Extremely Unique and Fascinating!

One of the most enjoyed courses...

Clinical skills are the most difficult to develop in herbal medicine and the least available in the educational realm. Two experienced herbalists, Matthew Wood and Seán Pádraig O'Donoghue are pioneering an online approach to alternative, holistic, and traditional herbal diagnosis and evaluation. Seán has a more emotional, soul-based approach, while Matthew has a more physical, body-based approach. Both believe in the importance of the spirit in medicine and healing, although that is a topic that tends to eclipse the classroom. This class will, therefore, be stimulating for the students and for the teachers – which will make it more stimulating and exciting.



"We are not isolated from life,
we are an expression of life."

- Matthew Wood

Includes

  • Support Materials

    Manuscripts (not downloadable) from Matthew and Sean.

  • 2 year access to materials and Q&A

    2 years to view and review content, ask questions, and discuss with fellow students and teachers.

  • 26 hours of teaching

    26 hours of in-depth teaching with Matthew Wood and Seán Pádraig O'Donoghue.

Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome Message

  2. 2
    • About Non-Downloadable Documents

    • PHA: Adrenal Fatigue - Notes by Matthew Wood (9 pages, not downloadable)

    • PHA: Adrenal Fatigue - Video

    • PHA: Adrenal Fatigue - Audio

    • Tests and Certificates

    • PHA: Adrenal Fatigue Test

  3. 3
    • PHA: Thyroid Notes - Matthew Wood (31 pages, not downloadable)

    • PHA: Thyroid - Video

    • PHA: Thyroid - Audio

    • PHA: Thyroid Test

  4. 4
    • PHA: Sample of Lower Respiratory Class (Facebook Live footage)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • PHA: Lower Respiratory - Elecampane Notes by Sean Donahue (3 pages, not downloadable)

    • PHA: Lower Respiratory - Mullein Notes by Sean Donahue (4 pages, not downloadable)

    • PHA : Lower Respiratory - Bear Medicine Notes by Sean Donahue (10 pages, not downloadable)

    • PHA: Lower Respiratory - Lungs Notes by Matthew Wood (36 pages, not downloadable)

    • PHA: Lower Respiratory - Video

    • PHA: Lower Respiratory - Audio

    • PHA: Lower Respiratory Test

  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
    • PHA: Depression - Video

    • PHA: Depression - Audio

    • PHA: Depression Test

  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
    • 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 course purchase

2-year access to this course.

The Library Bundle

Access to this course 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

Excellent course!

Leslie Lekos

I am so pleased with the content of this course. Thank you so very much for offering it!!

I am so pleased with the content of this course. Thank you so very much for offering it!!

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PHA 2018

Tammy Huckabone

Valuable, insightful, lifesaving information. Enjoyed this magic carpet ride!

Valuable, insightful, lifesaving information. Enjoyed this magic carpet ride!

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5 star rating

Wonderful class!

Sara Thompson

I enjoyed this course so much! Matt and Sean are my favorite herb teacher combo. I received so much more than I thought I would and the information revealed ...

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I enjoyed this course so much! Matt and Sean are my favorite herb teacher combo. I received so much more than I thought I would and the information revealed in this course will be useful to me in so many ways for the rest of my life. I can't recommend it enough!

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5 star rating

A beautiful evolution of both botanical and philosophical...

Meaghan Owens

From the beginning chapter of "Adrenals Revealed" to the final chapters "Three Selves" covering our biological and botanical relationship with the Divine pla...

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From the beginning chapter of "Adrenals Revealed" to the final chapters "Three Selves" covering our biological and botanical relationship with the Divine plant helpers, this course kept me completely engaged. I am a learner who loves the specific botanical remedy breakdown as well as the philosophical, historical and mystical backgrounds of herbal traditions. The first chapter very practically, demystifies many of the controversies about the popular adaptogenic herbal categories as well as the confusion within parts of the medical fields about adrenal fatigue or insufficiency. As a former card carrying member of the adrenal fatigue club, I can say this first class helped me sort through some of the many muddy waters surrounding the treatment of the adrenals. I have been treated with many of these herbs in the past and this discussion helped to "put into words" many of my own quandaries and personal experiences working with these herbs. This is a great course for anyone truly wanting an in-depth discussion on murky topics. As the course unfolds into the body segments of Thyroid, Respiratory, Flu/Fever/Lyme, Depression, Dream & Sleep States, Joint health, Anxiety and the Three Selves, this continued dedication to presenting specific knowledge combined with the broader discussions on psychological patterning remains consistent. Each segment truly illuminates very detailed Materia Medica specific to different biological/psychological human experiential states while weaving these specific botanical remedies into multicultural, historical, modern and cosmic patterns that we experience as humans embodied in this multidimensional universe. It is a great privilege to listen to the inner workings of these two great thinkers and teachers hashing out different perspectives on some of the nuances of these very complex topics. Thank you Sean and Matt for being open to letting us see this discourse happening freely and openly; reminding us that this vast knowledge of Wild Self, Talking Self and Divine Self is forever in a constant state of flux and evolution though the past, present and future spiral of time. Thank you and I recommend this course to all who feel this style of integrative learning fits their needs!

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5 star rating

Fantastic info on herbs altering the mind

Leanne McKinnon

Matthew and Sean are fantastic teachers with much knowledge that is purveyed in an engaging manner with stories and background. I enjoyed this course so much...

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Matthew and Sean are fantastic teachers with much knowledge that is purveyed in an engaging manner with stories and background. I enjoyed this course so much and look forward to learning more from these two fine herbalists.

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5 star rating

great class!

edward coughlin

great class, the discussions of the 3 selves was particularly interesting.

great class, the discussions of the 3 selves was particularly interesting.

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5 star rating

illumination and enjoyment.

Rusty Wilder

I deeply enjoy listening to Matthew and Sean's soothing voices while cooking -- I always learn something! Such vast knowledge of systems and specific indica...

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I deeply enjoy listening to Matthew and Sean's soothing voices while cooking -- I always learn something! Such vast knowledge of systems and specific indications. Thanks~~

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Cool Class

Emilie Stift

This is a great class, Matthew & Sean compliment each other well with a little bit of overlap and there's a lot of depth to the information they present.

This is a great class, Matthew & Sean compliment each other well with a little bit of overlap and there's a lot of depth to the information they present.

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Holistic Herbal Evaluation: Body Soul and Spirit

Shelli Johnson-McCombs

This is really a fun, informative & educational class. Totally enjoying you both-your conversations , humor and many pearls of wisdom. Hope that you ...

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This is really a fun, informative & educational class. Totally enjoying you both-your conversations , humor and many pearls of wisdom. Hope that you both continue on! Thank you both for sharing your wisdom.

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5 star rating

great class

John Carr

thanks and congrats to both the boys from Aust. Really informative class and great opportunity to get some direct clinical observations. I have just graduate...

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thanks and congrats to both the boys from Aust. Really informative class and great opportunity to get some direct clinical observations. I have just graduated from a naturopathic college here and have been eager to expand on my clinic prac, so this came at a great time. Few minor teething troubles with audio, but the informal presentation/format worked really well. I also thought that notes were excellent, of a really high standard. Look forward to next one, best wishes, John

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5 star rating

Outstanding!

Christa Gault

A great collective of science and spirituality! These guys are both brilliant...I found myself writing down so many profound thoughts and ideas that they pre...

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A great collective of science and spirituality! These guys are both brilliant...I found myself writing down so many profound thoughts and ideas that they presented. Thank you!

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Mind-Opening

Kat Magoon

Apart from the myriad of amazing and mind-opening herbal information shared by Matt and Sean throughout this course, one also learns about what can make a Su...

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Apart from the myriad of amazing and mind-opening herbal information shared by Matt and Sean throughout this course, one also learns about what can make a Sunday school teacher speak like a sailor, issues of the egoic will, inner movie theatres, what Greek goddess brings light into shadow worlds, what movements are helpful in encouraging reintegration of the hemispheres, what organs grief, anger, joy, and fear are associated with, and invisibility medicine, and so much more! My herbal knowledge now has a whole new dimension. Thank you so much for this course!

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