Deepen your understanding of the human body.
Maybe you haven't studied physiology since your college days and need a refresher...
Maybe you heard about this course through a mentor or teacher...
Or maybe you want to deepen your understanding of the body so you can have a more effective practice.
Whatever the reason, you're in the right place.
Having a stronger understanding of the body and how it functions is an essential step toward becoming a better herbalist.
Chances are you've been learning physiology via books and self-study. That method can be, erm, challenging. (Okay, fine! It can be downright boring.)
But it doesn't have to be that way.
Introducing Online Anatomy and Physiology (24 CEUs Available)
In Online Anatomy and Physiology, you can watch fun video lessons, follow along at your own pace, ask questions, and refer back to the material whenever you need it – and it is especially tailored to herbalists and massage therapists.
- We start on the “outside” (skin, lining of the respiratory and digestive systems are actually considered outside) and work our way inside (into the blood or lymph), like your food, your medicine or foreign pathogens.
- Once inside, we’ll look at how your body defends itself through the Immune and Lymphatic Systems. We’ll look at how the Muscle system and Skeletal system work together to allow for movement of the body.
- Then we look at the 3 ways your body communicates within itself; electrically through the Nervous system, chemically through the Endocrine system, and mechanically through the connective tissue.
- We will round out the course with two weeks of learning how the men and women’s reproductive systems work, and how are body rids itself of wastes through the Urinary system.
The result is a comprehensive understanding of HOW and WHY the body works through a holistic, yet still obsessively accurate lens.
Check out the curriculum below to learn more about the course.
I've been studying herbalism for quite some time and wanted to take my learning to another level, partially because I've been considering a clinical program, partially because I wanted to learn more about how the body works.
To find an herbalist who understands the body systems so thoroughly is a blessing. To find one who is so passionate and funny made learning a joy! Thanks, Tammi!
~ Dawn Agran
StartNotes: Chemistry, Molecules of Life & Cells
StartVideo: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology and Chemistry (42:10)
StartVideo: The Cell and Tissues (46:33)
StartNotes: Integumentary system & Wound Healing
StartVideo: Integumentary system and Wound Healing (45:48)
StartReview Questions: Week 1 - Chemistry, Integumentary system and Wound Healing
StartAnswers: Review Question Week 1
StartWeek 1 : Recap & Quiz
StartAudio Only Files of Lectures
StartWeek 1 Laboratory Activities
StartWeek 1 Q & A - 2020
StartVideo: Anatomy & Physiology of the Liver (64:53)
StartNotes: Digestive System
StartA Pre Quiz on the Digestive System For Fun!
StartVideo: Anatomy & Physiology of the Digestive System (70:40)
StartReview Questions: Week 2 - Liver & Digestive
StartAnswers: Review Question Liver & Digestive
StartWeek 2 Laboratory Exercises
StartAudio Only Files
StartWeek 2 : Recap & Quiz
StartWeek 2 Q & A (70:09)
"...even the things I already know from years of self-study are made clearer & more applicable to my work by Tammi's fine teaching.
For me this online course is time and money well spent!"
- Robin Rose Bennett, Instructor & Author, Wise Woman Healing Ways
Tammi Sweet loves to teach. It’s her superpower. She has a magical ability to connect with almost anyone when teaching and help them understand complex material.
For over 30 years, Tammi has shared her gift of teaching at various colleges, massage schools and herbal schools throughout the country. Her background in physiology makes her an invaluable resource to developing herbalists, massage therapists and anyone wanting to care for their bodies alike, who want to deepen their foundational knowledge of the body.
In addition to her physiology expertise, Tammi is also a practitioner and teacher of herbal medicine. She is deeply influenced by her studies with accomplished herbalists, including Rosemary Gladstar, Pam Montgomery, Brooke Medicine Eagle,Tom Brown, Jr. and especially Stephen Buhner’s pioneering work on the heart as an organ of perception.
In 2007, Tammi set out to “combine all the things I love into one curriculum and teach whatever I wanted in ways that made sense--on my own terms.” So she and her partner Kris Miller launched the Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials.
At Heartstone, Tammi and Kris run two residential programs, an Herbal Apprenticeship and Journey of the Heart. They also offer online courses that integrate physiology and plant medicine with Tammi’s love of teaching, such as her signature course Anatomy & Physiology for Herbalists.
Tammi’s vision is for Heartstone to co-create a space with the land, where people can come "home," take refuge and find the sacred both on the land and within themselves and facilitate healing. When not teaching, Tammi loves to spend time alone and ‘recharge’ by exploring the land, writing, and hiking.
"Tammi is the best kind of teacher ~ Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and impassioned. Whether she's teaching about plants or the body, she infuses everything with energy and passion."
- Rosemary Gladstar, Sage Mountain
Herbs for Longevity, with Rosemary Gladstar
Watch Tammi and her beloved teacher, Rosemary Gladstar, talk about adaptogenic herbs. In Rosemary’s words, Adaptogens… this word is the new buzz-word in herbalism and herbs classified as adaptogens are the new super stars of the herbal world - and for good reason.
Adaptogenic herbs boost energy, restore vitality, and help raise the body’s ability to deal with the stresses of modern life ~ and, as an added bonus, they have no harmful side effects.
They are also the prime herbs used for increasing life force and ones quality of life as one ages (or sageing, as I prefer calling the aging process)
has been practicing, living, learning, teaching and writing about herbs
for over 40 years. She is the author of nine books including the
Herbal Healing for Women, Gladstar Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Well Being, and The Science and Art of Herbalism, an extensive home study course. She is the founder of United Plant Savers, and co-founder of The International Herb Symposium and The NE Women’s Herbal Conference. She is also the co-founder of Traditional Medicinal Tea Company. Along with creating community and loving people, herbs are her passion and joy in life.
Stress and the Brain, with Dr. Charis Lindrooth
When our energy is flagging, and we have been stressed out for too long, we often focus on adrenal care to help restore balance. While adrenal health is important, it’s all too easy to overlook the key role the brain plays in our recovery from stress
In this bonus lesson you'll learn:
- How the brain regulates the stress response and why it’s important to support brain function, not just adrenal health
- How chronic stress sets up a self-perpetuating cycle that leads to brain dysfunction and adrenal fatigue
- 3 strategies that protect the brain and adrenals from the impact of chronic stress
Foundations for Herbalists in A&P
Understanding the systems of the human body is the first step to deepening your knowledge of health and wellness. In this lesson, you'll learn a framework for learning physiology, along with my top resources for herbalists looking to understand some of the science behind how plant medicine works the way it does.
Just added! More Lessons & Activities To Help You Apply The Course Material
The Online A&P Course was created to give you confidence in your understanding of the human body – and to deliver on that promise we are always improving the course to make sure you can succeed.
Here's what's new IN ADDITION to the core curriculum and recorded lectures provided in the course:
❤️ New Lesson: A&P Study Skills
You don’t need to be a grad-school student to benefit from some basic study skills. As it turns out, there are a few tools you can implement that will dramatically improve your success in completing the course and applying the material.
❤️ New: Hands-on "Lab" Activities in the Weekly Lessons
You'll find a new hands-on "lab" activities section in the course with optional activities for students to engage with the material. You can do this at home at your own pace.
❤️ New: 4 recordings of live sessions
How do we apply our learning of A&P to the real world? Or how would our knowledge of A&P help us in the world outside of academic study? Watch these recordings from past live sessions to find out.