Emergency Childbirth/Doula Training 3-Day Course – 20202020-03-15T17:36:17+00:00

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Important Notice: Students can now opt to participate in both the Doula Hands-On Training and Emergency Childbirth Training back to back. Day 1 (October 10th) is Doula Training and days 2 &3 (October 11 – 12th) will cover Emergency Childbirth Training. Students can also partake in only the Emergency Training if desired.

6 Hour Emergency Birth Hands-On Training

This is a two-day overview of practical hands-on skills for Doulas and Emergency Birth Workers covering Labor, Birth, & Postpartum Complications. We will discuss common reasons women and babies die, the many contributing factors, and what we can do about it.  You will learn skills such as taking vital signs, urinalysis, Leopold’s maneuvers, finding fetal heart tones, managing eclamptic convulsions,  and emergency antepartum scenarios.  We will also discuss and role play emergency birth scenarios such as obstructed labor, shoulder dystocia, breech birth, and hemorrhage/shock.  We will also explore ways to help babies survive like thermoregulation, helping babies breath, relactation/supplemental nursing sytems and kangaroo care.  Finally we will cover the most common reasons for postpartum death and how we can prevent the majority of these.

This experience will prepare you to manage a normal birth or common complications even in post-disaster or austere situation.

8 Hour Doula Skills Hands-On Training

This is a one-day training will supplement any doulas skill set with hands-on demonstration and practice of how to support women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  We will learn about herbs considered safe in pregnancy, breathing techniques,  visualizations, relaxation/stress reduction, journaling, coloring, affirmations, prenatal exercise/yoga and the power of music.  We will also explore ways a doula can help a client cope with pain in labor, acupressure, massage, repositioning baby (breech and occiput posterior), labor positions, using a rebozo, birth ball and peanut ball.  You will learn about herbs in labor and postpartum, water birth, bengkung belly wrap, rebozo wrap, newborn care, breastfeeding support and postpartum exercises.

Give your clients the best care possible with these advanced skills and the opportunity to practice with other experienced & aspiring doulas.

Instructor Bio

Mel Bailey is a Midwife, Nurse, Certified Health Coach, Family Herbalist, and Yoga instructor.  She is also an Evidence Based Birth Instructor and Evidence Based Childbirth Educator.  Mel has been involved in women’s health care for over 20 years, attending her first birth in 1997.  She is the Assistant Director of EarthWise Midwives & Doulas, and an instructor and evaluator at Academia Tierra Sabia in Cuatemoc, Mexico.  Mel facilitates trainings both state-side and internationally for birth workers, as well as disaster relief workers and others in need of emergency birth skills.  Mel is also the founder of Wellness Within, providing personalized wellness guidance to individuals during pregnancy and  birth, and nurturing new families.


COURSE INFORMATION

Dates: October 10th – 12th, 2020.

Location: Detailed directions will be emailed out to all enrolled students prior to the course.

Lodging: camping is free to any enrolled student, at our 50-acre campus.  There are also hotels within a 10-minute drive of the campus in the 78260 zip code.

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Making your own Herbal Medic First Aid Kit – 8 Hour Online Course!2020-03-15T06:06:39+00:00

This course is online, and can be taken anywhere you have an internet connection! All course materials can be downloaded for future personal use to your own computer.

Making your own Herbal Medic First Aid Kit

Building your own first aid kit can be a daunting task – trying to find the best pack to hold your gear, keep the weight manageable and have all the equipment you need in one place..

It even becomes more complicated when you want to add herbal remedies to your first aid kit.

Do you know the essential equipment you must have in your kit?

Do you know the best type of packs to use for small, medium and large first aid kits?

What are the most important herbal first aid preparations to include in every kit and why?

Do you know how to improvise bandages, splits, packs and kitchen first aid herbs?

This is an 8-hour course that includes lectures, videos and resources on:

FIRST AID KIT CONTAINERS

  •  The top three items every kit MUST haves
  • Improvisation – making a great herbal first aid kit from containers EVERY household has
  • How a kit opens and why this is important
  • Compartmentalizing: containers within containers
  • Sizing and weight
  • Car kits, work kits, go bags and mini (every day carry) kits

ESSENTIAL TRAUMA FIRST AID SUPPLIES

  • Necessary bandaging equipment from minor to life-threatening
  • Wound & burn management
  • Sharps from A to Z
  • Hydration, nutrition and recovery
  • First aid improvisation: using materials on hand for your kit (and in emergencies when you have no kit)

MUST-HAVE HERBAL PREPARATIONS

  • Infection control for respiratory, UTI, Gut and Skin
  • Nervines/Adaptogens for anxiety and trauma
  • Immune supportive herbs for medical emergencies
  • Venomous bites and stings
  • Salves and powders (which to use, when and contraindications)
  • Working with herbs you probably have in your kitchen

The Herbal Medic First Aid Kit Course will include eight hours of video lectures, resources for supplies and materials, slideshows and handouts.  Students will also receive access to ‘The Top 25 herbs for the end of the world’ pdf and the ‘Building Your Own Herbal First Aid Guide’ pdf for download. 

In addition, students will be mailed two full-size glossy 11”x17” posters:  “First Aid Kit Essentials” and “Herbs for Emergency First Aid”. One of these posters includes an organized and visual layout to help you understand what to pack in your first aid kit and how to organize it, whether you know nothing about first aid or you are a medical doctor. The other poster includes an organized structure that will help you pick the most essential herbs you need for your kit, with over 50 herbs spanning multiple health care issues from acute to chronic!

This incredible online course will open on August 3rd with 60 days access. All course materials can be downloaded for personal future reference and use, and the posters will ship out on receipt of tuition.

For information about paying with cash, checks, Venmo, PayPal, or money order, just send us an email here:

You can review our tuition policies here: https://herbalmedics.academy/about-us/tuition-policies

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Austere Acute Care Medicine Intensive Course – 20202020-03-15T12:57:38+00:00

Join Dr. Steve Pehrson and Sam Coffman for our Austere Acute Care (AAC) hands-on intensive at our 50-acre campus near San Antonio, TX. Both Steve and Sam started their respective journeys into medicine as U.S. Army Special Forces Medics. Steve went on to become an emergency medicine and family practice doctor in rural Utah, while Sam became a clinical herbalist and wilderness medicine instructor. Together, they teach a unique approach to medical issues in austere, remote or post-disaster environments that integrates the worlds of orthodox & wilderness medicine with clinical herbalism.

Our October, 2020, on-site 5-day intensive is open to everyone who has passed the online, 12-week acute austere medicine course starting May, 2020.

This year’s AAC on-site training includes 5 days of highly-interactive, hands-on experience to teach you the orthodox and herbal medical skills crucial for acute care in the field. Subjects taught this year include:

  • Head to toe general physical exam
  • Musculoskeletal tests for joint, soft-tissue and bone injury
  • Head, eyes, ears, nose, throat exams – using otoscope, ophthalmoscope
  • Respiratory and cardiac exams – using stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, understanding vital signs, laryngoscopy
  • Understanding and using common tests: urine dipstick, blood glucose
  • Minor surgery techniques: Ingrown nails, abscesses, lipomas, cysts (differentiation and treatment), myringotomy, peritonsilar abscess
  • Pharmaceutical protocols: infection & inflammation
  • “Red Flag” tests and differential diagnoses that need urgent or immediate care
  • Treatment (reduction) of joint dislocations (digit, shoulder, hip, patella, elbow)
  • Understanding indications and use of tape and casting products (shoulders, wrists and hands, ribs, knees, feet & ankles, digits) for musculoskeletal and wound injuries: Cast tapes, K-tape, sports tape, P-tape, Coban, Surgical tapes, Elastikon, etc.
  • Setting up and running an austere herbal and orthodox, austere health care clinic, with a live scenario (involving real clients with real health care issues.

Botanical medicine lectures and hands-on practice with:

  • Inflammation and injury
  • Acute pain management
  • Herbal poulticing, plasters, prepared bandages
  • Preparation and logistics of medicine making for austere herbal medicine
  • Respiratory formula making for acute care
  • Gastrointestinal formula making for acute care
  • Urinary tract formula making for acute care
  • Fungal infections (skin and nails)
  • Acute infectious disease of eyes, ears, nose, sinus, throat, mouth
  • Advanced herbal medicine making and administration techniques including a variety of solvents and temperature: DMSO, Isopropyl alcohol, Ethyl Alcohol, Water, glycerin, honey
  • Plant walks & wildcrafting medicine for the austere clinic

For information about tuition bundles and how to pay with cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, or money order, just send us an email here:

You can review our tuition policies here: https://herbalmedics.academy/about-us/tuition-policies

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Herbal Management for Acute Viral Infections2020-03-15T05:58:17+00:00

This 3-week online course is filled with information, case studies and experience that will help you understand how to prepare for and deal with a wide variety of acute viral infections.

This 3-week online course is filled with information, case studies and experience that will help you understand how to prepare for and deal with a wide variety of acute viral infections.

There are many situations when dealing with viral infections where pharmaceutical medicine does not provide all (or sometimes even any) effective answers.  Using a vast array of medicinal herbs we can grow and find in the wild, as well as order online and prepare ahead of time, we can both support our body’s intricate immune system and tissues as well as take advantage of the multitude of inhibitory effects that various herbs have on different types of viruses.

Join us for 9+ hours of lectures, handouts, quizzes and information that will give you practical skills and confidence to help the health of you and your loved ones.

This course will cover:

  • Understand viral infections – made simple
  • Determining the correct herbs based on fluctuating symptoms
  • Mucosal & Immune support
  • Pandemics, disasters and herbs
  • Herbs specific to different virus families:
    • Coronavirus family (e.g. MERS, SARS, COVID-19)
    • Herpesvirus family (e.g. HSV1, HSV2, Shingles)
    • Norovirus and Rotavirus families (stomach flus)
    • Orthomyxovirus family (respiratory influenzas)
    • Flavivirus family (Denge, Zika, etc.)
    • Paramyxovirus family (measles, mumps, URI’s)
    • Rhinovirus family (common colds)
  • Hygiene, precautions, quarantines
  • Gardening & wildcrafting your own herbal “farmacy”
  • Herbal home “anti-viral” first aid kits

To pay with cash, checks, or money orders send us an email here:

You can review our tuition policies here: https://herbalmedics.academy/about-us/tuition-policies

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Wilderness First Responder Recertification 20202020-03-13T11:57:26+00:00

If you have completed and received certification in the Wilderness Herbal First Responder, the certification lasts two years. You can re-certify by attending the last three days of the 2020 WHFR course in San Antonio, TX.
This will be heavy in hands-on training, scenarios and review and practice of skills you have learned with our school!

Unless you are using field first aid on a regular basis, it can be a perishable skill. Keep on top of your wilderness medicine skills with a refresher course.

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Venomous Bites and Stings – Austere Medicine Course2020-03-15T06:00:33+00:00

This is a 3-week online course that can be taken anywhere that you have an internet connection. You do not need to be in person. Registration will remain open until July 27th and there is 60 days access to the course.

Would you like to learn more about venomous bites and stings, and how to deal with them both in the field, at home and with the use of plant medicine?

Join us for this this 10+ hour, online course, jam-packed with information about venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, bees, wasps, fire ants and more! Learn about the pathophysiology of different types of venom in the body, anaphylactic shock, mild to severe venom reactions, immediate first aid, red flags for orthodox care, how to deal with any worst case scenario using herbal medicine if there is no higher care, and much more.

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This online course will cover:

  • Medical red flags and emergencies
  • Pathophysiology of venoms
  • Botanical medicine and venom
  • Anaphylaxis: orthodox and austere treatments (including botanical medicines)
  • Venomous snakes of North America: everything you should know
  • Bees, wasps, hornets — signs, symptoms and treatments
  • Field first aid for venomous spider bites, signs and symptoms
  • Field first aid and orthodox treatment for fire ant stings
  • Field first aid for North American jellyfish stings
  • Scorpion stings: from orthodox treatment to field first aid
  • Herbal Case studies
  • Herbal Materia Medica for venomous bites and stings
  • A ‘Must-Have’ list for your field first aid kit (including botanical medicines)

In addition, students will be mailed a full-size glossy 11”x17” poster:  “Herbs for Venomous Bites & Stings”.  This poster includes an organized and visual layout to help you understand what to pack in your first aid kit for treatment of common venomous bites and stings in the field!

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Chinese New Year Sale2019-12-06T22:27:32+00:00

 

To celebrate twelve years of running the most unusual herbal medicine/survival/blacksmithing/homesteading/wilderness medicine/sustainable skills school in town, The Human Path is running a Chinese New Year Special right up until January 24th, when the Year of the Pig transforms into a Rat. We’re offering discounts on single classes, as well as deeper discounts if you bundle, and save EVEN MORE if you pay cash

——————————————————–Full Price       +Cash Discount———————————————-

•Apothecarist External Medicine           $480                   $440

•Botanical Functional Medicine             $500                   $450

•Herbal Medicine for Professionals      $425                    $375

•Austere Acute Care Medicine               $275                     $250

•Wilderness Herbal First Aid                 $750                     $675

•Sustainable Herb Gardening                $250                     $225

•5 Day Survival Course                            $525                     $500

•Scout Primitive Skills Week                 $500                     $450

 

•Nervous System                                       $160                     $145

•Formulating and Formulas                    $95                       $85

•Wound Management                              $75                        $65

•Venomous Snake Bites                           $95                        $85

•Integumentary System                           $160                      $145

•The Liver System                                     $160                      $145

•Musculoskeletal System                         $160                      $145

•Land Navigation Onsite                         $65                        $60

•Combat Medic 2 day                               $140                      $125

For every course you add to the initial course you choose, take an additional 5% off, up to 25%!*

Email thehumanpathschool@gmail.com to register your custom bundle.

*Bigger discounts apply to smaller classes first. Discounts will be built accordingly by THP Staff.

Be sure to visit The Human Path for more classes!

Making your own Herbal Medic First Aid Kit – 8 Hour Online Course!2020-03-05T21:23:04+00:00

This course is online, and can be taken anywhere you have an internet connection! All course materials can be downloaded for future personal use to your own computer.

REGISTER NOW

Making your own Herbal Medic First Aid Kit

Building your own first aid kit can be a daunting task – trying to find the best pack to hold your gear, keep the weight manageable and have all the equipment you need in one place..

It even becomes more complicated when you want to add herbal remedies to your first aid kit.

Do you know the essential equipment you must have in your kit?

Do you know the best type of packs to use for small, medium and large first aid kits?

What are the most important herbal first aid preparations to include in every kit and why?

Do you know how to improvise bandages, splits, packs and kitchen first aid herbs?

 

This is an 8-hour course that includes lectures, videos and resources on:

 

FIRST AID KIT CONTAINERS

  •  The top three items every kit MUST have
  • Improvisation – making a great herbal first aid kit from containers EVERY household has
  • How a kit opens and why this is important
  • Compartmentalizing: containers within containers
  • Sizing and weight
  • Car kits, work kits, go bags and mini (every day carry) kits

ESSENTIAL TRAUMA FIRST AID SUPPLIES

  • Necessary bandaging equipment from minor to life-threatening
  • Wound & burn management
  • Sharps from A to Z
  • Hydration, nutrition and recovery
  • First aid improvisation: using materials on hand for your kit (and in emergencies when you have no kit)

MUST-HAVE HERBAL PREPARATIONS

  • Infection control for respiratory, UTI, Gut and Skin
  • Nervines/Adaptogens for anxiety and trauma
  • Immune supportive herbs for medical emergencies
  • Venomous bites and stings
  • Salves and powders (which to use, when and contraindications)
  • Working with herbs you probably have in your kitchen

The Herbal Medic First Aid Kit Course will include eight hours of video lectures, resources for supplies and materials, slideshows and handouts.  Students will also receive access to ‘The Top 25 herbs for the end of the world’ pdf and the ‘Building Your Own Herbal First Aid Guide’ pdf for download. 

In addition, students will be mailed two full-size glossy 11”x17” posters:  “First Aid Kit Essentials” and “Herbs for Emergency First Aid”. One of these posters includes an organized and visual layout to help you understand what to pack in your first aid kit and how to organize it, whether you know nothing about first aid or you are a medical doctor. The other poster includes an organized structure that will help you pick the most essential herbs you need for your kit, with over 50 herbs spanning multiple health care issues from acute to chronic!

This incredible online course will open on December 10th with 60 days access. All course materials can be downloaded for personal future reference and use, and the posters will ship out on receipt of tuition.

 

*shipping of the posters is included for free with course tuition within the US.  International orders are accepted, with additional shipping charge.

TUITION is $85.

International orders are $100.


Austere Acute Care Medicine Online Course 20202020-03-15T05:46:05+00:00

This is an online course! You do not need to be in our area to take this course – you can participate from anywhere you have an internet connection! Registration will remain open until June 1st.

Dr. Steve Pehrson, MD, and Sam Coffman have developed another unique austere medicine course to add to the full Austere Medicine program. Both Steve and Sam served in the US Army as Special Forces Medics (aka: Green Beret Medics) and bring many decades of experience in the areas of emergency medicine, tactical medicine, family practice, clinical herbalism, botanical medicine making, post-disaster relief and many other subjects to the classroom in this second austere medicine course of the series.

This unique online course is a pre-requisite to attend the 5-day Austere Acute Care Medicine (AACM) hands-on intensive at our 50-acre campus north of San Antonio, TX. The online course is a stand-alone course as well for those who are unable to attend the hands-on intensive. This information-packed online course includes over 40 hours of pre-recorded video lectures, special presentations, handouts and quizzes as well as live Q & A sessions. All videos, lectures, Q & A’s and handouts are downloadable.

The AACM online and on-site course is focused on acute, integrative care in remote, underserved, post-disaster or austere conditions. This includes patient assessment, treatment and support using both pharmaceutical and botanical medicine in a highly integrative manner that is practical and sustainable in even complete grid-down environments.

Acute health conditions that are addressed in the online AACM course include:

  • Infectious disease (viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal) in the following areas of the body
  • Upper respiratory (sinus, throat, mouth)
  • Lower respiratory
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Digestive tract and liver
  • Upper and lower urinary tract
  • Pain – including headache, musculo-skeletal pain (including osteoarthritis), visceral (organ) pain
  • Local skin infections
  • Nail infections and conditions (e.g. ingrown)
  • Allergies
  • Kidney stones
  • Gallstones
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Orthopedic injuries: assessment and treatment

The botanical medicine portions of this course include the following topics and more:

  • Herbal medicine pertaining to all acute illness and injury listed above
  • Disease assessment through the eyes of a clinical herbalist
  • Using a materia medica of over 100 herbs
  • Formulas and protocols specific to cellular pathophysiology
  • Supporting the tissue and homeostasis
  • Basic medicine making concepts
  • Dosage and toxicity
  • Integrating all of these concepts with orthodox medicine for the best of both worlds.

The orthodox medicine portions of this course include the following topics and more:

  • Clinical assessment and diagnosis
  • Interpreting lab tests that can be performed in the field
  • Basic pharmaceutical medicine
  • Minor surgery techniques
  • Integrating all of these concepts with botanical medicine for the best of both worlds.
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You can review our tuition policies here: https://herbalmedics.academy/about-us/tuition-policies

Botanical Medicine for Special Needs Children – Online Workshop 20202020-03-15T11:26:22+00:00

This is an online interactive workshop! You can take this anywhere you have an internet connection. You do not have to be present in our area to take the class!

We send out a box of materials to you in advance, and together we’ll make several formulas in the live webinar!  *if you can’t make the live class, you can download and listen to the webinar afterwards with your box of herbal materials!

Registration closes September 7th, 2020 to allow enough time for items to ship to students.

BOTANICAL MEDICINE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

This online workshop will teach parents and caregivers how to create natural herbal formulas at home;  to address one of the most difficult health challenges of being a parent with a special needs child.

Many children with special needs struggle with debilitating digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, and leaky gut.  In this class, we will discuss and learn simple herbal formulas that can be done safely at home, taste good and are easy to use.

In this class, we will go through the steps together of how to make a highly effective herbal formula for children that will be ready to take as soon as the class is over.  This is a hands-on workshop with interactive video that allows parents to walk through each step and be confident about the process, understand what the herbs do, and learn how to easily administer the formulas.  We send out the herbal ingredients and make the formulas during the class together!

Students will make two formulas in this class that can be used right away.  Things that will be discussed include:

  • Helpful herbs for children’s digestive complaints such as constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux.
  • Other helpful herbs for children.
  • Step-by-step process of making a children’s formula, start to finish, includes videos.
  • Important information on dosage and frequency of use for children.
  • How does leaky gut or food allergies impact special needs children?
  • Diets for special needs children.
  • Aggression and anxiety in children – an overview of ways to help deal with this.
  • Full access to resources and class materials in our online classroom
  • How to cope with stressors of raising a child with special needs

Many parents of special needs children find that doing an activity or process together gives better results. For this reason, this interactive workshop will teach parents an effective botanical formula to make for their children, that can also be used by the parent as well.

What We Send You:  we send out a box prior to the workshop with selected herbs you will need for making several herbal formulas.

What Materials will you need for the live class?  These should be items you have in your own kitchen, such as a saucepan, stove, spoons, jars, etc.  We will send out the materials list a week before the class.

Students will make 2 botanical formulas in the live class, and receive several recipes for making additional formulas, posted in our online classroom.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: MICHELE MARLOW

Michele Marlow began her journey into alternative health in 2002 after her youngest daughter was diagnosed with autism. Her other children were subsequently diagnosed in 2006, a month apart. She wanted to understand nutrition and alternative therapies in a search to help her children deal with chronic symptoms. She now uses her herbal training to help other families dealing with autism, as well as people who suffer from chronic ailments, especially autoimmune disorders.

Michele obtained her clinical herbalism certificate from Kathleen Maier’s 3-year program in Charlottesville, VA.  In addition to her herbalism education, Michele also has two Bachelor degrees in Health and Wellness, and in Complementary and Alternative Health.

For information about paying with cash, Venmo, checks, or money orders, just send us an email here:

You can review our tuition policies here: https://herbalmedics.academy/about-us/tuition-policies

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER