Herbalism Classes in Wisconsin

‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’
Herbal Medicine Series

Herbs, Herbal Healing, Herbology, Herbalism, & Herbal Medicine Classes
in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
with Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA

Our 2020 series has now concluded. Thank you to everyone that attended the classes! The next series will start in Spring 2021! Stay tuned!

-Registration info for the 2021 series coming soon! 

* You can also take the entire Holistic Healing with Herbs series online.  Click here for more info about the on-demand online series.

Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, an educator, holistic healing facilitator, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Botanical Perfumer, Professional Gardener, and Botanical Artist with a PhD in Health Psychology, for a comprehensive overview of herbal medicine, holistic healing, natural health, and organic gardening!! Herbs and Herbal medicine are the foundation of natural health. Herbs have been used globally for thousands of years and were the first form of healthcare! The majority of the world still uses herbal medicine despite the invention of chemical pharmaceuticals. This herbal series will educate you and empower you to take your health and wellness back using mother nature’s pharmacy! Learn how to successfully design, grow, and cultivate your own herb garden. Learn how to make herbal preparations including teas, elixirs, ointments, infusions, tinctures, beverages, and food. Herbal delivery systems, bioavailability, natural remedies, and techniques for mental, emotional, and physical wellness, spiritual development, energy clearing, and metaphysical uses are also covered. Learn to connect to your intuition using the language of plants! The series also focuses on traditional uses, energetics, holistic healing, nutritional healing, clinical research, pharmacology, and safety. Christina is a member of the American Botanical Council, a member of the American Herbalist Guild, has completed the Wisconsin Master Gardener Training Program through the University of Wisconsin Extension, and is the Project Chair of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Indoor Garden. Christina teaches Continuing Education Gardening Classes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She specializes in women’s wellness, holistic healing, and spiritual development. She has hundreds of hours of aromatherapy, herbs, gardening, plant medicine, entheogen, and horticultural education. She is highly qualified to take you on your herbal journey! Since group herb classes are held over the growing season (spring and summer), a focus will be placed on organic gardening, cultivating, and growing your own herbs. All students will receive organic heirloom herb seeds at the Herbs 102 class!!

This is an herbal medicine series with 9 classes. Classes will be held monthly spring 2021 to autumn 2021.  Join us! The series includes 101: Healing with Herbs, 102: Growing Herbs, 103: Preparing Herbs, 104: Energetic Healing with Herbs, 105: Emotional Healing with Herbs, 106: Physical Healing with Herbs, 107: Spiritual Healing with Herbs, 108: Intuitive Healing with Herbs, and 109: Herbal Practicum.

You may just attend Herbs 101 for a comprehensive introduction to herbal healing. You may also just attend the Herbs 101 to 108 classes of your choice. You do not have to attend each class if you are not pursuing the certificate. A 185-hour Certificate is available to those students who do attend the whole series (Herbs 101 to 109) and complete additional homework requirements. Dive deep into holistic herbalism! Elective herbal medicine classes (Bewitching Botanicals, Guided Nature Walk, etc) will also be offered throughout the series that students can take to get additional experience and increased certificate hours. Each class includes a lunch break, all supplies, a detailed manual, and additional written materials. Class sizes are small with lots of individual mentoring and attention! Each class will be recorded and available online if you need to miss a class due to vacation, illness, or if you have a really busy summer! You can also take the entire series online. For more info about the online herbal medicine classes click here.

The herbs series will start in Spring 2021! Stay tuned!

‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ 2019 graduates

 

‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ 2018 graduates

 

‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ 2017 graduates

 

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‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ 2016 graduates

 

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Group Class Location

Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is located by the Sheboygan River
Glas Cafe, across the street from Mind, Soul, and Self.

The 2021 Holistic Healing with Herbs Series will be held spring 2021 to fall 2021. The classes will be held at Mind, Soul, and Self LLC in Sheboygan, WI. Mind, Soul and Self LLC/Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach’s Office is located in The Riverbend District of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (right by the Sheboygan River and Kiwanis Park) at 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, 1st floor, Studio 105, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Easily accessible from Highways 23 and 43. Located 50 minutes north of Milwaukee and 60 minutes south of Green Bay. If you are coming from out of town and want to stay overnight, the following hotels are all a mile from Dr. Christina’s office: Blue Harbor (725 Blue Harbor Drive Sheboygan, WI ), Harbor Winds Hotel (905 S. 8th St, Sheboygan, WI), Econolodge (723 Center Street) or The Grandstay Residential Suites (708 Niagara Ave Sheboygan, WI). We are a block away from Starbucks and Glas Cafe and 5 blocks away from downtown Sheboygan and restaurants like Field to Fork, Black Pig, Il Ritrovo, Paradigm, Urbane, and Trattoria Stefano. We are also a mile away from John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Stephanie Weill Performing Arts Center. A lunch break is included in each class. You can either bring something along to eat, have something delivered, or you can choose to eat across the street at Glas Cafe; with indoor and outdoor seating right on the Sheboygan River. Please note that the herbs classes are only offered once a year. Next herbs series will not be offered again until Spring 2021. Class sizes are small and personal with lots of individual mentoring!!

 

Optional Individual Consultations with Christina: You can add individual phone or web consultations with Dr. Christina to your class experience for $40 per 30 minutes. You can schedule one consultation at the beginning of the program or you can schedule a consultation after each class. Email Dr. Christina to schedule your consultation(s). You can pay for them here: https://www.paypal.me/mindsoulandself

 

A note about the 2020 Herbs series, COVID-19 Safety/Prevention, and Social Distancing: Attendance at the 2020 face to face herbs classes will be limited in 2020 (less than 6 students) to ensure proper social distancing. Each student will sit at their own 6-foot table spaced out from each other. Please click here to read all about our COVID-19 SAFETY AND PREVENTION POLICY. Please register ASAP to ensure your spot. The entire series is also available online if you prefer to learn from the safety and comfort of your own home. This is an incredibly important time to learn about medicinal herbs and the healing power of nature!! The current socio-economic conditions are reminding us to become more self-sufficient and sustainable. Learn to grow your own herbs and make your own natural medicine. 

There is an online option for the entire herbs series if you prefer to learn from the safety and comfort of your own home:

On-demand downloadable online herb classes are available for independent study. The entire series is available online/on-demand if you are self-disciplined, prefer to learn at your own pace, according to your own schedule. There is no time limit to complete classes (though it is suggested students try to complete within 8 months). The series is self-paced. All class content is downloadable and is yours to keep. You can also add optional individual consultation sessions with Dr. Christina to your class experience.  Click here for more info about the on-demand online series.

 

On our group herb walk during the 2019 series

Herbs 101: Healing with Herbs
Date: new series will start in 2021! Stay tuned!
The recorded 101 class is now available online!

This class is the foundation to the entire ‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ series. Class covers the history of herbal medicine and natural medicine, the foundation of holism, the wellness wheel, principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy, and Ayurveda and the foundations of herbal medicine. Topics include standardization and other considerations when using medicinal herbs, safety precautions, selecting herbs, herbal best practices, and using herbs for first-aid, detoxification and self-care. Because of the timing of this 101 class, we will also cover infectious disease, the immune system, and herbal medicine in this class. Herbs 101 also covers the regulation of the herbal industry, labeling of products, Good Manufacturing Practices, and introduces students to numerous resources. Take “Healing with Herbs” alone, or delve deeper into holistic herbalism with the whole series. Class includes all supplies, a detailed manual, and additional written materials. Prerequisite: none. This class is open to anyone. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $199. Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual 101 class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED HERBS 101 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

 

Our guided Herbal walk during the 2017 ‘Herbs 102’ class

Herbs 102: Growing Herbs
Date: new series will start in 2021! Stay tuned!
The recorded 102 class is now available online!

This class provides an introduction to Botany, Plant Ecology, Taxonomy, and Plant Families. We will cover herbs and gardening practices to attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Other class topics include Invasives, Foundation of Organic Gardening, Permaculture, Propagation, Testing soil and fertilizing, Composting, Designing an herb garden, Intro to Integrated Pest Management, Wildcrafting, Plant identification, Seed saving, and Heirlooms. Everyone will receive organic heirloom herb seeds to grow over the spring and summer! We may also take an herbal walk and visit Kiwanis Park and the Sheboygan River (a block away). Class includes all supplies, a detailed manual, herb seeds, and additional written materials. Prerequisite: none. This class is open to anyone. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $225 ($199 plus $26 supplies fee). Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual 102 class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED HERBS 102 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Making herbal products in the Herbs 103 class

Herbs 103: Preparing Herbs
Date: new series will start in 2021! Stay tuned!
The recorded 103 class is now available online!

We will make LOTS of herbal products in class for you to take home!! Students will learn about herbal delivery systems, chemical constituents, synergy, and bioavailability. We will discuss harvesting herbs and drying herbs. Learn how to make herbal preparations and products (teas, capsules, decoctions, tinctures, extracts, infusions, balms, salves, etc). We will also cover herbal meads, herbal wines, cordials, elixirs, bitters, herbal gummies, candies, honeys, syrups, vinegars, flower essences, herbal salts, herbal ice cubes, and cooking/baking/making beverages with herbs. We will also discuss blending theories, formulations, plant-based dyes, tincturing perfumes, and art creations using herbs. Class includes all supplies, herbal products, and a detailed workbook with lots of recipes! Prerequisite: This class is open to anyone. It is suggested that students take Herbs 101 before attending this class, but it is not necessary unless you are pursuing the certificate. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $259 ($199 plus $60 supply fee). Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual 103 class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED HERBS 103 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Herbs 104: Energetic Healing with Herbs
Date: new series will start in 2021! Stay tuned!
The recorded 104 class is now available online!

Learn all about energetics and herbs in this class! The medicinal properties of herbs are related to not only their phytochemistry but also to their energetic properties. We will cover plant energies (hot herbs, cooling herbs, dry herbs, moistening herbs), the role of taste (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, pungent), the elements, the energetics of common symptoms, and body affinity. You will learn about constitutions, doshas, yin-yang theory, the Chakras, and Traditional Western energetics. Students will learn how to do a clinical intake, health assessment techniques, and how to create intake and informed consent forms. Students will learn how to take pulses according to Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as conduct tongue diagnosis. Class includes all supplies, a detailed manual, and additional written materials. Prerequisite: This class is open to anyone. It is suggested that students take Herbs 101 before attending this class, but it is not necessary unless you are pursuing the certificate. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $199. Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual 104 class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED HERBS 104 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Herbs 105: Emotional Healing with Herbs
Date: new series will start in 2021! Stay tuned!
The recorded 105 class is now available online!

This class is an in-depth study of the herbs with mental and emotional healing properties. We will profile herbs for depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, mood balance, memory, and cognition. We will discuss traditional uses as well as clinical research. A focus will be placed on herbal psychopharmacology and mode of action, drug and herb interactions, considerations, and Integrative/Complementary Medicine. Acupressure protocols for emotional healing, nutritional therapies, and other natural health techniques to enhance herbal medicine will also be covered. Class includes all supplies, a detailed manual, and additional written materials. Prerequisite: This class is open to anyone. It is suggested that students take Herbs 101 before attending this class, but it is not necessary unless you are pursuing the certificate. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $199. Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual 105 class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED HERBS 105 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Dr. Christina and a student working together on an herbal project in class

Herbs 106: Physical Healing with Herbs
Date: new series will start in 2021! Stay tuned!
The recorded 106 class is now available online!

This class focuses on herbs for physical healing including cardiovascular, immune system, nervous system, musculoskeletal, and endocrine system health. Herbs for female and male wellness and chronic health conditions are also covered. Adaptogens and tonics are covered in detail. Other topics include herbal pharmacology, interactions, professional considerations, clinical research, traditional uses, and Complementary/Integrative Medicine. Additional acupressure protocols, nutritional therapies, and natural health techniques that enhance herbal medicine will be covered. Class includes all supplies, a detailed manual, and additional written materials. Prerequisite: This class is open to anyone. It is suggested that students take Herbs 101 before attending this class, but it is not necessary unless you are pursuing the certificate. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $199. Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual 106 class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED HERBS 106 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

The classroom

Herbs 107: Spiritual Healing with Herbs
Date: new series will start in 2021! Stay tuned!
The recorded 107 class is now available online!

This class introduces students to the many spiritual and metaphysical uses of herbs including smudging, protection, manifesting, majik, incensing, herbs to balance the chakras, herbs to cleanse and protect the aura, herbs for energy clearing, herbs for divination, herbs for connecting to the divine, ritual, lore, energy work, and more. We will also cover Moxibustion and other energetic herbal techniques. We will wildcraft and take an herbal walk along the Sheboygan River and Kiwanis Park. We will make herbal mandalas, herbal charms, herbal wands, and smudge sticks as a part of class. Class includes all supplies, a detailed manual, and additional written materials. Prerequisite: none. Class is open to anyone. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $199. Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual 107 class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED HERBS 107 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Herbs 108: Intuitive Healing with Herbs 
Date: new series will start in 2021! Stay tuned!
The recorded 108 class is now available online!

Learn to connect to your intuition using the language of plants! This class covers all the different intuitive abilities (claircognizance, clairempathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc) and how to develop your intuition and psychic abilities with herbs and essential oils. We will focus on intuitively choosing and using oils and herbs, muscle testing, dowsing, pendulum work, scrying, divination, and doing intuitive readings (AROMA READINGS & HERBAL READINGS) with essential oils and herbs. AROMA READINGS are a divination technique created by Christina over the past decade. We will also discuss combining herbal consultation with Tarot and Oracle Cards. Class includes all supplies, a detailed manual, and additional written materials. Prerequisite: none. Class is open to anyone. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $199. Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual 108 class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED HERBS 108 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

 

Herbs 109: Practicum
Date: Friday October 23, 2020 from 9am to 6pm.

After completion of all 8 classes (101 to 108), the students will research and write up/monograph 5 herbs not covered in the series, study 10 hypothetical case examples, create their own intake and informed consent forms, and conduct 5 hands-on client sessions with follow-up. Students will also practice making and preparing herbal products for exchange with the other students (affectionately known as ‘Herbal Christmas’). Then, at the Herbal Practicum class, students will present their hands-on sessions and herb profiles and discuss client case examples and treatment planning. Business development, marketing, and professional considerations will also be covered in class. Class includes a detailed manual, additional written materials and exercises, a 60 minute individual mentoring session with Dr. Christina (must be scheduled between Herbs 107 & 109), and correction of all homework. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $299.

 

Other requirements: You can take the classes without pursuing the Certificate of Completion. There are 64 hours total of class time. A 175 hour Certificate of Completion is dependent upon the successful completion of all homework. If this is not possible, you may audit the classes/practicum again during a scheduled class or take the classes online. Elective herbal medicine classes (Intuitive Healing with Herbs, Bewitching Botanicals, Guided Nature Walk, etc) will also be offered throughout the series that students can take to get additional experience and increased certificate hours.

  • 56 Class Units (101 to 107)
  • 10 Bonus Units for attending the elective class 108
  • 8 Practicum Units (109)
  • 5 Hands-On Client Practice Units
  • 10 herb profiles/monographs
  • Homework, Reading, and Self Study Units
  • Practice making herbal products
  • Attempt to grow and garden herbs this spring/summer
  • Visit a Botanical Garden and Attend Guided Nature Walks

 

** The Holistic Healing with Herbs series was created by Christina Wilke-Burbach and is the intellectual property of Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Testimonials:

  • “Each class I find doors opening within me. This one was no disappointment! Seeing auras, making smudge bundles, creating mandalas; uncovering layers of self. It was emotional. As the classes are done now, I won’t look at this as over but as the beginning. Thank you ladies for a great a six months and to Christina for your vibrant authentic self.”–Jenn from Wisconsin

 

  • “Thank You Christina for teaching such an enriching “Holistic Healing with Herbs” class! During the series of classes, in such a beautiful setting, I was learning and growing as a person at the same time. I really enjoyed the face to face class time. All the input from fellow classmates added to my education in all things herbal. The class was a comprehensive study of herbs and how and why they can be used in Holistic Healing. Not only that knowledge, but how to incorporate the safe and effective use of herbs in our business’s, professional and everyday lives. A highlight in each class was the hands-on part. Being able to actually do some of the things we were learning about in class was invaluable to me. Making herbal tinctures, smudge sticks, mandalas and so much more really enhanced the learning process and was such fun. Outside of class, homework activities brought the class to life. Growing the herbs, caring for them, helping them thrive and harvesting for their use was an exciting experience for this non-gardener. Wildcrafting and nature walks to identify herbs had me looking at the beauty of the nature that surrounds me in a whole new light. Thank you again sharing all your time and talents for the truly Holistic journey of healing with herbs!” —Donna B. RN, Illinois

 

  • “Before taking this series I didn’t really know how herbs could be applied to daily life. Christina’s class went well and above my expectations and I learned so much about herbs. Christina is very knowledgeable in the subject and often offered information about other forms of healing that could be used with herbal medicine or in addition to herbal medicine. Christina was always available for questions outside of the classroom and made the classes fun and enjoyable. I now feel confident using herbs in my everyday life and helping others using herbs as well. I would highly recommend this course to anyone that is interested in herbalism.” —Trisha from Wisconsin

 

About Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a scholar, teacher, consultant, and holistic healing facilitator with 22 years of higher education and experience in psychology, spirituality, holistic healing, plant medicine, and natural health. Her business is Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. She has her PhD in Health Psychology, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, 2 bachelor degrees in psychology and anthropology, a minor in Sociology, and is trained in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Botanical Artist, Reiki Master Teacher, and Professional Gardener. She is a member of the American Botanical Council and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Christina has completed the Wisconsin Master Gardener Training Program through the University of Wisconsin Extension. She is the Project Chair of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Indoor Garden. Christina teaches Continuing Education Gardening Classes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She specializes in women’s wellness, holistic healing, personal growth, and spiritual development. She has hundreds of hours of aromatherapy, herbs, gardening, plant medicine, entheogen, and horticultural education. She has presented at academic conferences and has taught hundreds of classes, workshops, and group sessions throughout the Midwest. She is a published author,  award-winning researcher,  and award-winning healthcare provider. She strongly believes in empowering others to heal themselves. For more info, please visit: https://mindsoulandself.com/about-dr-christina-wilke-burbach/

 

Registration Information and Policies:

      • Click here for COVID-19/Coronavirus Prevention & Safety at Mind, Soul, and Self LLC
      • By Registering & Paying for the class/series, you agree that you have read, understand, and will follow our COVID-19 SAFETY Policies
      • Contact Dr. Christina at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com or 608.393.7353 with questions.
      • Class sizes are small with lots of individual mentoring and attention.
      • Registration info will be announced soon for 2021. Stay tuned!
      • Register by filling out the registration form and paying the class fee below. Registration cannot be confirmed without payment.
      • You can either pay for the whole series upfront for a discount, or you can pay as you go, one class at a time
      • The total cost for the whole series if you pay for one class at a time is $1778
      • If you register and prepay for the whole series (101 to 108) receive 10% off (save $177)!
      • Contact Christina if you prefer to send a money order or check. If you pay with a check, it must be received, cashed, and cleared prior to each class.
      • Please note, all sales are final. We have a strict cancellation policy that we enforce as A LOT of preparation, planning, and purchasing of supplies goes into successfully executing this 9 month long series. Please only sign up for this series if you are serious about learning and attending. If you cancel your attendance/registration at the face to face classes/series for any reason, your payments/registration will transfer to the online class/series and you will be sent the online class(es) and online materials. All payments are non-refundable if you cancel for any reason, but are transferable to the online series. If you are a no-call/no show for class, your payment is forfeited.
      • Recorded online classes with complimentary phone/webconference consultation with Dr. Christina are available if you need to miss a class due to vacation, an emergency, or illness.
      • For each subsequent class (Herbs 102 to 109), please register at least 3 days prior to class. To register, please pay for the class in full below.

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