Sunday, February 9th ONLY: $175 ($150 AHG Member)


Medicine of the Soul: The Ritual Use of Plants

It seems almost everyone in our country is either depressed, anxious or both.  We live in a very stress filled society and the mainstream solution is to take a pill.  What if you don't want to take an SSRI or anxiolytic medication, what if you understand that mental health is more than a deficiency or excess of neuro-chemicals.  In this class we will discuss the causes of depression and anxiety, and how mild to moderate cases can be effectively treated using the appropriate herbs.  The common misconception that St. Johns wort or any one herb is the "depression" herb is ridiculous and we will look at the specific indications of emotional dysfunction and the specific remedies to treat them.




Synergy: the Key to Effective Herbal Practice

In all the worlds great herbal traditions, the use of single herbs (simples) is virtually unknown. Complex formulas are most often used and are if properly formulated significantly more effective than individual remedies.  With classic traditional formulas there are clear strategies to  create a mixture that is more than the sum of it’s parts (1 + 1 = 3, 4 or 5).  There are multiple ways to create synergy and avoid antagonism(1 + 1 = 1).  In this class we will look at the concepts and techniques used in TCM, Ayurveda, Unani-tibb, Physiomedicalism, Eclectic Medicine, Siddha and  Western herbal practice that allow the clinician to achieve superior results and repeated clinical success.





Sunday, February 9th (10-5:00pm)

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Saturday & Sunday, February 8th-9th: $300 ($250 AHG Member)

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Saturday February  8th (10-5:00pm)

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Differential Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

with Botanical and Nutritional Medicines 

It seems almost everyone in our country is either depressed, anxious or both.  We live in a very stress filled society and the mainstream solution is to take a pill.  What if you don't want to take an SSRI or anxiolytic medication, what if you understand that mental health is more than a deficiency or excess of neuro-chemicals.  In this class we will discuss the causes of depression and anxiety, and how mild to moderate cases can be effectively treated using the appropriate herbs.  The common misconception that St. Johns wort or any one herb is the "depression" herb is ridiculous and we will look at the specific indications of emotional dysfunction and the specific remedies to treat them.



Adoptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief 

​In our modern world we live incredibly busy and stress filled lives. Chronic stress and the resultant elevation of stress hormones such as cortisol have been shown to be an initiator and cofactor for much of our chronic degenerative disease. In addition to stress reduction techniques, healthy relationships, a good diet and adequate sleep, another important factor for reducing stress and enhancing well-being is the use of adaptogenic herbs. In this class we discuss the definition of adaptogens, what is and is not an adaptogen, how these herbs work, the rational and effective clinical use of the different adaptogenic herbs, the unique qualities of each herb and how they can improve cognitive function, restore immune and endocrine balance and promote increased mental and physical well being.







Saturday, February 8th ONLY:  

$175 ($150 AHG Member)





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We welcome David Winston, RH to Traditions School Of Herbal Studies!