Therapeutic Herbalism

ITM has developed a number of opportunities to be introduced to the inspiring world of herbal medicine. Our Therapeutic Herbalism programs appeal to both those wishing to pursue a career as a Clinical Herbalist, as well as those passionate about caring for themselves and their families through natural, herbal ways as a Community-Family Herbalist. Our unique program provides the practical, hands-on experience and skills necessary to maintain a joyful relationship with the plant medicines, with a comprehensive foundation in theoretical studies.

I wonder if much that ails our society stems from the fact that we have allowed ourselves to be cut off from that love of, and from, the land. It is medicine for broken land and empty hearts.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Therapeutic Herbal Medicine Diploma (Clinical Herbalist)

2 year full-time program, consisting of 9 weekend virtual clinical sessions a year plus online/correspondence studies. Students complete the theoretical components in an online classroom with the support of on-line teaching assistants, administrators.

Community-Family Herbalist

1 year certificate. Ideal for those interested in the study and practice of herbal medicine for personal/family health, or for health-care professionals interested in expanding their understanding of herbal medicine. Learn a natural approach to health and wellbeing using plant-based medicine.

Therapeutic Herbal Medicine Certificate

2 year full-time program, consisting of on-line studies only. Students receive all materials online and complete assignments in the comfort of their own homes. Ideal for those living out of town/or those with a professional background in the healthcare field. *Clinical studies not incl.

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Featured Program: Diploma

Description

This is one of the most comprehensive Herbalism Programs available in North America.

The Therapeutic Herbalism Diploma (CLINICAL HERBALIST) Program at ITM brings together some of country's most inspiring, skilled and engaging practitioners to guide students in the fascinating study of plant medicine. Students in this 2 year Professional Diploma Program participate in 9 weekend clinical sessions a year (virtual), classes and hands-on field trips, while immersing themselves in readings, assignments and home-studies throughout the month.

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ITM has developed

the highest standard Diploma Program offered in Canada, which surpasses all current regulatory requirements in Canada. The program incorporates a comprehensive system of education, including critical theoretical studies, intensive clinical training and interpersonal-social justice skills development, which encourage students to embark upon a life-long journey of personal development and social responsibilty. 

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Affordability

- Flexible Payment Plans
- Partial Scholarships
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Hybrid Programs

-Virtual Classroom
- Online College Platform
- Part-time/Full-Time Study Options

Clinical Excellence

- Superior Supervisor Support
- Plantbased/Sustainable Dispensary
- Clinical Assessment training

Ready to find out more about our Therapeutic Herbalism Programs?

Drop us a line today and our Program Director, Alexis, will arrange a phone call with you.

Find out how you can join the Virtual Clinical Training

You've studied herbal medicine and now want in-depth clinical training - you can now join us from anywhere in the world.
We offer monthly weekend training in clinical herbal studies: Deepen your understanding of how to apply your herbal knowledge in a clinical setting
  • Review cases
  • Engage in discussions
  • See clients virtually
  • Identify red flags
  • Learn to apply a Trauma-Informed approach
  • Be mentored by our incredibly diverse, skilled Medical & Clinical Herbalist Supervisors and Faculty
Sign up today! Start in January
Ideal for students with previous herbal training who are lacking clinical foundations and experience.
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In some Native Languages the term for plants translates to "those who take care of us."

 

 

Robin Wall Kimmerer

 

 

We have launched one of North America's most comprehensive trainings in Herbal Medicine with highly experienced and skilled practitioners and clinicians from diverse backgrounds. This unique program provides you with training in Herbology - from local and global perspectives, acknowledging the sacred traditions of Indigenous Medicine of these lands, as well as through the traditions of Ayurveda and Eastern Medicine.  Our program emphasizes an integrative and systemic approach to health. Students immerse themselves in plant wisdom while learning the essentials of nutritional therapy, therapeutic relationship skills and biomedical sciences.  

 

The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act.

Vandana Shiva

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Field Trips

Throughout the summer term (when possible), students gather  in nature and receive first-hand experiences in working with and learning from the herbs. From herb walks and visits to local herb farms, to wildcrafting expeditions - there is nothing like being in our natural state of learning and living and connecting.

ITM Herbal Garden

We are so blessed to have the opportunity to steward a plot of land where we care for the plants, and local inhabitants in the area. Each year we open our garden with a special ceremony, honouring the soil and the plant medicine, and learn to cultivate and care for the plants and herbs seasonally.

Medicine Making

Using the most sustainable and ethical dispensary & wildcrafting practices possible in our Vegan herbal dispensary, students engage in the art and science of medicine making. From tinctures to salves, to syrups and cough drops, to personalized formulas, our students learn all the necessary skills for developing their herbal product lines.

We will need to answer to our true vocation, which is not to produce and consume without end, but to love, to admire and to take care of life in all its forms.

Pierre Rabhi

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

During COVID, this option is not available. However, we have an opportunity for you to be a CLIENT in our Clinic. So email us using the form, and we will let you know the next available appointment - a great way to introduce the program to you.

It's truly the best way to find out if this the school/program for you. Nothing is staged...you get to experience a day in the life of an ITM student. Meet the teachers, check out the clinic...and experience the environment of mindful, compassionate learning that we have created at ITM.Be a student for a day!

Sign up and our will find the best day for your schedule.

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We are beyond honoured to work with some of the most experienced, skilled and generous practitioners in Herbal Medicine.

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Marcia Dixon

Medical Herbalist

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Audrey Bone

Traditional Herbalist

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Angela Warburton

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Steven Martyn

R.Herbalist

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Ann Mckinnon

Counsellor

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Jen Copeland

Nurse, Therapist

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Carme Lynde

Medical Herbalist

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Jen Bowers

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Chef, Advocate

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Luiza Ormonde

Ayurvedic Practitioner

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Tsering Dorjee

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Alexis Burnett

R.Herbalist

Ashley Alton
Ashley Alton

C.Herbalist, R.TCMP

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Jazmine Stinson

Clinical Herbalist

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Joe Pitawanakwat

Traditional Herbalist

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R.Ac, Nutritionist

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Sandra Dumont

R.Ac

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Alexis Coffey

Clinical Herbalist

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PlantBased Nutrition

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Homeopath/MD Int'l

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Chiropractor

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Henry Claflin

R.TCMP

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Atanu Nandy

MD (International)

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Melanie Hill

Clinical Herbalist

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Traditional Herbalist

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Ashley Short

C.Herbalist, RNC

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Aromatherapist

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Tijen Yalchin

R.Ac

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Rami Shami

Homeopath

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