Central Nervous System for Beginners

with Matthew Wood, MS and Phyllis D. Light, MA

Herbalist with 75 Years of Joint Experience as Consulting Herbalists & Herbal Authors

Matthew: "When I was a young herbalist we still adhered to the hundred-year-old view of the nervous system as the major regulatory system of the body. Very little was known of endocrine or immune regulation. ‘Nervines’ were therefore one of the centerpieces of the herbal apothecary. I hope, this class (or perhaps I can’t help but) represents this old way of thinking.

Phyllis: “Like Matthew, I was taught that the nervous system was in charge of a good portion of our health. We talked about the nerves as structures in the body and the Nerves as a description of our mood and stress level. We will define the different parts of the nervous system: central (CNS), autonomic (ANS), peripheral (PNS), and enteric (ENS) discuss the brain and spine, and touch on the major neurotransmitters; all the while describing important remedies for the system.

Herb discussion in the beginning and intermediate classes include: skullcap, motherwort, peppermint, spearmint, pennyroyal, lemon balm, catnip, chamomile, lavender, rosemary, sage, valerian, vervain, black hoarhound, monarda fistulosa, gotu kola, and many others.

Includes

  • Support Materials

    174 pages of manuscripts (not downloadable) from Matthew are available to view and a downloadable handout from Phyllis.

  • 1 year access to materials and Q&A

    1 year to view and review content, ask questions and discuss with fellow students and teachers.

  • 4 hours of teaching

    2, 2-hour classes of in-depth teaching with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • About Non-Downloadable Documents

    • The Nervous System by Phyllis D. Light (8 pages, downloadable)

    • UPDATED - The Nervous System by Matthew Wood (28 pages, not downloadable)

    • Herbs for the Nervous System An Overview by Matthew Wood (4 pages, not downloadable)

    • Materia Medica of Herbs for the Nervous System by Matthew Wood (79 pages, not downloadable)

    • A Selection of Nervines by Matthew Wood (37 pages, not downloadable)

  3. 3
    • CNS - Beginner Class 1 - Webinar Chat Text

    • CNS - Beginner Class 1 - Video

    • CNS - Beginner Class 1 - Audio

  4. 4
    • CNS - Beginner Class 2 - Webinar Chat Text

    • CNS - Beginner Class 2 - Video

    • CNS - Beginner Class 2 - Audio

  5. 5
    • Tests and Certificates

    • Central Nervous System Beginner Test

  6. 6
    • Please share your thoughts

 

 

Documents are not downloadable. Please note that Matthew often adds manuscripts of upcoming books and is allowing students early access to these works-in-progress; therefore, they are available as 'view-only' documents and are not downloadable.

Single class purchase

1-year access to this class

The Library Bundle

Access to this class and many more.
(Full list can be found on The Library page.)

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.

For those of you seeking clinical hours, we have a list of all classes/courses with corresponding accreditation hours.




5 star rating

Everything I was hoping for

Vicki Anderson

I wanted to learn about herbs that could help those experiencing anxiety, agitation, insomnia, rumination, etc. I found this to be a very helpful class.

I wanted to learn about herbs that could help those experiencing anxiety, agitation, insomnia, rumination, etc. I found this to be a very helpful class.

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Central Nervous System Beginner Course

Ilah Rose Cookston-Minton

I found this course very helpful and covered the basics with the opportunity to absorbed deeper CNS & Herb insights from the two well practiced & wi...

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I found this course very helpful and covered the basics with the opportunity to absorbed deeper CNS & Herb insights from the two well practiced & wise teachers. Love the down to earth teaching style. Thank you.

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