Course Guide

Students are welcome to begin any course at any time. Below is a recommended track. This is also what will be required to complete the full Beginner and Intermediate tracks which we are still working to complete.


Key

🌿 This course is in the Library

🌼 Community Herbalist track (I want to help my friends and family.)

🪴 Clinical Herbalist track (I want to be a professional herbalist and get paid for what I offer.)

+ Certificate of Completion available. More details here


For students of all levels

Herbs A to Z 🌼🪴

A monthly materia medica with Matthew Wood and special guests. Join the live online classes and/or enjoy many hours of recordings at your leisure.



Beginner

Some courses may be beginner/intermediate. Please read the description and decide if it feels right for you.


Plant Walks with Lise Wolff, RH (AHG), MSc. 🌼🪴🌿

Meet famous plant everywhere you walk! Learn plant ID, botanical latin names, uses, preparations, amazing stories and have lots of FUN!

+ TBD


Herbal Medicine Making - Beginner to Advanced 🌼🪴🌿

with Lori Rose, PhD

How to make a variety of herbal remedies from folk method tinctures to electuaries and the percolation method. Helping you feel confident about your herbal medicine making. Ready... set... go!

+ 14 hours total: 10 hours Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, and Dispensing - 4 hours Botanical Medicine


Herbal Dosages 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Helping to answer the very common questions from students of all levels related to dosage, "How much of this herb should be used, how often, in what form, and what about for a special population?"

2.5 hours Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, and Dispensing


Ecological Herbalism  🌼🪴

with Susan Leopold, PhD - Director of United Plant Savers

These classes offer an overview of the ecological problems and solutions facing the modern herbalist.

+ TBD


Lymphatic and Immune Systems - Beginner 🌼🪴

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

The beginner classes focus on the Lymphatic system. "Today we also know that lymphatic system is the vehicle, so to speak, for the immune system and that treatment of the latter [immune] is not complete without familiarity with the former [lymph]."

+ TBD


Central Nervous System - Beginner 🌼🪴

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Herbs that support the nervous system.

+ TBD


Botany for Herbalists 🪴🌿

with Jolie Elan and Matthew Wood

See plants through the eyes of a botanist.

+ 25.5 hours Botany and Plant Sciences


Respiratory System and Respiratory Immunity 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

An overview of the entire respiratory system in the acute and chronic state.

+ 11 hours total: Basic Human Sciences 2 hours, Nutrition and Medical Terminology 3 hours, Materia Medica 6 hours


Holistic Herbal Assessment Skills 🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Learn to setup the basics of a practice and how to conduct consultations (assessing a client, choosing herbs, and how to test and select the herbs to suggest) and how to follow-up with a client.

+ 44 hours total: 5 Hours Basic Human Sciences, 4 hours Nutrition and Medical Terminology, 12 hours Materia Medica, 23 Hours Clinical Experience


Herbal Tonics 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Sean O'Donoghue

Providing perspective on the complex question of, "What is a tonic?"

+ TBD


Herb Walks 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood

Needs no explanation 😃


Body-types and Constitutions 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Tara Baklund

Learn to observe clients and match them with plant remedies with the traditional skill of constitutional typing.




Intermediate

Lymphatic and Immune Systems - Intermediate 🌼🪴

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

In this section we move on more fully into consideration of the immune side of this twofold system.

+ TBD


Central Nervous System - Intermediate 🌼🪴

with Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Herbs that support the nervous system.

+ TBD


Holistic Pharmacology for Herbalists 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Sean O'Donoghue

Scientific and Spiritual approaches complement each other...

 36.5 hours pharmacology


B12, Intrinsic Factor and Methylation  🪴

with Phyllis D. Light

Significantly help improve health and life. A deficiency of vitamin B12 can affect every system of the body and give rise to anemia, lack of energy, and poor memory and concentration.

+ TBD


Psychological Herbal Assessment  🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Sean O'Donoghue

One of the most loved classes at MWIH!

+ 26 hours total: 3 hours Basic Human Sciences, 13 hours Materia Medica, 5 hours Clinical Skills, 5 hours History and Philosophy


The Musculoskeletal System, Chronic Pain and Lyme Disease 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood

Learn more details by clicking the title above.


The Endocrine System 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood

Learn more details by clicking the title above.


Tongue and Pulse Evaluation 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Francis Bonaldo, LAc.

Pulse and Tongue evaluation dates back several thousand years and has been used by practitioners of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a tool to help determine the condition of disease or health of an individual.


Intermediate Herbal Medicine Course 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood

Directed towards a knowledge of tissue states and organ systems, especially the "master systems" in modern disease.

+ 67 hours total: breakdown TBD


Pulse, Tongue and Facial Assessment 🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood, Francis Bonaldo LAc, Lise Wolff RH (AHG) Msc., and Dawn Gates RN

Take your client assessment skills to a professional level! (This course is much more extensive than the one above.)

+ 52 hours clinical skills



Classes you won't find anywhere else!


Animal Medicines 🌼🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood, Amanda Nicole and Chris McPadden

Expanding traditional herbalism from the traditional indigenous teachings with descendants of two American tribes.

+ 33 hours total: 14.5 hours history and philosophy, 2 hours basic human sciences, 16.5 hours materia medica



Medical Astrology: Sun Signs 

with Judith Hill and Matthew Wood

Covering the health strengths and weaknesses of each sign, including the influences of the planets, lunar nodes, aspects, and houses.

+ TBD


The Language of Nature 🌿

with Jolie Elan, MS

An introduction to the Gaian tongue.


The Intelligence of Nature 🌿

with Jolie Elan, MS

Many indigenous cultures hold that the Earth is sentient and intelligent...


Astrological Medicine and Renaissance Herbalism 🌿

with Judith Hill and Matthew Wood

Astrology and Herbalism come together and help you gain helpful perspective with obvious and especially the more challenging herbal consultation cases.


Real Spirit Journey 🌿

with Matthew Wood and Jon Baklund

Amazing stories and practical teaching. Consciously connect with plants, people, and learn how to improve your intuition!


Shamanic Herbalism 🌿

with Matthew Wood

An exploration of the relationship between the realm of shamanism and practices and traditional use of herbs.


Intuitive Development and Intuition: Developing Your Inner Resources 🌿

with Matthew Wood and Jon Baklund

Two very different but complementary styles of training to help you develop your intuition and ability to tune into plants.


Seven Herbs: Plants as Teachers 🌿

with Matthew Wood and Unchatwa

A fascinating conversation of the multiple-year journey one man took and the teachings he received with Matthew's "Seven Herbs: Plants as Teachers" book.


Homeopathy, Cell Salts and Minerals 🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood

Expanding the remedy kit and the mind with new concepts.

+ 25 hours: breakdown TBD


Cancer Journey 🪴🌿

with Matthew Wood and Mary Pat Palmer

A woman's experience of surviving cancer and the herbs that helped her along the way.
+ 3 hours total: 1 hour Clinical, 1 hour Materia Medica, 1 hour Basic Human Sciences



Books and Manuscripts by Matthew Wood

Seven Guideposts on the Spiritual Path

by Matthew Wood

new ebook!


Library Extra Resources 🌼🪴🌿

Manuscripts by Matthew Wood

1,000's of pages of to-be-published manuscripts by Matthew Wood the Library here... (not downloadable)


🌿 THE LIBRARY  🌿

An archive of many courses and classes in one place for one price!

Here's a link to view all courses offered in the Library