Herbal Medicine, Nutrition & Wellbeing
Consultations, Workshops and Herb walks

Herbal Medicine for All

A 5 day course over 6 months
Next course starts Sunday 22nd January 2017

I'm very excited to bring you this course aimed at those of you wanting more in-depth knowledge of herbal medicine whether to treat yourself, friends and family and/or for health professionals wanting a better understanding of the subject.

It is taught in 5 one-day sessions over 6 months. Each session is a good balance of theory and hands-on practical learning experiences to keep you fully engaged, entertained and eager to learn more. While homework projects are suggested, they are not obligatory although some self-study in between sessions will enable you to get the most out of the course especially for useful feedback!

The course runs on Sundays and is based at my herb kitchen in Otley at the foot of the gorgeous Otley Chevin. Each session starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Each group is limited to 8 places so its a great learning environment. Regardless of the weather we spend some time outside every session to at least stretch our legs and re-energise our minds and hopefully do some fieldwork. I also provide a wholesome vegetarian soup and gluten free cake for lunch. Its a really wonderful way to spend a Sunday!

Course dates and outline:
22nd January 2017  Feed me! Digestion, Blood and Energy tonics
5th March 2017       Protect me! Respiratory and Immune systems and basic first aid
23rd April 2017       Balance me! Nervous system and Endocrine system
21st May 2017        Understand me! Herbs specific for male and female health
25th June 2017       Cleanse me! Skin, kidneys, joints and lymphatics system

Theory covered:
Basic holistic anatomy and physiology for the key body systems (this will be fun honest!)
Understanding the key actions of 25-30 herbs and their constituents and how they work synergistically both within the plant and the body.
Herbal therapeutics for the key body systems i.e. how to know what herbs to use when and where both safely and effectively.

Practical exercises:
Making infusions, decoctions, tinctures, syrups, vinegars, poultices and macerated oils.
Getting close up and personal to the herbs we explore at each session and practice at making up your own formulas and discussing treatment ideas as we go along.
Mini herb walks/field work (weather dependent). 
Experiential herb tastings and advice on keeping your herb journal. You'll take away some herb samples every session to work with at home.

The whole course costs £250. A minimum of £100 non-refundable deposit is required to book your place and the remainder is payable by the start of the course. There is no money back if you are unable to make any of the sessions but handouts will be available.

To book your place, please call or email me to confirm availability. Payment can then be made online or by cheque.
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NB The course starting 22nd January 2017 now open for bookings. Please contact me if you would be interested in future courses.

Bel Charlesworth Medical Herbalist

Bel Charlesworth MNIMH
Medical Herbalist

BSc Herbal Medicine

Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since 2003

Tel: 07775 920079

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