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Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

Our 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practice featuring Dr. Laurie Dohmen & Guests.

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

 COURSE DATES

September 16-19, 2022

October 14-17, 2022

November 5-7, 2022

March 18-20, 2023

April 15-17, 2023

 

COURSE LOCATION

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, NC

 

CLICK HERE

To learn more and to sign up!

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Testimonials

Feedback From Our Students

 

General:

"The Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship & Retreat course you and Kris taught was phenomenal and life changing. I was blown away by how thorough and generous you are with your knowledge. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to learn so much. You are so full of enthusiasm, generosity, and striving for excellence in what you do. I am so grateful Laurie. Kris’ wisdom, knowledge, peaceful demeanor, and encouragement added so much to the self care part of the course. I think about what both of you taught us every day out here in the trenches.

 

On Our Materia Medica:

"The lectures were great--lots of good information. I like the inclusion of traditional uses and energetics of the herbs--gives insight into subtleties of herbal action."

 

On Our Labs:

"Labs were fun and informative and helped me gain confidence in making herbal products for self and family (which I do a lot now)."

 

On Our Herb Walks:

"Loved them! Seeing, touching, tasting, smelling plants in their natural environment deepened my connection with them and appreciation of them as living entities. "

 

On Our Homeworks:

"These gave me a welcome "excuse" to spend time researching herbs I didn't know much about. I also gained insights into the way information can be misrepresented on the Internet. Sometimes it was confusing and difficult to sort out 'the real story'."

 

Want to read more student testimonials?

CLICK HERE!

PURPLE MOON HERB STUDIES' MISSION

Our mission is to educate veterinarians and allied professionals on the use of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Food Therapy, Hospice care, Ayurveda, and more.  Our training teaches professionals how to blend a variety of wholistic modalities into a western veterinary practice. We combine traditional knowledge about herbal usage with current scientific studies to enhance understanding of herbal actions and safety.  We are well-versed in the use of over 400 herbs, administered by tinctures and extracts (concentrated oral formulas), capsules and tablets, teas, lozenges, ointments and salves, and aromatherapy (inhaled essential oils in baths, candles, etc.). Dr. Laurie Dohmen and her associates provide instruction through our own structured classes, private sessions and at conferences. We provide a more wholistic approach to veterinary medicine and nutrition with our homecooking recipes and alternative treatment modalities for pets. We also provide wholistic self-care training for veterinarians themselves.

UPCOMING CLASSES

 

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practice

 Dr. Laurie Dohmen and Guests

 

  Dates:

September 16-19, 2022

October 14-17, 2022

November 5-7, 2022

March 18-20, 2023

April 15-17, 2023

 

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

$3,225.00 for all 5 Modules

Deposit Due: $1000.00

Remainder due August 1st, 2022.

 

Refunds:

All courses are fully refundable until July 14th, 2022.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CE credits approved for VHAR: 81.5 CE credits, 56 IVAS, 64.5 RACE

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.

 

 

Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature

 

Kris August, DVM, GDVWHM, CHPV

 

Dates: September 2022 – May 2023

 

Location:

Online offering with live Zoom sessions

 

This course is open to veterinarians and all other humans!

 

 

Pricing:

$450 for new attendees

$360 for repeat attendees (20% discount)

 

 

Refunds:

Partial refunds available until June 1, 2022.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

It’s challenging in today’s world of unpredictability and hectic daily life to build and maintain healthy habits. But more and more, self-care is being recognized as essential for not just surviving, but thriving. We know it takes more than a few days or a short course to build a daily self-care routine.

 

Over a period of nine months, we move through the seasons, considering their natural influences on our activities and self-care needs. This course will introduce many ways of nurturing yourself and those around you, and its relaxed schedule provides time to pick and choose what works for you and your lifestyle. Participants are supported in building personal habits of gentle self-care following the natural cycles of life, which include not only hard work and physical exercise, but also rest, healing, celebration, community, remembrance and gratitude.

 

Our self-care needs change with the seasons and daily rhythms. Aspects and variations of these cycles or directions are found in many indigenous cultures that live closer to nature, including Native American, Celtic, and others. The natural cycles are also an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and other traditional medical systems. In addition to exploring these traditional cultures, Dr. August has spent several years studying Village Building and Nature Connection with the 8 Shields Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting community connection through the cycles of nature. The interpretation presented in this course is primarily based on the 8 Shields approach, as well as Dr. August’s experiences in nature as a veterinarian, herbalist and most importantly, as a human being.

 

Building upon itself over nine months, this course will include access to materials and recordings along with a monthly 90-minute online zoom session for discussion of the current topic. This interactive discussion and contemplation allows for further growth with the sharing of experiences of a diverse group of participants. Of course there will be an herbal aspect to each module—we will be sending out care packages with herbs and more in advance! There will also be journaling and other at-home exercises to enhance the understanding of each lesson.

 

Let yourself be nurtured by nature!

 

 

 

 

Wholistic Pain Management & Rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wholistic Pain Management & Rehabilitation

 

Drs. Kris August & Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

April 1st - 3rd 2022

 

Location:

Lowood Education Center, Duck, Outer Banks NC

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

CE Credits Pending

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course will introduce an integrative approach to pain management and rehabilitation. We will learn to incorporate herbal medications, acupuncture, and other rehabilitation modalities in addition to conventional allopathic pharmaceuticals.

 

We invite you to join us in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the beach while learning about pain management and rehabilitation in animals. The beaches are beautiful and serene, wonderful restaurants abound, and there are plenty of other activities throughout the barrier islands. Visit the Corolla Wild Horses or Jenette’s Pier, walk through one of the nature preserves or on the beach, or just sunbathe and shop. Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

Lectures include an overview of the multimodal approach to pain management in which we look at the whole animal – body, mind, and spirit. The wholistic exam including the history and findings are the stepping off point that will help guide patient recommendations and treatments. We will have more in depth discussions regarding the theory behind common modalities found in rehabilitation medicine as well as how and when to utilize these for your patients.

 

There will be in depth discussions on herbs that are utilized in pain management and palliative medicine specifically, but also in the general support of chronically ill and geriatric animals. There will be an organoleptic portion to these lectures to see and taste the herbs in tea, dried and tinctured forms. We will discuss how the herbs can be used as safe, effective alternatives to non-steroidals and the differences in the body’s physiologic response to both.

 

To tie everything together, we will review specific cases of various conditions, as well as cases that incorporate a variety of the above modalities.

 

 

Please Read

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

The Apothecary

Get in Touch

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

A 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into

Western Veterinary Practice

 Dr. Laurie Dohmen and Guests.

 

  Dates:

September 16-19, 2022

October 14-17, 2022

November 5-7, 2022

March 18-20, 2023

April 15-17, 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

$3,225.00 for all 5 Modules

Deposit Due: $1000.00

Remainder due August 1st, 2022.

 

All courses are fully refundable until July 14th, 2022.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

RACE Approved for 64. 5 CE credits, 56 IVAS CE credits.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.

 

 

 

 

Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature

 

Kris August, DVM, GDVWHM, CHPV

 

Dates: September 2022 – May 2023

 

Location:

Online offering with live Zoom sessions

 

This course is open to veterinarians and all other humans!

 

 

Pricing:

$450 for new attendees

$360 for repeat attendees (20% discount)

 

 

Refunds:

Partial refunds available until June 1, 2022.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

It’s challenging in today’s world of unpredictability and hectic daily life to build and maintain healthy habits. But more and more, self-care is being recognized as essential for not just surviving, but thriving. We know it takes more than a few days or a short course to build a daily self-care routine.

 

Over a period of nine months, we move through the seasons, considering their natural influences on our activities and self-care needs. This course will introduce many ways of nurturing yourself and those around you, and its relaxed schedule provides time to pick and choose what works for you and your lifestyle. Participants are supported in building personal habits of gentle self-care following the natural cycles of life, which include not only hard work and physical exercise, but also rest, healing, celebration, community, remembrance and gratitude.

 

Our self-care needs change with the seasons and daily rhythms. Aspects and variations of these cycles or directions are found in many indigenous cultures that live closer to nature, including Native American, Celtic, and others. The natural cycles are also an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and other traditional medical systems. In addition to exploring these traditional cultures, Dr. August has spent several years studying Village Building and Nature Connection with the 8 Shields Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting community connection through the cycles of nature. The interpretation presented in this course is primarily based on the 8 Shields approach, as well as Dr. August’s experiences in nature as a veterinarian, herbalist and most importantly, as a human being.

 

Building upon itself over nine months, this course will include access to materials and recordings along with a monthly 90-minute online zoom session for discussion of the current topic. This interactive discussion and contemplation allows for further growth with the sharing of experiences of a diverse group of participants. Of course there will be an herbal aspect to each module—we will be sending out care packages with herbs and more in advance! There will also be journaling and other at-home exercises to enhance the understanding of each lesson.

 

Let yourself be nurtured by nature!

 

 

 

 

Wholistic Pain Management & Rehabilitation

 

Drs. Kris August & Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

April 1st - 3rd 2022

 

Location:

Lowood Education Center, Duck, Outer Banks NC

 

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

CE Credits Pending

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course will introduce an integrative approach to pain management and rehabilitation. We will learn to incorporate herbal medications, acupuncture, and other rehabilitation modalities in addition to conventional allopathic pharmaceuticals.

 

We invite you to join us in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the beach while learning about pain management and rehabilitation in animals. The beaches are beautiful and serene, wonderful restaurants abound, and there are plenty of other activities throughout the barrier islands. Visit the Corolla Wild Horses or Jenette’s Pier, walk through one of the nature preserves or on the beach, or just sunbathe and shop. Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

Lectures include an overview of the multimodal approach to pain management in which we look at the whole animal – body, mind, and spirit. The wholistic exam including the history and findings are the stepping off point that will help guide patient recommendations and treatments. We will have more in depth discussions regarding the theory behind common modalities found in rehabilitation medicine as well as how and when to utilize these for your patients.

 

There will be in depth discussions on herbs that are utilized in pain management and palliative medicine specifically, but also in the general support of chronically ill and geriatric animals. There will be an organoleptic portion to these lectures to see and taste the herbs in tea, dried and tinctured forms. We will discuss how the herbs can be used as safe, effective alternatives to non-steroidals and the differences in the body’s physiologic response to both.

 

To tie everything together, we will review specific cases of various conditions, as well as cases that incorporate a variety of the above modalities.

 

 

PURPLE MOON HERB STUDIES' MISSION

Our mission is to educate veterinarians and allied professionals on the use of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Food Therapy, Hospice care, Ayurveda, and more.  Our training teaches professionals how to blend a variety of wholistic modalities into a western veterinary practice. We combine traditional knowledge about herbal usage with current scientific studies to enhance understanding of herbal actions and safety.  We are well-versed in the use of over 400 herbs, administered by tinctures and extracts (concentrated oral formulas), capsules and tablets, teas, lozenges, ointments and salves, and aromatherapy (inhaled essential oils in baths, candles, etc.). Dr. Laurie Dohmen and her associates provide instruction through our own structured classes, private sessions and at conferences. We provide a more wholistic approach to veterinary medicine and nutrition with our homecooking recipes and alternative treatment modalities for pets. We also provide wholistic self-care training for veterinarians themselves.

Please Read

 

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2020 Purple Moon Herbs and Studies.

All Rights Reserved.

 

Purple Moon Herbs & Studies

Providing Herbal Education for Veterinarians since 2013

Welcome to Purple Moon

Blending Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practices

UPCOMING CLASSES

 

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

A 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into

Western Veterinary Practice

 Dr. Laurie Dohmen and Guests.

 

  Dates:

September 16-19, 2022

October 14-17, 2022

November 5-7, 2022

March 18-20, 2023

April 15-17, 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

$3,225.00 for all 5 Modules

Deposit Due: $1000.00

Remainder due August 1st, 2022.

 

All courses are fully refundable until July 14th, 2022.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

RACE Approved for 64. 5 CE credits, 56 IVAS CE credits.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.

 

 

 

Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature

 

Kris August, DVM, GDVWHM, CHPV

 

Dates: September 2022 – May 2023

 

Location:

Online offering with live Zoom sessions

 

This course is open to veterinarians and all other humans!

 

 

Pricing:

$450 for new attendees

$360 for repeat attendees (20% discount)

 

 

Refunds:

Partial refunds available until June 1, 2022.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

It’s challenging in today’s world of unpredictability and hectic daily life to build and maintain healthy habits. But more and more, self-care is being recognized as essential for not just surviving, but thriving. We know it takes more than a few days or a short course to build a daily self-care routine.

 

Over a period of nine months, we move through the seasons, considering their natural influences on our activities and self-care needs. This course will introduce many ways of nurturing yourself and those around you, and its relaxed schedule provides time to pick and choose what works for you and your lifestyle. Participants are supported in building personal habits of gentle self-care following the natural cycles of life, which include not only hard work and physical exercise, but also rest, healing, celebration, community, remembrance and gratitude.

 

Our self-care needs change with the seasons and daily rhythms. Aspects and variations of these cycles or directions are found in many indigenous cultures that live closer to nature, including Native American, Celtic, and others. The natural cycles are also an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and other traditional medical systems. In addition to exploring these traditional cultures, Dr. August has spent several years studying Village Building and Nature Connection with the 8 Shields Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting community connection through the cycles of nature. The interpretation presented in this course is primarily based on the 8 Shields approach, as well as Dr. August’s experiences in nature as a veterinarian, herbalist and most importantly, as a human being.

 

Building upon itself over nine months, this course will include access to materials and recordings along with a monthly 90-minute online zoom session for discussion of the current topic. This interactive discussion and contemplation allows for further growth with the sharing of experiences of a diverse group of participants. Of course there will be an herbal aspect to each module—we will be sending out care packages with herbs and more in advance! There will also be journaling and other at-home exercises to enhance the understanding of each lesson.

 

Let yourself be nurtured by nature!

 

 

 

 

 

Wholistic Pain Management & Rehabilitation

 

Drs. Kris August & Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

April 1st - 3rd 2022

 

Location:

Lowood Education Center, Duck, Outer Banks NC

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

CE Credits Pending

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course will introduce an integrative approach to pain management and rehabilitation. We will learn to incorporate herbal medications, acupuncture, and other rehabilitation modalities in addition to conventional allopathic pharmaceuticals.

 

We invite you to join us in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the beach while learning about pain management and rehabilitation in animals. The beaches are beautiful and serene, wonderful restaurants abound, and there are plenty of other activities throughout the barrier islands. Visit the Corolla Wild Horses or Jenette’s Pier, walk through one of the nature preserves or on the beach, or just sunbathe and shop. Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

Lectures include an overview of the multimodal approach to pain management in which we look at the whole animal – body, mind, and spirit. The wholistic exam including the history and findings are the stepping off point that will help guide patient recommendations and treatments. We will have more in depth discussions regarding the theory behind common modalities found in rehabilitation medicine as well as how and when to utilize these for your patients.

 

There will be in depth discussions on herbs that are utilized in pain management and palliative medicine specifically, but also in the general support of chronically ill and geriatric animals. There will be an organoleptic portion to these lectures to see and taste the herbs in tea, dried and tinctured forms. We will discuss how the herbs can be used as safe, effective alternatives to non-steroidals and the differences in the body’s physiologic response to both.

 

To tie everything together, we will review specific cases of various conditions, as well as cases that incorporate a variety of the above modalities.

 

 

PURPLE MOON HERB STUDIES' MISSION

 

Our mission is to educate veterinarians and allied professionals on the use of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Food Therapy, Hospice care, Ayurveda, and more.  Our training teaches professionals how to blend a variety of wholistic modalities into a western veterinary practice. We combine traditional knowledge about herbal usage with current scientific studies to enhance understanding of herbal actions and safety.  We are well-versed in the use of over 400 herbs, administered by tinctures and extracts (concentrated oral formulas), capsules and tablets, teas, lozenges, ointments and salves, and aromatherapy (inhaled essential oils in baths, candles, etc.). Dr. Laurie Dohmen and her associates provide instruction through our own structured classes, private sessions and at conferences. We provide a more wholistic approach to veterinary medicine and nutrition with our homecooking recipes and alternative treatment modalities for pets. We also provide wholistic self-care training for veterinarians themselves.

Please Read

 

This website is intended for educational and reference purposes, and is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or injury. The information contained in this website is technical and is in no way to be considered as a substitute for consultation with a recognized health-care professional. As such the author and others associated with this website accept no responsibility for any claims arising from the use of any remedy or treatment mentioned here.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

 

Snail Mail:

1841 Bryant's Corner Road

Hartly, Delaware 19953

 

Phone:  (302) 270-5095

Fax:  (302) 450-7398

 

Email:

info@purplemoonherbstudies.com

 

CLICK HERE

to send a message via our contact form.

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2020 Purple Moon Herbs and Studies.

All Rights Reserved.

 

PMHS'

MISSION

 

Our mission is to educate veterinarians and allied professionals on the use of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Food Therapy, Hospice care, Ayurveda, and more.  Our training teaches professionals how to blend a variety of wholistic modalities into a western veterinary practice. We combine traditional knowledge about herbal usage with current scientific studies to enhance understanding of herbal actions and safety.  We are well-versed in the use of over 400 herbs, administered by tinctures and extracts (concentrated oral formulas), capsules and tablets, teas, lozenges, ointments and salves, and aromatherapy (inhaled essential oils in baths, candles, etc.). Dr. Laurie Dohmen and her associates provide instruction through our own structured classes, private sessions and at conferences. We provide a more wholistic approach to veterinary medicine and nutrition with our homecooking recipes and alternative treatment modalities for pets. We also provide wholistic self-care training for veterinarians themselves.

UPCOMING CLASSES

 

Veterinary Herbal Apprenticeship and Retreat

 

A 5-part course incorporating Herbal Medicine into Western Veterinary Practice

 Dr. Laurie Dohmen and Guests

 

  Dates:

September 16-19, 2022

October 14-17, 2022

November 5-7, 2022

March 18-20, 2023

April 15-17, 2023

 

Location:

Lowood Educational Center, Duck, North Carolina

 

Pricing:

$3,225.00 for all 5 Modules

Deposit Due: $1000.00

Remainder due August 1st, 2021.

 

All courses are fully refundable until July 14th, 2022.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

RACE Approved for 64. 5 CE credits, 56 IVAS CE credits.

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This is a comprehensive training in the use and practice of Herbal Medicine. All Materia Medica lectures will include an organoleptic component. There will be extensive labs in medicine making. Each module will feature an herb walk to a different part of the Outer Banks islands. We will also incorporate compassionate care, both for our patients and ourselves. We have a focus on self-care, as we believe good health starts with ourselves. Bonus offerings include Qi Gong in the breaks and a movie night! There will be homework so we can assess your progress as veterinary herbalists. Continental breakfast is included daily.

 

 

Self-Care Through the Cycles of Nature

 

Kris August, DVM, GDVWHM, CHPV

 

Dates: September 2022 – May 2023

 

Location:

Online offering with live Zoom sessions

 

This course is open to veterinarians and all other humans!

 

 

Pricing:

$450 for new attendees

$360 for repeat attendees (20% discount)

 

 

Refunds:

Partial refunds available until June 1, 2022.

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

It’s challenging in today’s world of unpredictability and hectic daily life to build and maintain healthy habits. But more and more, self-care is being recognized as essential for not just surviving, but thriving. We know it takes more than a few days or a short course to build a daily self-care routine.

 

Over a period of nine months, we move through the seasons, considering their natural influences on our activities and self-care needs. This course will introduce many ways of nurturing yourself and those around you, and its relaxed schedule provides time to pick and choose what works for you and your lifestyle. Participants are supported in building personal habits of gentle self-care following the natural cycles of life, which include not only hard work and physical exercise, but also rest, healing, celebration, community, remembrance and gratitude.

 

Our self-care needs change with the seasons and daily rhythms. Aspects and variations of these cycles or directions are found in many indigenous cultures that live closer to nature, including Native American, Celtic, and others. The natural cycles are also an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and other traditional medical systems. In addition to exploring these traditional cultures, Dr. August has spent several years studying Village Building and Nature Connection with the 8 Shields Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting community connection through the cycles of nature. The interpretation presented in this course is primarily based on the 8 Shields approach, as well as Dr. August’s experiences in nature as a veterinarian, herbalist and most importantly, as a human being.

 

Building upon itself over nine months, this course will include access to materials and recordings along with a monthly 90-minute online zoom session for discussion of the current topic. This interactive discussion and contemplation allows for further growth with the sharing of experiences of a diverse group of participants. Of course there will be an herbal aspect to each module—we will be sending out care packages with herbs and more in advance! There will also be journaling and other at-home exercises to enhance the understanding of each lesson.

 

Let yourself be nurtured by nature!

 

 

 

 

Wholistic Pain Management & Rehabilitation

 

Drs. Kris August & Julie Wentzel

 

Dates:

April 1st - 3rd 2022

 

Location:

Lowood Education Center, Duck, Outer Banks NC

 

Pricing:

$495.00

 

Payment accepted by check, money order or through Paypal.

 

CE Credits Pending

 

Tentative schedule is available HERE.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

 

OVERVIEW:

This course will introduce an integrative approach to pain management and rehabilitation. We will learn to incorporate herbal medications, acupuncture, and other rehabilitation modalities in addition to conventional allopathic pharmaceuticals.

 

We invite you to join us in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and enjoy the beach while learning about pain management and rehabilitation in animals. The beaches are beautiful and serene, wonderful restaurants abound, and there are plenty of other activities throughout the barrier islands. Visit the Corolla Wild Horses or Jenette’s Pier, walk through one of the nature preserves or on the beach, or just sunbathe and shop. Continental breakfast is included each morning.

 

Lectures include an overview of the multimodal approach to pain management in which we look at the whole animal – body, mind, and spirit. The wholistic exam including the history and findings are the stepping off point that will help guide patient recommendations and treatments. We will have more in depth discussions regarding the theory behind common modalities found in rehabilitation medicine as well as how and when to utilize these for your patients.

 

There will be in depth discussions on herbs that are utilized in pain management and palliative medicine specifically, but also in the general support of chronically ill and geriatric animals. There will be an organoleptic portion to these lectures to see and taste the herbs in tea, dried and tinctured forms. We will discuss how the herbs can be used as safe, effective alternatives to non-steroidals and the differences in the body’s physiologic response to both.

 

To tie everything together, we will review specific cases of various conditions, as well as cases that incorporate a variety of the above modalities.

 

 

 

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