Whether your interest is in a particular skill or in certification, the School of Natural Healing has courses to fit your needs.
The School of Natural Healing was founded in 1953 by Dr. John R. Christopher. For over 50 years the School of Natural Healing has been the means for thousands of students to begin and further their herbal knowledge and wisdom.
Few things are as rewarding and satisfying as being able to care for your own health and your family's health. And there is no safer avenue than herbal and natural healing. Yet many people become overwhelmed at the prospect of herbal study towards becoming their own healer.
The School of Natural Healing's Master Herbalist Program will show you that you can take care of your own health, and that it is not as difficult as you may think. In as little as an hour a day, you could become a qualified healer and teacher in less than 2 years - all in the comfort of your own home. For more information about what a Master Herbalist is, please click here.
Our courses are designed to teach herbalism from the ground up - beginning with foundational understandings of natural methodologies, and progressing through the many aspects of herbal healing, including herb identification, horticulture, medicinal usages, methods of preparation, and more. Students who complete the Master Herbalist program are prepared to take care of both themselves and their families, and to share their knowledge and wisdom in the service of educating others.
Our School curriculum and philosophy is built upon the understanding and practice of four fundamental principles.
1. Preventive Nutrition 2. Eradicating the Cause of Disease 3. Healing the Body through Natural Methods 4. Education
INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL HEALING
Nutritional Herbalist Program • Levels 100 - 500
The Nutrition Herbalist Program will instruct you to recognize, understand, and assist the body's inherent healing power. You will learn preventive medicine through the study of basic principles of natural healing. These courses focus on cause of disease, nutrition, elimination therapies, and herbal cleansing for the entire system. Training also includes the proper application of wholesome herbs and simple therapies. Using Dr. Christopher's world-famous herbal combinations and single herbs, you will learn how to cleanse, nourish, and build the body. The Nutritional Herbalist Program begins with the popular Family Herbalist (Level 100) course and continues with a series of dynamic video classes presented by Master Herbalists. Textbooks, study guides and workbooks round out your comprehensive instruction in these first five courses. A Certificate of "Nutritional Herbalist" is awarded upon completion of the first 5 levels of the home study program.
Herbalist Program • Levels 600 -1300
In the Herbalist Program, you will build upon the Nutritional Herbalist training with in-depth instruction in the use of herbal therapy to remove the cause of disease. Within these courses you help fulfill the School's mission to see a competent natural healer in every home. You will learn how to use the natural medicines that surround you using regional materials. In this program you will learn herb identification, selection, harvesting, horticulture, usage, herbal formulation and preparation. With enough materials to create your own herbal library, this program includes over 18 hours of herbal therapy instruction from Dr. Christopher himself. A certificate of "Herbalist" is awarded upon completion of the first 13 levels of the home study program.
Advanced Herbalist Program • Levels 1400 - 2200
The final eight courses of the Master Herbalist Program give you the skills to become a qualified teacher of herbology. As more people seek natural health, the need for competent educators increases in a variety of health related areas. The Advanced Herbalist Program provides the training to place you on the highest level of herbal competency. As a Master Herbalist, you can teach others so that they are able to take responsibility for their own health. The course study and preliminary examinations are administered through correspondence and provides instruction from the highest-qualified herbal practitioners and herbal pharmacists in the field. The final examinations are only administered at the Master Herbalist Certification Seminar which is held at our facilities. This seminar gives you the opportunity of fine-tuning your skills with the clinical experience of some of the best herbalists in the country.
Help by Phone Herbalists and Master Herbalists are available to students for tutorial and study aid by toll-free phone from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time Monday through Friday (1-800-372-8255). Between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, calls are limited to 3 minutes when David Christopher, M.H., accepts calls from the general public.
Other Services The School of Natural Healing provides a number of additional education services: • Iridology Home Study Courses with Dr. David J. Pesek. • Aromatherapy Home Study Courses. • Reflexology Home Study Courses. • SNH instructors and Master Herbalists routinely travel to other locations to present seminars for your group.
For information on any of these services please call or write.
The School of Natural Healing P.O. Box 412 Springville, Utah 84663 l-800-372-8255