The Green Healers
The Green Healers Apprentice
is aimed at you if you
believe in being responsible for your own well being, and you want to
improve your health and vitality by becoming your own herbalist. Its
comparatively affordable modular format allows you to focus on those
body systems that matter most to you.
The Green Healers
Apprentice is also ideal for therapists and health practitioners using other
modalities and forms of alternative medicine who want to use herbal
medicine to be of better service to their clients.
The material work
towards health as defined by the World Health Organization. It being:
"More than the absence of illness. It is the active state of physical,
emotional, mental and social well-being."
To this end the
underlying belief regarding health and healing in the Green Healers
Apprentice program is a non-denominational Christian belief that
says God is the Ultimate Healer. What this entails is perhaps best
summarized by John Edmiston in an article entitled
Healing, Health and Medicine.
The Practice of Green Healing
The Practice of Green Healing learning
programs are for participants who have completed
Principles of Herbal
Medicine and who want to learn how to apply the practice of green
healing to the different body systems and their ailments.
Each module deals with an individual body system and
is a stand alone learning program. This allows you do
only those modules that interest you. The
modules all follow the same basic outline:
- An overview of the anatomy and physiology of the system.
- Therapeutic actions indicated for the system.
prevention and health maintenance in the system.
- Disorders of the system and their treatment.
- Materia medica
for the system.
modules will be available from the second half
- Module 1 -
The Immune System
- Module 2 -
The Digestive System
- Module 3 -
The Circulatory System
- Module 4 -
The Respiratory System
Modules 5 - 12 will
be available in 2010.
- Module 5 -
The Nervous System
- Module 6 -
The Urinary System
- Module 7 -
The Reproductive System
- Module 8 –
The Musculoskeletal System
- Module 9 –
- Module 10 –
The Endocrine System
- Module 11 –
Green Healing and the Elderly
- Module 12 –
Green Healing and Children
The duration of the
modules are between 8
and 12 weeks. You will need to devote an average of about 3 hours per
week to your learning.
It is recommended that you spend an additional 1 to 2 hours per week on
exploring other resources and on developing your green healing skills
Each topic has one or more short
assignments. Most involve designing green healing treatment protocols.
You also need to hand in a case study at the end of the program.
After you have completed each topic you
can do a short online test (quiz). The assessments are automatically
marked online. You are also assessed on your assignments and your case
study. If you want to obtain the certificate, doing the tests and
assignments is compulsory and you need an average of 75%.
On successful completion
of a module a
certificate of completion from the SA Herb Academy is given.
Principles of Herbal Medicine
(modules 1 to 3) is a
The participation fee in South African
Rand (ZAR) is R497 per individual module.
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