Michael Cottingham and Sam Coffman Present:

5 Days of Wilderness Herbal First Aid and Plant Medicine of the Southwest, April 13 – 17th, 2016.

This 5-day course is loaded with information, plant walks, hands-on experience and even full participation in an herbal clinic.

Join herbalists Sam Coffman and Michael Cottingham at Eden Hot Springs as they lead you through an incredible  5-day course that includes plant medicine of the southwestern USA, wilderness first aid, and remote & post-disaster herbal medicine.

**all tuition information is listed below. A $275 deposit is required to hold a spot in this course.
This 5-day intensive includes the following subjects and more:

o  16-Hour Wilderness First Aid Certification (through Emergency Care and Safety Institute)

o  Scene survey

o  Extrication, movement and evacuation techniques in the field

o  Primary and secondary assessment from head to toe

o  Bandaging and splinting techniques from head to toe

o  Taping and stabilizing musculoskeletal injuries for movement and weight bearing in the field

o  Environmental injures (venomous bites & stings, heat, cold and altitude injuries, lightning, drowning & immersion)

o  Shock

o  Client history and vital signs

o  Several hours of Herbal First Aid with hands-on exercises

o  Wound care

o  Infection management

o  Acute infectious disease

o  Shock & pain management

o  Medicine making and herbal first aid kits for a field environment

0  Medicinal plant ID walks and field herbalism lectures

0  Introduction to basic desert and mountain survival skills

0  Two books & ECSI (16-hour WFA) certification card

0  Trauma scenarios

0  Post-disaster or remote clinic and apothecary setup

0  Clinical experience: Setting up and working in an herbal clinic with actual clients

Tuition is $550 for the week and includes certification, books and materials.
*Lodging, food and travel are not included and are paid upon arrival to Michael. (see below)


This 5-day intensive takes place at Eden Hot Springs in southeastern Arizona.  Eden Hot Springs is about a 2 hour drive east of Phoenix, AZ.

Students can camp, RV or car camp on the hot springs property, or stay at a hotel (several within 20 minutes’ drive).  Cost for camping is $20 per night.  For students not camping, the day-use fee is $10 per day.  Students will be able to soak in any of the several hot springs pools before or after classes.

Students must provide their own meals.  A large, indoor kitchen is available, as well as camp site grills and fire rings.

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