For centuries, Self-care and creating healing environments with healing plants and the 5 elements of fire, air, water, earth, and ether, have been foundational to the healing traditions of peoples of all races, creeds, and cultures seeking to promote balance in body and peace of mind, emotions, and spirit. Plants still are a vital part of the healing practices of the peoples of the world. They are a vital part of modern bio-medicine and ancient healing traditions.

 

Wise people of many cultures have prophesied that the 21st century would be a time when people would find greater ways to integrate traditions and emerging science. Research has found this to be true in people's Self-care practices.

 

Ivy League Herbal Diplomats®, Medical Science Liaisons, and Instructors have a broad base of understanding about non-pharmacological self-care and partnership with healing plants. The Ivy League includes knowledge from the clinical and biomedical inquiry into plant constituents to the holistic, multidimensional and spiritual applications of plant knowledge gained from participating in the plant partnership!

Ivy League Mission:

  • Restore Best Practices in Self-Care - A Healing Tradition.

  • Transform and Reform Health Care by Teaching Elements of Care program of Self-care

  • Promote Informed Health Decision Making 

  • Advance Integrative Holistic Care and Non-Drug Solutions

  • Inspire Children, Families, and Communities About Partnership with Healing Plants

 

Like the ivy plant, (Hedera helix) the Ivy League is evergreen and ever-connected. It is a national “vine” that provides sustainable infrastructure for reform of the American healthcare system in which the public embraces Self-care as a right and responsibility. The platform and goal for the design of self-care and self-healing strategies is the balance of the five elements of Self: Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Ether using Dr. Martha's Elements of Care™  program.

Healing Journeys

A 5-minute Documentary Program to Inspire Connection with Plants for High School Students Interested in Health Careers. 

Funded by the NC Arts. Council.

MEET THE IVY LEAGUE

Meet the Herbal Diplomat® Consultants & Trainers

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Martha Mathews Libster

Ph.D., MSN, APRN-PMHCNS

Dr. Martha, founder of The Self-care Institute at Golden Apple Healing Arts and the Bamboo bridge Herbal Diplomats®  is delighted to welcome you to the Ivy League! Our focus is teaching people and communities of all ages precision Self-care with plants as partners. 

More about Dr. Martha.

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Dr. Julie Smith-Taylor

Ph.D, RN, WHNP-BC

Dr. Julie, Dean of the Self-Care Institute at Golden Apple Healing Arts, is a women's health nurse practitioner, nurse-herbalist, and Herbal Diplomat® committed to opening the heart, mind, and body to self-care and healing. She also is certified in Science of Energy Flow Foot Reflexology with Herbal Stress Relief. Dr. Julie partners with horses as well as plants in creating health and healing experiences.

Contact Dr. Julie.

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Libby Davis

RN

Ms. Libby Davis is a Registered Nurse with experience in neurology, critical care, geriatrics, and people with special needs. Libby is of Cherokee heritage and first learned herbal medicine from her aunt, Marti (Momfeather) Erickson. She has a passion for people and animals and enjoys working in her family apiary.

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Bamboo Bridge

Global Tea House

Health Culture Diplomacy

Delivering community-based solutions for Health Care Reform, Balance in Body and Peace of Mind through Health Culture Diplomacy.

Global Tea House is Online!

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Linda Russell-Gertz

RN, BSN, MS

Linda is an Herbal Diplomat®,  health coach, and occupational health nurse who works with clients to create a customized plan of care that includes a variety of holistic therapies including traditional Thai herbal steams, acupressure, aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, Healing Touch, and guided imagery.

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Lisa Posigian

RN 

Lisa, an Herbal Diplomat®, works as a Registered Nurse in a Post Anesthesia Care Unit. She also is a certified Science of Energy Flow Foot Reflexology practitioner and Facilitator of the Bamboo Bridge Global Tea House Peace Fire.

Meet the Ivy League Medical Science Liaison Nurses

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Pamela Faye

RN, BSN, Nurse-Herbalist

MN Public Nurse Health Certificate

Healing Touch Practicioner

Stone Medicine Practicioner

Pamela has 30 years experience as an RN and Healing Arts professional with hospital, home, and public settings for adults and children. She owns and operates a private holistic healing practice called the Cedarwood Spa.  Pamela assists clients of all ages with a variety of health concerns on their journey to optimal wellness.  As a passionate healer, Pamela strives to create a calm and safe environment to enhance self-directed healing, personal growth, and self-awareness.

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Janet Juricic

RN, BSN, CCRN, CRN

Emergency Department Nurse Manager

Inner City Chicago. 35 Years Home Health and Critical Care  Scout Master of a small diverse troup. Mother of twin eagle scouts. Health care provider in national scout jamboree and Order of the Arrow conferences. 

Love of teaching and encouraging adults and youth in Self-care!

Anne Walters

RN

Anne Walters is a registered nurse with experience in hospice, comfort care, and whole plant medicine. She has been with Dr. Martha and the Bamboo Bridge Global Tea House since 2006. Anne brings her life work forward through artful soup making. Her other name is “Soup Gramma”! Anne is interested in our ancestors, their soups, and healing folk remedies. She welcomes your stories about your family traditions for soups and home remedies. That is where we find great wisdom.

Meet the Ivy League Instructors    Become an Ivy League Instructor

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Lynn Harrigan

M. A. Ed

Lynn Harrigan, an educator for more than 20 years, fosters community and global connections where people nurture each other’s dreams of lives rich in health and wellness. She is owner of Custom Health and Wellness and advocates for integrative preventative care through physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual approaches. Lynn is passionate about connecting with families, who are in the midst of behavioral health issues or who have already lost loved ones to addiction or suicide.  Lynn helps people to change their lives for the better through cultural awareness, lifestyle management, nutrition and wellness Self-care education!

 
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Golden Apple Healing Arts

Inspired by people and plants

6650 W. State St. - Suite D95

Wauwatosa WI 53213

United States

Mail: info@drmarthalibster.com

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