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Advanced/Clinical Western Herbalist Program

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!

1. APPLICATION: The 2020 Advanced Western Herbalism program application will be coming soon.
2. DEPOSIT: After completing the application, please submit the non-refundable $100 administrative fee.

3. INTERVIEW: Please call the clinic at (727) 551-0857 to schedule a brief interview with Renee.


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

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 from 6-10pm beginning in January. 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 14-15: Barefoot Doctoring*

August 31-September 1: Vitamins & Minerals*

September 28-29: Medicine Making*

October 5: GRADUATION! 
* Indicates classes combined with the Chinese program.

2020 Registration Coming Soon! 

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 classes, ALL 6 Foundations intensives, and Western Herbalism 101. 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 >