New video course with David!

Lifting the Shadows consists of five downloadable 60-90 minute modules, plus two bonus modules, Medicines of the Soul: The Ritual Use of Plants and an hour long herb walk filmed at David's home!

Take a seminar with David online

Watch the recording in 6 (1/2 hr ea.) segments and download the article of David's class on The Ten Tastes: The Energetics of Herbs, a concise, easy to learn way to classify herbs as to their energetic effect on the body

Looking for an online A&P course?

Taught by Tammi Sweet, MS, LMT, this excellent course is being offered at a discounted price for our program applicants!

2016-18 Herbalist Training Program

Our new program begins Sept. 20, 2016.  We will begin interviewing in the spring of 2016.

See sample classes under the Herbalists Training Program tab!

Medicines From the Earth Herb Symposium

June 3-6

Black Mtn., NC

Come with me on an ethnobotanical field study.

An Interview With Gina Jeannot

Gina is doing a wonderful series of podcasts, and asked me to speak on adaptogens. 

David's Interview on Holistic Health Perspectives

David speaks with Mary Pat Palmer regarding adaptogens.

Sacred Science Interviews David in Costa Rica

Nick Polizzi talks about the energetics of plant medicine with David.

Lifting the Shadow:Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

This interview is part of The Plant Medicine Summit, a free online event and global gathering.

Our Philosophy

Good herbalists treat people, not diseases, and in our program we strive to teach the skills necessary so that each student can accomplish that goal. We focus on differential diagnosis skills, materia medica and therapeutics which are essential to individualize treatment and help patients to not only resolve symptoms, but create constitutional change needed for physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.

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Are you ready to live a life where you understand why you or someone you love feels the way you do? Are you ready to help them, and help yourself, live a happier, more carefree life?

 "Healing Plants for Body, Soul, and Psyche" with David Winston, RH(AHG), will give you the tools you need to transform your life with herbal medicine. In this course, Winston takes 47 years of experience with herbs and distills it into easy­-to­understand, actionable lessons. 

 What You Will Learn:  

● How to identify the unique type of depression that you or someone you love is suffering from

● The most effective herbs for "Old Age" depression, Thyroid-­induced depression, SAD, and other types of depression

● The root causes of a depressed or anxious emotional state, and what to do about it  

● The best herbs for calming your nerves in stressful situations and how to take them so that they actually work!  

● The link between physical ailments and depression, and the tell­tale signs that reveal where the disturbance is in your body 

● Which herbs work best for strength, stamina, and stress relief, and how to combine them for maximum effectiveness

● The top "Brain Herbs" to increase cognitive function, alertness, and focus 

● And More!

Click here to register!