Testimonials from Heart of Herbs Herbal School Students

Testimonials from Heart of Herbs Herbal School Students

Take a glimpse of a few of our many fabulous student testimonials.

 

Ameera  

Heart Of Herbs Herbal School, gave me a whole new view and appreciation of herbs and the confidence to use them. I enjoyed learning from Demetria Clark , she is helpful, understanding and supportive. The students are also supportive and will help you on your journey. HOH is not just a herbal school, it’s the open door needed to making better informed choices for you and your family. It’s an experience I will never forget! I look forward to taking more classes at Heart of Herbs.Ameera
Kelli Hughart Armes
As a lover of holistic principles and someone who has studied herbs on some level for over 20+ years, I can easily say how much I love and appreciate HOH courses. I came across Heart of Herb’s site with the course listings many years ago. My formal education includes a Bachelors and a Master’s degree so when I signed up for the Master Herbalist Course I wasn’t expecting it to be that intensive since it was ‘just a correspondence course’. When I received the manual I was shock but super excited. The content of the course, assignments and the book list were so extensive and thorough that, for the price of the course, I was very thrilled that I had gotten such great information for the cost. I was, in fact, ecstatic as I knew I was going to really learn a lot and have deeper knowledge in a shorter amount of time that just self study. This is not a school you are going to ‘skate through,’ Demetria is professional and is serious about her work and requires her students to do their best and to be serious about their work as well. After I finished the Intensive Herbalist Course (HOH: MA in Herbalism) I went to do complete the Greenspirit Wisecraft Course and recently also enrolled in the Master Aromatherapy Course (which have almost completed). I continue to suggest her programs to others and am happy to be an Alumni of the school.Kelli

 

lori
Since I started this course last year, I feel like I’ve gotten my life back!  I am no longer on anti­-anxiety medication. Instead I have formulated my own herbal “Mental Health Tea” remedy!  I am also no longer taking the great big Potassium horse pills as I am able to add potassium naturally into my diet via various herbs that I’ve learned about. I have also formulated my own Menopausal Blues tea and am no longer bothered by hot flashes, night sweats, or profuse or irregular bleeding. My acne has pretty much cleared up as I am now using my own all natural, homemade skin care products. I feel like my hormones are more in balance than they were last fall and I have even lost a few pounds as a result of both using herbal remedies for the hormonal imbalance as well as eating a lot healthier. I have learned how to grow, harvest, dry, and prepare my own herbal remedies. In fact, I have my own little herbal apothecary set up now! After feeling as if I had grown stagnant in my previous career, I am once again excited about my future as I look forward to learning even more about herbs and helping other people as a Certified Herbalist. Even though I am still taking care of my 87 year ­old mother with dementia for which there is no cure, I feel like I have been able to incorporate some basic aromatherapy techniques in order to assist with the management of her behaviors such as agitation, confusion, etc. Although my mom does not like herbal tea, my husband who has suffered from pleurisy off and on is drinking the Pleurisy tea now as needed that I learned about in your book, and it seems to have subsided. Also, I was able to impart some of what I learned about herbs to my sister who had breast cancer, had a partial mastectomy, and went through radiation therapy this past winter. So far she is in remission. So all in all, I really can’t thank you enough for this program! I thank you, my family thanks you, and the people I will be helping in the future thank you! I hope to be continuing my studies with you by taking some other courses later on through the Heart of Herbs school.” Lori

 

EDWARD
Just wanted to share with everyone how much I enjoyed the “Master Herbalist” course MH 505. The course provided a wonderful array of different technical topics fostering knowledge depth and important awareness into the science of herbal and alternative medicine. The course material is arranged and configured as an excellent distant learning platform with careful professional instructions and assignments. When an issue arose, which was rare, support was just around corner that was answered promptly with guided accuracy.

Now that I have completed the course, I feel very confident with a new arsenal of knowledge and a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. This program will allow future building blocks to expand my education and experience into the beautiful world of herbal medicine for the rest of life.Lori

 teapot
I am a Master Herbalist graduate. Demetria Clark was not only supportive in my studies, but also went above and beyond. While I was trying to register with my provincial herbalist association, I needed extra clinical work and to do a thesis. Demetria helped me to gain all the requirements I needed to gain registration.
I highly recommend Heart of Herbs school. My middle daughter who is planning to go into skin care will be doing the Herbal Skin Care for Business program!Jennifer Confalone-Pottruff

 

 goldenseal
It has been a great and fruitful journey for me as I have helped myself and others around me to restore their out-of-balance emotional state. For me, in particular, it was a significant growth experience as the flower essences effects have been very profound. I will keep working on improving myself and helping others achieve a balanced life and reaching their therapeutic goals. Thank you for providing an affordable course with a great organization and structure.

Rachad Atat
bowlchickweed
A few years ago, I completed the Certified Herbalist program offered by Demetria Clark at the Heart of Herbs Herbal School. Demetria is an excellent teacher. Her prompt review of assignments, encouraging comments and positive feedback kept me motivated, and her knowledge of herbalism is immense, a quality that is easily seen in the course materials. She is quick to respond to calls and email questions as well as online questions posed in the school’s Facebook group. I highly recommend Demetria and Heart of Herbs for those interested in furthering their education in herbalism or aromatherapy! Charles Rice
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Demetria Clark is a wonderful teacher. Very interactive with her students. Supportive and always great suggestions. Keeps you motivated to do your best! Amy Conn
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To say I got a lot from this program is an understatement. I never found anything more that fit me like a glove as well as this program, and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to start saving so I can hopefully, (in the near future!), complete the Master Herbalist program. I was always shifting on what I wanted to do in my life, but I never once wavered in my love for botany, for plants, for mother nature, and my desire to know more. I am elated that I just by chance happened to even find this program, and then on top of that, actually having the money to complete it, just blew my mind, and made me ask myself, ‘what am I doing? I should be doing THIS.’ And, so here I am, one small step on this journey to become a Master Herbalist, but not even that. Just knowing that I cleared a path to start a life-long journey of learning of the art of herbs, is so exciting. I cannot thank you enough for your fearlessness in starting a program, that not only caters to busy people like myself, but makes it extremely affordable and still covers in great detail and depth, the benefits of herbs. My eyes have been opened, I have a few more things in my repertoire, I have a new found respect and admiration for herbs and botany, and I have renewed my love of God and faith in myself. I found a goal I was willing to work hard to achieve, and I did. Amazingly, I did. I had no idea, in the beginning of this program if I’d succeed as well as I have. And, I thank you. Your programs have instilled a love and a goal in me again. H.S 2013

 

 

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This program has been, in a word, amazing. I have learned quite a bit about herbs, ethics, wildcrafting, formulations, techniques, and how herbs interact with various systems of the body.  It has also given me the confidence I need to continue to pursue my studies, and wholeheartedly commit myself to the lifelong study of herbalism!

I really appreciated the hands on experiences, as it allowed me to put all that reading into practice. In my mind, there’s nothing quite like hands-on work to solidify learning, and the projects helped me gain that solidification throughout the entire program.   The projects also gave me the chance to try out some herbs that had previously been outside of my herbalism comfort zone.  This was one of the most exciting parts of the whole process for me, because it was thrilling to touch, taste, and smell herbs that I hadn’t been exposed to prior to enrolling in this program.  One of these herbs was passionflower.  Before this program, I had never worked with it, so I was really excited to finally get ahold of it, and add it to some of my herbal preparations.

I also appreciated the opportunity to read other herbalism texts.  Prior to this course, I had a few books on my “to be read” list, and this program gave me the little push that I needed to finally get around to reading a few of them for the reviews.  It was great to get the chance to read them in depth, and it also spurred my interest in reading the rest of the texts on my list!

I was also surprised by how much I will always need to learn. After spending hours reading, and working with the craft, it has dawned on me that herbalism is a passion that includes a life of learning and honing skills.  This is something that makes me really happy, because it aligns beautifully with my life mantra – to learn something new every day. I am sure that herbalism will not let me down in that way. There is always more to learn, and more to discover, and that is a wonderful thing!

Lastly, these herbalism studies have truly fostered and nurtured my growing interest (no pun intended!) in herbalism.  Prior to beginning this program, I pretty was sure that I liked herbalism. Now, though, I am certain that it is a beloved and lifelong passion.  Knowing that I can help others and myself with these remarkable, natural gifts of the earth is an incredible feeling, and I look forward to learning even more about the subject.  Thank you for teaching me so much about a subject that I have absolutely fallen in love with, this has been a fantastic learning experience! J. Greenwood

 

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This program has been the hardest and most rewarding course of study I have journeyed on so far. I have learned so much about anatomy, botany, chemistry, and the hands on projects have made it incredibly real. It has taken me a very long time to get this far and I still have another section to go to finish the master herbalist program. I also dread it ending as it has taught me so much and this may be the reason I have not moved through it faster. Another reason is there is so much to learn. The concurrent studies have really rounded it out, yet also made me realize that even when I finish this program I will never be done with my learning in this area. I have to remember the wise word of Susun Weed and Rosemary Gladstar that it would take lifetimes to learn everything in this field and to concentrate on local learning and needs as I continue to move forward. I am forever in your debt for giving me the opportunity not just to learn all of this but to take the time to internalize it. The other night at a community meeting a young lady asked me some herbal questions and someone else asked her why she didn’t just get a book on the subject. I was so flattered when she said I was her book and if I didn’t know the answer off the top of my head I would find it for her so why would she want a book and its limitations when she had me. I consider that a tribute to this program because I really had to know the material to do the assignments and use it in real world situations. Sue P. 2013
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I’ve always been very interested in natural medicine and the relationship between plants and people.  Until I took this course however, I hadn’t yet pursued my interest much on a practical level.  Sure, I’d read a book here and there and learned the information in an encyclopedic way, but although I WANTED to believe in the power of plants, I did not have any first-hand experience in seeing their power.

Interestingly, starting this program coincided with the beginning of my own massive health crisis, and so in many ways, I feel it was meant to be that I would learn herbalism at this exact point in my life.  No longer just theoretical, I was literally learning and applying what I was learning to my own body, my own life.  Taking this course and dealing with lyme disease has really taught me everything I already wanted to believe, but did not yet KNOW.

I truly feel like I owe my life to many herbs.  I honestly do not think that I would be in this state of relatively good health (I function at about 90% these days in comparison to being the wheel-chair bound, crippled girl I was almost a year ago) had it not been for the intelligence of plants.  In particular, I have felt almost immediate benefits from various detoxifying herbs such as dandelion & pokeroot.

I also do not believe that I would have recognized the severity of what I was dealing with had it not been for this course.  When I first started the class, I was exhibiting some symptoms, however I blew them off, assuming them to be just normal “aches and pains.”  Upon reading chapter after chapter however, I started to get in tune with my own body more, and even remarked to my sister (an MD) with surprise “UMMM…I think I have issues in ALL of my body’s systems….everything I read, I think I have!”  She laughed and told me that I was just being a typical hypochondriac, but something inside of me told me that I was right, and that something serious was actually going on.

Turned out, 10 months later, upon my second MAJOR crash, I learned I had lyme disease, a disease which, in an advanced form, literally becomes systemic.  All of my systems WERE being affected!!!!

I decided to put my trust into what I’d been learning.  Herbalism just FELT right to me, and the pharmaceutical route, despite society’s threats that I would die if I didn’t go that route, just felt really wrong to me, so I went with my intuition and have gone natural the entire time.  Taking this course allowed me to apply my own treatments and work with such a large and vast variety of herbs that would do their part to rebalance my body.

I literally got to work with herbs from each chapter I learned about, and for the first time, could FEEL the truth and the effects of their wisdom and healing powers.

I’m eternally grateful for the timing of my taking this course, the information I learned, and to all the plants themselves.  Thank you. Lori P.