Black Folk Herbalism
with Carolyn Jones, MSc, CC & Matthew Wood, MS
Black Folk Herbalism will highlight the rich history of Black folk medicine and the use of herbs for healing and conjuring. The course is an overview of the black experience as it relates to medicinal herbs, the historical political and social journey, legal constraints, and herbal recipes and magic for common and uncommon beliefs and traditions. “Monolithic” is not a word that describes the African American culture.
Carolyn Jones is a Holistic Health Educator and Chaplain who teaches the art of self-care and practices a ministry of presence. She is licensed by the New York State Chaplain Task Force and serves the community as an herbalist, a certified aromatherapist, and a reflexologist.
Carolyn is a recently elected Board member of Herbalists Without Borders and holds membership and affiliations with several prestigious organizations: The American Herbalists Guild, Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism, and DOPO Doulas. She teaches community self-care topics and she is also a contributing writer and podcast guest with Mother Earth Living magazine and Mother Earth, respectively.
Respected by her peers, she embraces and is supported by a strong community of traditional and non-traditional healers who follow uniquely different paths that merge at the crossroads of community health.
The Healing Project Wellness Series webinar is a co-teaching platform that allows for new approaches and concepts as taught by master healers from all walks of life. Subject experts from all over the world are welcomed to discuss their favorite healing modalities.
Prior to embarking on her vocation as a Holistic Health practitioner, she earned an AA degree in Liberal Arts (City Tech); a BA, in Mass Communications, and MS, in Television & Radio Management (Brooklyn College), to qualify her pedagogic aspirations. Over 25 years of teaching and developing curriculum support her ability to disseminate life-supporting information in a language that is easy to understand.
As a chaplain, Carolyn Jones specializes in natural self-care methods to alleviate the debilitating emotional pain that arises from grief and loss, a chafing experience that is tragically familiar to her.
Her publications, Pick Up Your Bed and Walk: A Self-Care Guide to Improved Health and Incantations champion the pursuit of healthier lifestyle habits, along with alternative behavior and self-affirming language.
Tracking hours for accreditation?
Access to the extensive presentation slides by Carolyn Jones and non-downloadable documents by Matthew Wood.
1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss with fellow students and teachers.
2 hours of in-depth teaching with Carolyn Jones and Matthew Wood.
Start at any time! Complete the lessons at your own pace.
Certificates designed and signed by Matthew Wood are available for purchase to those who successfully complete all tests with a passing grade of 70% or better. More details regarding herbal course certificates are here.
Tests are multiple-choice, and multiple attempts are permitted.
If you are tracking hours, see the list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.
an overview of the black experience as it relates to medicinal herbs