Natural & Botanical Medicine Lake Superior Upper Midwest United States Ontario, Canada
Green Wisdom Students with Instructors Jo Vidito & Gigi Stafne in the Boreal Forest along the Brule Bois River of Northern WI, Lake Superior region.
Pitcher Plant in Bloom on one of our amazing BOG WALKS and paddling tours!
From Field to Clinical Classrooms, Acquire CAM Skills:
Take a Walk on the Wild Side!
A Guided Herb Plant Identification Hike with Gigi Stafne Take a walk on the wild side with this national Master Herbalist. Discover wild edibles, medicinal herbs and plants of ecological and cultural importance. At least twenty plants and trees will be discussed. Botanical bonus: tips about harvesting, 'joyful growers' and those plants at-risk to be left to flourish. Bring your plant journal or notebook. Comfortable walking shoes. Dress for the weather. Mildly strenuous. Open to the public, anyone eager to learn more.
Gigi Stafne MH, ND is an activist, educator and writer within ecological, health justice and natural medicine fields. She was long time Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders International, addressing issues of health and social justice globally and is current Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine in the Upper Midwest United States and Ontario, Canada.
The Keweenaw Peninsula, Upper Michigan, Lake Superior Region with instructor Gigi Stafne MH, ND
Before the unfurling of botanicals begin this Spring, discover 20-30 herbs including some shrubs, trees, lichen, fungi, along with interesting facts about their medicinal, wild edible, ecological and cultural uses. This class is a must for herbalists, foragers, wild nature enthusiasts and the public who desire to learn more about herbalism. Instructor Gigi Stafne has been teaching botanical medicine for 34 years. If you have a favorite botanical field guide bring that with during class.
Spring 2020 Date TBA Cost: $40/person
Natural Approaches to Lyme Disease
Friday, April 3, 2020 3:30-6pm CT Location: Women's Environmental Institute North Branch, MN--North of Minneapolis, MN www.w-e-i.org
Learn to support your body naturally with a variety of botanicals for Lyme Disease and co-infections. In this class, explore herbs for prevention if you spend time outdoors, what to do naturally if you are bit, plus herbs and natural supports to address numerous aches and ailments associated with Lyme if you have already contracted it. Join Gigi, a Master Herbalist and Naturopath who has been helping people with Lyme Disease and co-infections in CAM clinical settings and teaching venues in the Upper Midwest U.S. for decades.
Note: All 2019 Lyme Disease classes by Gigi have now taken place in the Upper Midwest. Invite her to teach at your center in 2020. Please reach Gigi directly about arrangements. Host attends free. For patient appointments with Gigi to address Lyme Disease and other health issues, visit PATIENT SERVICES page of this website.
Creating an Optimal Health: A Personal Plan and Pathway
5-Hour Natural Botanical Medicine Training in the Quad Cities (Iowa)
Practitioners and Public Welcome!
Begin your personal health and wellness journey! Join Naturopath and Master Herbalist Gigi Stafne as you learn ways to support your body naturally. The 5 Elimination Channels will be presented along with herbal supports. Learn more about different functional types of herbs to find the herbs that will best support your personal wellness: Botanicals for Stressful Times (Adaptogens), Herbs for Detox and Support (Alteratives), Alternatives for Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression (Nervines), and Plants for Nourishment (Nutritives). Go home with a gentle Optimal Health Plan for yourself with assistance from Gigi. Gigi has over 3 decades of experience in the natural medicine field and guiding students along their natural medicine journey! CEU credit upon request; contact instructor.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Noon – 5pm Cost: $55 Instructor: Gigi Stafne ND, MH Hosted By: The Village Herb Cellar The Village Herb Cellar 4811 N Brady St, Ste 1C Davenport, IA 52806 (563)359-4565
To register for Creating Optimal Health, please email email@example.com Make Checks or Money Orders Payable to Gigi Stafne MH, ND PayPal Payments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include Class Name and Location with PayPal payments
Adaptogens: Herbs for Full Body Vitality
Winter 2019 TBA
It is essential to create spaciousness in life for self-care whether that is yoga, mindfulness or even activities such as kayaking. Alongside such self care are Herbal Adaptogens, a special category of herbs to help you cope with daily life stressors from nervous tension to exhaustion, even chronic diseases. Herbal Adaptogens essentially help manage stress in the body.
Join this inspiring workshop with longtime clinician and educator Gigi Stafne MH, ND to discover which herbs are well suited for your needs during stressful times. During this workshop you'll sample and taste various Adaptogen herbs and take home a tea to add to your home emotional first aid kit!
Location: Soulstice Wellness Center, Eau Claire, WI
Tuition: $40 Register: email@example.com
WITC WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE COURSES
Enroll and enjoy CAM, Complementary Alternative Medicine or Business Continuing Education Courses with Instructor Gigi Stafne MH, ND at WITC-Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Campuses: Rice Lake, New Richmond, Superior, Ashland, Hayward, Tony-Flambeau & Ladysmith, Wisconsin
WITC Courses Each Season
WITC Continuing Education Instructor, Gigi Stafne, Educator, Entrepreneur, Writer and Clinician for classes at: www.witc.edu
Each of the WITC courses below the berries are held on these campuses:
Rice Lake New Richmond Superior Ashland *Rice Lake in-person, other campuses televised ITV closed circuit
To register online: www.witc.edu or reach firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Full Course Descriptions at: www.witc.edu or reach instructor Gigi Stafne ND, MH directly if you're having difficulties registering: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOURISHING YOUR NERVES September 10, 2019 (10am-Noon), ITV multi-campuses
BOOSTING YOUR BRAIN HEALTH WITH BOTANICALS October 1, 2019 (10am-Noon), ITV multi-campuses
HERBS FOR YOUR RESPIRATORY SYSTEM October 29, 2019 (10am-Noon), ITV multi-campuses
WINTER WELLNESS November 11, 2019 (10am-Noon), ITV multi-campuses
Select an option: September 19-20 2019 (Ashland, WI WITC Campus) or October 25-26, 2019 (Rice Lake, WI WITC Campus)
Herbal Apprentice 2 and 3-Day Certificate Level Courses with Gigi Stafne in the Upper Midwest United States and beyond...
The Herbal Apprentice From Self Care to Community
An inspiring certificate level botanical medicine course in numerous locales during Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Become a host in your region or state. Another option is enrolling in BOTANICA! An online equivalent of this course. Visit COURSES/Online page or...
Desire to be more self-sustainable with your personal health care and home? Dabbled with herbalism a bit or maybe even for years informally and now you're ready to learn more? Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with Master Herbalist, Gigi Stafne, for an intensive weekend in one of the Upper Midwest~Great Lakes regional courses...
Core components of this inspiring course include: Foundations in natural & botanical medicine, Cross cultural herbalism, Herbs for the life cycle, Top Herbs in North America, Botanicals not only for physical health but for contemporary life stressors such as anxiety, depression and environmental toxins. Learn to create your own herbal apothecary and take home handcrafted preparations including teas, tinctures, lotions, oils and flower essences.
15 to 40 hour certificate level course options
Prerequisite for Intermediate & Master Herbalism programs
Visit our PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS PAGE for this course offered around the Upper Midwest United States, Lake Superior and Ontario, Canada regions. Register early as our certificate level courses are limited in size and fill quickly. Newly announced course dates/locations for the above certificate course:
Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Options in Upper Midwest U.S. & Ontario, Canada
September 19-20, 2019 (full days), Ashland, WI-Lake Superior South Shore; WITC Ashland Campus.
October 11-13, 2019 (full days) Grand Marais, MN--Lake Superior/near Ontario, North House Folk School. www.northhouse.org
October 25-26, 2019 (full days), Rice lake, WI; WITC Rice Lake Campus.
March 20-22, 2020 (full days) at North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN, Lake Superior. www.northhouse.org
May 16-17, 2020 (10am-5pm CT), Golden Light Retreat Center, Green Bay, WI-Lake Michigan Region. Register: email@example.com
July 24-26, 2020 (full days), North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN, Lake Superior. www.northhouse.org
October 9-11, 2020 (full days), North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN, Lake Superior.
2019-20 TBA, Angelic Organics Learning Center, Rockton-Rockford, IL region.
Check this site page regularly. Options added in various states all the time. Email us to register early. Each of the above certificate level courses fills quickly and are small in course size to ensure a quality educational experience.
None of the above options work for you? Consider BOTANICA! Our online equivalent eCourse with instructor, Gigi Stafne. Email instructor Gigi Stafne, MH, ND directly first for any individual academic questions or help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Compassion Fatigue & the Cost of Caring
3-Part Series Training and Session Dates: September 24, November 19, December 10, 2019 Begin at 6pm CT (wrap-up generally 8:30pm)
Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin
After organizing and presenting at numerous NATIONAL TRAUMA TRAININGS it became apparent that Complementary and Alternative Medicine professionals and others have both a strong desire and need for natural medicine and crisis intervention continuing education as we assist those struggling with severe illness, disease, domestic violence, emotional trauma, natural disaster or civil unrest. Workers and volunteers seek personal and professional support in these difficult work situations, as well as natural medicine skills to sustain one's personal well-being while serving others in crisis.
Some of you may be coping with compassion fatigue, trauma or high intensity stress that impacts healthful living. For example, in clinical practice, it is not uncommon to receive crisis calls of high intensity every hour from those in need--a family member with cancer, death of a beloved, multiple chronic diseases or violence, even homicide that has brought that person to the brink of despair. This takes its toll on you, too, the caregiver.
You'll be interested in what our school has to offer...
During 2019, Gigi Stafne MH, ND, will be facilitating and teaching this one day intensive to help you nourish your personal and professional life as you do this incredibly important humanitarian work at this time in the world. This series goes far deeper than the usual 'caring for the caregiver' workshop. "I am hosting these training sessions because I care about you compassionately, have coped with previous significant traumas myself, and have worked in this professional field for 3 decades now. There are important insights, ideas and some amount of wisdom I have to offer you. Now more than ever, our human tribal circle and its caregivers need this."
~Gigi Stafne, MH, ND
Session is a 1-day training, 9am-3pm Please email Gigi directly to receive an email containing course outline information: email@example.com
Training Size: 4-13 for intimate setting Locations: Soulstice Wellness Center, Eau Claire, WI
Tutition: $50 per session OR $130 for 3-part series (This 130 fee must be paid prior to the September session. Per session fee submit 7-10 days prior to each session)
Register at least 10 days prior to training Request Registration Form: firstname.lastname@example.org Submit form with tuition payment or use our school's PayPal
Please note in some cases your employer will pay for this training or reimburse you
~Green Wisdom School Certificate of Completion Awarded~
"I invite you to join me during year 2018. Please take gentle care of yourself today and always. Do what feeds and nourishes your soul!"
Sunday, July 28, 2019 Times: 10am-4pm North Dakota Training Location is: Massage Alchemy 3355 156th Avenue SE, Casselton, ND Registration Deadline: July 14, 2019 To register contact: Melissa Smith Melissa.email@example.com Course content questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking additional clinical assessment skills as a natural medicine practitioner? Acquire and practice gentle, non-intrusive assessments...tools and techniques that are ancient yet hold an important place in contemporary clinical CAM practice
Clinical Assessment Training Topics Includes:
Body language & body constitutions in Naturopathy
Intuitive styles in patients & practitioners
Understanding & utilizing the elements in healing work
Assessing using facial features
Iridology: eyes as mirrors of body & soul
Interpreting basics, breath & tongue
The body's time clock & illness
Plus peer-to-peer clinical assessment time
Certificate Received After Completion
Instructor: Gigi Stafne, MH
Tuition: $150 Student Tuition Rate: $120
Introduction to IRIDOLOGY
The eyes are the mirrors to the soul. As that ancient saying goes. It was accurate.
Iridology is an alternative medicine modality and technique that identifies patterns, colorations, markings and other characteristics of the iris that can be examined to determine information about a patient's systemic constitution, health and dis-ease patterns.
In this course you'll learn about the basic Iridology constitutional types, how to 'map' and read the body systems, then acquire beginner skills to learn how to identify markings that indicate health and disease in the human body.
Gigi Stafne is a Master Iridologist who studied in Boulder, Colorado (cert: 1995) with Dr. Farida Sharan who is an international educator, clinician and writer. Gigi is internationally recognized in North America with international certification also through the United Kingdom.
Training Tuition: $150 Full Assessments Training
Please register and schedule all of the above directly with Dr. Stafne: email@example.com
Dr. Stafne teaches a similar inspiring online course on these topics. Work at your own pace from home this winter. Visit this website, COURSES, then click ONLINE COURSES or email her directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Self Care Isn't Selfish Twenty Self Care Tips November 7, 2019 Thursday, 5-7pm
Trust yourself to make good choices when it comes to your health and happiness. Join longtime clinician and instructor Gigi Stafne ND, MH for inspiration and information to learn 20 tips for optimal self-care. Vital natural remedies, herbs, homeopathics and more will be discussed. Start living your best life now!
Workshop: $25 Register for both of these workshops: $40. Save $10! Location: Luminary Wellness Center
Winter Wellness: Natural & Botanical Medicine to Boost Immunity November 14, 2019 Thursday, 5-7pm
Don't be caught off guard once Old Man Winter begins to blow! This is a session not to be missed if you are curious about what natural remedies and herbs you might stock your Natural Medicine Cabinet with to be self-sufficient this winter to stave off some of those common winter health ailments such as colds and flu. Instructor: Gigi Stafne ND, MH, Naturopath and Master Herbalist.
Workshop: $25 Register for both workshops: $40. Save $10!
Location: The Luminary Wellness Center, 714 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Registration: email@example.com Registration deadline is 7 days prior to each workshop.
Gigi's traditional NORDIC HERBALS 2-day course along the North Shore of Lake Superior at North House Folk School (Grand Marais, MN) will be held November 16-17, 2019 with another section held February 22-23, 2020. Register with North House early, as this one fills quickly and typically has a waiting list: www.northhouse.org
Another magical option is enrolling in one of Gigi's NORDIC HERBALS workshops at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, MN Visit: