About This Course

Iconic and masterful herbal practitioners and teachers from the North and South of the United States, Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light (author of  Southern Folk Medicine) meet online to guide you through the fundamentals of holistic herbal evaluation.

Ideal for beginner and intermediate students, you will learn the essentials of what one needs to know to be a practicing family, community, or clinical herbalist. 

The curriculum initially focuses on legal, ethical, and business principles followed by and emphasis on clinical skills essential to being a qualified herbal practitioner - including unique and valuable skills that will set you apart from from other practitioners.


Includes:

- 2 hours of video for each lesson (totaling 44 hours of curriculum)

- downloadable support materials

- *tests (optional) 

- online help from teachers

- life-time access to continued education to improve skills in these areas and assistance with difficult cases in the "Traditional Clinical Herbal Skills Development'' private Community


* To earn a certificate (designed and signed by Matthew) one must complete all tests successfully with a passing grade of 70% or better. Unlimited tries. Students must be subscribed for a minimum of 3 months to receive a certificate.



Required reading:

Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation

Southern Folk Medicine by Phyllis Light



"Thank you so much, to you and to Phyllis for this wonderful course! It was amazing! I have collected a whole binder of the printouts and my notes from your classes. I am already referring others to the Institute." 

- Naomi Kilbreth




Course curriculum

44 Hours of Curriculum: Includes Career Prep., Clinical Skills, Basic Human Sciences

  • 3

    Legal and Ethical Implications

  • 4

    Holism vs Reductionism in Assessment

  • 5

    Energetic and Constitutional Assessment

  • 6

    Constitutional Assessment Cont’d and Review

  • 7

    Clinical Application Class (Emily)

    • Emily's Case

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Emily) - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Emily) - Video

    • Audio

  • 8

    Tastes, Pharmacology, Energetics and Using the Herbal Repertory

    • Sample of Class (Facebook Live footage)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - The Taste of Herbs & Taste of Herbs Experience Handouts - Phyllis Light

    • HHAS - Tastes, Pharmacology, Energetics and Using the Herbal Repertory - Tastes, Scents, and Sensations Handout - Matthew Wood

    • HHAS - Tastes, Pharmacology, Energetics and Using the Herbal Repertory - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Tastes, Pharmacology, Energetics and Using the Herbal Repertory - Video

    • Audio

    • Test

  • 9

    Clinical Application Class (Robyn)

    • Robyn's Case

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Robyn) - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Robyn) - Video

    • Audio

  • 10

    Selecting the Remedies for the Case - Singles and Formulas

  • 11

    Clinical Application Class (Steph)

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Remedies and Directions

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Steph) - Webinar Text Chat

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Steph) - Video

    • Audio

  • 12

    Assessment from the Blood, Circulation, and Pulse

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - Assessment from the Blood, Circulation, and Pulse - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Assessment from the Blood, Circulation, and Pulse - Pulse Illustration and Pulse Geography

    • HHAS - Assessment from the Blood, Circulation, and Pulse - Video

    • Audio

    • Test (based on Southern Folk Medicine)

  • 13

    Clinical Application Class (Stephanie)

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Stephanie) - Webinar Text Chat

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Stephanie) - Tongue Assessment Images

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Stephanie) - Video

    • Audio

  • 14

    Assessment from the Face and Color

  • 15

    Clinical Application Class (Angela)

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Angela) - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Angela) - Images of Tongue and Face

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Angela) - Video

    • Audio

  • 16

    Intro. to Tongue Assessment - Special 2.5 class!

    • HHAS - Intro. to Tongue Assessment - Supplementary Materials

    • HHAS - Intro. to Tongue Assessment - Holistic Evaluation of the Tongue by Matthew Wood

    • HHAS - Intro. to Tongue Assessment - Tongue Assessment by Phyllis D. Light, MA, Herbalist

    • HHAS - Intro. to Tongue Assessment - Tongue and Doshas Matthew Wood

    • HHAS - Intro. to Tongue Assessment - Tongue Map Matthew Wood

    • HHAS - Intro. to Tongue Assessment - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Intro. to Tongue Assessment - Video

    • Audio

    • Test

  • 17

    Clinical Application Class (Jack and Denise)

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Jack and Denise) - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Jack and Denise) - Images of Tongues

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Jack and Denise) - Video

    • Audio

  • 18

    Assessment from the Mind, Emotions, and Will - (Client story)

  • 19

    Clinical Application Class (Dale and Nancy)

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Dale and Nancy) - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Dale and Nancy) - Dale Tongue Images

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Dale and Nancy) - Nancy Tongue Images

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Dale and Nancy) - Video

    • Audio

  • 20

    Assessment from the Digestive Tract

    • Summary

      FREE PREVIEW
    • HHAS - Assessment from the Digestive Tract - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Assessment from the Digestive Tract - Handouts

    • HHAS - Assessment from the Digestive Tract - Video

    • Audio

    • Test

  • 21

    Clinical Application Class (Denise and Angela Followups)

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Denise and Angela Followups) - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Denise and Angela Followups) - Images

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class (Denise and Angela Followups) - Video

    • Audio

  • 22

    Reading Blood Tests

    • HHAS - Reading Blood Tests - Comprehensive Wellness Profile handout by Phyllis Light and Sample Report

    • HHAS - Reading Blood Tests - Webinar Chat Text

    • HHAS - Reading Blood Tests - Video

    • Audio

    • Test

  • 23

    Clinical Application Class -(Stephanie and Matt's previous client Alex - Followups)

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class -(Stephanie and Matt's previous client Alex - Followups) - Webinar Chat Text and Images from Class

    • HHAS - Clinical Application Class -(Stephanie and Matt's previous client Alex - Followups) - Video

    • Audio

  • 25

    Archived Q&A and Discussion

    • HHAS - Q&A and Discussion

  • 26

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What Students are Saying

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I love this course

PATRICIA DeRosia

I'm learning so much! Thank you for sharing your knowledge :) I'm looking forward to continuing forward!

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facial assessment

Karen Teal

Very thorough, I will continue to refer to this material. In future classes it would be helpful to have pictures already of examples of the lines on face, p...

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Very thorough, I will continue to refer to this material. In future classes it would be helpful to have pictures already of examples of the lines on face, pimples in areas and throughout to refer to face shapes. I'm really working on that face shape and it would help to note the face shape of everyone we see and make note of that person being which element

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Holism vs. Reductionism

Colleen Kenna

This class is an absolute necessity for anyone considering to be an herbalist. The hand-outs are thought-provoking, educational and enlightening. Once aga...

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This class is an absolute necessity for anyone considering to be an herbalist. The hand-outs are thought-provoking, educational and enlightening. Once again, the team of Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light are extraordinary and make some of the difficult theories understandable to the "newbie" and very enjoyable!

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“It’s better to know twenty-five things an herb can do than to know twenty-five herbs.” 

- Phyllis Light