Offering a comprehensive study of Western Herbal Medicine, including an extensive 116 herb Materia Medica and dozens of supportive herbs, the Master Herbalist diploma course is fully integrated with the study of Iridology and Healing Diets.
I have worked and done various trainings in plant medicine for 18 years, but my training with The School of Natural Medicine UK has really expanded my business and deepened my knowledge and practice of natural medicine.
With a focus on the systemic use of herbal formula and naturopathic herbal treatments, students are taught to treat the whole person rather than using treatment protocols for specific disease conditions. This approach supports the body's own healing intelligence, and is in alignment with naturopathic principles, which are the guiding light of natural medicine.
Dr. John Christopher, Bonny's first teacher and School of Natural Medicine Patron until his passing in 1981, was a leading pioneer of herbal and natural medicine for much of the last century, and is best known for his naturopathic approach to working with herbs systemically and for integrating European Herbal Medicine with the Native American materia medica.
Our Master Herbalist diploma course offers a complete system of herbal formula founded on these principles and created by Dr. Farida Sharan (author of Herbs of Grace). The course also provides the foundation needed for identifying, harvesting and storing herbs, and for making tinctures, salves, fomentations, poultices, ovules, distillations, etc…as well as the fundamental knowledge to create your own herbal formula. These studies are then fully integrated with in-depth study of Healing Diets and Iridology (see detailed course topics below)
If you wish to create your own herbal practice and pharmacy, heal yourself, family and friends, create herbal products, import or export individual herbs, or practice herbal medicine in a clinical or retreat setting, this course provides comprehensive professional training to achieve your goals, and will remain a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and inspiration for years to come.
Herbal Medicine Complete Online Course:
10 day Immersion: £1600
10 day Immersion: £1350
10 day Immersion: £1350
10 day Immersion: £1350
10 day Immersion: £1350Learn more
Immersion Trainings can be undertaken in any order and at your own pace.
Each Immersion is offered on alternate years.
The Healing Diets Immersion is a delicious, delightful, hands-on education in raw food preparation that provides the foundation for inspired, creative use of therapeutic nutrient dense foods. Students participate in establishing the rhythms of a living raw food kitchen, including sprouting and fermentation, a range of dehydrating projects, juicing, raw desserts, nut and seed milks, and much more.Learn more
The Herbal Medicine Immersion instils an authentic relationship with plant medicine in daily practice, as students explore the multi-dimensional therapeutic qualities of plants through hands-on creation of formula, tinctures, salves, distillations, infused oils, flower essences and experiential treatment with poultices, packs and foot baths.Learn more
The Essential Oils and Healing Touch Immersion focuses on experiential healing processes that combine essential oils with techniques to balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system function and heart-brain coherence, allowing for deeper connection and receptivity to healing. In the second week, healing processes shift to the study of healing touch.Learn more
Through lectures and experiential classes, students explore the world of plants, both physically and vibrationally, with reference to studies of plant consciousness, plant senses, the 12 windows of perception and human-plant resonance. Study flower essences, felt sense, heart-brain coherence, brain hemisphere processing, and the language of feelings and emotions.Learn more
The Naturopathy & Iridology Immersion is open to all students enrolled in a certificate or diploma course, as the content is profoundly enriching to all areas of natural medicine study and practice. Learn the fundamentals principles of naturopathy as they apply to self care, self healing and clinical practice, and explore the profound visual language of the iris.Learn more
The Self Healing module is a core part of diploma training. Here each student has the opportunity to personally experience the complete system of natural medicine that we teach. The focus of Self Healing is direct experience of dietary changes, herbs, essential oils and flower essences, supported by lifestyle and natural therapies.Learn more