundations intensives. Attendance and participation of over 75% of student clinics qualifies students for graduation as a Clinician.

REFUND POLICY:
The $100 administrative fee due upon registering for the program is non-refundable.
Cancelling after the first class: 50% of total tuition is refundable.
Cancelling after the second class: 25% of total tuition is refundable.
After the third class, there are no refunds given and the total sum of tuition is due in full – even if all classes are not completed.


2019 CLASS PAYMENTS: For currently enrolled students only. 

  1. January 12-13: Submit payment here >
  2. February 9-10:Submit payment here >
  3. March 9-10: Submit payment here >
  4. April 13-14: Submit payment here >
  5. May 4-5: Submit payment here >
  6. July:Submit payment here >
  7. August: Submit payment here >
  8. September:Submit payment here > 
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