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THE HERBALIST'S COLLABORATIVE

"The true herbalist is not just trained by others who heeded the same calling but is instructed by the wisdom of the natural world, a student of the plants themselves." -Sajah Popham

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Empowering Herbalists With Community, Plant Energetics & Career Development

We gather weekly to nurture our community, deepen our connection with plants & develop our practitioner skills and businesses, all while healing and nourishing our souls.

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Our next season starts October 3rd,  2024

Monthly Case Studies

Monthly Business Development Workspace

Monthly Plant Journeying Meditations

Private Online Community of Healers

Certification: 12 Hours of Practitioner Skills Development

Consent, Disclosure & Intake Forms

Protocol & Follow Up Forms

How it works...

The Herbalist's Collaborative is a group of healers who meet weekly, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm (EST) for six months via Zoom. It is an intermediate-level interactive program that bridges the gap between a student's herbal studies and their career as a skilled community herbalist. Together we deepen our connection with plants through plant journeying meditations and lessons in herbal energetics. We develop our herbal practitioner skills by practicing herbal consultations and case studies. The Herbalist's Collaborative is a peer-supported environment where life-long connections are made, community is nurtured, and we get to learn from guest teachers who are the leaders of our industry.

When you join, you'll receive access to our private online group where you can connect with members, download our group content and access the Zoom links for our weekly meetings.

Members must attend all sessions to receive their certificate of completion.

Required reading: Energetic Herbalism: A Guide to Sacred Plant Traditions Integrating Elements of Vitalism, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine by Kat Maier

We meet weekly on Thursdays...

 

The Collaborative meets for six months via Zoom on Thursdays at 6:30 pm eastern time to:

  • develop our herbal consultation skills through an energetics based curriculum and case studies

  • connect with plants through plant journeying meditations and Materia Medica studies

  • develop and create strategies for the success of our small businesses 

  • connect ​with each other to build a strong collaborative community

Monthly format...

Week 1: Plant Journey Meditations

The first Thursday of every month is dedicated to deepening our connection with the plants in our Materia Medica. We begin with a plant journey meditation where we use our senses, intuition and direct perception to intimately explore the plant that we are working with that month. Through this practice we are learning about plants through an intuitive and energetic lens, strengthening our sense of taste and familiarizing ourselves with the physiological effects of the five flavors.

 

We will work with the same plant throughout the month in order to significantly strengthen our knowledge of our herbal allies. We journal, meditate, make medicine, create illustrations and anything else that inspires us to connect with the plant.  

Each student will receive an herb to research and present to the group.

Week 2: Interactive Herbal Workshops: Tissue States with Kat Maier

The Collaborative gathers on the second Thursday of the month to explore the six tissues states with Kat Maier. 

"Kat Maier RH, (AHG) is the founder and director of Sacred Plant Traditions, a center for herbal studies in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of her greatest accomplishments has been to train many clinical herbalists who have gone onto to begin other schools, apothecaries or open practices. In clinical practice for over 30 years, Kat teaches internationally at universities, conferences, and herbal schools. She is a founding member of Botanica Mobile Clinic, a nonprofit dedicated to providing accessible herbal medicine to local communities. This grew out of her school’s free clinic which was one of the first on the east coast and went on to be a template for other schools. She began her study of plants as a Peace Corps volunteer, and her training as a Physician’s Assistant allows her to weave the language of biomedicine into her practice of traditional energetic herbalism. She is coauthor of Bush Medicine of San Salvador Island, Bahamas. As a passionate steward of the plants, Kat also served as president of United Plant Savers and was the recipient of the organization’s first Medicinal Plant Conservation Award.” https://sacredplanttraditions.com/

It is an honor to have Kats expertise as a seasoned and esteemed practitioner of energetic herbalism. Kat is the author of The Herbalist’s Collaboratives required reading, Energetic Herbalism: A Guide to Sacred Plant Traditions Integrating Elements of Vitalism, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine.

Week 3: Case Studies

On the third Thursday of each month, we will practice herbal consultations through case studies explored from an energetic perspective. We will learn to use SOAP notes, a standardized method of documentation used by healthcare providers to record patient information, assessments, and care plans. Together, we will develop energetics-based protocols for clients.

 

Members are encouraged to start offering herbal consultations to friends, family or existing clients with a goal of working with a minimum of one client per month. Each month a student will be selected to present a client's case to the group for peer review.

Interactive Herbal Workshops: Guest Speaker

We will have three additional interactive workshops throughout the season, featuring lectures by renowned herbalists. Each workshop ends with a 15 minute Q&A, giving you the opportunity to connect personally with our greater community. 

The Collaborative will provide you with...

  • a space where we come together in devotion to our relationships with nature & community. 

  • an empowering & supportive community, friendships & a diverse referral network of healers.

  • structure, accountability & support as you develop your skills & gain clinical hours necessary to become a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild.

  • an energetics-based herbal practice and opportunities to deepen your relationship with and understanding of nature, plants and healing.

  • connection, support & strategy in regards to business development.

  • the option to attend our annual herbalists retreat. 

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Schedule 
Thursdays at 6:30 pm EST

October 2024
3rd: Plant Journey  
10th: Interactive Herbal Workshops
17th: Case Study
24th: Interactive Herbal Workshops
31st: Off

November 2024
7th: Plant Journey
14th: Interactive Herbal Workshops
21st: Case Study
28th: Holiday

December 2024
5th: Plant Journey
12th: Interactive Herbal Workshops
19th: Case Study
26th: Off

January 2025
2nd: Plant Journey 
9th: Interactive Herbal Workshops 
16th: Case Study
23rd: Interactive Herbal Workshops
30th: Off

February 2025
6th: Plant Journey
13th: Interactive Herbal Workshops 
20th: Case Study
27th: Off

March 2025
6th: Plant Journey
13th: Interactive Herbal Workshops
20th: Case Study
27th: Interactive Herbal Workshops

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Hi! I'm Justine, founder of Healers Harvest and facilitator of The Herbalist's Collaborative.
 

I warmly invite you to join me in The Herbalist's Collaborative, where we connect deeply with plants, ourselves, and each other through an energetics-based practice of herbal medicine. This program is the next step on your path towards a career in herbalism, providing a space to put your learned skills into practice.
 

Throughout my own herbal journey, I was constantly seeking the next teacher, the next course, the next book, hoping to eventually feel ready and qualified to practice herbalism. I created The Herbalist's Collaborative to be everything I wished for after earning my first herbalism certificate many moons ago. Here, you will develop your unique offerings and gain the experience necessary to move forward with confidence, supported by a community of fellow healers. 
 

As your group facilitator, my intention is to create a safe, supportive, and growth-oriented environment where you can develop your offerings into the most authentic and fulfilling expression of yourself. I am dedicated to your growth and will be available to support you throughout the program. I am here to hold space for you as you grow and bloom.

With love,

Justine

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Tamar H.

"The Herbalists Collaborative has been a wonderful, enriching program. As an herbal educator & practitioner, I have thoroughly enjoyed the practice of herbal energetics, deepened my client formulation strategies & developed friendships & ongoing support in health & wellness education. It is an authentic model for holistic herbal health care training."

Testimonials

Aleksa K.

The Herbalists Collaborative has been a very welcoming & enriching space to build my clinical herbal practice. It was totally the missing piece in my herbal education & I'm so glad that Mary Blue told me about it! Justine gives so much of herself to make sure we are all getting the most out of each meeting. It's the right balance of laidback, informative & collaborative. Learning a lot from these folks!

Kathryn H.

The Herbalists Collaborative is a space to collaborate and share with others in a way that enhances our understanding of consultations. It is such a wonderful offering as it supports growing herbalists to build confidence, and develop their practices. It provides support for folks who want to continue to be in a learning environment while applying their herbal skills.

JOIN THE WAITLIST

Enrollment for The Herbalists Collaborative opens September 1st, 2024

Our next season starts October 3rd,  2024

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