Herbalism & Herbology Classes in Wisconsin

‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’

Herbs, Herbal Healing, Herbology, Herbalism, Phytotherapy, & Herbal Medicine Classes
in West Bend Wisconsin and the Midwest
with Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
Herb classes serving Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Appleton, and Chicago!

2018 classes will start again in April. Stay tuned! 

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

herbs-hanging1Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, an educator, holistic healing facilitator, PhD Health Psychology, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Master Gardener 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, propagate, 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 focus on traditional uses, holistic healing, nutritional healing, clinical research, pharmacology, and safety. Great series for aromatherapists as herbal healing complements aromatherapy! 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 herb seeds and plants at the Herbs 102 class!! Dr. Christina is a Master Gardener, works the Horticulture Hotline, is the chair of the Indoor Garden at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and is a supporter of organic farming and non-GMOS.

This is a 6 month series with 7 classes. Classes start in April and end in October 2018. The series includes 101: Healing with Herbs, 102: Growing Herbs, Herbs 103: Preparing Herbs, Herbs 104: Emotional Healing with Herbs, 105: Physical Healing with Herbs, 106: Spiritual Healing with Herbs, and 107: Herbal Practicum. You may just attend Herbs 101 for a comprehensive introduction to herbal healing. You may also just attend the Herbs 101 to 106 classes of your choice.  A 150 hour Certificate of Completion is available to those students who attend Herbs 101 to 107 and complete the following additional requirements: homework (reading and watching videos), 5 hands on treatment plans, & making herbal preparations. Each class includes access to 100 acres at Cedar Valley (hiking trails, swimming pond, labyrinth), lunch, 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.

Classes are held April to October 2018. Join us!!

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‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’  2016 graduates

 

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‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ 2015 Graduates

 

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Group Class Location

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‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ class location 2017

The 2018 Classes will be held in West Bend, WI  (less than an hour from Milwaukee and two hours from Madison and Chicago). Classes are held monthly April to October 2018. Dates TBA.  Location is Cedar Valley, a beautiful and serene 100 acre country get away nestled in the hills of the Kettle Moraine. Location has an outdoor labyrinth,  hiking trails, a swimming pond, onsite spa, onsite lodging and meals (perfect if you are coming from out of town), and a horse sanctuary. There will be opportunities each class to spend time outside in nature and take herbs walks, etc. LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN EACH CLASS!!! Please note that the herbs classes are only offered once a year. Next herbs series will not be offered again until Spring 2018. Class sizes are small and personal with lots of individual mentoring!!

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‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’ class location 2017

 

Herbs 101: Healing with Herbs
Date: TBA in April 2018 from 9am to 5:30pm.

This class is the foundation to the Holistic Healing with Herbs series. Class covers the history of herbal medicine and natural medicine, the foundation of holism, 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 regulation of the herbal industry, labeling of products, and Good Manufacturing Practices and introduces students to numerous resources.  Class includes access to 100 acres at Cedar Valley (hiking trails, swimming pond, labyrinth), lunch, a detailed manual, e-books, and additional written materials. Length 8 hours. Fee: $175. The 101 class is now available online for $150.  Online Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, additional written materials, e-books, and exercises, and a 30 minute individual consultation with Dr. Christina. To purchase online class click here

 

Herbs 102: Growing Herbs
Date: TBA May 2018 9am to 5:30pm.

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, 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 herb seeds to grow over the spring and summer! We will also take an herbal walk as a class. Class includes access to 100 acres at Cedar Valley (hiking trails, swimming pond, labyrinth), lunch, a detailed manual, herb seeds, and additional written materials.  Prerequisite: none. Length: 8 hours. Fee: $175. The 102 class is now available online for $150.  Online Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, additional written materials, e-books, and exercises, and a 30 minute individual consultation with Dr. Christina. To purchase online class click here

 

Herbs 103: Preparing Herbs 
Date: TBA June 2018 from 9am to 5:30pm.

We will make lots of herbal products in class for you to take home!! Students will learn about herbal delivery systems, chemical constituents, and bioavailability. We will discuss harvesting herbs and drying herbs. Learn how to make herbal preparations and products (teas, 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 plant based dyes, tincturing perfumes, and art creations using herbs.  Class includes access to 100 acres at Cedar Valley (hiking trails, swimming pond, labyrinth), lunch, supplies and 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. Length: 8 hours. Fee: $225 ($175 plus $50 supply fee). The 103 class is now available online for $150.  Online Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, additional written materials, e-books, and exercises, and a 30 minute individual consultation with Dr. Christina. To purchase online class click here

 

Herbs 104: Emotional Healing with Herbs 
Date:
TBA July 2018 from 9am to 5:30pm.

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. Students will learn how to do a clinical intake and health assessment. Acupressure protocols for emotional healing, nutritional therapies, and other natural health techniques to enhance herbal medicine will also be covered. Class includes access to 100 acres at Cedar Valley (hiking trails, swimming pond, labyrinth), lunch, 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. Length: 8 hours. Fee: $175. The 104 class is now available online for $150.  Online Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, additional written materials, e-books, and exercises, and a 30 minute individual consultation with Dr. Christina. To purchase online class click here 

 

Herbs 105: Physical Healing with Herbs Date: 
Date: TBA August 2018 from 9am to 5:30pm.

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.  Students will learn how to take pulses according to Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as conduct tongue diagnosis. Additional acupressure protocols, nutritional therapies, and natural health techniques that enhance herbal medicine will be covered. Class includes access to 100 acres at Cedar Valley (hiking trails, swimming pond, labyrinth), lunch, 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. Length: 8 hours. Fee: $175. The 105 class is now available online for $150.  Online Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, additional written materials, e-books, and exercises, and a 30 minute individual consultation with Dr. Christina. To purchase online class click here 

 

Herbs 106: Spiritual/Energetic Healing with Herbs 
Date:
TBA September 2018 from 9am to 5:30pm.

This class introduces students to the many spiritual and metaphysical uses of herbs including smudging, protection, 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 herbs and chi, qi, yin/yang, doshas, the 5 elements, Moxibustion, and other energetic herbal techniques. We will make herbal mandalas, herbal charms, and smudge sticks as a part of class.  Class includes access to 100 acres at Cedar Valley (hiking trails, swimming pond, labyrinth), lunch, all supplies, a detailed manual, and additional written materials. Prerequisite: none. Class is open to anyone. Length: 8 hours. Fee: $175. The 106 class is now available online for $150.  Online Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, additional written materials, e-books, and exercises, and a 30 minute individual consultation with Dr. Christina. To purchase online class click here 

 

Herbs 107: Practicum  
Date: October 18, 2017 from 9am to 5:30pm. 

After completion of all 6 classes, the students will research and write up 5 herbs not covered in the series, study hypothetical case examples, and conduct 5 hands on practice sessions. Students will also practice making and preparing herbal products for “show and tell.” Then, at the Herbal Practicum class, students will present their hands on sessions and 5 herb profiles and discuss client case examples and treatment planning. Business development and professional considerations will also be covered in class.  Class includes a detailed manual, additional written materials and exercises, individual mentoring and feedback, and correction of all homework. Length: 8 hours. Fee: $200

 

Other requirements: You can take the classes without pursuing the certificate of completion. There are 48 hours total of classtime. 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.

  • 48 Class Units (101 to 106)
  • 8 Practicum Units (107)
  • 5 Hands On Client Practice Units
  • 5 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

 

** The Holistic Healing with Herbs  series was created by Christina Wilke-Burbach and is 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 mandala; 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 Fodden 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 Brydon 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 Kraus, Wisconsin

 

About Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a scholar, teacher, consultant, and holistic healing facilitator with over 19 years of higher education and experience in psychology, spirituality, holistic healing, 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 in-training, Reiki Master Teacher, Ordained Minister, Awakening Your Light Body Graduate, Intuitive, and Bodyworker. She specializes in women’s wellness, holistic healing, personal growth, and spiritual development. She has hundreds of hours of Master Gardener, aromatherapy, herbs, gardening, 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 Christina at mindsoulandself@yahoo.com or 608.393.7353 with questions.
      • The total cost for the whole series if you pay for one class at a time is $1300.
      • If you pre-pay for the whole series by the Herbs 101 start date, receive 10% off (save $130)!
      • Contact Christina if you prefer to send a money order or check.
      • Please note, if you cancel your attendance more than one week before class, you are eligible for a partial refund minus $50 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel less than one week before class, your payment is forfeited. A lot of preparation goes into class.
      • Recorded online classes are available if you need to miss a class due to an emergency or illness. 
      • For each subsequent class (Herbs 102 to 107), registration is required 72 hours prior to class. To register,  please pay for the class in full below.

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