Clinical Skills Program 2022

Western White Trillium, Trillium ovatum from WILDROOT BOTANICALS
forested areas.

One Saturday per month from May to August 2022, 10am-4:30pm

May 22, June 19, July 17, August 21

To Register click here.

Co-taught by Leslie Lekos, herbalist, and Janet Michel, acupuncturist, registered nurse and fertility specialist.

This program is designed for herbalists who are seeking to support individuals, friends, family, or the community through clinical herbalism. Each session provides students with an informative and dynamic range of considerations that include differential diagnosis, materia medica, case studies, direct experience with herbal formulations, and issues related to clinical practice.

It is recommended that this program be taken in full for the maximum benefit since it is designed as. series; however, you have the option to enrol in a single session.

Prior herbal knowledge is helpful. Students need to be currently enrolled or be a graduate of our Foundations Herbal Program or another similar program. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to see if it is a good class for you.

Solomom’s Seal Polygonatum multiform from our gardens

This year’s the Clinical Skills Program offers four sessions. Each covers in-depth information on a specific topic listed below.

Course Topics:

Class 1: Perimenopause & Menopause – May 22

Class 2: Pregnancy and Postpartum – June 19

Class 3: Depression & Anxiety – July 17

Class 4: Backaches, Headaches. and Body aches – August 21

Classroom space prior to COVID-19

Class Schedule

10-12:30: Topic of the Month

-Discussion of the topic of that month (listed above)

-Differential Diagnosis (What other factors could be a cause. How to assess and rule out.)

-Materia Medica (Herbal medicines to aid in supporting the issue.)

12:30-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:45: Case Study. Janet and Leslie will discuss cases relating to the course topic to illustrate how to utilise herbs to support someone’s wellbeing. Throughout the duration of the program students will be coached how to conduct consultations and invited to participate in working through case studies if desired.

2:45-4:30: Formulation. Instruction about making formulas and dosages. Formulas relating to the course topic will be made in class and students will go home with two formulas for their personal use to use throughout the month.

Cost: $600 for the four-month program. If you register for the program by Feb 15, 2022, you can get the Early Bird rate of $500. If there are spaces remaining you may sign up for a single session. The fee for a single session is $150.

For Payment and Registration go here.

Recommended Texts:

  • The Modern Herbal Dispensatory by Thomas Easley
  • Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman
  • The Earthwise Herbs (3 books: Old World, New World and Repertory) by Matthew Wood

Being Prepared for Weather
As of now we plan to hold classes outside here at Wildroot Botanicals due to COVID-19. It is a mix of forested and open space here, so we will have options for being in the sun or shade. We have a covered open air space for teaching. Please bring whatever you need to make yourselves comfortable. Some suggestions would be clothing layers, something to sit on, sunblock and/or hat. We have lots of chairs. Please also bring a mug or glass for tea and a lunch and water for the day. Seasonal teas are provided.

Yellow Pond Lily Flower, Nuphar lutea

About the School
Wildroot Botanicals is located 20 minutes south of Bellingham, WA. The school is located on 5 acres of forested and medicinally cultivated land. We focus on bioregional herbalism, land stewardship and having a personal connection with the plants and the medicine made from them. Wildroot is proud to host weekend courses and intensives from top-notch herbal teachers from around the country and abroad prior and post pandemic.

Instructors bios are here for Leslie Lekos and Janet Michel.

COVID-19 Safety
We ask that all students wear a face covering at every class and maintain a 6-foot distance between other students. Each student is asked to bring their own hand sanitizer to each class. If you have any symptoms, please refrain from attending class and consult your health care provider. Details are here.

Lodging for Out of Town Guests
If you are traveling from outside of the area and need to find a place to stay we are located between Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA. Many of our students stay at Airbnbs in the area.