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Herbal Courses, Classes & Workshops

Do you have a yearning to learn about all aspects of Herbal Medicine? Then these courses are for you:

Introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the wonderful and fascinating world of herbs. This course is designed to give you a good grounding in herbs for home use. We will be covering different body systems and the herbs relating to those systems, and the common  aliments that affect each Body System. We  explore the emotional issues relating to each body system as well .

We will also be looking at herbal terminology, specific herbs and their properties. Plus we will be covering the spiritual & majikal uses of herbs as well as learning Herb identification. There is also a manufacturing component in this course where you will learn the art of brewing herbal concoctions for health, healing and beauty. 

This course is life changing and not for the Faint Hearted. 

Please only sign up for this course if you are definitely interested and are going to make the commitment to do the course to the end. I dont wish to waste your time or mine .

Alchemy is a big part of Herbal Medicine as I see and practice it . Purification, regeneration and transformation through the use of Herbs.

Ways that Herbs can be used: Tablets, capsules , infusions, decoctions, tinctures, fluid extracts, syrups, juices (succus) glycertracts, oxymels, 

Externally as: creams, ointments, infused oils , compresses, lotions, poultices, liniments , pastes, in baths, suppositories {vege glycerine, liquid – infusion, decoction, tincture or fluid extract, and vege gelatine or agar agar) powders, herbal wines, herbal vinegars, edible herbal oils, jams, soups, broths, smoke, pillows, sachets, plasters , lozenges, snuffs. Pastes, Edible Pastes, Smudge sticks. 

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Introductory Course Information:

10 week course compromising: First 8 weeks we will be meeting for 3.5 - 4 hours generally in the evenings.
Then 2 full days, on the weekend of practical herbal manufacturing. Weekly assignments and case studies are also part of this course.
A Certificate is given to all attendees who complete this course.

Course Fee:

Course Fee for the 10 weeks: $600 for waged, $500 for concession. A Non Refundable Deposit of $150 is required to secure your place.

Registration:

Phone : 0412180796 or email The Herbalist

I completed Dipaunka’s beginners course in 2012. If I had known what I signed up for, I would have done it years ago! This course has been beginning of an amazing journey and has opened my eyes in so many levels. Even though I have always been quite health conscious person, I now live the life that I can truly say is actually health conscious. I have become a raw foodist and making my own everything (medicine, cosmetics, household cleaning products etc.), being able to see behind what “commercial world” wants us to see. This course was not only a great way to learn about herbs, but also opens up one’s mind in so many different level and makes you dig deeper every day.



Thank you for that.



Cheers,
Triin-Liis

~ Triin - Liis Harma


Intermediate Course

The pre requisite for this course is obviously the Introductory Herbal Course

To me, Herbs are a source of healing and enhancement on many levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. They contain many vitamins, minerals, nutrients, hormones and chemicals which our bodies can utilise and have receptor sites for . In this course we will be looking at herbs in depth, basically Materia Medica (a Latin medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing, what we would call a drug) 

This course is designed to give you an in depth understanding of specific herbs, the energetics of the herbs and their properties. This course is very detailed. You will also learn how to make Flower Essences. 

We will be looking at the way to use the herbs in a practical sense, how I use them and perceive them to act on the Human body, emotions and psyche. We also will be working with the plant spirits and energies. We also do case studies every week from week 4 on. This is so you get a better understanding of how to address disease states with Herbal medicines. 

This course is also life changing and not for the Faint Hearted.

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Intermediate Course Information:

12 week course comprising: 3 - 3.5 hours per week in the evening or on a Sunday for 10 weeks . Then 2 full days. We cover the healing, medicinal,energetic , spiritual and majikal properties of 112 herb, including how I utilise them. You will also learn how to make Flower Essences.

A Certificate is given to all attendees who complete this course.

Course Fee:

Course Fee for the 12 weeks: $700 for waged, $600 for concession. A non refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your place.

Registration:

Phone : 0412180796 or email The Herbalist

I did both courses several years after I completed an advanced diploma of Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine with Kathleen Dunn.
I had intended to use this as a refresher, but gained so much more than I could have imagined. Dipaunka is a very peaceful, very wise soul who shares his knowledge to the degree that you are able to absorb it. There is no limit.
If you have found your way to him, or to his website, then I'd suggest you're not there by accident. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Let him teach, so you in turn, can.

Thanks D, I'm very grateful.




~ Lynda Jones


Country / Interstate / Overseas Classes

I also offer 10 day intensive Introductory courses for people who live in the country ,  in other States or Overseas . Classes can be run in the evenings or during the day. I require at least 10 participants to run the classes.

The course would run over 2 weeks:

  • 1 class per day/ night for 5 days
  • A two day break, then
  • 3 day or night classes
  • followed by a 2 day break then
  • 2 full day classes 

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Country / Interstate / Overseas Classes Information:

10 Day intensive

Course Fee:

Course Fees for the 10 days
AUS $600 For waged
AUS $500 For concession .
A non Refundable Deposit of AUS $150 is required to secure your place.
Airfares and Accommodation will be additional to the course costs .

Registration:

Phone : 0412180796 or email The Herbalist

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One Day Herbal Workshop

I am now offering 1 day workshops on Natural Skincare and Basic Herbal Remedy Preparation. What you will learn in this interactive, hands on Workshop is how to make the following: 

  • Facial Scrub
  • Spritz
  • Basic Cleanser
  • Basic Creme
  • Herbal Wine
  • Edible Hebal Oils
  • Edible Herbal Vinegar
  • Syrups and Oxymels 
  • As well you will learn to make some of the base ingredients for skincare products.

Alchemy is a big part of Herbal Medicine as I see and practice it. Purification, regeneration and transformation through the use of Herbs.

Ways that Herbs can be used:

Tablets, capsules, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, fluid extracts, syrups, juices (succus) glycertracts, oxymels, Externally as: creams, ointments, infused oils, compresses, lotions, poultices, liniments, pastes, in baths, suppositories {vege glycerine, liquid – infusion, decoction, tincture or fluid extract, and vege gelatine or agar agar) powders, herbal wines, herbal vinegars, edible herbal oils, jams, soups, broths, smoke, pillows, sachets, plasters, lozenges, snuffs. Pastes, Edible Pastes, Smudge sticks.

Read full herbal course details and student testimonials.

One Day Herbal Workshop Information:

This workshop which runs for a full day , would suit busy mums, students who dont have much time or those who wish to know a little more about Herbs but dont wish to do a full course . It is a lot of fun and a great way to introduce herbs into your daily life . You will also save money and have great hand made gifts to give for birthdays and Xmas .

Course Fee:

The Workshop fee is $150, notes will be supplied as well as detailed instructions on how to make all of the preparations.

Registration:

Phone : 0412180796 or email The Herbalist

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Dipaunka on Herbal Medicine

I have a deep Passion to teach as many people as I can , all over the World , about using Herbs in their daily Lives to maintain Health and Prevent dis - ease. To take away preconceptions that using herbs is difficult or requires lots of preparation. 

Herbal Medicine is as old as man himself. Plants have been used from prehistoric times down through the ages for food, healing, givers of knowledge and shelter.

Instinct and generations of trial and error have led us to where we are and what we know today about herbs . To me, Herbs are a source of healing and enhancement on many levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. They contain many vitamins , minerals, nutrients, hormones and chemicals which our bodies can utilises.They also are Living Entities with personalities of their own . Their energies interface with ours and they also can speak to us in a language long forgotten. We have many receptor sites in our brains and bodies for the multiple and varied chemicals that Plant Helpers contain. 

 If we listen clearly we can be told exactly which plants/ herbs we need for our healing and which herbs to use with each other.The learning never stops . I find in my clinic practice , in my herb garden and when manufacturing , new things about herbs that are not recorded in any text books , and knowledge that cannot be taught by anyone , only Experienced. This is one reason I do not run online Herbal Courses. I feel that herbal medicine in all it's facets and complexities, is a very experiential process and needs to be a hands on learning undertaking .

David Hoffman, whom I have met and briefly studied with sums it up in the title of his most popular book - “The Wholistic Herbal."