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Wise Weeds Botanical Studies
Winter 2004/Spring 2005

Herbal, Aromatherapy & Personal Development Workshops

Greetings from Catherine Novak, Wise Weeds Botanicals.
 Please feel free to pass this information to friends, family and total strangers!

Please note that I am holding a weekend certification in Aromatherapy
 here in Virginia Beach in February.  Scroll down for more information.
If you can't make it down, can learn at your own pace,
our aromatherapy correspondance class may be what you are looking for.
Look here http://wiseweeds.bravepages.com/aromaclasses.html

This is off season for this tourist area, meaning

 you get GREAT RATES at hotels. And,Virginia Beach often has mild weather meaning that,
 while you may not want to swim in the ocean, you might get a nice walk on the beach.
 We are about 7  to 8 hours drive time from NJ and NY,
 only 3 ½ to 4 hours from Washington, D.C., and only 1 1/2 hours from Richmond.
Fly in from Chicago to Norfolk International Airport in only two hours.


Mark your calendar, we’re also holding
 the Herbal Medicine Chest Weekend Certification Course in April.

Interested in learning about hypnotherapy?
 Transpersonal Healing Concepts is holding
a Basic Hypnotherapy Weekend in early February and
 a Hypnotherapy Certification Weekend in early April.
Email Charisse Barksdale at
thealing@aol.com for more information.
 

 
Wise Weeds Botanicals
Transpersonal Healing Concepts
485 S. Independence Blvd., Suite 111
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Call: 757-216-8097, ext. 97
E-mail:
wiseweeds@hotmail.com


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Wise Weeds Botanical Studies
Winter/Spring 2005

Tuesday Night Series
 Herbal & Aromatherapy Classes
Please Pre-register.
 
Building Immunity Herbally--The Natural Way--
January 18, 2005

echinacea

Find out about alternative approaches to building immunity.

Learn how to fight colds and flus

Discover ways to deal with such conditions as
mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr or Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Includes information not only about appropriate herbs
 but also essential oils
and other natural aids.



Introduction to Aromatherapy—
January 25, 2005
essential oils

Learn about aromatherapy--its historical and modern development.
Discover the therapeutic uses of essential oils for healing, and why they work.
Gain confidence in your own abilities to evaluate, purchase and blend essential oils.


Keeping Healthy With Kitchen Herbs—
February 1, 2005
tumeric plant
Learn about common kitchen herbs and spices
that can contribute to your health and that of your family.
Find out how to be an "herbal guerilla" when your
family doesn't want to eat healthy, but you want them to!

Staying healthy can taste great!


Fighting Fatigue Herbally--The Natural Way--
February 8, 2005

Alternative approaches to fighting fatigue
Differences in types of fatigue--from overwork to total exhaustion
Dealing with such conditions as mononucleosis or Epstein-Barr Syndrome
Lifestyle considerations
Dietary considerations

Introduction to Chinese Medicinals—
 February 15, 2005

Chinese Herbs

This class will highlight differences between Chinese
and Western descriptions of body systems.

Learn about some commonly used Chinese herbs.

Find out about the concept of Yin/Yang as it relates to health.

Discover how easy it is to incorporate Chinese herbs into your everyday diet.



Lifting Out of Depression Herbally--The Natural Way--
 February 22, 2005


Alternative approaches to lifting out of depression
Differences in types of depression
Seasonal Affective Disorder, the "Blues," Post-partum
Pre-menstrual, menopausal
Lifestyle considerations
Dietary considerations

Herbal Safety Issues--
March 1, 2005


Are herbs safe to take?
When is natural not enough?
Considerations for using St. John's Wort for depression
Precautions during pregnancy
Precautions for people with high blood pressure and other health issues.


Overcoming Stress Herbally--The Natural Way--
March 8, 2005

rosemary plant

Find out about alternative approaches to overcoming stress.

Distinguish types of stress: resulting from overwork, physical injury or emotional upset.

Includes information not only about appropriate herbs but also essential oils
and other natural aids.



Introduction to Natural Perfumery Part I*-
-March 15, 2005
Perfume Oil Bottles

Basic Safety Tips
Use of carrier oils
Use of alcohol
Proportions for blending
Blending essential oils to aid health and healing
$15 materials fee due first class
Parts I & II must be pre-paid together


Introduction to Natural Perfumery Part II*--

March 22, 2005

Designing a perfume blend
Tips on developing a recipe
Proportions for blending
Making a blend

Planning an Herb Garden--
March 29, 2005


garden pictures


What kind of landscape do you have?
Best times to plant certain herbs
Soil requirements
Seasonal aspects of herbs
Best times to harvest certain herbs and
how to get several harvests in the Hampton Roads area.


Secrets of Herbal Teas & Tinctures—
April 5, 2005

The differences between a cup of tea and medicinal teas
How to prepare a medicinal herb tea
How to use herbal tinctures
Tinctures versus Teas


Tuesday Night Series
Time:
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost:  $25 per class OR 5 classes for $100
*Students MUST preregister for both Parts I & II plus
pay an addition
$15 materials fee due first class

Pre-registration required for ALL classes.

We also accept personal checks, money orders and cash (at your own
risk through the mail.) Please make your checks out to Catherine Novak.
And, again, please remember to give us your full name, address,
day and evening phone numbers
and email address along with your payment.

Please Note: we charge a $35 fee for any returned checks to
cover our bank costs.

We will refund 100 percent of your fee for any class cancelled up to
one week before the class is held, MINUS a $10 materials fee.
*(Minus a $20 materials fee for the Natural Perfumery Parts I & II)

Any cancellations after one week prior to a class,
and no refund will be given. However, you will receive a
credit towards any classes or workshops offered by Wise Weeds,
*MINUS a $10 materials fee. Credit must be applied within
six months of the date the original class was going to be held.

If we cancel a class, we will refund 100 percent of your fee. You can choose
to have the refund applied to another class presented by Wise Weeds.
If you paid by check, we will wait until it clears our bank before issuing a refund.

For more information, call or email: wiseweeds@hotmail.com

Where: Wise Weeds Botanicals
Transpersonal Healing Concepts
485 S. Independence Blvd., Suite 111
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Call: 757-216-8097, ext.97
For more information, call or email:wiseweeds@hotmail.com



Wise Weeds Botanical Studies
 Aromatherapy Weekend Certification Course:
Practical Aromatherapy: Using Essential Oils for Healing

February 10, 2005 through February 13, 2005
Thursday through Sunday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $450.
 $225 deposit required by January 31st, 2005 to reserve your space in this course.
Balance due at first class

essential oils

This course covers the following areas and more:

The Use of Fragrance throughout Time
Modern Research on the Effects Of Scents
Processes of Extraction from Plants
What Are Essential Oils?
How Essential Oils Work
Ways To Use Essential Oils
Using Essential Oils Safely
Blending Essential Oils
Using Carrier Oils
Using Essential Oils During Pregnancy
Buying Tips
Materia Medica of Essential Oils
Recommended Reading

Medicinal herbalist, perfumer, and Wise Weeds Botanicals proprietress
Catherine Novak designed this course in response to numerous inquiries from
 individuals who wanted to learn more about the healing properties of essential
 oils and how to use them. The course material was developed over 10 years
 as a part of Catherine's own learning, teaching and writing experiences.


The Practical Aromatherapy Course enables students to gain both skill and knowledge
 about essential oils. The empowering coursework develops students' own appreciation
 for the healing qualities of essential oils, as well as educates them about appropriate
 resource materials and safety issues.


A basic test at the end of each lesson helps students review and reinforce the knowledge
 they have gained. Wise Weeds Botanicals will issue a certificate of satisfactory completion
 of the course to students who complete each test satisfactorily, and who also complete
 and submit the final exam. This course is also available as a correspondance course.


In addition to running Wise Weeds, a botanicals-based products provider,
Catherine has served as an adjunct faculty member for Northampton
 Community College, Bethlehem, Pa., teaching introductory aromatherapy
 and herbal medicine. She has also taught in several N.J. adult school programs,
 including South Orange-Maplewood, Chatham, Morristown and Lyndhurst.
She has been a featured speaker at Barnes & Noble; has appeared on Judy
Lewis' cable TV show: Psychic World; and spoken about medicinal herbs on
the Health Nuts NJ radio show.  She presents workshops at bookstores, day
 spas and other venues on the healing properties of essential oils and
 herbs as well as personal development. Catherine is available for private
 herbal consultations, hypnotherapy and Reiki by appointment.

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To apply for this course, please submit your full name and address,
 including zip code, if a United States resident. Also include your day
 and evening phone numbers and email address.  Upon payment of the deposit OR full class tuition, you will receive a confirmation of your place in the class.


Please make money orders or checks payable to C. Novak. Send your
 information and payment to:
 Catherine Novak, Wise Weeds Botanicals
 485 So. Independence Blvd, Suite 111,
 Virginia Beach, VA 23452. 
You can now also pay with a credit card through PayPal online.
  If you choose to pay this way,
 please email Catherine at
wiseweeds@hotmail.com for more information.
Credit card payments may only be taken IN ADVANCE.

Please Note: we charge a $35 fee for any returned checks to
cover our bank costs.

We will refund 100 percent of your fee for the aromatherapy certification class up to
  two weeks before the class is held, MINUS a $100 materials fee.

Any cancellations after two weeks prior to a class,
and no refund will be given. However, you will receive a
credit towards any classes or workshops offered by Wise Weeds,
MINUS the $100 materials fee. Credit must be applied within
six months of the date the original class was going to be held.

If we cancel a class, we will refund 100 percent of your fee. You can choose
to have the refund applied to another class presented by Wise Weeds.
If you paid by check, we will wait until it clears our bank before issuing a refund.



Wise Weeds Botanical Studies
Herbal Medicine Chest
Weekend Certification Course
 
Learn about herbalism--its historical and modern development.
Discover the therapeutic uses of herbs for healing.
Gain confidence in your own abilities to evaluate, identify, purchase and use herbs.

When: April 14 thru April 17, 2005
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost:  $175 deposit required by March 28, 2005
Balance due at first class

This Course Will Cover:

  Identifying Herbs Properly
Different Approaches to Herbalism:
*Western
*Chinese
*Native American

Using Herbs Safely
Suggested Herbs to Keep on Hand for Everyday Use
Different Types of Herbal Preparations and Their Uses
Herbal Teas and Infusions
Making Herbal Oils & Salves
Wild Edibles as Food & Medicine
Developing a materia medica of information
 about individual herbs, their uses, contraindications and actions

 

Where:      Wise Weeds Botanicals
        Transpersonal Healing Concepts
        485 S. Independence Blvd., Suite 111
         Virginia Beach, VA 23452


Call: 757-216-8097, ext. 97, for more information
To apply for this course, please submit your full name and address,
 including zip code, if a United States resident. Include your educational background,
including college degrees and areas of study.
Please include a brief note as to why you are interested in
studying aromatherapy. Also include your day
 and evening phone numbers and email address.
 Upon payment of the deposit OR full class tuition,
 you will receive a confirmation of your place in the class.


Please make money orders or checks payable to C. Novak. Send your
 information and payment to:
 Catherine Novak, Wise Weeds Botanicals
 485 So. Independence Blvd, Suite 111,
 Virginia Beach, VA 23452. 
You can now also pay with a credit card through PayPal online.
  If you choose to pay this way,
 please email Catherine at
wiseweeds@hotmail.com for more information.
Credit card payments may only be taken IN ADVANCE.

Please Note: we charge a $35 fee for any returned checks to
cover our bank costs.

We will refund 100 percent of your fee for the herbal certification class up to
  two weeks before the class is held, MINUS a $100 materials fee.

Any cancellations after two weeks prior to a class,
and no refund will be given. However, you will receive a
credit towards any classes or workshops offered by Wise Weeds,
MINUS the $100 materials fee. Credit must be applied within
six months of the date the original class was going to be held.

If we cancel a class, we will refund 100 percent of your fee. You can choose
to have the refund applied to another class presented by Wise Weeds.
If you paid by check, we will wait until it clears our bank before issuing a refund.


In addition to running Wise Weeds, a botanicals-based products provider,
Catherine Novak has served as an adjunct faculty member
for Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pa.,
teaching introductory aromatherapy and herbal medicine.
Also, she has taught in several N.J. adult school programs,
including South Orange-Maplewood, Chatham, Morristown and Lyndhurst.

She has been a featured speaker at Barnes & Noble;
and spoken about medicinal herbs on the Health Nuts NJ radio show.
A graduate of the Herbal Therapeutics, Inc. School of Botanical Medicine,
she presents training workshops at day spas, stores and other venues
on the healing properties of essential oils and herbs
as well as personal development.
She is available for individual consultations.

Last Updated: January  2005

The information on this website should not replace
advice given by your medical practitioner.

PLEASE NOTE: The site owner is NOT a licensed medical person,
merely a trained and experienced herbalist.
Information provided strictly for educational purposes only.
© 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Wise Weeds and C. Novak All rights reserved.
In other words, we retain ALL rights to our work.

We make our own products, including hand-dipped incense, blended perfume oils, essential oil blends, massage oils, herb infused oils, herbal tinctures, herbal teas, tissanes, infusions, herbal salves, body butters, vegetable glyercin soaps, fragrance and essential oil blends, aromatherapy products, body wash, bath salts, incense using both cones and sticks, resin-based herbal incenses,  aromatherapy candles, essential oil votive candles, gift baskets and gift boxes.

We also offer both an herbal correspondance class and an aromatherapy correspondance class. In-person herbal workshops and aromatherapy workshops are also available.

Wholesale and retail available for most products. Minimum orders apply to wholesale orders.

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