Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Fall, 2017
We are offering Linda Patterson’s extraordinary Aromatherapy level 1 course this Fall beginning Saturday, September 23. For those who seek to deepen their knowledge of essential oils, we are also offering a level 2 Aromatherapy Certification Course beginning Saturday, February 17, 2018. Tommy Priester’s intensive on Lyme Disease Practitioner Training will begin on October 24. We are also introducing Kathleen Maier’s exciting “Deep in the Tissues: Immunity from the Inside Out” on September 9, 10. Phyllis LIght’s “Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues” has been rescheduled for March 24 and 25.  Please see below for more information.

Green Blessings,
Madelon Hope

The Boston School of Herbal Studies 
12 Pelham Terrace 
Arlington, MA 02476 
We also accept PayPal, MasterCard and Visa. 
For further information call 781.646.6319
or email: herbstudies@gmail.com

Deep in the Tissues: Immunity from the Inside Out
September 9, 10, $250
Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00-4:30  p.m.
12 Pelham terrace, Arlington, MA
Kathleen Maier, AHG, PA, Director of Sacred Plant Traditions, an Herbal Educational Center

On Saturday, we will look at the immune system from an energetic framework- the primordial connection between kidneys, blood, bone marrow and immunity. We will examine immune factors produced in the marrow, explore how deep lingering infections can lead to deficiency and discuss herbal remedies that can address this complex challenge. We will look at autoimmunity in general and then highlight specific diseases such as Hashimotos, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes.

On Sunday, we will look at how the tissue states in the Western Energetic system describe our inner terrain in regards to infectious disease. “ If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat, diseased tissue - rather than being the cause  of the disease, in the way that mosquitos seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.” Rudolf Virchow and “There are not specific diseases; there are specific disease conditions.” Florence Nightingale. This not to discount the germ theory by any means. Clearly  epidemics exist, but when looking at increased susceptibility as well as speed of recovery, the inner terrain has profound importance.

Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification Course
Saturday, September 23, Nov. 4, December 2, January 6
10:00 - 5:00 p.m. $500 plus $50 materials fee (There is a $150 non-refundable deposit)

Level 2 Aromatherapy Certification Course
Saturday, February 17, March 3, April 7, May 12
10:00-5:00 p.m. $500 plus $50 materials fee (There is a $150 non-refundable deposit)
Prerequisite: Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist
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This course is designed for those who want to deepen their knowledge of essential oils and learn new, effective ways to deliver them. We begin by refining our intuition and using the pendulum as a tool for dowsing. From there, our journey takes us to kinesiology, where we learn to communicate directly with the body. In doing so, we are able to select the best oils suited for each condition. Finally our journey is completed with the chemistry of essential oils. by delving into the chemical makeup of these complex oils and using their constituents to determine our selections, we anchor their properties into our repertoire of knowledge.

This course also covers reflexology as a mode of transporting the oils into the body. Learning the reflexes allows us to promote healing from the inside out and gives us one of the greatest tools of absorption for essential oils.

      This course covers:
           20 Essential oils
           Pendulums as a tool of divination
           Kinesiolgy/muscle testing
           3 Different methods of blending

Fall Lyme Disease Practitioner Training
6:30-9:30 p.m. $425 (There is $150 non-refundable deposit)
October 24; November 7, 28, December 19, January 2, 16 
168 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln, MA
Tommy Priester, Clinical Herbalist
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This class is designed to help practitioners understand and address Lyme disease and co-infections in an effective and comprehensive way. Clinicians will learn how to work with protocols to eliminate symptoms and help people to return to normal functioning.  There will also be information on how standard medications work and/or don’t work and which tests are accurate. Practicing healers will gain critical resources to help clients who have chronic Lyme.  You will learn how to:

      Use herbs and supplements that specifically address Lyme disease and co-infections
      Support the body to repair damage caused by Lyme
      Determine which tests are most accurate
      Restore balance so that clients are symptom free
      Address the psycho-spiritual dynamics responsible for immune suppression

Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues
March 24, 25, $25 (There is a $150 non-refundable deposit)
Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Phyllis Light, Master Herbalist
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Anti-depressant usage among Americans has increased over four hundred per cent within
a recent ten year period.  With so many Americans using psychotropic medications, it is imperative for herbalist to have an understanding of mind/body disorders including ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder and various forms of depression and anxiety. In this class, Phyllis will discuss how imbalances in methylation and neurotransmitter functioning as well as oxidative stress contribute to emotional and spiritual dis-ease. She will also focus on herbal and nutritional protocols and life style changes that can address these major disorders. She will describe how the liver, brain and nervous system work together to keep us healthy and balanced.

Main herbs discussed: wood betony, valerian, passionflower, St. Johnswort, wild lettuce, hops, oatstraw, California poppy, nettles, mimosa and gingko. We will also look at blessed thistle, milk thistle, fo-ti, bupleurum, cascara sagrada, goldenrod, red clover, suma. 

Contact us: herbstudies@gmail.com or 781.646.6319