Herbalism Classes in Wisconsin

‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’

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

Next class is August 2, 2019!
Special Herbal Event on August 3, 2019!
Join us on an herbal holistic healing journey!
Please Register by July 31, 2019

-Register at bottom of this page-

* You can also take the entire series online. For more info about the online herb classes click here

Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, an educator, holistic healing facilitator, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Perfumer, and Master Gardener 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. The series also focuses on traditional uses, energetics, holistic healing, nutritional healing, clinical research, pharmacology, and safety. 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!! Dr. Christina is a Master Gardener, works the University of Wisconsin Extension Horticulture Hotline, is the project chair of the Indoor Gardens at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, is a member of the American Botanical Council, and is on the Sheboygan County Master Gardener Board of Directors where she is the current Vice President. Christina teaches Continuing Education Gardening Classes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Christina is a supporter of organic farming, heirloom gardening, and non-GMOS.

This is a monthly series with 8 classes. The next class is on August 2, 2019! 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, and 108: Herbal Practicum. You may just attend Herbs 101 for a comprehensive introduction to herbal healing. You may also just attend the Herbs 101 to 107 classes of your choice. You do not have to attend each class. A 175-hour Certificate is available to those students who do attend the whole series (Herbs 101 to 108) and complete additional homework requirements. 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 or if you have a really busy summer! You can also take the entire series online. For more info about the online classes click here.

The next herbs class is on August 2, 2019! Join us!

‘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.

Classes are held monthly, April to November 2019. The 2019 Classes will be held at Mind, Soul, and Self LLC in Sheboygan, WI. A Guided Herb and Nature Walk with Dr. Christina will be scheduled during the series. We may visit Bookworm Gardens, Indian Mound Park, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Maywood Environmental Park, and Kohler-Andre. 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, 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 2020. Class sizes are small and personal with lots of individual mentoring!!

 

We will visit the indoor gardens at JMKAC in the 102 class

Herbs 101: Healing with Herbs
Date: April 13, 2019 from 9am to 6pm
(The recorded online class is now available if you missed the face to face class. See below)

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. Class also covers the regulation of the herbal industry, labeling of products, Good Manufacturing Practices, and introduces students to numerous resources. 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. Missed the April date but are still interested in the 101 class? Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED ONLINE HERBS 101 CLASS IS AVAILABLE 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: Friday May 10, 2019 from 9am to 6pm. (The recorded online class is now available if you missed the face to face class. See below.)

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).  Missed the May date but are still interested in the 102 class? Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED ONLINE HERBS 102 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Making herbal products in the Herbs 103 class

Herbs 103: Preparing Herbs
Date: Friday June 7, 2019 from 8am to 5pm.  (The recorded online class is now available if you missed the face to face class. See below)

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). Missed the June date but are still interested in the 103 class? Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED ONLINE HERBS 103 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

Herbs 104: Energetic Healing with Herbs
Date: Friday July 12, 2019 from 9am to 6pm.  (The recorded online class is now available if you missed the face to face class. See below)

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. Missed the July date but are still interested in the 104 class? Dr. Christina may be available for you to schedule an individual class. Please email at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to discuss availability. PLEASE NOTE, THE RECORDED ONLINE HERBS 104 CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $99 IF YOU PREFER THAT OPTION. Contact Christina at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com to purchase. Online class includes an 8+ hour downloadable class, a detailed workbook, and extensive additional materials on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, The Chakras and Herbal Medicine. 

 

Herbs 105: Emotional Healing with Herbs
Date: Friday August 2
, 2019 from 9am to 6pm.

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. Must register by July 31, 2019. Register at bottom of this page. **Optional Guided Herb and Nature Walk with Dr. Christina planned for Saturday August 3rd from 9am to 6pm. Rain or Shine. We will visit Bookworm Gardens, Indian Mound Park, JMKAC, and more! For more info and to register click here  

 

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

Herbs 106: Physical Healing with Herbs
Date: Friday September 6, 2019 from 9am to 6pm.

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. Must register by September 4, 2019. Register at bottom of this page.

 

The classroom

Herbs 107: Spiritual Healing with Herbs
Date:
Friday September 27, 2019 from 9am to 6pm

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. Must register by September 25, 2019. Register at bottom of this page.

 

Herbs 108: Practicum
Date: Friday November 15, 2019 from 9am to 6pm.

After completion of all 7 classes, the students will research and write up 10 herbs not covered in the series, study 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 & 108), and correction of all homework. Length: 9 hours with a lunch break. Fee: $299. Register at bottom of this page.

 

Other requirements: You can take the classes without pursuing the Certificate of Completion. There are 56 hours total of class time. A 175 hour Certificate of Completion is dependent upon successful completion of the following. If this is not possible, you may audit the classes/practicum again during a scheduled class or take the classes online.

  • 56 Class Units (101 to 107)
  • 8 Practicum Units (107)
  • 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

 

Christina Wilke-Burbach working at the Horticultural Hotline

About Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a scholar, teacher, consultant, and holistic healing facilitator with 20 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, Master Gardener, Reiki Master Teacher, Ordained Minister, Awakening Your Light Body Graduate, Intuitive, Docent, and Bodyworker. She is a member of the American Botanical Council. She is on the Sheboygan County Master Gardener Board of Directors and is the current Vice President. 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 Master Gardener, 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 and award-winning researcher and 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:

      • 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 for Herbs 105 closes July 31, 2019. 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 up front 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 pay for the whole series in full, 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 and cashed prior to each class.
      • Please note, if you cancel your attendance more than one week before class, you are eligible for a partial refund minus $100 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than one week before class, your payment is forfeited. A lot of preparation and planning goes into each class.
      • Recorded classes with 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 108), please try to register 3 days prior to class. To register, please pay for the class in full below.

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